The Scottish FA are saddened to hear of the passing of former Celtic and Scotland forward Stevie Chalmers, who has died at the age of 83.
Chalmers, who won five caps for Scotland, scored the winning goal in the 1967 European Cup final for Celtic, during a playing career which will be forever remembered.
His total of 231 goals in 406 appearances makes Chalmers the fourth top goalscorer in Celtic’s history. In his 12-year-spell in green and white he lifted four league trophies, three Scottish Cups and four League Cups alongside that infamous European Cup in 1967.
His death comes just a week after the passing of fellow Lisbon Lion Billy McNeill, and the thoughts of everyone at the Scottish FA are with Stevie’s family and friends, and everyone at Celtic Football Club, at this difficult time.
Scottish FA President Alan McRae has paid tribute to one of Scottish Football’s greats.
“Scottish Football has lost one of its most coveted and successful individuals, who was part of one of the greatest sides seen in our game.
“His winning goal against Inter Milan in 1967 made history, not just for Celtic, but for British football. While it may seem natural to speak about that particular moment, Stevie brought so much joy and success on the pitch throughout his career and is one of the greatest goalscorers Scotland has ever seen.
“That is true for his record in a Scotland shirt, as the forward scored three goals in five appearances for the national team between 1964 and 1966.
“His passing comes at an extremely difficult time for the Scottish Football family, just a week after the death of his friend and fellow Lisbon Lion, Billy McNeill.
“Stevie will be remembered as a true icon of Scottish Football, and his achievements saw him rightfully inducted in to the Scottish Football Hall of Fame in 2016.
“Our thoughts and sincerest condolences are with Stevie’s family and friends at this time. The man, and the extraordinary player, will be remembered forever.”