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QUALITY STREET GANG STAR WILSON DIES AT 66

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PAUL WILSON, one of the celebrated Quality Street Gang, passed away earlier today at the age of 66.

The pacy attacker spent 11 years with the Hoops, joining the club in 1967 and coming through the ranks alongside the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Danny McGrain, Davie Hay, Lou Macari and George Connelly.

He made his debut in a League Cup quarter-final tie against Dundee on September 23, 1970, coming on as a substitute for John Hughes and scoring in the 5-1 victory.

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Over the next eight years, he went on to make a total of 217 appearances, scoring 55 goals.

He won two league titles, playing his part in the club’s nine-in-row triumph in 1974 and the 1977 double-winning success, the League Cup in the 1974/75 season, scoring one of the Hoops’ goals in the 6-3 victory over Hibs and two Scottish Cups during his time at Parkhead.

Wilson scored two goals in the 3-1 Scottish Cup Final victory over Airdrie at Hampden, just days after his mother had passed away.

He also gained one international cap for Scotland.

After leaving Celtic in 1978, he played for Motherwell and Partick Thistle before moving into Junior football with Blantyre Celtic.

Rest in Peace, Paul.

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