Stevie Chalmers Biography – Stevie Chalmers Wiki
Stevie Chalmers born Thomas Stephen Chalmers, was a Scottish footballer. He is best known for scoring the winning goal for Celtic against Inter Milan in the 1967 European Cup Final.
Stevie Chalmers Age
He was born on 26 December 1935 in Glasgow, Scotland. He died on 29 April 2019 aged 83.
Stevie Chalmers Wife
He was married to his wife, Sadie.
Stevie Chalmers Children
He had six children; Stephen, Carol, Paul, Ann, Martin, and Clare.
Stevie Chalmers Death
Stevie Chalmers’ death was announced by Celtic Football Club in a statement: “IT is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stevie Chalmers, our loving father and devoted husband to Sadie. The Celtic legend was surrounded by family when he sadly passed away early this morning (Monday, April 29).
“In recent times Stevie endured the toughest of battles, but just as he approached every game in a green and white jersey, he tackled his long-term illness with much bravery and dignity.”
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell paid tribute to Stevie Chalmers in a statement: “This is such terrible news, and on behalf of the club, I would first of all like to pass on my condolences to Stevie’s wife, Sadie, their children, Stephen, Carol, Paul, Ann, Martin, Clare, and their grandchildren.
“Stevie was a much-loved husband, father and grandfather, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this desperately sad time.
“This is a particularly devastating time for the Celtic Family, with the passing of Stevie Chalmers coming so soon after his friend and former team-mate, Billy McNeill. My condolences also go to the Lisbon Lions, already mourning the loss of their captain, and now grieving the death of another one of their own.
“Stevie Chalmers was a Celtic legend, and one of the greatest goalscorers this club has ever seen. Indeed, only three other legends in Jimmy McGrory, Henrik Larsson and Stevie’s close friend, Bobby Lennox, have scored more goals.
“However, there is only one man who is able to lay claim to having scored the most important goal in Celtic’s 131-year history, and that man is Stevie Chalmers.
“When Stevie steered the ball home with just five minutes of the game remaining in Lisbon’s Estadio Nacional to put Celtic 2-1 ahead of Inter Milan, he ensured that Celtic created football history as the first British team to win the European Cup.
“It also guaranteed his place amongst the pantheon of Celtic greats, forever loved and revered by supporters of all generations.
“Yet, whenever I was lucky enough to meet Stevie over the years, his humility gave little indication of his incredible accomplishments as a player, which saw him win four league titles, three Scottish Cups, four League Cups and, of course, the European Cup, in the course of scoring 231 goals in 403 appearances in the green and white Hoops.
“Like his team-mates, he remained a quiet, humble man, happiest in the company of his fellow Lions and his fellow Celtic supporters.
“These are the saddest of days for Celtic supporters, and the wider football world, as we mourn Stevie Chalmers’ passing and send our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
“Though as we do, we also remember everything Stevie Chalmers did for Celtic Football Club, and in particular, that special day of May 25, 1967 when Stevie scored his historic goal.”
Stevie Chalmers Cause of Death
Stevie Chalmers’ cause of death was not revealed. However, it was confirmed in 2017 that Chalmers was suffering from dementia.
Stevie Chalmers Family
His siblings are Betty Chalmers, Jim Chalmers, Davie Chalmers and Maureen Chalmers.