AFTER losing his winner's medal in the aftermath of Celtic's European Cup win in 1967, Lisbon Lion John Fallon has been reunited with his own piece of Celtic history.

The goalkeeper, who was on the bench during Celtic's 2-1 win over Inter Milan, had been given a replica medal and had given up hope of finding the original.

But an eagle-eyed good samaritan found the medal and recognised it as Fallon's, and returned it to the club so they could pass it on to its rightful owner.

"It feels great to be reunited with my medal, and I’ve got to thank Peter Lawwell and everyone at Celtic for going to all this effort and finding the medal that was lost," Fallon told Celtic TV. "I did get a replica one at one point, but it didn’t seem the same.

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"It was such a surprise, I got a phone call about a month ago from John Clark telling me that Peter wished to see me. He told me the story of how the medal had been found, so I was very proud to receive it and it adds to the collection.”