John Hartson

Celtic hero John Hartson was born in Swansea on 5 April 1975 (age 45). Follow @JohnHartson10 on Twitter.

In August 2001 Hartson joined Celtic in a £6m transfer. He played for the Scottish Premier League club for five seasons. In March 2004, he dropped out for the remainder of the football season for surgery to his back; however, he recovered in time for Wales’ unsuccessful qualifying campaign for the 2006 World Cup.

In April 2005 he shared the Scottish PFA Players’ Player of the Year award with Fernando Ricksen and a short time later in May he was voted the Scottish Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year.

On 6 November 2005 Hartson scored his 100th goal for Celtic against Falkirk. He scored the only goal against Hearts, on 5 April 2006, (his 31st birthday) to clinch the title for Celtic.

Hartson was sent off on a number of occasions, one being a notable dismissal towards the end of an Old Firm derby, when he was sent-off for violent conduct along with Celtic team-mate Johan Mjällby and Rangers player Fernando Ricksen. Hartson’s dismissal was overturned on appeal.

In December 2002, Celtic defeated Celta Vigo in the first leg of a third round UEFA Cup tie 1-0. Celtic were beaten 2-1 in Vigo, thus progressing on the “away goals” rule to the next round due to John Hartson’s turn and strike. This was the first time that Celtic had remained in European competition after Christmas since the 1970s. In March 2003, Celtic faced Liverpool in the UEFA Cup at the quarter final stage, with the first leg ending in a 1-1 draw in Glasgow. In the return leg at Anfield, John Hartson fired the club’s goal of the season with a strike past Jerzy Dudek into the top corner from over 25 yards out. Celtic won this match 2-0, progressing to the semi-final, where they knocked out Boavista of Portugal to progress to the final. Unfortunately for John Hartson, after playing a major role in getting Celtic all the way through the tournament, most notably with his strikes in Liverpool and Vigo, as well as many assists, he was ruled out of the final through injury. Celtic were defeated 3-2 in the final after extra time by Jose Mourinho’s FC Porto

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Celts Are Here · Jun 25

Sky Sports Pundit Branded Celtic ‘Embarrassing’ – Talks up Rivals

‘I wish it was Hartson’ – Exclusive: McAvennie reacts as Celtic announce new recruit

Celtic Fanzine · Jun 17

John Hartson on reaching out to Celtic to mentor Leigh Griffiths

VideoCelts · Jun 17

Big Bad John gives his approval for Lady Hartson makeover

Celtic Soul · Jun 16

Celtic Soul Podcast Episode 6 John Hartson

Sky Sports · Jun 10

John Hartson: ‘Helicopter Sunday’ heartache

The Celtic Star · May 27

John Hartson Names Superb XI Made Up Of Greatest Teammates

Glasgow Live · May 25

Celtic and Arsenal legends make the cut in John Hartson’s all-time XI

67HailHail · May 24

John Hartson shares what Graeme Souness told him about Celtic’s gap over Rangers

BBC Sportsound · May 24

Sportsound Podcast: 25 May 20

Daily Record · May 24

John Hartson explains the Alfredo Morelos factor key to stopping 10 In A Row

Daily Star · May 22

John Hartson talks openly about gambling problem which ‘controlled every moment’

Daily Record · May 20

John Hartson says Celtic title has no asterisk as he makes Rangers prediction

Sky Sports · May 20

Hartson: No less achievement in Celtic title

BBC Sportsound · May 18

Sportsound Podcast: 18 May 20

Soccerlens · May 18

John Hartson and Stan Collymore react as Celtic win 9th SPL title in a row

The Boot Room · May 18

Chris Sutton, John Hartson and others react as Celtic crowned Scottish Premiership champions

Read Celtic · May 11

Celtic linked with move for Premier League star who’d cost less that John Hartson did

Video: Hartson scores in his final Celtic appearance

£9.27m: Celtic got an absolute bargain when they signed ace lauded by John Hartson – Opinion

League Trophy back at Celtic Park, Dunfermline’s display, Sutton’s last laugh

Transfer Tavern · Apr 28

‘My word’, ‘What a player’ – Many Celtic fans buzzing following club post

The Celtic Star · Apr 26

Video: John Hartson’s Big Hearted Donation to NHS

VideoCelts · Apr 25

John Hartson auctions off iconic Celtic shirt for NHS

Daily Record · Apr 25

Celtic legend John Hartson auctions off final shirt to raise money for the NHS

Transfer Tavern · Apr 23

‘Greatest ever Celt’ – John Hartson and many Celtic fans praise ‘incredible’ ex-player

SPFL TV · Apr 22

Classic Match! | Celtic 2-3 Aberdeen (27/10/04) | SPFL

The Celtic Star · Apr 18

John Hartson Humbled To Be Part Of Deadly Trio

Transfer Tavern · Apr 17

‘Will never forget’, ‘What a team’ – These Celtic fans drool over historic victory

Transfer Tavern · Apr 16

‘Sensational’, ‘Brilliant trolling’ – Many Celtic fans love 38-goal ex-ace’s latest tweet

Read Celtic · Apr 14

QUIZ: Larsson or Hartson? – How well do you know the careers of these Celtic legends?

The Celtic Star · Apr 13

Hartson Hits A Hat-Trick

Celtic TV · Apr 13

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John Hartson Looks Back On The Highlight Of His Celtic Career

Transfer Tavern · Apr 12

‘I’ll never forget that’ – These Celtic fans rave about ‘special moment’ for former player

John Hartson video has left many Celtic fans drooling

Sky Sports · Apr 6

Hartson: ‘Fantastic’ NHS saved my life

Read Celtic · Apr 6

True or False quiz: How well do you know former Celtic star Moussa Dembele?

On This Day: Henrik’s Hat-trick, Celtic Champions

Daily Record · Apr 5

John Hartson on his NHS gratitude as Celtic hero praises frontline workers

Celtic FC · Apr 5

John Hartson: I know just how vital the NHS is to us all

Celtic FC · Apr 5

McManus recalls a vital win on the road to the 2005/06 title

Glasgow Live · Apr 5

Celtic legend John Hartson urges fans to stay indoors

Celtic legend John Hartson’s failed Ibrox medical, One’s called Ronald

Celtic FC · Apr 5

Birthday Bhoy John delivered a title-winning present

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Read Celtic · Apr 5

True or False quiz: How well do you know former Celtic star John Hartson on his birthday?

VideoCelts · Mar 27

John Hartson’s poignant message of support for NHS

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