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Celtic legend Jimmy Johnstone has died at the age of 61 after losing his battle with motor neurone disease.

Johnstone was a member of the Celtic team, who became the first British side to win the European Cup when they beat Internazionale in 1967.

Johnstone scored over 100 goals for Celtic, won 23 caps for Scotland and in 2002 was voted Celtic’s greatest ever player by supporters of the club.

He was diagnosed with the motor neurone condition in November 2001.

His son James Johnstone, 35, tolf the BBC: “My dad passed away at 6am this morning. It hasn’t even begun to sink in yet for the family.”

Johnstone became part of the team that won nine consecutive Scottish League titles between 1965 and 1974.

After leaving Parkhead, he played for San Jose Earthquakes, Sheffield United, Dundee, Shelbourne and Elgin City before retiring from the game.

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