assortment of soccer shirts owned by the household of a Lisbon Lion has offered for £100,000 at public sale.
The Bertie Auld Assortment included strips the Celtic midfielder swapped with a few of Europe’s prime gamers throughout the membership’s European Cup last runs in 1967 and 1970.
Auld died in 2021 aged 83, and had suffered with dementia for the previous couple of years of his life.
A few of the proceeds of the sale will go to the Bertie Auld Legacy, which his household set as much as elevate cash for causes corresponding to Kilbryde Hospice, Spirit Help and Soccer Reminiscences.
The public sale at McTear’s included a jersey believed to have been worn by Josef Vacenovsky of Dukla Prague which went for greater than £14,000, whereas an Inter Milan prime from late captain Armando Picchi fetched nearly £13,000.
Auld’s son Robert stated: “Dad was fairly humble about his achievements and didn’t speak an excessive amount of in regards to the video games, however then once more, he didn’t have to.
“The shirts communicate for themselves and present how Celtic went from underdogs on the worldwide stage to probably the most dominant forces in Europe throughout the late Sixties and early 70s.
“Dad was a phenomenon and a tremendously arduous employee on and off the sphere. He all the time stated he by no means had any regrets in life, though he did admit that he might have scored 4 towards Inter within the 1967 last.”
McTear’s specialist James Bruce added: “There is no such thing as a doubt Bertie Auld totally deserves his place within the Scottish Soccer Corridor of Fame, with the Celtic midfielder enjoying a pivotal position in a number of European video games within the Sixties and Seventies, together with the Lisbon Lions triumph in 1967.
“The gathering paints an in depth image of Auld’s unimaginable profession, together with the runs to each the 1967 and 1970 European Cup finals.
Dad suffered from dementia and in the previous couple of years of his life I spent quite a lot of time with him, which I cherished
“It’s a uncommon factor to see only one shirt from this illustrious interval in Celtic’s historical past come to public sale, however to see over a dozen from a number of the sport’s most well-known gamers is just breathtaking. We’re delighted with the public sale outcomes, which spotlight the large significance of the gathering.”
Robert Auld added: “Dad would do something for anybody and labored tirelessly for quite a few charities all through his life.
“My solely remorse is that we didn’t launch the Bertie Auld Legacy earlier when he might have performed an lively half. That stated, I do know he can be happy with the work the charity is doing.
“Dad suffered from dementia and in the previous couple of years of his life I spent quite a lot of time with him, which I cherished.
“We might spend time within the backyard, constructing fences and what not, with dad singing alongside to his favorite Frank Sinatra songs.
“As we glance to increase the charity’s actions, we want to help quite a few different good causes, together with analysis into dementia.
“To assist with this, we will probably be donating a portion of the proceeds from the public sale to the Bertie Auld Legacy.”