Bertie Auld

Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero Bertie Auld was born in Maryhill, Glasgow on 23 March 1938 (age 81).

Bertie Auld · Photo: David Kelly

Auld was born in Maryhill, Glasgow. He first joined Celtic in March 1955 from local side Maryhill Harp, where he was converted from a fullback into a winger. However his headstrong character and poor discipline impeded his progress and after spending a season on loan to Dumbarton, he was sold to Birmingham City in 1961 for £15,000. With the Midlands club he won a League Cup medal in 1963, as well as appearing in the final of the 1960–61 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, in which Birmingham were beaten 4–2 on aggregate by A.S. Roma.

In 1965 Auld returned to Celtic in a £12,000 deal, possibly on the initiative of Jock Stein, who had not yet been appointed Celtic manager. No longer considered a winger, Auld formed a midfield partnership with Bobby Murdoch. He became an integral part of the side that won nine League titles, as well as the 1967 European Cup Final. Prior to that match, against Italian giants Internazionale, Auld instigated a rendition of The Celtic Song in the tunnel, much to the bemusement of the Inter players. Auld left Celtic again in 1971 this time joining Hibernian on a free transfer. While at Easter Road he combined his playing role with one as a trainer, eventually focusing solely on the latter role.

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ACSOM · Jan 7

A Celtic State of Mind – LIVE dates for 2020 including Martin O’Neill, Brian McClair, Chris Sutton, John Hartson & Danny McGrain

Paul John Dykes has interviewed some of Celtic’s greatest icons, including Kenny Dalglish, Danny McGrain, George Connelly, Bertie Auld, Bobby Lennox and Neil Lennon...

The Celtic Blog · Sep 12, 2019

Sick Songs Didn’t Always Blight Our Game. They Are The SFA’s Disease.

If you were on Celtic cyberspace yesterday you’ll know that The Celtic Star did a piece on Bertie Auld’s interview with The Sun, in which he expressed his disgust for the depraved filth who sing the Lisbon Lions song from amidst the Ibrox crowd...

67HailHail · Sep 12, 2019

Tremendous response by Celtic legend to sickening song

Celtic legend Bertie Auld has hit back at the morons who sing a distasteful song about the Lisbon Lions.

Celtic Now & Forever · Sep 11, 2019

‘Put them into Handcuffs!’ Lisbon Lion Roars Back at sick chants

IF you’ve ever been in Bertie Auld’s company you’ll know that he has the greatest respect for his former Rangers opponents, indeed this would be a constant...

The Celtic Star · Sep 11, 2019

‘Put them into Handcuffs!’ Lisbon Lion Roars Back at sick ‘Won’t See Ten in a Row’ chant

IF you’ve ever been in Bertie Auld’s company you’ll know that he has the greatest respect for his former Rangers opponents, indeed this would be a constant theme if you ever had the privilege to speak to the Lisbon Lions, both the ones still here and the ones we have sadly lost...

Celtic Quick News · Aug 23, 2019

The Birth of a Legend: Billy Mcneill: Part Two: Bertie Auld Remembers

CELTIC legend Billy McNeill made his first team debut exactly FIFTY-ONE years ago today and took his first steps into club folklore...

The Celtic Star · Aug 6, 2019

Bertie Auld the hero as Celtic win the League Cup for the 7th time

FOR the third year in a row, Celtic and Rangers were paired together in the sectional stage of the League Cup with this year Airdrie and Raith Rovers the other two teams who would expect to reap a financial windfall which would do them nicely for the rest of the season...

Celtic Quick News · Jun 11, 2019

Billy Remembered: Bertie Auld

IT’S Day Eleven of CQN’s two-week tribute to Celtic legend Billy McNeill.

The Celtic Star · Jun 4, 2019

David Potter on Bhoys Behaving Badly

CELTIC FANS – “The Greatest In The World?” I wonder about this statement sometimes.

Celtic Underground · May 8, 2019

Stevie Chalmers Tribute

Many of the Lisbon Lions had marvellous stories to tell from their careers.

The Celtic Star · May 3, 2019

Listen to Archie Macpherson’s Lisbon Lion interview with Clark, Craig, Lennox, Auld and Wallace

DO yourself a favour and listen to this. Archie Macpherson in conversation last night with John Clark, Bobby Lennox, Bertie Auld, Jim Craig and having just arrived in Scotland from his home Australia, Willie Wallace...

Celtic Quick News · May 1, 2019

Yogi Clears Up Lions Mystery

CELTIC fans were puzzled at the non-appearance of John Hughes – known to the supporters as “Yogi” – during the tribute to club legend Billy McNeill before Saturday’s 1-0 win over Kilmarnock at Parkhead on Saturday...

Celtic Quick News · Apr 24, 2019

‘WE’VE LOST Mr CELTIC’: BERTIE’S TRIBUTE TO LEGEND

BERTIE AULD has admitted the champions have lost “Mr Celtic” with the sad passing of legendary Celt Billy McNeill this week at the age of 79.

Evening Times · Apr 24, 2019

‘Celebrate his life’: Celtic greats gather with fans to honour Billy McNeill

“Billy McNeill was Celtic, Mr Celtic,” said fellow Lisbon Lion, Bertie Auld, yesterday as tributes flooded in for the Celtic FC’s ‘greatest ever captain’...

Daily Record · Apr 23, 2019

‘We’ve lost Mr Celtic’ Bertie Auld pays emotional tribute to pal Billy McNeill

Auld was a Lisbon Lion team-mate of McNeill’s and was lost for words as he spoke about his old friend...

Evening Times · Apr 23, 2019

John Clark and Bertie Auld reflect on passing of fellow Lisbon Lion Billy McNeill

BILLY McNeill did not get lost too often in what was an illustrious career with Celtic...

Herald Scotland · Apr 23, 2019

John Clark and Bertie Auld reflect on passing of fellow Lisbon Lion Billy McNeill

BILLY McNeill did not get lost too often in what was an illustrious career with Celtic...

90 Minute Cynic · Apr 23, 2019

Hail Cesar

Welcome to the 90 Minute Cynic Podcast (@90minutecynic) with host Chris Gallagher joined by a panel of Louis McCaffrey, Chris Sermanni and Christian Wulff. We pay tribute to a Celtic icon and one of Scottish football biggest talents – Billy McNeill...

Daily Record · Apr 23, 2019

Billy McNeill honoured in song by Celtic legend Bertie Auld as Lisbon Lion pays poignant tribute

Auld and fellow European Cup winner John Clark laid wreaths at McNeill’s statue outside Celtic Park following the great man’s passing aged 79...

Celts Are Here · Apr 23, 2019

Video: Bertie Auld Leads Celtic Fans in Song as He Pays His Respects to Billy McNeill

It’s a sad day for the Celtic Family as we remember Billy McNeill who sadly passed away today at the age of 79.

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