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Players and fans alike pay tribute to Lisbon Lion Tommy Gemmell

It seems rather poignant that, as Celtic close in on another league title in up to now unbeaten fashion, we’re reminded of their greatest achievement of all – though in rather unwelcome circumstances.

As Celtic reflect on their 4-0 win over Inverness last night, it’s been confirmed today that Lisbon Lion Tommy Gemmell, scorer of the equalising goal in the 1967 European Cup final against Inter Milan, has passed away at the age of 73-years-old.

A true legend of the Glasgow club, Gemmell was a full-back in the greatest side in Celtic’s history with his trademark strikes in the biggest games of all ensuring he’ll go down in Parkhead folklore.

A scorer in two European Cup finals – the second in 1970 against Feyenoord – it’s hard to properly do justice to his trophy-laden career and the outpouring of tributes just about tells you how highly-regarded he really was.

Here’s just a small collection of what’s been said on Twitter…

Article title: Players and fans alike pay tribute to Lisbon Lion Tommy Gemmell

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