Date: 3rd May 2019 at 12:48pm
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On a highly emotional day for Celtic supporters and the McNeill family tributes poured in for the greatest captain that the club has ever known.

Tributes are everywhere registering the success of Billy McNeill and the influence he had on thousands of supporters, players and others that crossed his path.

From Bellshill through to his final days in Newton Mearns he achieved many great things with the sporting highlight coming between 1965 and 1975 as he led Celtic to success after success for a support that hadn’t witnessed a trophy win since 1957.

No words of pictures will ever do justice to McNeill but his legacy will live on for as long as Celtic exist as Jozo Simunovic’s goal last Saturday against Kilmarnock demonstrated.

Last night posters appeared across Glasgow illustrating the European Cup triumph of 1967, long after they are weathered and frayed Billy McNeill will be remembered fondly for his incredible life.