The Scottish FA is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Scotland and Celtic legend Tommy Gemmell, who passed away today at the age of 73.

Gemmell enjoyed an iconic career, winning 18 caps for Scotland between 1966 and 1971 and scoring one goal in an 8-0 victory against Cyprus.

He made his Scotland debut at left back in a 4-3 defeat to England at Hampden Park in front of more than 123,000 fans.

The following year he was a member of the Scotland team that became unofficial World Champions after a famous 3-2 victory over World Cup-holders England at Wembley.

He was a member of the Celtic 'Lisbon Lions' team who won the 1967 European Cup, scoring the equalising goal in the final as Celtic went on to beat Inter Milan 2-1. He also played and scored in the European Cup final in 1970 as Celtic were defeated 2-1 by Feyenoord.

Stewart Regan, Scottish FA Chief Executive: “Scottish football has lost a true legend today with the passing of Tommy Gemmell, and we would like to extend our most sincere condolences to his family and friends.

“Tommy provided Scotland fans with many cherished memories over the course of his international career, none more so than when he helped the nation to a famous victory over the World Champions.”

Gordon Strachan, Scotland national coach: “I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Tommy’s passing, and my thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.

“Tommy was a joy to watch on the pitch, and as a pioneer of the attacking full back role was years ahead of his time. Throughout his career he earned the respect and admiration of his fellow professionals and fans alike, and his contributions to Scottish football cannot be overstated.”