Fans of Lisbon Lions hero Billy McNeill will be able to bid him an emotional farewell as his funeral passes Celtic Park.

Thousands are expected to turn out to say their goodbyes to the much-loved Celtic captain, who passed away on Monday, aged 79.

His funeral will take place on Friday May 3 at St Aloysius Church in Garnethill at 11.30am.

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The cortege will then travel to the Parkhead stadium where fans will gather at 1.30pm.

After leaving the stadium, the funeral will continue via Shawfield Bridge towards Polmadie Road and on to a private family interment.

McNeill, who had dementia, died on Monday surrounded by his loved ones including devoted wife Liz.

The family urged fans to celebrate the Celtic idol’s life by “telling his stories and singing his songs.”

McNeill was captain of the famous ‘Lisbon Lions’ side who won the European Cup in 1967 and he also went on to manage the club.

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The talented player joined Celtic in 1957 from junior side Blantyre Victoria and holds the club record for most appearances with 790 over 18 seasons. The defender also won 29 caps for Scotland.

He had two spells as Celtic manager spanning nearly 10 years in total and won 31 trophies across his long association with the club