BREAKING: Celtic's Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers dies aged 83

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CELTIC’S Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers who scored the winner as Celtic won the European Cup in 1967 has tragically died aged 83.

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TRAGIC: Celtic legend Stevie Chalmers has died, it has been confirmed (Pic: GETTY)

The Celtic legend was surrounded by family when he sadly passed away early this morning.

He scored the winning goal in the final of the European Cup in 1967 for Celtic.

This is the second Lisbon Lion to pass away in a week as Billy McNeill died aged 79 after a battle with dementia.

He was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

Stevie’s family announced the tragic news through the official Celtic website

The statement said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stevie Chalmers, our loving father and devoted husband to Sadie.

“The Celtic legend was surrounded by family when he sadly passed away.

“In recent times Stevie endured the toughest of battles, but just as he approached every game in a green and white jersey, he tackled his long-term illness with much bravery and dignity.”

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