Tommy Gemmell

Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero Tommy Gemmell was born in Motherwell, Scotland on 16 October 1943, and passed away on 2 March 2017, aged 73.

In October 1961, Gemmell joined Celtic from Coltness United. He was one of the ‘Lisbon Lions’ who won the 1967 European Cup Final, in which Gemmell scored a spectacular equalising goal. Ironically, Gemmell should not have been in position to score the goal, as he had ignored team orders for one full-back to stay in defence at all times. He also scored in the 1970 European Cup Final against Feyenoord and is currently one of only two British footballers to score in two different European Cup Finals, the other being Phil Neal of Liverpool. He made 418 appearances for Celtic and scored 64 goals. This total comprised 247 league (37 goals), 43 cup (5 goals), 74 league cup (10 goals) and 54 European (12 goals) appearances. His record for penalties was 34 goals from 37 attempts. In his book, Lion Heart, Gemmell revealed that during his time at Celtic he was on the receiving end of sectarian abuse from fellow Celtic players. Gemmell stated that he and team-mate Ian Young had been the target of colleagues who had wanted an all-Catholic team.

Tommy Gemmell passed away on 2 March 2017 after a long illness.

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The Celtic Star · Nov 12, 2020

Reaction to Celtic 3 Benfica 0 – “Tommy Gemmell unleashed his thunderbolt. The noise was tremendous”

Read Celtic · Nov 11, 2020

QUIZ: Can you pick out the nationality of these past and present Celtic defenders?

The Celtic Star · Nov 4, 2020

A South American Liberty – Celtic’s ‘Big Shot’ on Racing Club and The Battle of Montevideo

The Celtic Star · Oct 31, 2020

Albanian President’s message to Craigneuk Tommy Gemmell CSC

The Celtic Star · Oct 27, 2020

‘Shall My Soul Pass Through Old Ireland?’ Tommy Gemmell’s Celtic Debut

Celtic Quick News · Sep 23, 2020

Celtic: the Awakening: Let the Good Times Roll

The Celtic Star · Aug 17, 2020

Bobby Murdoch would have been 76 today. He was “quite simply the Greatest Player on Earth”

Celtic Quick News · Jun 8, 2020

LISBON LOOKBACK: TOMMY GEMMELL’S MEMOIRS (Day Ten)

Celtic Quick News · Jun 7, 2020

LISBON LOOKBACK: TOMMY GEMMELL’S MEMOIRS (Day Nine)

Celtic Quick News · Jun 6, 2020

LISBON LOOKBACK: TOMMY GEMMELL’S MEMOIRS (Day Eight)

Celtic Quick News · Jun 5, 2020

LISBON LOOKBACK: TOMMY GEMMELL’S MEMOIRS (Day Seven)

Celtic Quick News · Jun 4, 2020

LISBON LOOKBACK: TOMMY GEMMELL’S MEMOIRS (Day Six)

Celtic Quick News · Jun 3, 2020

LISBON LOOKBACK: TOMMY GEMMELL’S MEMOIRS (Day Five)

Celtic Quick News · Jun 2, 2020

LISBON LOOKBACK: TOMMY GEMMELL’S MEMOIRS (Day Four)

Celtic Quick News · Jun 1, 2020

LISBON LOOKBACK: TOMMY GEMMELL’S MEMOIRS (Day Three)

Celtic Quick News · May 31, 2020

LISBON LOOKBACK: TOMMY GEMMELL’S MEMOIRS (Day Two)

Celtic Quick News · May 30, 2020

LISBON LOOKBACK: TOMMY GEMMELL’S MEMOIRS (Day One)

Celtic Quick News · May 22, 2020

Tommy Gemmell’s ‘Forgotten’ Title Winner

Celtic Quick News · May 21, 2020

WHEELING AND DEALING WITH RANGERS, LISBON LION TOMMY GEMMELL’S INSIDE STORIES (Part Five)

Celtic Quick News · May 20, 2020

BIG BILLY, WEE GORDY AND ME, TOMMY GEMMELL REVEALS ALL (Part Four)

Celtic Quick News · May 19, 2020

MY FELLOW LISBON LION, THE DUNDEE JOB AND ME, TOMMY GEMMELL REVEALS ALL (Part Three)

Celtic Quick News · May 18, 2020

The Day Wee Jinky Broke My Heart,’ Tommy Gemmell’s Exclusive Story

Celtic Quick News · May 17, 2020

Wee Jinky and Me: Tommy Gemmell’s Exclusive Memories

Celtic Quick News · May 15, 2020

Bobby Murdoch Tribute: What the Lions Said

The Celtic Star · May 6, 2020

Video: Tommy Gemmell Becomes First British Player To Score In Two European Cup Finals

Celtic Quick News · May 3, 2020

The Spirit of 67: Big Tg’s Debt to Inter Stars

Celtic Quick News · Apr 30, 2020

The Spirit of 67: a Dark Night in Lisbon

Celtic Quick News · Apr 11, 2020

That Season in Paradise: May: Thirty-One Seconds From Glory

Celtic Quick News · Apr 7, 2020

That Season in Paradise: May: Tommy Gemmell, That Goal and the Four-Letter Word Aimed at Big Jock

Celtic Quick News · Apr 1, 2020

That Season in Paradise: March – and Coping with the Strain

Celtic Quick News · Apr 1, 2020

That Season in Paradise: March: Marching on in Europe

The Celtic Star · Mar 2, 2020

Remembering Tommy Gemmell

Celtic Quick News · Mar 2, 2020

Remembering Tommy Gemmell

The Celtic Star · Mar 2, 2020

Remembering Tommy Gemmell – “Did you score Tommy?”, “Yea, later on that night, after the match!”

Celtic Quick News · Jan 5, 2020

Tommy Gemmell: the Start of Something Good

Celtic Quick News · Dec 26, 2019

Ex-Hoops Skipper Passes Away

The Celtic Star · Nov 13, 2019

Tommy Gemmell to be Honoured with Statue

Celtic Quick News · Nov 13, 2019

Gemmell to Be Honoured by Statue

The Celtic Star · Nov 4, 2019

The Battle of Montevideo: Tommy Gemmell, ‘A South American Liberty’

The Celtic Star · Oct 27, 2019

Tommy Gemmell’s Debut, Aberdeen 1 Celtic 5 – ‘Shall My Soul Pass Through Old Ireland?’

The Celtic Star · Oct 22, 2019

‘Broony, he’s Nails!’ The Celtic Star’s Fan of the Week is Back!

Celtic Underground · Aug 17, 2019

Sound Thrashings 1978 Celtic 7-1 Dundee

67HailHail · Aug 9, 2019

Former Celtic boss believes that £25 million man is as good as legendary Lisbon Lion

The Celtic Star · Aug 9, 2019

Celtic Ambassador rates Tierney as good as Gemmell and McGrain

The Celtic Star · Jul 19, 2019

Why Celtic must bring Tommy Gemmell’s Boots Back to Paradise

Celtic Quick News · May 21, 2019

Legend Insists on Hoops Clear-Out

Celtic Quick News · May 15, 2019

Bobby Murdoch Tributes: What the Lions Said

The Celtic Star · Mar 2, 2019

Tommy Gemmell’s last night out with the Celtic supporters

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