The Scottish FA is deeply saddened by the passing of Ian St John, aged 82.

The former forward scored nine goals for Scotland in 21 appearances, earning his first cap at the age of just 20 in a 3-2 win over West Germany at Hampden Park in 1959.

St John’s career began with hometown team Motherwell, making 113 league appearances in claret and amber, scoring 80 goals. His spell with the Steelmen came to an end when Liverpool paid a then-record transfer fee for the Scotsman.

He went on to enjoy a remarkable career in the red of Liverpool, scoring one of the clubs most famous goals in extra-time as Liverpool defeated Leeds to lift their first ever FA Cup.

His managerial career saw him return to former club Motherwell in 1973, before managing another of his former clubs, Portsmouth, from 1974-77.

St John’s influence stretched beyond the pitch, with the Scottish Football Hall of Fame member also enjoying a successful TV career, teaming up with former England striker Jimmy Greaves to front the 'Saint and Greavsie' show, which was hugely popular and ran until 1992.

The thoughts of everyone at the Scottish FA are with the family and friends of Ian St John.