Tommy Gemmell: Former Celtic defender and 'Lisbon Lion' dies aged 73

Gemmell has passed away following a long illness

Celtic have paid tribute to Lisbon Lion Tommy Gemmell, who has died aged 73 following a long illness.

Former defender Gemmell scored in the 2-1 victory against Inter Milan in 1967 when Celtic became the first British club to win the European Cup.

"Our thoughts are with Mary and Tommy's family and friends at this very difficult time," Celtic said.

Former Celtic player Murdo MacLeod said it was "very sad news" and described Gemmell as "one of the greats".

More to follow.

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