Gary Hooper

Celtic hero Gary Hooper was born in Loughton, England on 26 January 1988 (age 32). 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.

Daily Record · Mar 15

Gary Hooper relocated as ex-Celtic striker faces Australia COVID-19 upheaval

Tasman border restrictions mean Phoenix wouldn’t be able to travel from New Zealand for games...

‘Reunited’ – Former Celtic Duo Post Instagram Snap Down Under

Two former Celts and Glasgow Derby winners Gary Hooper and Joe Ledley have reunited all the way down under in Sydney Australia!

67HailHail · Mar 8

Joe Ledley and Gary Hooper “reunited” in brilliant Sydney photo

Continue reading “Joe Ledley and Gary Hooper “reunited” in brilliant Sydney photo” on 67HailHail.

67HailHail · Jan 3

Former Celtic man given chance to succeed where another failed

Anthony Stokes has been given the chance to succeed where former Celtic team-mate Gary Hooper failed after being offered a contract to return to Iranian football with Esteghlal.

Read Celtic · Oct 18, 2019

‘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.

Daily Record · Oct 17, 2019

Gary Hooper vows to replicate Celtic scoring form as he signs for Wellington Phoenix

Striker has made the long-haul move to continue his career in the A-League...

Celts Are Here · Oct 17, 2019

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.

The Celtic Star · Oct 17, 2019

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...

67HailHail · Oct 17, 2019

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.

Celts Are Here · Oct 14, 2019

Deal for Former £5.6m Celtic Star Falls Through

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

67HailHail · Oct 14, 2019

£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.

Read Celtic · Oct 11, 2019

‘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 9, 2019

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...

Scotzine · Oct 8, 2019


FORMER Celtic striker Gary Hooper is poised for a comeback after being released by Sheffield Wednesday at the end of last season.

Celts Are Here · Oct 8, 2019

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...

67HailHail · Oct 7, 2019

Celtic were linked with summer move – is he off to Iran instead?

Gary Hooper’s future was something of an interest to Celtic fans in the summer.

Celts Are Here · Oct 3, 2019

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, 2019

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.

Read Celtic · Sep 18, 2019

“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.

Celts Are Here · Sep 13, 2019

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.

The Dugout · Aug 22, 2019

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...

67HailHail · Aug 22, 2019

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.

HITC · Aug 17, 2019

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...

67HailHail · Aug 16, 2019

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.

The Celtic Star · Aug 10, 2019

‘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.

67HailHail · Aug 9, 2019

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 · Jul 20, 2019

Would Celtic boss consider bringing title winning midfielder back to the club?

The return of Neil Lennon as Celtic boss unsurprisingly led to stories about some of his former Hoops players returning to the club.

67HailHail · Jun 12, 2019

Looking to the recent past is not the transfer solution for Celtic

With Neil Lennon in charge of Celtic for the second time, there have been thoughts that he could bring back some players who were such success for him in his first spell as Hoops manager...

67HailHail · Jun 6, 2019

Chinese development may be about to prevent Celtic Park reunion

Gary Hooper may not be making a return to Celtic Park after all.

Soccerlens · Jun 6, 2019

Ex-Celtic striker would be keen on Parkhead return, could face competition from Villa

originally posted on According to reports from The Daily Star, former Celtic striker Gary Hooper is considering a big money offer from Far East clubs.

67HailHail · Jun 5, 2019

Celtic to shop again in the most rewarding of markets

If there’s one market Celtic have had sustained success in over recent years it’s the English Championship.

Celtic Quick News · May 29, 2019

How the Leagues Were Won: Part 2

CELTIC 4 INVERNESS CT 1 (April 21, 2013) NEIL LENNON led the Hoops to a second successive crown with a solid 4-1 win over the Highlanders at Parkhead...

67HailHail · May 27, 2019

3 players should bring back to Celtic, including Champions League finalist

Celtic manager Neil Lennon should consider bringing three former players back to the club.

67HailHail · May 16, 2019

Media needs to relax over potential woeful deal for Celtic

Ex-Celtic star Gary Hooper has once again been the subject of media speculation recently.

Read Celtic · May 15, 2019

Striker drops social media hint ahead of possible Celtic move

Former Celtic striker Gary Hooper has dropped another hint over a possible return to the club, The Boot Room report.

Celts Are Here · May 15, 2019

Former £5.67m Striker Desperate for Parkhead Move

Former £5.67million man and Celtic striker Gary Hooper has been angling for a return to the club in recent weeks and last night he really ramped up his efforts to get noticed by the club...

Soccer Souls · May 12, 2019

Aston Villa signing this 31-year-old veteran for free would be a massive coup by Dean Smith in the summer – agreed?

Aston Villa opinion: Villans linked with Gary Hooper – Good move? According to a report in Birmingham Mail, Championship side Aston Villa are one of the few teams linked with a summer move for Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper.

HITC · May 11, 2019

‘Better quality’: Former Celtic manager can’t believe player Neil Lennon reportedly wants

Departing Sheffield Wednesday forward Gary Hooper is reportedly wanted by Celtic, Aston Villa and Fulham...

The 4th Official · May 10, 2019

Celtic To Face Competition From Fulham & Aston Villa For Signing Their Former Striker: Can Lennon Get Him?

Recently reports had emerged that Neil Lennon wanted to bring former Celtic striker Gary Hooper back to Parkhead in the summer...

FootballFanCast · May 10, 2019

“Not sure” – Davie Hay left unconvinced by reported Neil Lennon plan, and he’s got a point

Former Celtic player Davie Hay isn’t convinced about current Bhoys manager Neil Lennon’s reported wish to bring striker Gary Hooper back to Parkhead this summer...

Read Celtic · May 10, 2019

Former Celtic boss unimpressed over reported transfer target

Former Celtic player and manager, Davie Hay, has been left unimpressed by the Hoops’ link to free agent Gary Hooper, claiming a move for the former Hoops forward would be a ‘step backwards’...

Scotzine · May 10, 2019

Ex-Hoops Boss Warns of ‘Step Backwards’

FORMER Celtic boss Davie Hay believes any move from his old club for Gary Hooper would be a backward step.

Celts Are Here · May 10, 2019

Former Celtic Boss Unimpressed by Parkhead Transfer Rumour

Celtic legend Davie Hay has given his thoughts into the rumours about a possible Gary Hooper Parkhead return this summer.

67HailHail · May 10, 2019

Former Celtic boss not enamoured with reported transfer target

Former Celtic boss Davie Hay isn’t in favour of Gary Hooper making a return to the club.

Evening Times · May 10, 2019

Davie Hay: Gary Hooper returning would be a step back for Celtic

I am not sure about the notion of Celtic looking to bring back Gary Hooper up front, if reports about Neil Lennon having an interest in the striker are true...

Transfer Tavern · May 9, 2019

Don’t bother: Celtic shouldn’t be up for apparent transfer fight – Verdict

Celtic are apparently set to battle it out with Aston Villa and Fulham for Gary Hooper’s signature – but why?

Football League World · May 9, 2019

‘Would be a very smart signing’ – Aston Villa hold interest in available striker: Opinion

Aston Villa are reportedly set to rival Celtic and Fulham in the race to sign Gary Hooper in the summer.

Read Celtic · May 9, 2019

Championship giants join Celtic in battle to sign free agent

Celtic face competition from Championship giants Aston Villa in the race to land striker Gary Hooper, who is available on a free transfer following his release from Sheffield Wednesday.

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