MIDFIELD legend Des Bremner played for Hibs and Aston Villa more than 40 years ago — and still turns out today in his SEVENTIES!
Villa’s European Cup-winning star moved south in 1979 after seven years at Hibs and remains registered with the FA as a player… for Shard End Over-63s in Birmingham.
Des Bremner played for Hibernian in the 1970sRex
PA:Empics SportBremner later won the European Cup with Aston Villa[/caption]
And he will be back at Easter Road on Wednesday night — and Villa Park next week — to see his two old clubs.
Bremner, 70, said: “I’m thinking of going with a half green and half claret-and-blue scarf!
“I loved it at Easter Road, we had a really good side. But when I was 27 I got the chance to go to Villa.
“It had been an ambition of mine to play in England — but I never believed I’d play in a European Cup-winning team.
“I go to my local pub and the guys who are my generation are the only ones who mention that European Cup final — although I’m thinking about taking my medal up to Edinburgh with me.
“I’m 70 but I still play walking football once a week. It keeps me active and I enjoy it, though you can’t tackle — and I always liked a tackle!”
Bremner played in a couple of Battle of Britain Euro ties with Hibs.
He revealed: “We took Leeds to penalties in the Uefa Cup in 1973 after two goalless games.
“I scored mine but Pat Stanton hit the post with his and that knocked us out.
“Then the season after we played Liverpool — we won at home but John Toshack scored a hat-trick at Anfield to beat us.”