GLASGOW: Bertie Auld, one of Celtic’s history-creating 1967 European Cup winners, has died at 83.
Auld made 283 appearances and scored 85 goals for Celtic in two spells, winning five league titles, four League Cups, three Scottish Cups and the European Cup in 1967 when they beat Internazionale 2-1.
The club added that Auld had written his name into Celtic folklore for leading his teammates in singing The Celtic Song in the tunnel as they lined up alongside Inter.
Chairman Ian Bankier said:: “I don’t think words can ever adequately describe what Bertie meant to the club and our supporters. He was a giant of a player, a giant of a man and quite simply Mr Celtic.
“He scaled the greatest of heights… with his talent but it is who he was as a man that made him so much more to us all. He enriched all our lives so greatly with his humour, his character and personality and for that we will forever be grateful.”
A Scotland international with three caps, Auld also played for Birmingham City and Hibernian before hanging up his boots and going on to manage Partick, Hibernian, Hamilton and Dumbarton.