Billy McNeill passes away: Fellow Celtic legend Bertie Auld pays tribute to ‘born leader’ and ‘true captain’


Billy McNeill passes away: Fellow Celtic legend Bertie Auld pays tribute to ‘born leader’ and ‘true captain’

Bertie Auld has paid tribute to a ‘born leader’ and ‘true captain’, following the sad death of fellow Celtic legend Billy McNeill.

The former defender passed away on Monday night, at the age of 79.

McNeill is regarded as Celtic’s greatest ever captain, leading the famous ‘Lisbon Lions’ team to European Cup glory in 1967.

Celtic were the first British team to win the European Cup, captain by McNeill
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‘Cesar’ played his entire career in a Hoops shirt, making 822 appearances across 18 seasons, winning nine league championships, seven Scottish Cups, six Scottish League Cups, and that famous European title – becoming the first British player to lift the trophy after Celtic’s 2-1 victory over Inter Milan in Portugal.