John Hartson

Read all the news about Celtic hero John Hartson. John Hartson was born in Swansea on 5 April 1975 (age 43). 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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Evening Times · Aug 21

John Hartson: Dedryck Boyata will play for Celtic again

I am going to tell you know that I think we will see Dedryck Boyata play for Celtic again...

Evening Times · Aug 21
BT Sport · Aug 18

“Get Boyata out of the club!” – Sutton, Hartson, & Craigan on Celtic’s struggles

Darrell Currie is joined by Chris Sutton, John Hartson, and Stephen Craigan after a rough week for Celtic in Europe...

BT Sport · Aug 18
Talking Baws · Aug 18

Video: John Hartson Says There’s a Feeling That Celtic Are Resting on Their Laurels

Ex-Celtic striker John Hartson has criticised his former club this morning, as he addressed their failure to sign John McGinn, Dedryck Boyata’s future and the possibility of Brendan Rodgers eventually leaving Glasgow...

Talking Baws · Aug 18
Celts Are Here · Aug 16

‘Sad B’ – John Hartson Laughs at Gers Fan

JOHN HARTSON has branded a Gers fan a ‘sad bstard after he tagged the former Celtic striker in a tweet about a missed penalty...

Celts Are Here · Aug 16

‘Dermot Must Back Brendan,’ Legend

CELTIC hero John Hartson has admitted he is mystified at the lack of backing for Brendan Rodgers.

Evening Times · Aug 14

John Hartson: Moussa Dembele has to start for Celtic in Athens

Continue reading “John Hartson: Moussa Dembele has to start for Celtic in Athens” on Evening Times.

Evening Times · Aug 14
Read Celtic · Aug 7

Celtic star will be worth close to £30m if he stays says ex-Hoops star

Former Celtic striker John Hartson is urging the Hoops to keep hold of Dedryck Boyata following a £9 million offer from Fulham.

Read Celtic · Aug 7

What Should Celtic Do If Offered £9 Million For Boyata? Take The Money, Of Course.

I enjoy John Hartson at times, and last night when I read his column on Dedryck Boyata I was especially ticked by his idea that if we keep the big man and get him to sign a new deal that we’ve got a £29 million player on our hands...

VideoCelts · Aug 7

£20m reasons to keep Celtic defender

John Hartson believes that Dedryck Boyata should should sign a new contract at Celtic and watch his value soar to £29m.

VideoCelts · Aug 7

Jim Craig – Billy Connolly’s half time performance

Only one week previously, Celtic had travelled to Lithuania for the first leg of this Champions League qualifier and came away with a comfortable 4-0 victory.

Evening Times · Jul 31

John Hartson: I wish Livvy all the best this season but doubt they’ll spoil Celtic’s party

I loved my time at Livingston last year. I spent ten months working with the squad and when David Hopkins made the call to leave the club at the end of the season he told me to throw my hat into the ring for the job...

Evening Times · Jul 31
Evening Times · Jul 31

John Hartson: Celtic can bury Rangers with the right signings this summer

If Rangers were in the position that Celtic are just now – money in the bank, a proven manager in the dug-out and genuine quality all over the pitch – they would go out and look to bury Celtic by making the gap on and off the park even bigger...

Evening Times · Jul 31
HITC · Jul 24

John Hartson has made a transfer prediction regarding Celtic

Celtic are light on central-defensive options for tomorrow’s clash with Rosenborg...

HITC · Jul 24
Evening Times · Jul 24

John Hartson: Moussa Dembele himself will know if he is fit to play against Rosenborg

Reports are suggesting that Moussa Dembele should get the all-clear to play tomorrow night and given the form that he has been in and the partnership he has struck up with Odsonne Edouard then getting him onto the pitch will be a boost for Celtic...

Evening Times · Jul 24

You’ve Not Got a Clue – Former Celt Slams Paranoid Ibrox Boss

JOHN HARTSON has told Steven Gerrard he hasn’t got a clue what he’s on about after the Ibrox boss petulantly grasped at straws, telling the media The Rangers don’t get the big decision...

Former O** F*** duo rubbish Gerrard’s ‘bias’ claims

Former Celtic and Wales International John Hartson has laughed off any hint of decisions going against Rangers after Steven Gerrard’s undignified paranoid comments at the weekend.Gerrard was left raging after his side lost a late equaliser to Aberdeen after the Ibrox side played around 80 minutes with ten men after Alfredo Morelos was sent off for kicking Dons defender Scott McKenna...

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