Bertie Auld

Read all the news about Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero Bertie Auld. Bertie Auld was born in Maryhill, Glasgow on 23 March 1938 (age 80).

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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Celtic TV · Oct 14

Celtic FC – ICONS: Bertie Auld (Part 2)

In part 2 of our ICONS special, Bertie Auld goes back to his time at Birmingham City and then his move back to Celtic, this time, under Jock Stein.

Celtic TV · Oct 14
Celtic TV · Oct 11

Celtic FC – ICONS: Bertie Auld (Part 1)

In part one of our ICONS special, Celtic legend Bertie Auld looks back on his childhood growing up in the shadow of Partick Thistle’s Firhill stadium and signing for Celtic the first time around --- Watch exclusive player and manager interviews, full-match replays and go behind the scenes of Celtic FC ONLY on Celtic TV...

Celtic TV · Oct 11

Exclusive! Part One: ‘My O** F*** Memories,’ by Bertie Auld

LISBON LION Bertie Auld is a veteran of classic Celtic v Rangers confrontations and has some fabulous memories to share with CQN followers.

Legend Bertie Recalls Day Big Jock Said Sorry to Celtic Players

BERTIE AULD has every sympathy with Brendan Rodgers before the Europa League Group B game against RB Salzburg tomorrow night.

‘Big Jock Ignored the Circus’ – Bertie Backs Brendan

BERTIE AULD is backing Brendan Rodgers to steer Celtic back on course after encountering some early-season turbulence.

Evening Times · Sep 22

Watch Lisbon Lion Bertie Auld boogie on stage at Celtic The Musical

LISBON Lion Bertie Auld delighted an audience watching Celtic The Musical – by jumping on stage and having a boogie...

Evening Times · Sep 22
Scotzine · Sep 10

Big Jock and Me: by Bertie Auld

CELTIC and Scotland legend Jock Stein, at the age of 62, passed away 33 years ago today.

Scotzine · Sep 10
Daily Record · Aug 23

‘I had never seen anything like it at Celtic’ Bertie Auld recalls legendary Hoops captain Billy McNeill’s debut 60 years on

The former midfielder talks over the defender’s fine Hoops start in a 2-0 League Cup win over Clyde at Parkhead, after moving from Blantyre Vics...

Daily Record · Aug 23

For the Record: Billy Mcneill’s Debut

BILLY McNEILL, at the age of 18, was a winner when he made his Celtic debut 60 years ago today.

Celtic: the Awakening: Two for the Road

TODAY CQN brings you the second EXCLUSIVE extract from Alex Gordon’s book, ‘CELTIC: The Awakening’, which was published by Mainstream in 2013.

The Celtic Star · Aug 19

That Was The Celtic Goal That Was – Bertie Auld, 4 March 1970

“Once A Celt, yer always a Celt,” Bertie Auld. As one of the famed Lisbon Lions Bertie Auld will always be remembered by Celtic Fans the world over.

The Celtic Star · Aug 19

Exclusive! ‘Part Three: My O** F*** Memories,’ by Bertie Auld

O** F*** games are seen as the absolute acid test. You would swiftly discover the stature of friend and foe in these meetings.

Lisbon Lion great label labels Boyata an ‘absolute disgrace’

Celtic and Lisbon Lion great Bertie Auld has launched into wantaway defender Dedryck Boyata in the wake of the club’s exit from the Champions League.The European winner, who played 279 times for Celtic scoring 85 times, labelled the Belgian an ‘absolute disgrace’ and that if he was manager he wouldn’t play him again.

Celts Are Here · Aug 16

Auld School – Celtic Legend Rinses Boyata

CELTIC Legend Bertie Auld has weighed into the Dedryk Boyata saga by going rather old school on the player.

Celts Are Here · Aug 16


LISBON LION Bertie Auld wished Scott Brown a happy 33rd birthday today – and insisted he has many years left in the tank.

The Celtic Star · Jun 22

The Jimmy Johnstone Academy with A Celtic State of Mind (Part 2/2)

Paul John Dykes and Kevin Graham are joined this week by two very special guests who are integral to the success of the Jimmy Johnstone Academy and Charitable Trust...

The Celtic Star · Jun 22

The Jimmy Johnstone Academy with A Celtic State of Mind (Part 2/2)

A Celtic State of Mind recently won the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Award for the UK’s Best Podcast.Paul John Dykes and Kevin Graham are joined this week by two very special guests who are integral to the success of the Jimmy Johnstone Academy and Charitable Trust.In the second part of a two-part special, Jim Simonette and Simon Farrelly discuss the Greatest Ever Celt, the discovery of Darnell Fisher, Bertie Auld the boss, establishing the JJ Charitable Trust, and recording Dirty Old Town with Simp...


TOMMY CALLAGHAN had a superb put-down line when Bertie Auld and Co jokingly asked: “How good are you?

Exclusive! Part Two: ‘My O** F*** Memories,’ by Bertie Auld

THE fans up in the stands or on the terracings who roar their heads off and those who spit bile and venom from start to finish at O** F*** games would never believe it, but there were moments of levity among the swinging boots in these torrid encounters...

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