Craig was part of the 1967 European Cup-winning side managed by Jock Stein and will join other club legends David Hay, Tom Boyd and Roy Aitken in working as an Ambassador for the treble treble winners. The 1967 European Cup win was just one of 15 major honours he won over his nine years at Parkhead and these supporters couldn’t think of anyone better to be representing their club.
???? Jim Craig is named as new Celtic Ambassador https://t.co/Cdfzc5WrPC
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) July 8, 2019
After making over 200 appearances for The Celts the Glaswegian had short spells in South Africa, England and Ireland before retiring to focus on dentistry and has since gone on to work for Celtic TV hosting broadcasts for the club’s in-house media channel. The 76-year-old is ecstatic to be an official part of the club again and has said ‘it is very humbling to be recognised in this way and I am looking forward to representing and serving the club in any way I can.’
A gentleman to his fingertips. Congratulations, James.
— hugh keevins (@shinjukushug) July 8, 2019
A wonderful mind full of incredible Celtic knowledge and an even better human, it feels like an obvious choice but you’ve still chosen well, Celtic.
— Inside The SPFL (@AgentScotland) July 8, 2019
Always has been in my eyes, not before time the club did it officially.
— jamief (@jamiebhoy2009) July 8, 2019
About time. He’s a absolute gentleman and has worked tirelessly over the years promoting the name of the club.
— Garngadbhoy (@shamrockbhoy7) July 9, 2019
Been a true ambassador for Celtic FC since the day he first pulled on the hoops. Congratulations Mr. Craig ????
— Thomas Woods (@ThomasW84475259) July 8, 2019
Well deserved. A thoughtful and intelligent man and very well respected.
— Tom Merrick (@MerrickTom) July 8, 2019
For me he always was, a total gentleman, with great love and knowledge for our club. Well done Jim
— Seamus Mac Gabhainn (@JamesSm87229531) July 8, 2019
Wonderful news educated Lisbon lion been there done it wore the t shirt,great choice..
— robert lower (@papabob1955) July 8, 2019