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Celtic legend Bertie Auld diagnosed with dementia

Auld was part of the Celtic team that won the European Cup in 1967.

Celtic legend Bertie Auld diagnosed with dementia SNS Group
Bertie Auld: Diagnosed with dementia.

Celtic have confirmed that Lisbon Lions legend Bertie Auld has been diagnosed with dementia.

The club announced the news on Thursday.

The 83-year-old’s family have asked for privacy as they thanked fans for their support and asked them to keep him in their prayers.

Auld was a key member of the Celtic side that won the European Cup by defeating Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon on May 25, 1967.

He also won five league championships, four league cups and three Scottish Cups during two spells at Celtic Park that spanned 12 years.

He also played for Birmingham City and Hibs and earned three caps for Scotland.

Celtic said in a statment: “Bertie Auld`s family would like all Celtic fans and football fans in general to keep Bertie in their prayers as they confirmed today that he is suffering with Dementia.

“The family would like to thank everyone for their huge support and request privacy during this difficult time.

“Bertie is being well cared for at his own home, surrounded by all the family.

“Everyone at Celtic would like to add their best wishes to Bertie and his family. Bertie is a true Celtic icon, one of our greatest sons and someone the club and our supporters love and respect dearly.

“We will continue to give Bertie and his family all our love, care and our ongoing full support at this hugely challenging time.”