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Tommy Gemmell

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Full nameTommy Gemmell
Height1.88 m
Playing positionFull-back

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Thomas Gemmell (born 16 October 1943) is a former Scottish footballer and manager.

He played as left-sided fullback and had powerful shooting ability. In October 1961, he joined Celtic from Coltness United. He was one of the 'Lisbon Lions' who won the European Cup in 1967. In the final he scored a spectacular goal that was Celtic's equaliser. 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 December 1971, Gemmell was transferred to Nottingham Forest to cover for Liam O'Kane. After a short stint in America, he returned to Scotland in July 1973, and won the Scottish League Cup against former team, Celtic. He later managed Dundee and Albion Rovers.

He made his international debut for Scotland against England in April 1966. The following year, he played in the famous 3-2 victory over World Champions England at Wembley Stadium. He won 18 caps and scored one goal from the penalty spot against Cyprus in an 8-0 in a 1970 World Cup qualifier.

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