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 Tommy GEMMELL 1965-1970 
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Name: Thomas Gemmell

Nickname: "Danny Kaye"

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Country: :SCO: Scotland
Club: Celtic F.C.
Position: *SB
Side: RF/BS
Age: 22-27 years (16/10/1943)

Height: 188 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Attack: 74
Defence: 72
Balance: 85
Stamina: 84
Top Speed: 81
Acceleration: 79
Response: 77
Agility: 75
Dribble Accuracy: 77
Dribble Speed: 76
Short Pass Accuracy: 76
Short Pass Speed: 72
Long Pass Accuracy: 79
Long Pass Speed: 77
Shot Accuracy: 75
Shot Power: 92
Shot Technique: 74
Free Kick Accuracy: 78
Curling: 72
Header: 77
Jump: 77
Technique: 78
Aggression: 80
Mentality: 83
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 78

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 7
Consistency: 6
Growth type: Standard

CARDS:
P11 - Long Ranger
S04 - PK Taker
S08 - Slide Tackle

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Middle Shooting - Side - Sliding

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


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Legendary Celtic full back, one of the best left backs in the world at his peak. Tommy Gemmell was most well known for his cannon of a shot, scoring several important goals, including one each in the 1967 and 1970 European Cup finals, both from outside the box. He used his long legs to stride forward and blast the ball at goal, he was also an excellent penalty taker, scoring 31 out of 34 penalties taken. He was pretty quick for his height, and a good tackler, although he was sometimes a bit slack defensively because of his constant going forward and the all-out attacking nature of the Lisbon Lions. He was comfortable on both sides and with both feet. Known as a prankster off the pitch, his love of drinking and partying sometimes put him at odds with manager Jock Stein, but his attitude on the pitch couldn't be faulted. Amongst his many admirers, France Football named him in 6th place in the 1967 Ballon d'Or, above the likes of Gerd Müller and George Best and only behind Eusebio, Franz Beckenbauer, Bobby Charlton, Florian Albert and teammate Jimmy Johnstone. Pretty good company for a young left back from Motherwell.

Apart from his rocket shots in important moments, he is also known for an incident against West Germany in 1969 where he booted Helmut Haller up the arse and got sent off. Eventually, Jock Stein got tired of his off-field antics and sent him to Nottingham Forest, where he spent two years before going back up north to join Dundee. While at Dundee he captained them to victory over his former club in the 1973 League Cup final. He retired in 1977, and died in 2017.


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