Former Celtic striker John Hartson has taken to social media to pay tribute to one of the club’s ‘Lisbon Lions’, John Clark.

Clark, who played for the Hoops in the European Cup Final win over Inter Milan in 1967, celebrated his 79th birthday today.

Hartson took to Twitter to salute Clark, who has worked as the kit man at Celtic for many years.

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“If he liked you he gave you a woolly hat”

Great man, if he liked you he gave you a woolly hat, if he didn’t you froze!! Character so humble” the one-time Hoops forward said.

It is good to see a legend like Clark being recognised by a modern-day Hoops legend like John Hartson.

Celtic legend John Clark

Celtic legend John Clark (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Clark has been involved with Celtic for many years, as not only did he play for the club, but he also spent a spell as assistant manager to Billy McNeill in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Club named Lisbon Lion as a ‘legend’

Celtic also paid their own tribute to Clark on social media, describing the former player as a ‘legend’, a sentiment that all Hoops fans will agree with.

It is not surprising that Hartson described Clark as ‘humble’, as that is the correct attitude to have, to have such a long and successful career in football, which the Lisbon Lion has had.

The Lisbon Lions including John Clark celebrate their 20th anniversary

The Lisbon Lions including John Clark celebrate their 20th anniversary (Photo by Staff/Daily Herald/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)

He deserves to go down in history as a Celtic immortal. Hopefully he receives more tributes from more Celtic luminaries, as he more than deserves them for what he has given to the club.

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