By Jack Crawford

Former Dumbarton player Willie Wallace has been inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.

Wallace turned out for The Sons between 1972-75 in a career which also saw him play for sides such as Celtic, Hearts and Crystal Palace.

The 77-year-old was inducted at the Hampden Park ceremony as part of the Celtic team that won the European Cup in 1967, The Lisbon Lions, but still chalked up 125 appearances for Dumbarton and scored 25 goals in the process.

Signed from Crystal Palace by Jackie Stewart in October 1972, Wallace made his debut for Dumbarton in October of that year and scored his first goal later in the month – a 2-2 draw against Hibernian.

He left Dumbarton in March 1975 after scoring 14 goals in the 1974-75 season, and went on to appear for APIA in the Australian League before taking up a coaching role at Ross County.

Wallace made one of his seven appearances for Scotland when they famously defeated England at Wembley in 1967.

He joins former Dumbarton players Walter Smith, Bertie Auld, Davie Wilson and Stevie Chalmers in the Scottish Football Hall of Fame, as well as Sean Fallon who managed Dumbarton for a year in 1980. Wallace was inducted alongside the rest of his Lisbon Lions teammates, John Clark, Jim Craig, Allan McGraw, Broadcaster Archie Macpherson, the Queens Park 1883/84 side, and John McGovern, who captained Nottingham Forest to successive European Cups.