A MOTION has been lodged in the Scottish Parliament looking to calling for a memorial plaque to be erected to remember Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers. 

The club legend passed away aged 83 on Monday, surrounded by his family, after a battle with illness. 

There has been an outpouring of emotion across the city following the news, with tributes being paid from across the footballing world. 

Originally from the Garngad, the scorer of Celtic's European Cup winnning goal is well known in the area, and residents have now suggested that a commemorative plaque should be installed nearby. 

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The issue has been picked up by the area's MSP Bob Doris, who lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament recognising the striker's contribution to football, and calling for the "fitting tribute" to be put in place to "inspire" younger generations to excel in sport. 

Within the motion is a acknowledgement of the "incredible achievement of that Celtic team in 1967" and "Stevie’s sporting achievements and legacy in the community". 

The suggestion already has cross-party support, with fellow Glasgow MSPs Bill Kidd, James Kelly, Sandra White and John Mason among those who have given the idea their backing.

Mr Doris added: "Suggestions for a memorial plaque for Stevie Chalmers following his sad passing has been made to me by constituents.

"I wanted to raise awareness with fellow MSPs and have therefore lodged a parliamentary motion. I have also written to both Celtic Football Club and Glasgow City Council with the suggestions.

"Stevie’s place in football history is assured and I am sure both our city and the club will want to consider a fitting tribute within the community he hailed from."

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