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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Video: Hartson and Sutton combine to put Rangers out the Scottish Cup

Hartson has say on Celtic red card

John Hartson gives verdict on rash defensive decision in Ibrox defeat

Larry Cafiero · Jan 2

News flash: We’re still in it

John Hartson’s Celtic Verdict

The Celtic Star · Dec 29, 2020

Back to the Fixture: 29th December

The Celtic Star · Dec 28, 2020

Hartson heaves pressure on theRangers title bid

The Celtic Star · Dec 27, 2020

John Hartson Clamps Kris Boyd Live On Air

HITC · Dec 27, 2020

‘Travesty’: Former Celtic and Rangers stars John Hartson and Kris Boyd in title pressure dispute

Daily Record · Dec 26, 2020

John Hartson fires Rangers dig at Kris Boyd as Celtic hero bites back

Celtic Quick News · Dec 24, 2020

Air We Go: Griff Just Like Henrik

The Scotsman · Dec 23, 2020

Celtic hero pinpoints weakness he wants to see improved after first half against Ross County

Daily Record · Dec 22, 2020

Celtic need a ‘miracle’ to stop Rangers claims John Hartson

Celtic Quick News · Dec 22, 2020

Hartson’s Case for the Defence

BBC · Dec 22, 2020

John Hartson: Former striker says Celtic need ‘miracle’ to win title

Celts Are Here · Dec 17, 2020

Fan Power Won’t Work: John Hartson on Lennon’s Big Call

HITC · Dec 13, 2020

John Hartson hails Ismaila Soro after Celtic’s win – but disagreed with one Lennon decision

HITC · Dec 11, 2020

‘Selection headache’: John Hartson praises 3 Celtic players after last night

The Celtic Star · Dec 3, 2020

‘Schoolboy’, pundit duo react to Celtic’s latest Europa League defeat

Read Celtic · Dec 3, 2020

McAvennie suggests Lennon should bring in Hartson to backroom staff

Vital Celtic · Nov 30, 2020

Hartson’s review of Lennon is telling. The Celtic boss has no intentions of walking

67HailHail · Nov 30, 2020

John Hartson breaks silence on Celtic boss; thinks Lennon’s close to walking

The Celtic Star · Nov 30, 2020

Celtic: A Family at War – “They were shocking. They were disgusting,” Andy Walker

Celts Are Here · Nov 30, 2020

Former Celtic Star Slams Idiot Fans

The Celtic Star · Nov 29, 2020

Commentator hits out at John Hartson after Neil Lennon stance

Celts Are Here · Nov 28, 2020

‘Could Have Fooled me’ Provan Hits Out at Lennon Cheerleader

Celtic Huddle Podcast · Nov 27, 2020

CELTIC LEGENDS LIVE, in association with 1st Star! TONIGHT from 7.30pm UK Time

The Celtic Bhoys · Nov 26, 2020

Henrik Larsson reveals Celtic secret to John Hartson

Celts Are Here · Nov 26, 2020

Henrik Larsson Reveals Celtic Secret to Former Teammate

The Celtic Star · Nov 23, 2020

Video – Celtic legend John Hartson on Gambling “Watch out for the danger signs”

Evening Times · Nov 16, 2020

Celtic legend John Hartson pays tribute to sister Hayley after tragic death

Herald Scotland · Nov 16, 2020

Celtic legend John Hartson pays tribute to sister Hayley after tragic death

The Sun · Nov 16, 2020

Ex-Arsenal striker John Hartson reveals his older sister Hayley has died with family left ‘devastated’

Indy Celts · Nov 15, 2020

Celts call for major change on Celtic TV

The Scotsman · Nov 13, 2020

‘Phenomenon’ – John Hartson waxes lyrical over ‘special’ Celtic teammate Larsson

67HailHail · Oct 22, 2020

John Hartson details Martin O’Neill speech which inspired Celtic to victory

Daily Record · Oct 20, 2020

John Hartson explains the Celtic mark that he will ‘take to my grave’

Celtic Now And Forever · Oct 8, 2020

Quiz | How Well Do You Know John Hartson?

67HailHail · Oct 2, 2020

John Hartson backing Celtic to step up in tough Europa League group; Sutton winds up Leicester fans

The Celt · Sep 30, 2020

Leading scorers in the 21st century

67HailHail · Sep 25, 2020

John Hartson hails former Celtic strike partner Maciej Zurawski

67HailHail · Sep 24, 2020

Celtic great John Hartson reacts to Neil Lennon dropping Albian Ajeti in Riga

Off the Ball · Sep 15, 2020

John Hartson | Is the Scottish league competitive?; Shane Duffy debut; Arsenal’s winning start

Off the Ball · Sep 15, 2020

OTB AM | Ronan O’Gara, John Hartson, Bernard Brogan, inter-county managers

67HailHail · Sep 12, 2020

John Hartson delighted with Celtic signing of Shane Duffy

Celtic Fanzine TV · Sep 11, 2020

Celtic Soul Podcast Episode 26 Johnston, McDonald & Hartson

Celtic Soul · Sep 11, 2020

Celtic Soul Podcast Episode 26 Johnston, McDonald & Hartson

67HailHail · Sep 10, 2020

John Hartson predicts wild Celtic celebrations despite COVID guidance

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