SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster said: “On behalf of everyone at the SPFL, we were saddened to hear the news of the passing of Tommy Gemmell. Our immediate thoughts are with his family and close friends.
“Tommy is one of the most significant figures in Scottish football history having scored in two European Cup Finals, including the famous 1967 victory over Inter Milan in Lisbon. Today’s news is particularly poignant with this year being the 50th anniversary of Celtic’s achievement in becoming the first British club to win that special trophy.
“As well as serving both Celtic and Scotland as a player with such distinction, Tommy played for and managed Dundee and was also manager of Albion Rovers in two different spells. The SPFL passes on its condolences to the staff and supporters of those three clubs but we know that all SPFL clubs and football fans across the country will share in their sadness today.”