On this day in 1975, Billy McNeill made his final appearance for Celtic in the Scottish Cup final.

The Celtic captain announced his retirement from football after the game, which marked Celtic's seventh successive appearance in the final.

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Today, we say farewell to the Lisbon Lion with thousands expected to line the street for his funeral. 

The European Cup-winning captain sadly passed away last month sending the footballing world into mourning. 

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Celtic won the match against Airdrieonians 3-1 with two goals from Paul Wilson and a strike from Pat McCluskey.