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Former Tottenham Hotspur forward Alan Gilzean dies aged 79

Former Tottenham Hotspur, Dundee and Scotland forward Alan Gilzean passes away at the age of 79 after a short illness.

Former Tottenham Hotspur, Dundee and Scotland forward Alan Gilzean has passed away at the age of 79.

Gilzean was diagnosed with a brain tumour towards the end of June, and it has now been confirmed that the 22-time Scotland international has died after battling the illness.

Gilzean played over 400 times for Tottenham, and scored 133 goals in a 10-year spell with the London club.

The former striker started his professional career with Dundee, however, and was a prolific scorer for the Scottish outfit before making the move to Tottenham in 1964.

In 2009, Gilzean was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.

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