John Hartson

Read all the news about Celtic hero John Hartson. 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

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Scotzine · 4h

EDOUARD v MORELOS: STRIKE LEGEND’S VIEW

JOHN HARTSON has examined the qualities of rival strikers Odsonne Edouard, the French attack-leader of Celtic, and Alfredo Morelos, Rangers’ Colombian hitman.

Scotzine · 4h

Hero’s Edouard Warning

JOHN HARTSON has told Celtic to expect big-money bids for Odsonne Edouard in the January transfer window.

John Hartson says Celtic should be braced for big money Odsonne Edouard bids.

THE ongoing travails of Leigh Griffiths and the injury woes of Vakoun Issouf Bayo have meant that Celtic’s reliance on Odsonne Edouard have become even more pronounced in recent weeks...

John Hartson says Celtic should be braced for big money Odsonne Edouard bids.

THE ongoing travails of Leigh Griffiths and the injury woes of Vakoun Issouf Bayo have meant that Celtic’s reliance on Odsonne Edouard have become even more pronounced in recent weeks...

John Hartson in Alfredo Morelos backing as he defends Rangers star’s derby drought

Morelos has failed to score in 10 attempts against Celtic but has 22 goals in all competitions this season...

The Celtic Star · Nov 14

‘Grab life by the balls’ – Support United Glasgow FC and win 5 Tickets to John Hartson Foundation’s Sportsman’s Lunch

YESTERDAY on The Celtic Star we published an article on the incredible work going on at United Glasgow and we’d encourage you to read it and if possible share it among fellow Celtic supports on your own social media channels and WhatsApp groups – Hand in hand – Celtic, ‘Created by Immigrants’ and United Glasgow...

The Celtic Star · Nov 14
Soccerlens · Nov 8

Shay Given and John Hartson react to Celtic win vs Lazio on Twitter

originally posted on Sportslens.com Celtic produced yet another special performance on a big European night as they secured their passage to the Europa league last 32 with two games to spare.

Soccerlens · Nov 8
VideoCelts · Nov 7

John Hartson sends a message to the two Celtic fans stabbed in Rome

Troubled flared around a couple of Irish pubs as Lazio fans targeted Celtic supporters in the city for tonight’s Europa League tie against Lazio...

VideoCelts · Nov 7
67HailHail · Nov 6

Popular figure claims Celtic “will try” for a stunning permanent deal

Celtic great John Hartson believes the Hoops will try to sign Southampton’s Mohamed Elyounoussi on a permanent deal this summer.

67HailHail · Nov 6
Soccerlens · Nov 5

‘Major coup for Rangers’: Hartson says something Celtic has done which is ‘almost embarrassing’

originally posted on Sportslens.com Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers have reached the finals of the Betfred Cup where they will face arch-rivals Celtic.

Soccerlens · Nov 5

John Hartson Takes Cheeky Dig at Ibrox Club

JOHN HARTSON believes it will be up to The Rangers to find a way past Celtic in next month’s League Cup final at Hampden and took his opportunity to stick the boot into the Ibrox club...

67HailHail · Nov 5

Our View: Celtic legend has got it wrong when it comes to Hoops domination of Scotland

Celtic legend John Hartson recently had some interesting comments to say about the Hoops’ domination of Scottish football.

67HailHail · Nov 5

Celtic ‘Ridiculous with Their Domination,’ Views Hoops Hero

FORMER Celtic striker John Hartson believes his old club have been “ridiculous with their domination” as they zero in on their TENTH successive domestic trophy next month...

John Hartson’s cautionary tale for Celtic stars as he describes Rangers final loss as low point of his career

Continue reading “John Hartson’s cautionary tale for Celtic stars as he describes Rangers final loss as low point of his career” on Herald Scotland.

Evening Times · Nov 4

John Hartson’s cautionary tale for Celtic stars as he describes Rangers final loss as low point of his career

Continue reading “John Hartson’s cautionary tale for Celtic stars as he describes Rangers final loss as low point of his career” on Evening Times.

Evening Times · Nov 4

Ex-Arsenal & Celtic striker Hartson: Tierney purchase was a bargain

Former Arsenal and Celtic striker John Hartson believes the former got Kieran Tierney on the cheap.The Gunners paid 25m for the Scotland international this past summer.Read more on Tribal Football...

LEGEND REVEALS KT’S TURMOIL – 18 MONTHS BEFORE £25m MOVE

JOHN HARTSON has revealed Kieran Tierney was in “turmoil” at Celtic – EIGHTEEN months before his record-breaking £25million move to Arsenal in the summer.

The Sun · Oct 10

Arsenal star Kieran Tierney is ‘better defender’ than Liverpool sensation Andy Robertson, claims John Hartson

JOHN HARTSON supports Arsenal’s signing of Kieran Tierney, and thinks the left-back will be a worthy addition during the Premier League.

The Sun · Oct 10
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