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Bertie Auld touching Celtic send off details revealed as Lisbon Lion to receive final Parkhead farewell

Daily Record logo Daily Record 25/11/2021 Mark Pirie

Celtic have encouraged fans to come together at Parkhead to say a final goodbye to legendary Lisbon Lion Bertie Auld.

The former Hoops midfield great wrote his name in the history books by playing a key role in the 1967 European Cup Final victory over Inter Milan.

Auld spent 12 years in the Hoops with his two spells at Parkhead between 1955 and 1971 sandwiching time spent at Dumbarton and Birmingham City.

In that period he won five Scottish titles three Scottish Cups, four League Cups, and an Intercontinental Cup alongside the famous victory in Lisbon.

He finished his career at Hibs before enjoying success as a manager at Easter Road, and at Partick Thistle and Hamilton Accies.

Former Celtic player Bertie Auld was loved by the support © Mark Leech Sports Photography/Getty Former Celtic player Bertie Auld was loved by the support

Auld was loved by fans and a renowned storyteller with his legendary one-liners and beaming smile that will live long in the memory of supporters.

He passed away last week, aged 83, and the funeral will take place on Friday with the cortege driving past Celtic Park.

Celtic will broadcast the service from the stadium and have asked fans to meet on the Celtic Way to pay their final respects.

A club statement read: "Over the past 10 days, many of you have been paying your respects to the special man and a true club legend, Bertie Auld.

"And tomorrow, Friday, we will say our final goodbye to the Celtic Family’s greatest ever storyteller.

"Bertie’s funeral will be held at St Mary’s, Calton tomorrow (Friday, November 26) at 12noon.

"The service will be broadcast live on big screens at Celtic Park, and you are all welcomed and encouraged to join us on the Celtic Way, as we gather together to pay our final respects.

"Following the service, the funeral cortège will then make its way to Celtic Park at approximately 1:30pm.

"Thereafter, there will be a private cremation with the family."

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