Date: 18th January 2013 at 3:54pm
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Legendary Celtic defender and assistant manager Sean Fallon has died at the age of 90.

“Sean was a great Celtic man, and it’s been a privilege to meet him over the years” – Neil Lennon

The iconic Fallon appeared more than 250 times for the Glasgow club during the fifties and later assisted manager Jock Stein over the next couple of decades.

He was capped eight times at international level for Republic of Ireland while also having a brief spell in charge of Dumbarton.

But it was at Celtic where he was responsible for bringing in some of the club’s finest players such as Tommy Gemmell, Danny McGrain, Kenny Dalglish, Davie Hay, Lou Macari and Pat Bonner.

“Sean Fallon was a Celtic legend who devoted much of his life to the club he loved,” chief executive Peter Lawwell told Celtic’s official website. “He was, of course, a supporter, first and foremost, and he was proud to have worn the green and white Hoops that he loved. Sean will be sadly missed but he will never be forgotten for what he did for our club.”

Manager Neil Lennon added his own tribute: “We are all shocked and saddened to hear of Sean’s death, and the thoughts of all the players and management are with his family.

“Sean was a great Celtic man, and it’s been a privilege to meet him over the years,” he reflected. “He was always a very humble man when you met him, even though his achievements in the game were extraordinary.”

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