Glenn Loovens

Glenn Loovens was born in Doetinchem, Netherlands on 22 October 1983 (age 36).

Loovens was the subject of transfer interest for most of summer 2008, with Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers emerging as leading candidates to secure his signing. Walter Smith, manager of Rangers, declared his interest in Loovens and made an offer for his services but their valuation of the defender was rejected by Cardiff. On 16 August 2008, Loovens joined Scottish champions Celtic on a four-year contract for a fee of around £2.1 million Loovens stated that Parkhead was his preferred destination as he will get the chance to play in the Champions League. He made his Celtic debut on 23 August 2008, in a 3–0 win over Falkirk at Celtic Park. His first goal came on 23 September 2008 in a Co-op Insurance League Cup tie, also at Celtic Park, as Celtic beat Livingston 4–0.

Loovens scored the winning goal against Hearts in injury time on 20 September 2009, to send Celtic top of the table. He scored an own goal in a 1–3 defeat against Rangers in October 2010 and was criticised for his performance in Celtic’s next game, a League Cup win over St Johnstone. Loovens paid for his poor form, as he was dropped for the following match, also against St Johnstone.

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The Celtic Star · Oct 19, 2019

“It’s like a good marriage” New appointment should help revamp Celtic’s recruitment

Getting player recruitment right is one of the biggest reasons for Celtic’s success over the years.

Football Scotland · Aug 22, 2019

Fraser Forster, Glenn Loovens and the Celtic stars available for free if Neil Lennon wants to get the band back together

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Football Scotland · Aug 22, 2019

Loovens, Hooper, Ledley – former Celtic stars who are available if Neil Lennon wants to get the band back together

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HITC · May 22, 2019

‘Excellent manager’: Glenn Loovens believes 53-year-old is perfect for Celtic

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic need a new manager and Loovens worked with Carlos Carvalhal at Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship...

Football League World · Jul 21, 2018

‘Type of character you want to fill your club with’ – Majority of Sheffield Wednesday fans bid player a fond farewell

Sheffield Wednesday have said goodbye to defender Glenn Loovens as he signed a two-year deal with League One side Sunderland yesterday.

Football League World · Jul 20, 2018

Sunderland in talks with experienced star who was a fan favourite at Sheffield Wednesday

Sunderland have opened negotiations with former Sheffield Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens, according to the Roker Report.

Scotzine · Feb 5, 2018

Loovens’ Red Face

FORMER Celtic defender Glenn Loovens was left red-faced during Sheffield Wednesday’s 3-1 home flop against Birmingham...

Scotzine · Oct 23, 2017

Ex-Celt Sent For Very Early Bath

FORMER Celtic defender Glenn Loovens was sent off in the fourth minute as Sheffield Wednesday lost 2-0 at Derby...

Football League World · Sep 14, 2015

Sheffield Wednesday defender wishes he could turn back time to his Celtic days

Sheffield Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens has admitted that he wishes he could turn back the clock to his Celtic days...

Tribal Football · Dec 3, 2013

Struggling Wednesday turn to defender Loovens

Championship Sheffield Wednesday have signed former Cardiff and Celtic defender Glenn Loovens on a short-term deal...

Daily Record · Jul 19, 2012

Celtic stopper Thomas Rogne: We can take inspiration from Udinese clash into Champions League

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VideoCelts · Jul 18, 2012

Lennon steps up centre half search

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Tribal Football · Jul 17, 2012

Former Celtic defender Loovens set for Zaragoza

Glenn Loovens is set to join Spanish club Real Zaragoza after departing Celtic...

Daily Record · Jul 17, 2012

Glenn Loovens closes in on Real Zaragoza move after quitting Celtic

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Vital Football · Jul 15, 2012

Former defender finds club

Former Celtic defender Glenn Loovens has agreed on a move to Primera Liga Real Zaragoza...

Daily Express · Jul 14, 2012

Loovens lured to La Liga

FREED Celtic defender Glenn Loovens last night agreed a Primera Liga switch to Real Zaragoza...

Vital Football · Jul 4, 2012

Loovens has eyes for Spain

Celtic defender Glenn Loovens is in discussions over a potential move into La Liga with Real Zaragoza...

ETims · Jul 4, 2012

Celtic Diary – July 4th

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Daily Record · Jul 3, 2012

Celtic outcast Glenn Loovens eyes summer move to La Liga club Real Zaragoza

CELTIC defender Glenn Loovens is in talks about a shock move to La Liga with Real Zaragoza after four years with the Parkhead club...

Tribal Football · Jun 22, 2012

Ex-Celtic defender Loovens set for Besiktas

Recently-departed Celtic defender Glenn Loovens is set to join Turkish club Besiktas...

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