CELTIC have confirmed that former player Paul Wilson has passed away at the age of 66.

Wilson joined the Parkhead club in 1966 and spent 11 years in green and white, coming through the club ranks as a member of the famous Quality Street Gang with the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Danny McGrain and Davie Hay.

He made 217 appearances in total for the Bhoys, scoring 55 goals and winning two league titles including the 1974 nine-in-a-row triumph.

Wilson, who earned one international cap for Scotland, also helped the club secure two Scottish Cups and one League Cup during his spell. 

After leaving Celtic in 1978, he went on to play for Motherwell and Partick Thistle before finishing his playing days at junior side Blantyre Celtic. 

A club statement said: "The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic are with Paul’s family and friends at this very sad time."