Celtic’s Lisbon lion Auld dies at 83

Bertie Auld, who played on the Celtic team that lifted the European Cup in 1967, has died at the age of 83.

Best known for being one of Celtic’s Lisbon Lions, Auld also won five league titles, three Scottish Cups and four League Cups at Parkhead.

The former midfielder spent four years at Birmingham City between two seasons with the Glasgow club before ending his playing days with Hibernian.

International three times with Scotland, he went on to direct Partick Thistle twice, as well as Hibs, Hamilton Academical and Dumbarton.

As a player, he made 279 appearances for Celtic and was part of Jock Stein’s team that made history as Britain’s first to win the European Cup with a 2-1 win over Inter Milan before also losing the final. 1970 against Feyenoord.

Auld made more than 100 league appearances for Birmingham, which also helped the club reach the 1960-61 Intercity Fair Cup, where they lost to Roma 4-2.

As a coach, he won the second division of Scotland twice, with Thistle in 1976 and Hibs in 1981.

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