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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HITC · 10h

John Hartson tweets reaction to Celtic’s latest disappointment amid war of words with Lennon

Soccerlens · 15h

‘A stark reminder’: John Hartson reacts to Celtic result vs Livingston

John Hartson doubles down on Neil Lennon Celtic axe call

‘Dragging the team through’: John Hartson positive about one Celtic player after 2-2 draw

Herald Scotland · Jan 20

Former Celtic striker John Harton left ‘hurt and disappointed’ by Neil Lennon’s comments

Evening Times · Jan 20

Former Celtic striker John Harton left ‘hurt and disappointed’ by Neil Lennon’s comments

Vital Celtic · Jan 20

Pundit’s stunning hypocrisy over Lennon remarks

‘He’s Clearly a Man Under Severe Pressure,’ Hartson on Lenny

Glasgow Live · Jan 20

John Hartson ‘hurt’ by Neil Lennon’s response to his Celtic change call

Daily Record · Jan 20

Celtic legend John Hartson admits Neil Lennon criticism hurt him

Celts Are Here · Jan 19

John Hartson ‘Hurt and Disappointed’ After Lennon Comments

VideoCelts · Jan 19

John Hartson’s hurt over Lennon snub

The Celtic Star · Jan 19

John Hartson’s Opinion “Means Nothing” To Neil Lennon As Celtic Boss Hits Back At Former Teammate “On The Periphery Of The Game”

HITC · Jan 19

‘Means nothing to me’: Celtic boss Neil Lennon hits back after John Hartson calls on him to go

Celts Are Here · Jan 19

Neil Lennon Turns on Former Teammate

Lenny’s Reaction to Hartson’s Call to Quit: ‘It Means Nothing’

Vital Celtic · Jan 19

“His comments mean nothing to me! – Lennon goes after old pal

VideoCelts · Jan 18

Neil Lennon responds to John Hartson’s quit call

HITC · Jan 18

John Hartson blasts Celtic for signing Albian Ajeti and Vasilis Barkas

Daily Record · Jan 18

John Hartson’s Celtic rant in full as fires his punditry machine gun

Herald Scotland · Jan 18

John Hartson points to hot-shot Ivan Toney in brutal blast at Celtic recruitment

Evening Times · Jan 18

John Hartson points to hot-shot Ivan Toney in brutal blast at Celtic recruitment

67HailHail · Jan 18

John Hartson has gone on a passionate Celtic rant; Kennedy and Strachan questioned

Vital Celtic · Jan 18

Ex Hoops hero “The players are getting away with murder!”

The Celtic Star · Jan 17

Time’s Up Pal, “Sometimes it just doesn’t work. Neil is intelligent enough and he’s got to see this,” Hartson

HITC · Jan 17

‘Time has come’: Former Celtic team-mate John Hartson says Neil Lennon must go now

Daily Mail · Jan 17

Former Celtic striker John Hartson believes Neil Lennon’s time as manager should be up

BALLS.ie · Jan 17

John Hartson Believes Neil Lennon’s Time At Celtic Is Up

The Scotsman · Jan 17

Former Celtic team mate admits ‘time has come’ for Neil Lennon to leave Parkhead

Sports Mole · Jan 17

John Hartson: ‘Neil Lennon needs to leave Celtic’

Evening Times · Jan 17

Ex-Celtic striker John Hartson says the time has come for Neil Lennon to leave Parkhead

Herald Scotland · Jan 17

Ex-Celtic striker John Hartson says the time has come for Neil Lennon to leave Parkhead

John Hartson says time has come for Neil Lennon to leave Celtic

‘It’s Gone,’ Admits Hoops Hero

Daily Record · Jan 16

Celtic hero John Hartson says anyone still touting 10 In A Row is ‘deranged’

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

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