Bertie Auld

Bertie-Auld1938 –

Football Player: The future Lisbon Lion became established as a winger in his first spell with Celtic which lasted from 1955 to 1961. Auld’s unquestionable football talent made him stand out on the football field but problems with discipline led to the young starlet being transferred to Birmingham City in 1961 for a fee of £15,000. With the Midlands club Bertie would win the League Cup in 1963 and he was an Inter-Cities Fairs Cup finalist in season 1960/61. The best was yet to come for Auld, however, as in 1965 he returned to Celtic Park in advance of Jock Stein’s arrival at the club.
Under Stein’s guidance Auld formed a brilliant midfield partnership with Bobby Murdoch and he would win six League titles, three Scottish Cups, and four League Cups as Celtic dominated the domestic scene. Bertie was also an integral member of the team which in 1967 won the biggest prize of all, the European Cup, and he would reach the final of the same competition in 1970. He moved on to Hibernian in 1971 and with the Easter Road club was a Scottish Cup finalist in 1972. Auld was capped three times for Scotland and would later manage Parthick Thistle, Hibernian, Hamilton Academical and Dumbarton.