Gary Hooper

Read all the news about Celtic hero Gary Hooper. Gary Hooper was born in Loughton, England on 26 January 1988 (age 31). Follow @HOOP588 on Twitter.

Gary Hooper Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

Hooper started his career at non-League Grays Athletic in 2003. While there he won the 2004–05 Conference South, as well as the FA Trophy twice in 2005 and 2006. After this Championship club Southend United signed him on a free transfer in 2006. He was loaned out twice by the club, on a three-month loan to League One club Leyton Orient in 2007 and a six-month loan to League Two club Hereford United in 2008. Scunthorpe United signed him in 2008, for a fee of £175,000. After two years he was signed by Celtic for £2.4 million. In his first season with the club he was the top scorer and also won the 2011 Scottish Cup.

Hooper has scored in the Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two, FA Cup, League Cup, Football League Trophy, FA Trophy, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Premier League, the first and only player to achieve this feat. On top of this, he has also scored in the Conference National and the Conference South.

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Read Celtic · Oct 18

‘The grass isn’t always greener’ – These Celtic fans fire shots at former Parkhead favourite

A number of Celtic fans have suggested Gary Hooper was wrong for leaving the club when he did in the aftermath of his move to Wellington Phoenix.

Read Celtic · Oct 18
Celts Are Here · Oct 17

Done Deal – Former Celtic Striker Gary Hooper Finds New Club

After a near miss nearly signing with a team in Iran former Celtic striker Gary Hooper has found himself a new club in New Zealand of all places Yahoo Sports confirms.

Celts Are Here · Oct 17
The Celtic Star · Oct 17

Gary Hooper joins Wellington Phoenix on a one year deal

FORMER Celtic striker Gary Hooper has signed a one year contract with New Zealand side Wellington Phoenix...

The Celtic Star · Oct 17
67HailHail · Oct 17

Gary Hooper Celtic return off as forward seals intriguing new move

Former Celtic forward Gary Hooper has completed a move to the other side of the world – signing for A-League side Wellington Phoenix.

67HailHail · Oct 17
Celts Are Here · Oct 14

Deal for Former £5.6m Celtic Star Falls Through

GARY HOOPER will NOT be joining Iranian side Esteghlal after all according to SunSport.

Celts Are Here · Oct 14
67HailHail · Oct 14

£5million former Celtic hero dealt financial blow as big move falls through

Gary Hooper won’t be signing for Iranian top-flight side Esteghlal FC after his proposed deal collapsed.

67HailHail · Oct 14
Read Celtic · Oct 11

‘Nope,’ ‘Had his chance’ – These fans think Celtic dodged a bullet by missing out on ex-Parkhead hero in the summer

Many Celtic fans appear to be pleased that Neil Lennon did not make a formal move to re-sign Gary Hooper in the summer following links with the former Sheffield Wednesday man...

Read Celtic · Oct 11
Read Celtic · Oct 9

Former Celtic target set for surprise transfer – Why it would be an interesting move

Gary Hooper appears set to join Iranian side Esteghlal on a free transfer after being linked, albeit briefly, with a return to Parkhead over the summer and it would certainly be an interesting move to keep an eye on...

Read Celtic · Oct 9

Former Celtic Goal Machine Set to Make Horrible Career Move – reports

FORMER Celtic goal machine Gary Hooper looks like he could be on the verge of signing for Iranian side Esteghal after the player was plastered over all the papers in Iran...

Former Celtic Duo Struggling to Find New Clubs

Former Celtic duo and Neil Lennon signings Joe Ledley and Gary Hooper are sitting in October having been released in July still without a club...

67HailHail · Oct 2

Interesting report emerges – could explain why Celtic didn’t move for former player

Former Celtic favourite Gary Hooper was “considered” as a signing by Bristol City before they realised the striker wanted a long-term contract, a report says.

67HailHail · Oct 2
Read Celtic · Sep 18

“Tough call” – These Celtic fans left perplexed by latest striker debate

Celtic fans have had their say on an interesting social media debate regarding Scott McDonald and Gary Hooper.

Read Celtic · Sep 18
Celts Are Here · Sep 13

Timing Can Be Everything – The Fall and Rise of Teemu Pukki

NEIL LENNON famously brought Teemu Pukki to Celtic Park during his first stint at the club.

Celts Are Here · Sep 13
The Dugout · Aug 22

Hooper shares tweet calling for his Celtic return

Former Celtic ace, Gary Hooper, has shared a fans tweet calling for him to return to Celtic Park...

The Dugout · Aug 22
67HailHail · Aug 22

Is Hooper next? – Star shares post calling on his return to Celtic

Former Celtic striker Gary Hooper has shared a fan’s post on Twitter calling on his return to Neil Lennon’s side this summer.

67HailHail · Aug 22
HITC · Aug 17

Should Celtic sign free agent Neil Lennon once paid £2.4m for?

Gary Hooper won two Scottish Premiership titles with Celtic and he’s now a free agent after leaving Sheffield Wednesday...

HITC · Aug 17
67HailHail · Aug 16

The Celtic-AIK connection most fans would like to forget

With Celtic facing AIK in the Europa League play-off on Thursday, it brought back memories of a player who has played for both teams – Mohamed Bangura.

67HailHail · Aug 16
The Celtic Star · Aug 10

‘Sold Down the River,’ Niall J on this week’s Deflections Tactics from Celtic Board

CELTIC have lost many players to the English Premier League over the last few years but the loss of one of our own made the sale of Kieran Tierney particularly raw.

The Celtic Star · Aug 10
67HailHail · Aug 9

Could former hero help boost Celtic’s striking options?

If Celtic are looking to bolster their attacking options this summer then they could do a lot worse than re-signing Gary Hooper.

67HailHail · Aug 9
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