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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The Dugout · 13h

Celtic hero backs Celtic ambassador Tom Boyd

Former Celtic striker, John Hartson, is backing Tom Boyd, over his so-called controversial comments – who is under pressure from the SFA who are set to open a compliance investigation...

The Dugout · 13h
Celts Are Here · Aug 20

John Hartson Rocks Media Boat with Celtic Tweet – Backs Tom Boyd

JOHN HARTSON retweeted a video of a horrible decision going against Celtic and posted it with the tag line ‘Been there seen it done it’...

Celts Are Here · Aug 20
Celtic FC · Aug 1

Leigh Griffiths looking to the future in this week’s Celtic View

WHEN Leigh Griffiths found the net against Lithuanian outfit FK Suduva last year, he became the 29th Celt to score 100 competitive goals for the club...

Celtic FC · Aug 1
Mark Nicholas · Jul 31

An Alternate History of Celtic (Part 11): What if John Hartson had passed his Ibrox medical?

As Celtic’s fourth highest all-time leading goal scorer that has built an incredible bond with the fans, John Hartson is one of the most iconic players to represent the club since the turn of the millennium...

Mark Nicholas · Jul 31
Evening Times · Jul 25

Celtic legend John Hartson hails Neil Lennon for sticking by Leigh Griffiths after stunning Nomme Kalju strike

Celtic legend John Hartson has hailed Neil Lennon for sticking with Leigh Griffiths after the striker scored a stunning free-kick to help his team breeze past Nomme Kalju...

Evening Times · Jul 25
Herald Scotland · Jul 25

Celtic legend John Hartson hails Neil Lennon for sticking by Leigh Griffiths after stunning Nomme Kalju strike

Celtic legend John Hartson has hailed Neil Lennon for sticking with Leigh Griffiths after the striker scored a stunning free-kick to help his team breeze past Nomme Kalju...

Herald Scotland · Jul 25
VideoCelts · Jul 24

Former SPL chief fears insolvency event at Ibrox

Before he stood down in November 2002 Mitchell witnessed the cut price contracts registered for Tore Andre Flo and Ronald de Boer while Celtic were paying £30,000/week to sign Chris Sutton, John Hartson and Neil Lennon...

VideoCelts · Jul 24
Celtic FC · Jun 24

Jackie McNamara confirmed for Celtic FC Festival

AS the countdown to the inaugural Celtic FC Festival continues, with John Hartson already confirmed to appear on the Saturday, yet another former player is scheduled to attend, with Jackie McNamara taking to the Celtic View stage on Friday, July 26...

Celtic FC · Jun 24
Soccerlens · Jun 23

‘An embarrassment’ – John Hartson reacts to the reported bid for Celtic star

originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing the Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney this summer.

Soccerlens · Jun 23
FootballFanCast · Jun 23

“An embarrassment” – BT Sport pundit issues strong verdict on Kieran Tierney report

Arsenal are reported to have bid £15m for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney but John Hartson thinks it’s a figure that severely undervalues the player...

FootballFanCast · Jun 23
67HailHail · Jun 22

“An embarrassment” – former Celt reacts to interesting transfer development

Former Celtic forward John Hartson has labelled Arsenal’s bid for Kieran Tierney as “an embarrassment”.

67HailHail · Jun 22
The Sun · Jun 22

Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney bid is ‘an embarrassment’ blasts Celtic legend John Hartson

JOHN HARTSON has slammed his former club Arsenal for an ‘embarrassing’ bid for Celtic ace Kieran Tierney.

The Sun · Jun 22
Celtic Fanzine · Aug 19

An Evening With Chris Sutton

We are delighted to announce that Chris Sutton will be joining us at Malones Glasgow as we kick off our Evening with series for this season on Friday 27 September...

Celtic Fanzine · Aug 19
VideoCelts · Jul 18

Scary! Big Bad John Hartson shows the result of his ‘Uncle Albert’ Face App!

The striker was never considered one of the game’s pretty boys with the new app not producing the most flattering of results...

VideoCelts · Jul 18
Metro · Jun 25

Arsenal ‘taking the p***’ with £15m offer for Kieran Tierney, says John Hartson

Continue reading “Arsenal ‘taking the p***’ with £15m offer for Kieran Tierney, says John Hartson” on Metro.

Metro · Jun 25
Inside Futbol · Aug 14

Celtic Fans Have Other Targets – Bhoys Legend Plays Down Champions League Exit

Former Celtic star John Hartson feels the Bhoys fans will not be too disheartened by their Champions League failure...

Inside Futbol · Aug 14
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