Billy McNeill was given the fifth One-Club Man Award. The legendary captain and defender played for Celtic FC for 18 seasons. Billy McNeill made a total of 822 official appearances, more than any other player in the Scottish club’s history. With this award Athletic Club recognises players who spent their entire professional career at the same team.
The tribute was paid to him on Sunday 12 May 2019 during the half-time of the match between Athletic Club and Celta de Vigo. Due to McNeill’s passing three weeks earlier, the award was collected by his daughter Susan and his former defensive partner John Clark.