Sad news reaches us this evening as Johannes “Shuggy” Edvaldsson has reportedly passed away after a battle with COVID-19.
Very sad to hear of the passing of Johannes “Big Shuggie” Edvaldsson. Big part of the team when we beat Rangers 4-2 to win the league in 1979. My thoughts are with his family. @CelticFC pic.twitter.com/vSiLioHoUM
— Murdo Macleod (@murdomacleod06) January 24, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers
are with the Edvaldson family at this time
Johannes Edvaldson RIP pic.twitter.com/OWAAYlO4Yi
— Jimmy Johnstone Academy ⚽️ (@JJAGlasgow) January 24, 2021
Edvaldsson was just 70 years age and the Icelandic man’s tragic passing is a loss felt by many Celtic fans.
After playing for Celtic, he joined Tulsa Roughnecks, but returned to Scotland, living in Linwood. In the meantime, Shuggy had played for Hannover, before concluding his career at Motherwell and a brief spell in his homeland at Throttur.
Jo signed for Celtic in 1975 and made 188 appearances before departing in 1980. The utility man made a decent contribution to the club and was a likable character. He is most fondly remembered for his role in the famous “Ten Men Won The League” season; whilst he also won another league title and three Scottish Cups with the club.
Incredibly, Edvaldsson was Celtic’s top scorer in 1977/78, with the bulk of his 36 goals for the club coming during that campaign before he reverted to a central midfield role.
RIP Shuggy, a man who made his mark on our great club.
Genuinely sad to hear of the passing of Johannes ‘Big Shuggie’ Edvaldsson who was a popular Celtic player from 1975 to 1980. Will always be in our hearts as one of the 10 men who won the league in 1979.
May the big man rest in eternal peace. pic.twitter.com/oeHoGt6StC
— St.Anthony (@Stephen4_2) January 24, 2021
Sad to hear about the passing of one of my heros growing up Jóhannes Eðvaldsson. Rest in peace big Shuggie a true cult hero. HH pic.twitter.com/VmGkVFI63Z
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) January 24, 2021
— JoeBloggsCity (@joebloggscity) January 24, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for the family of former Celt Johannes Edvaldsson (Big Shuggie) who sadly has passed away with Covid. Shuggie was part of the "10 men won the league" God bless you big man, thank you for the memories. 🙏💚🙏 @CelticFC pic.twitter.com/EdZEZUNOq3
— Michael McCahill 🍀 (@MickMcCahill) January 24, 2021
— Simon Donnelly (@SimonDonnelly13) January 24, 2021
Just saw the news that big Shuggie has passed away.
A man who left nothing on the park when he played.
Rest easy 💚 pic.twitter.com/oPRE4MShv4
— Highland__Paddy (@Highland__paddy) January 24, 2021