Pictures of Rangers squad and legends at Glasgow church for Jimmy Bell's funeral

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Picture of Rangers squad and legends attending Glasgow church for Jimmy Bell's funeral
Picture of Rangers squad and legends attending Glasgow church for Jimmy Bell's funeral

The world of football has arrived at a Glasgow church ahead of the funeral service of Rangers kit-man Jimmy Bell.

Rangers players past and present have gathered at Wellington Church in the city's West End to show their respect and mourn the late Jimmy Bell who died earlier this month aged 69.

The funeral service takes place ahead of his cortege expected to pass Ibrox Stadium for the fans at noon this afternoon.

Most of the faces in attendance at the private church service included the current Rangers squad and some club legends.

A former employee of Parks’ of Hamilton, Bell initially drove the Rangers team buses to matches across the country, before moving on to his current role as first-team head of kit.

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Former player Andy Halliday

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Bell served the Ibrox club for over 30 years and was a friend and confidant to numerous generations of players and staff.

Rangers chairman, Douglas Park, in tribute previously said: “As a club, we are absolutely devastated to learn of the loss of our colleague and more importantly, our dear friend, Jimmy Bell.

“Jimmy dedicated his life to Rangers Football Club. Having worked under managers from Graeme Souness through to Giovanni, he experienced some of the greatest days in our 150-year history. Of course, he was here during some of the lowest points, and showed selfless dedication, regardless of the challenge ahead of him.

“Jimmy’s work ethic was second to none. He dedicated countless hours to preparation for each training session and game. No job was too big or too small for him, and he thrived on working for his boyhood club.

“I spoke with Jimmy regularly, having known him from his time as a mechanic and bus driver at Park’s. He was excited for Thursday night’s game at Ibrox, particularly having experienced a European semi-final before under Walter Smith.

“Rangers, and Scottish football as a whole, have lost a legend and a friend today. He was a family man, a devoted father, grandfather and husband. Jimmy will be sorely missed and I send our heartfelt condolences to the entire Bell family at this difficult time on behalf of Rangers Football Club.”

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Kenny Miller and Marvin Andrews

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Calvin Bassey (right) and Nnamdi Ofoborh

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Allan McGregor carries the coffin into the church

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Former Rangers assistant manager Archie Knox.

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Barry Ferguson (right) and Lee McCulloch.

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Aaron Ramsay and Scott Arfield.

 

 

 

 

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