STARS across the world of football and beyond have gathered for the funeral of Lisbon Lions legend Bertie Auld which takes place in Glasgow today.

Players past and present were pictured outside the gates of St Mary's Church in the Calton in Glasgow's East End this afternoon attending the service with many familiar faces also captured by photographers at Celtic Park. 

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The service begins in St Mary's Church in the city's Calton at noon.

A cortege will pass by Celtic Park and last respects will be paid at the Celtic Way before a private cremation by his family.

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Celtic will broadcast the funeral live at the stadium. 

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The former footballer died on November 14 at the age of 83. It was previously announced earlier this year had been suffering from dementia. 

Former Celtic managers Neil Lennon and Brendan Rodgers attended the funeral as well as current gaffer Ange Postecoglou and assistant manager John Kennedy.

Other familiar faces included Lisbon Lions Jim Craig, John Hughes and John Clark, former goalkeeper Alan Rough, Celtic legend Danny McGrain as well as the current Celtic squad stars Anthony Ralston, Albian Ajeti, Boli Bolingoli and Kyogo Furuhashi.

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Auld - a key member of Jock Stein's European Cup-winning side of 1967 - enjoyed two spells at Parkhead as a player and racked up over 150 appearances for the club.

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Celtic's players wore shorts with the No.10 on them in honour of Bertie Auld during Saturday's Premier Sports Cup semi-final against St Johnstone.

 

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A flood of tributes from around Scottish football attested to Auld's skill as a player and a manager, and character as a man.

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Lord Willie Haughey spoke at the service alongside Jim Craig and Ian Cairns. 

Supporters can also leave their own tributes to Bertie in an online Book of Remembrance on the club’s official website.