Chris Shevlane Cause of Death: Obituary, Funeral

Chris Shevlane Cause of : Former Celtic player Chris Shevlane has passed away at the age of 80, leaving behind a career spanning four Scottish clubs. He played for Hearts, Celtic, Hibernian, and Greenock Morton.

Chris Shevlane Cause of Death: Obituary, Funeral

Chris Shevlane's cause of death is yet to be announced by the family but we understand he was born in Edinburgh and joined Celtic in June 1967, just a month after the club's European Cup win in Lisbon.

He made his debut in a Glasgow Cup tie against Partick Thistle in August of that year, and went on to make three appearances in the 1967/68 season.

Chris Shevlane was known as a right-back, and after leaving Celtic the following year, he joined Hibernian for three years before moving to Morton for almost two years until his retirement. The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic are with Chris' family and friends during this sad time.

Before joining Celtic, Chris was an inspiring attacking captain for Scotland Under 23 in 1964, but was later released by Hearts in 1967 due to concerns over his arthritic ankle. Despite this setback, he fought back to fitness through swimming and was signed by Jock Stein after discussions and a full medical at Celtic Park.

Chris made four appearances for the first team during his short time at Celtic, including a Glasgow Cup triumph over Partick Thistle, a league win over Clyde, a league cup win over Ayr, and a final league game draw with Dundee United.

Although Chris was primarily used as cover for Jim Craig, he was unable to dislodge Jim from the right-back berth and eventually left Celtic to join Hibs. He had played a part in the 1967-68 season following the legendary Lisbon Lions season, and left undefeated in his few appearances with just one goal conceded, an impressive record.

At Hibs, Chris was known as ‘The Shev' and was a fan favorite due to his aggressive, all-energy style of play. He was even named their player of the year in 1970. After his football career, Chris ran ‘Shevlane's Bar‘ in Springburn and had a keen interest in the antiquarian and second-hand book trade.

Chris Shevlane's passing is a sad loss for the football world, but his contributions to the sport will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Chris.


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