Scots 'Celtic mad' couple get engaged in Lisbon stadium where team won 1967 European Cup

Aaron and Heather visited the stadium on holiday last month.
-Credit: (Image: Supplied)

A Celtic daft couple got engaged on the hallowed turf at Estádio Nacional where the Glasgow club became the first club on the British Isles to win the European Cup in 1967.

Heather Ganson, 36, and Aaron MacKenzie, 33, were holidaying in Portugal when they decided to take a day trip to visit Lisbon on June 27, reports Glasgow Live.

The stadium has become a pilgrimage site for Hoops supporters after the Lisbon Lions famous 2-1 victory against Inter Milan and the pair decided to stop off and pay their respects.

However, Aaron had a surprise up his sleeve and decided to pop the question at the exact spot where the Celtic captain Billy McNeil lifted the trophy and placed the club among the select few teams on the continent to have won the 'big cup.'

Aaron said: "When I started to think about proposing to Heather I was trying to think of a nice venue to do it and I thought it was the perfect location. As we were walking around the stadium I was trying to figure out where the best place would be.

"Then we stood just below where Billy McNeil lifted the trophy. When I went to my bag to get the ring it was 30C heat and I was sweating.

The apir said a security guard filmed their big moment.
The apir said a security guard filmed their big moment. -Credit:Supplied

"I got down on one knee and my mouth went so dry. I couldn't get the words out."

Heather sas she started to get suspicious when Aaron reached into his backpack.

She said: "I always think I'm one of those people who knows what's happening. Even while we were walking around the stadium with the security guard, it never crossed my mind at all.

"Then we stopped and he said he needed something from his bag. Aaron said he was taking a scarf out because he wanted a picture with it but I couldn't remember him packing one.

"I started to think there might be something happening. At the stadium it was just us, the security guard and two runners on the track.

"As soon as the security guard realised what was happening he started taking a video. Then the people on the running track started to cheer as well. The security guard was so pleased for us.

"He said that he had been working there for four years and this was the best day of his job so far. It was so lovely."

Although the moment hasn't quite set in, the couple now feel eternally attached to Jock Stein's beloved team who brought home the trophy to Parkhead.

Heather said: "It couldn't have happened anywhere else. As you walk into the stadium you picture what happened there and now we feel linked with it."

Aaron also decided to commemorate the moment by getting a tattoo of Billy McNeil on his leg.

He said: "I got a portrait of Billy McNeil lifting the cup on the back of my calf.

"It was four hours of pain. I thought because it was on the back of my leg it'd be less sore but it was seriously painful.

"So that's me making two massive decisions during a 12 day holiday."

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