9 May 2011

Final tribute to Eddie Turnbull

Eddie Turnbull's funeral took place at lunchtime in Edinburgh today. Here's some YouTube footage shot by fans outside Easter Road stadium.

Eddie Turnbull scored the first ever goal by a British footballer in Europe as well as as becoming a successful and innovative manager of both Aberdeen and Hibs. His death has sadly not received the coverage it ought to have done south of the border - possibly due to the deaths of Henry Cooper and Seve Ballesteros.

Edit - Michel Platini, President of UEFA issued the following tribute on Tuesday 10 May 2011: "It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing away of Mr Eddie Turnbull. He was, among his other achievements, the first British player to score a goal in the European Champion Clubs' Cup – what is now the UEFA Champions League.

"We know he achieved much more as player, captain and manager,but for this reason alone he holds a special place in the heart of UEFA."

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