Tommy Gemmell

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Tommy Gemmell
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Gemmell (1971)
Personal information
Full name Tommy Gemmell
Date of birth (1943-10-16)16 October 1943
Place of birth Motherwell, Scotland
Date of death 2 March 2017(2017-03-02) (aged 73)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1959–1961 Coltness United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1971 Celtic 247 (37)
1971–1973 Nottingham Forest 39 (6)
1973 Miami Toros 0 (0)
1973–1977 Dundee 94 (8)
Total 380 (51)
National team
1966–1971 Scotland 18 (1)
1965–1968 Scottish League XI 5 (0)
Teams managed
1977–1980 Dundee
1986–1987 Albion Rovers
1993–1994 Albion Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas "Tommy" Gemmell (16 October 1943 – 2 March 2017) was a Scottish football player and manager.

He served as a left-sided fullback and had powerful shooting ability.

Gemmell is best known as one of the Celtic side who won the 1966–67 European Cup; he scored the first Celtic goal in the final. Gemmell played 18 times for Scotland, and also played for Nottingham Forest, Miami Toros and Dundee. After retiring as a player in 1977, Gemmell managed Dundee and Albion Rovers.

Gemmell died on 2 March 2017, aged 73, after a long illness.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tommy Gemmell: Former Celtic defender and 'Lisbon Lion' dies aged 73". BBC. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  2. "Tommy Gemmell, Celtic hero and 'Lisbon Lion', has died after a long illness". The Guardian. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.

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