Gary Hooper

Celtic hero 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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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...

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