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Bertie Auld

Bertie Auld
Personal information
Full name Robert Auld
Date of birth (1938-03-23) 23 March 1938
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Outside left / Midfielder
Youth career
Maryhill Harp
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1961 Celtic 74 (17)
1956–1957 Dumbarton (loan) 15 (8)
1961–1965 Birmingham City 126 (26)
1965–1971 Celtic 102 (36)
1971–1973 Hibernian 11 (3)
Total 328 (90)
National team
1958–1965 Scottish League XI 2 (0)
1959 Scotland 3 (0)
Teams managed
1974–1980 Partick Thistle
1980–1982 Hibernian
1982–1983 Hamilton Academical
1986 Partick Thistle
1988 Dumbarton

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Robert "Bertie" Auld (born 23 March 1938) is a Scottish former football player and manager, perhaps most notable as a member of Celtic's Lisbon Lions side of 1967. As a player, he made more than 200 appearances in the Scottish League playing for Celtic, Dumbarton and Hibernian, and more than 100 in the Football League in England with Birmingham City.[1] He also earned three caps for Scotland early in his career. As manager, he took charge of Partick Thistle, Hibernian, Hamilton Academical and Dumbarton.

Contents

  • Early life and playing career 1
  • Management 2
  • Media work 3
  • Honours 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life and playing career

Auld was born in Maryhill, Glasgow.[2] He first joined Celtic in March 1955 from local side Maryhill Harp, where he was converted from a fullback into a winger.[3] 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.[4] With the Midlands club he won a League Cup medal in 1963,[2] 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.[5]

In 1965 Auld returned to Celtic in a £12,000 deal,[2] possibly on the initiative of Jock Stein, who had not yet been appointed Celtic manager.[4] No longer considered a winger, Auld formed a midfield partnership with Bobby Murdoch.[6] 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.[7] 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.

Management

He started a career as a manager in 1974, when appointed by Partick Thistle, where he would stay for six seasons. He returned to Edinburgh as Hibs manager in 1980,[2] in an attempt to revive the club following their relegation in the 1979–80 season. He succeeded in this end but was replaced by Pat Stanton in 1982. He then spent a year in charge of Hamilton Academical before returning to manage Thistle for a brief second spell in 1986. His final appointment was with Dumbarton F.C.[2]

Media work

The former midfielder is a regular guest on Celtic TV, the official television channel of Celtic FC.[4]

Honours

In November 2009 Auld was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Bertie Auld". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 69.  
  3. ^ Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who's Who, 1872–1986. Hutton Press. p. 15.  
  4. ^ a b c Lindsay, Matthew (11 April 2008). "Class of 69...where are they now?".  
  5. ^ Matthews, Tony. Birmingham City: A Complete Record. p. 242. 
  6. ^ a b Tait, Moray (16 November 2009). "Eight more Scots greats enter Hall of Fame".  
  7. ^ "Tunnel visions raise a smile". FIFA. 2 April 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 

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