Former Celtic star Jim Brogan has died aged 74 after a long battle with dementia.

Family announced that the Parkhead legend passed away at a Glasgow nursing home in the early hours of Monday morning.

Brogan, who played left back for the Parkhead side for 13 years, was part of Jock Stein’s dream team in the 1970s.


His daughter Collette said: "Dad passed away at 1.30am this morning.

"It's a relief really. He had been in palliative care for the last five weeks."

Brogan was part of the Celtic side in the 1970 European Cup Final and won four caps for Scotland during his career between 1963 and 1975.

The former player started showing signs of dementia in his 50s more than a decade ago, while he was still in his 50s, and was eventually diagnosed in 2008.

His family called for more research into the links between the disease and football.