Hibs And Aberdeen To Celebrate Turnbull's Life

04 May 2011 10:08
Eddie Turnbull is revered by fans of both Hibs and Aberdeen. Both sets of fans will have the chance to remember one of their managers on 14 May. Hibs and Aberdeen meet on the last day of the league season and will celebrate the life of Eddie Turnbull, who died last Saturday aged 88. Turnbull was a one club man in his playing career and won nine caps for Scotland while playing for Hibs. He returned to Easter Road as a manager in 1971 and built one of the best Hibs side in 'Turnbull's Tornadoes'. He won three league titles during his 13 years playing for the club and in 1955 became the first British player to score in a European club competition. He was part of Hibs' 'Famous Five' forward line alongside Gordon Smith, Willie Ormond, Bobby Johnstone and Lawrie Reilly. He went on to manage the club between 1971 and 1980 following time at Queen's Park and Aberdeen.  Turnbull's daughter, Valerie Low said: "The whole family has been humbled and very touched by the messages of condolence and support we have received from Hibernian supporters and supporters of other clubs since my father passed away. "It is fitting that the next game at Easter Road will be versus Aberdeen, and we hope to see as many of Dad's friends and fans on the day as possible."