John Hartson

Celtic hero John Hartson was born in Swansea on 5 April 1975 (age 44). 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

VideoCelts · Mar 27

John Hartson’s poignant message of support for NHS

By the time he went to hospital it had spread to his brain and lungs...

Evening Times · Mar 24

Charlie Nicholas says Rangers won’t get any credit if they concede title to Celtic

Charlie Nicholas has weighed in on John Hartson’s argument that Rangers should concede the title to Celtic – claiming that Gers fans would be seething if the Ibrox club called time on their Premiership challenge...

67HailHail · Mar 24

Charlie Nicholas hits back at Celtic striker John Hartson’s title claim

Continue reading “Charlie Nicholas hits back at Celtic striker John Hartson’s title claim” on 67HailHail.

Scotzine · Mar 24

‘Rangers Can’t Concede Title – and Why Should They?’ Asks Hoops Hero

CHARLIE NICHOLAS insists John Hartson has got it WRONG when he says Rangers should concede the title to Celtic.

VideoCelts · Mar 24

‘Absolute nonsense, not got a clue, not living in real world’ Former Ibrox star makes incredible Hartson attack

Big John is talking absolute nonsense. He doesn’t have a clue and I don’t think he is living in the real world...

Transfer Tavern · Mar 23

‘Well said’, ‘Spot on’ – John Hartson has delighted a lot of Celtic fans

Celtic fans were agreeing with one of their former players as he called for the club’s O** F*** rivals to agree with handing the Hoops the league title...

The Boot Room · Mar 23

John Hartson gives honest title verdict that Rangers fans will absolutely hate

The former striker thinks Steven Gerrard should offer Neil Lennon a handshake and concede the title...

You Have Been Worthy Champions,’ Hartson Insists That Has to Be the Ibrox Message to Celtic

CELTIC hero John Hartson reckons Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox outfit should consider conceding this season’s title.

67HailHail · Mar 22

John Hartson calls for Rangers to concede the league title to Celtic

Continue reading “John Hartson calls for Rangers to concede the league title to Celtic” on 67HailHail.

Soccerlens · Mar 22

‘Would be an incredible thing’ – Hartson urges Rangers to consider sporting gesture

originally posted on Sportslens.com Former Celtic star John Hartson has urged Rangers to concede the title to the Hoops.

BALLS.ie · Mar 22

John Hartsons Calls On Rangers To Concede Title To Celtic

John Hartson has suggested that Rangers would receive credit from the football community if they were to concede the Scottish Premiership title to Celtic...

Daily Star · Mar 22

Celtic hero John Hartson urges Rangers to ‘concede’ Scottish title

The former Arsenal striker thinks Celtic’s lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership is unassailable and Rangers should admit defeat so they can prepare for next season’s campaign...

Celts Are Here · Mar 22

John Hartson Makes Fairytale Ibrox Admission

John Hartson was asked to comment on what should be done with the league should the season not be able to return...

The Celtic Star · Mar 22

The simple genius of John Hartson’s solution to end the title impasse

BIG BAD John Hartson may have spoken with his tongue inserted firmly in his cheek when he made his call for Provisional Champions Celtic to have the title conceded to them by ‘the’ Rangers.

Daily Mail · Mar 22

John Hartson calls on Rangers to concede Premiership title to fierce rivals Celtic

John Hartson called for Rangers to consider conceding the Ladbrokes Premiership title to Celtic if the season is unable to resume...

HITC · Mar 22

John Hartson offers controversial solution to Celtic and Rangers title bid

Rangers can still mathematically overtake Celtic to win the title...

Glasgow Live · Mar 22

Rangers fans dispute John Hartson’s shock Celtic title call

Hartson reckons Rangers would deserve a lot of credit if they conceded the league crown to their rivals...

Talking Baws · Mar 22

John Hartson Reckons Rangers Should Consider Conceding the Title if the Season Can’t be Restarted

Former Celtic striker John Hartson says Rangers should consider conceding the Scottish Premiership title to their arch rivals if the campaign can’t be restarted due to the Coronavirus pandemic...

Daily Record · Mar 22

John Hartson insists Rangers should concede the title to Celtic

The Welshman doesn’t expect it to happen but is adamant it would be the sporting thing for Steven Gerrard’s side to do...

Herald Scotland · Mar 22

John Hartson: Rangers should consider conceding title to Celtic

FORMER Celtic striker John Hartson believes that Rangers would gain “a lot of respect and gratitude” if they were to concede the Premiership title to Neil Lennon’s side...

Evening Times · Mar 22

John Hartson: Rangers should consider conceding title to Celtic

FORMER Celtic striker John Hartson believes that Rangers would gain “a lot of respect and gratitude” if they were to concede the Premiership title to Neil Lennon’s side...

BBC · Mar 22

Rangers would earn ‘huge respect’ by conceding title – former Celtic striker Hartson

Rangers should consider conceding the Scottish Premiership title if the season is unable to restart, says former Celtic striker John Hartson...

Glasgow Live · Mar 22

Celtic legend John Hartson says there are ‘too many hurdles’ for the league to resume

Hartson believes it’s unlikely that the league season can be completed...

Celtic FC · Mar 20

Big Bad John’s Anfield rocket on the Road to Seville

ON this day 17 years ago, Celtic won 2-0 at Anfield in their UEFA Cup quarter-final second leg against Gerard Houllier’s Liverpool...

