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Celtic legend Charlie Gallagher passes away aged 80

Sun 11 July 2021 | 17:51

Former Celtic striker Charlie Gallagher has passed away at the age of 80.

The former Ireland international was part of the

Celtic

squad between 1958 and 1970, for whom he scored 32 times in 171 games.

In a statement, the club said:

"Everyone at Celtic Football Club is extremely sad to hear of the death of Charlie Gallagher, who has passed away at the age of 80, and the thoughts and prayers of the whole Celtic family are with Charlie's wife, Mary, his children and grandchildren, and all his family and friends.

"Charlie's contribution to his beloved Celtic over 12 years was immense. [He] was a hugely popular figure amongst the Celtic support, who always recognized him as one of their own. His many achievements for Celtic Football Club will always be remembered."

Celtic's players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect for Gallagher for their friendly game against

Bristol City

on Wednesday.

Despite missing out on the 1967 European Cup final victory over

Inter Milan

, he played an important role in the campaign along the way.

"He celebrated that triumph with his teammates and has always been rightly acknowledged as part of the Lisbon Lions squad."

The statement continued

.

After helping Celtic to win a Scottish Cup and League Cup double in 1965, Gallagher went on to claim three league titles with the Glasgow club before he left to play for Dumbarton.

Dumbarton said in a statement on their official website: "The thoughts of everybody at Dumbarton FC are with Charlie's family and friends at this very sad time."


source: SportMob

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