GOAL hero Frank McGarvey will appear on the Celtic Park pitch this afternoon.

The club have announced the presentation of the 66-year-old ex-star after last weekend’s revelation by his family the one-time fans’ favourite had been diagnosed with cancer.

McGarvey scored 113 goals after being brought to Parkhead for a club record £250,000 by Billy McNeill from Liverpool in March 1980.

Remarkably, the livewire frontman’s last strike for the Hoops was the winner against Dundee United in the Scottish Cup Final in 1985.

The showpiece spectacle at Hampden was balanced at 1-1 after Davie Provan, with a spectacular free-kick, had wiped out Stuart Beedie’s opener for the Tayside outfit.

With the clock ticking down, Roy Aitken fired over a right-wing cross and McGarvey threw himself to bullet an unstoppable header beyond the stunned Hamish McAlpine to make certain the silverware would be bedecked in green and white.

The Glasgow-born, seven times-capped Scotland international celebrated with the joyous supporters at the national stadium, but never got the opportunity to say a proper farewell with his move to St Mirren in the close season.

McGarvey won two league titles, two Scottish Cups and a League Cup at Parkhead.

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