Celtic fans will be able to bid an emotional farewell to Lisbon Lion Billy McNeill when his funeral passes Celtic Park. 

The club legend, former captain and manager will be laid to rest of Friday 3 May at St Aloysius Church in Garnethill at 11.30am.

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Thousands are expected to turn out to pay their respects to the much-loved Celtic captain who passed away aged 79.


The cortege will then travel to the Parkhead stadium where fans will gather at 1.30pm.

After leaving the stadium, the funeral will continue via Shawfield Bridge towards Polmadie Road and on to a private family interment.

McNeill, who had dementia, died on Monday surrounded by his loved ones including devoted wife Liz.

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The family urged fans to celebrate the Celtic idol’s life by “telling his stories and singing his songs.”

McNeill was captain of the famous ‘Lisbon Lions’ side who won the European Cup in 1967 and he also went on to manage the club.

He had two spells as Celtic manager spanning nearly 10 years in total and won 31 trophies across his long association with the club