A Rangers fan who died in Portgual has been described as 'a cheeky, funny, amazing character".

Drumchapel man Thomas McAllister, 25, passed away in Lisbon following the Glasgow club's UEFA Europa League tie with Benfica last night. 

The club confirmed the news today as they offered their 'immediate thoughts to Thomas’ family and friends'.

No details have been provided about the circumstances of his death. 

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Taking to Facebook, a friend said Mr McAllister would be "sorely missed." 

She added: "A cheeky, funny amazing character. What a boy, Tam. You will be sorely missed, buddy." 

Another woman paid her respects revealing that Mr McAllister is a dad. 

She said: "You’ve left us all heartbroken Thomas McAllister. Still can’t come to terms with this news.

"Watching you grow from that tiny beautiful blonde haired boy to such an amazing daddy to your beautiful kids, you made us all proud Tommy tuck. This is a hard one.

"One as a family we will need to support your mum, your beautiful kids and as a community lost another young life far to soon.

"Sleep tight going to miss that big smile and laugh of yours."

A further tribute read: "Gutted, I don't even know what to say. I never thought I'd have to write this. RIP Thomas." 

A relative continued: "Cannot get my head around this. You were the best cousin ever, love you always." 

Rangers CEO James Bisgrove said: "On behalf of the club, I want to pass on my sincere condolences to Thomas’ loved ones, family and his friends.

“This news has hit everyone at the club extremely hard, as I am sure it will all of our supporters. Nobody should ever go to a football match and not return home.

“The club stands ready to assist Thomas' family in whichever way we can in the coming days and weeks.”

It is understood, via Mr McAllister's Facebook, that he is a former pupil of Drumchapel High School. 

Mr McAllister shared an image of himself in Lisbon with two friends on Facebook almost a day ago with the caption, 'Ma brothers."