67HailHail · Mar 20

John Hartson can’t wait for Celtic to ‘take their place’ as title winners

Continue reading “John Hartson can’t wait for Celtic to ‘take their place’ as title winners” on 67HailHail.

Daily Record · Mar 19

John Hartson on the Eyal Berkovic face kick ‘shame’ that stalked his career

The big Celtic striker still harbours regrets about the infamous training ground bust-up...

Transfer Tavern · Mar 18

‘Brilliant’, ‘You legend’ – These Celtic fans laud ‘peach’ from ex-hero

Celtic fans were praising a strike by former player John Hartson in the Hoops’ famous win over Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup.

Celts Are Here · Mar 16

“Listen, I would have signed for Rangers” – Former Celt Confirms Unfair Treatment

It was one of the steals of the century when Celtic managed to wrap up a deal for John Hartson under Martin O’Neill shortly after Rangers had agreed a deal for him but dropped out after an issue with his medical...

FootballFanCast · Mar 10

Celtic icon John Hartson posts playful 8-word tweet involving Henrik Larsson & Chris Sutton

Celtic icon John Hartson posts hysterical eight-word tweet involving other Hoops legends Chris Sutton and Henrik Larsson...

“Write this boy off at your peril” – Celtic icon drools over current Hoops ace

Ex-Celtic star John Hartson has tweeted a proud tribute in the direction of Leigh Griffiths...

Read Celtic · Mar 9

Tweet: Former Celtic favourite makes brilliant sly dig at Kris Boyd following St Mirren victory

John Hartson has sent a sly dig to Kris Boyd on Twitter following Leigh Griffiths’ brilliant performance against St Mirren last weekend...

VideoCelts · Mar 9

John Hartson puts Boyd in his place over Griffiths attack

Among the records Griffiths has overtaken John Hartson in the list of Celtic’s all-time goalscorers, it was a landmark that the Welshman was happy to acknowledge...

VideoCelts · Mar 8

John Hartson’s ‘nightmare’ ahead of Glasgow derby

After back-to-back defeats from Hamilton and Hearts any sort of win was welcomed by Gerrard who witnessed another uninspiring 90 minutes from his side...

67HailHail · Mar 8

John Hartson reacts as Celtic’s Premiership lead narrows to 13 points

Continue reading “John Hartson reacts as Celtic’s Premiership lead narrows to 13 points” on 67HailHail.

67HailHail · Mar 7

John Hartson pays tribute to current Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths

Continue reading “John Hartson pays tribute to current Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths” on 67HailHail.

The Boot Room · Mar 5

John Hartson delivers verdict on Celtic draw last night, shares title race hopes

Celtic legend John Hartson has delivered his verdict on the Hoops’ 2-2 draw in the Scottish Premiership last night.

HITC · Mar 5

John Hartson and Trevor Sinclair react as Celtic extend lead over Rangers

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers lost at Ibrox, while Celtic drew...

VideoCelts · Feb 28

John Hartson suffers double blow

That was the script for Celtic and Arsenal last night but both clubs managed to turn convention on their head as fans were left to wonder what on earth had happened...

67HailHail · Feb 23

Chris Sutton and John Hartson react as Celtic move 12 points clear of Rangers

Continue reading “Chris Sutton and John Hartson react as Celtic move 12 points clear of Rangers” on 67HailHail.

Gerrard is going to need a Bigger Bus!!

It’s been another good weekend, in fact it’s been a really good return to football since the winter break for all of us at Celtic Football Club, well on the football pitch anyway, off pitch it’s a different matter...

67HailHail · Feb 16

John Hartson begins Celtic title count down after Sky Sports gig

Continue reading “John Hartson begins Celtic title count down after Sky Sports gig” on 67HailHail.

Read Celtic · Feb 12

“Outstanding news”, “Great stuff” – These Celtic fans are delighted as Hartson provides an update on Jackie McNamara

A number of Celtic supporters have greeted John Hartson’s update about Jackie McNamara’s health with positivity on social media.

Read Celtic · Feb 11

“Get well soon” – Rival supporters come together with heartfelt messages of support for former Celtic star

Supporters from a number of different clubs have sent messages of support to Jackie McNamara and his family after the former Celtic captain was taken to hospital on Monday.

The Guardian · Feb 10

Jackie McNamara, former Celtic captain, seriously ill after collapse

John Hartson says former teammate has ‘bleed on the brain’• McNamara reported to have collapsed in York on SaturdayFormer clubs and teammates of Jackie McNamara have sent their best wishes after the former Scotland international fell seriously ill.

Daily Mirror · Feb 10

Former Celtic star Jackie McNamara seriously ill in hospital with ‘bleed on the brain’

John Hartson, his former Celtic team-mate, stated that McNamara had collapsed on Saturday with a “bleed on the brain”...

Former Celtic star Jackie McNamara seriously ill in hospital with ‘bleed on the brain’

John Hartson, his former Celtic team-mate, stated that McNamara had collapsed on Saturday with a “bleed on the brain”...

Sports Mole · Feb 10

Jackie McNamara admitted to hospital for brain surgery

Celtic, Scotland and former team-mate John Hartson were among those to send well wishes to the former full-back...

The Celtic Star · Feb 10

‘Worried sick,’ Hartson’s concern for Jackie as McNamara family ask for Privacy

REACTION to the terrible news that Jackie McNamara who was taken to hospital after collapsing at the weekend, as we reported earlier.

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