What an honour and privilege it is for me to be the Vice President, Trustee and Patron of Jinky’s Academy. When you consider the amount of kicking’s he took, it speaks volumes of his talent. In a word Jinky was majestic.
Bertie Auld joined Birmingham City in 1961 for £15,000 from Celtic. With the Blues he won a League Cup medal in 1963, as well as appearing in the final of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1960–61, in which Birmingham were beaten 4–2 on aggregate by A.S. Roma.
Bertie is quite unique in that he has played in three European Finals, twice with Celtic and once with Birmingham.
Maryhill Harp (Youth), Celtic, Dumbarton, Birmingham City, Celtic, Hibernian. Scotland (3 caps)
1 x European Cup
5 x Scottish League championships
3 x Scottish Cups
4 x League Cups
1 x English League Cup
Partick Thistle, Hibernian, Hamilton Academicals, Dumbarton.
Willie Haughey on Bertie
The time I spent with Bertie and the greatest Celt ever “Jinky” will live with me forever, the special bond between these two cannot be explained in words. During the wee mans illness Bertie was his greatest support and source of encouragement. Much as it hurt him to watch his great friends health deteriorate rapidly, every day he came to see him made him laugh- the wee man loved him. Bertie Auld is a true Celtic legend