Celtic fans who share a surname with one of the legendary Lisbon Lions team could be on their way to Paradise. To mark the 50th anniversary of Celtic’s historic triumph in Lisbon, main club sponsor, Magners Irish Cider, is giving fans the chance to play in an 11 a side match on the hallowed turf at Celtic Park.
Fans who share a surname with Lennox, Johnstone, Auld, McNeill, Simpson or any of the 1967 legends – could win their way onto the Magners Pride of Paradise team sheet for a match on the evening of Tuesday 23 May.
To register for yourself or nominate a friend, go to the Magners website for full details on how to enter. Closing date is midday Friday 19th May.
Each player can invite 4 members of family or friends to watch the game from the stand. After the game, players and their supporters can enjoy food and ice cold, Magners Cider in one of the hospitality lounges at Celtic Park.
Players will also be presented with the new Celtic 2017/18 home shirt as a memento of their appearance on Celtic Park.
Paul Condron, Marketing Director at Magners, said: “What better way to mark the historic 1967 victory for Celtic fans than by offering them the opportunity to play at Celtic Park. As a tribute to the Lisbon Lions we felt it would be great to see their names once again grace the pitch at Paradise. This is the ultimate opportunity for Celtic fans everywhere to have their shot at playing on the pitch at Celtic Park, something most can only dream of, we’re delighted to offer fans this opportunity.
John Clark, Lisbon Lion commented: ““For these players, what an achievement it will be to pull on the Celtic jersey, play at Celtic Park and be proud of the occasion. These memories will last forever”.