David Hay

David Hay

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David Hay (born in Paisley, Scotland, 29 January, 1948), is a former footballer.After completing secondary education at St Mirin's Academy in Paisley he signed for Celtic in 1966 and became one of the so called 'Quality Street Kids', the great Celtic reserve team that also included players such as Kenny Dalglish, Lou Macari, Danny McGrain and George Connelly, who eventually took the places of the ageing Lisbon Lions.

Hay made his league debut on 6 March 1968 against Aberdeen going on to make 230 appearances for Celtic scoring 12 goals, winning 5 League Championships, 3 Scottish Cups and 1 League Cup. After playing for Scotland in the 1974 World Cup in West Germany, he was transferred to Chelsea following a dispute with Celtic. In 1979 a serious knee injury forced him to retire from the game as a player. He had also suffered problems with a detached retina and eventually lost full vision in his right eye. He won a total 27 caps for Scotland.

His first venture into football management was when he took over the reins at Motherwell in 1981 following Ally MacLeod. He succeeded Billy McNeill as Celtic manager in 1983 winning the Scottish Cup in 1985 and the Scottish Premier League in dramatic fashion in 1986. Celtic won their final game 5-0 against St Mirren at Love Street but needed Hearts, who were league leaders and favourites to lift the trophy, to lose to Dundee at Dens Park. Albert Kidd secured the victory for Dundee with two goals and Celtic were...
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