Jorge Cadete

Celtic hero Jorge Cadete was born in Mozambique on 27 August 1968 (age 51).

In April 1996, after a lengthy transfer saga, Cadete’s contract was rescinded and he signed for Celtic on a free transfer, in the middle of the 1995–96 campaign. His debut came against Aberdeen at Celtic Park as he came off the bench to score Celtic’s fifth goal in a 5–0 win, thus becoming an instant hit; along with Pierre van Hooijdonk and Paolo Di Canio, he was labelled as one of the “Three Amigos” by club chairman Fergus McCann.

Cadete’s transfer to Celtic turned out to be controversial. Despite being signed prior to the transfer deadline, the Scottish Football Association delayed processing his registration in time for the Scottish Cup semi-finals against Rangers at Hampden Park. Following a complaint from McCann, SFA chief Jim Farry was relieved of his duties after being found guilty of deliberately holding back the player’s registration.

The following season, Cadete’s only full in Scotland, was unarguably the greatest of his career, with the player finishing the year as the country’s top scorer with 33 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions, without the aid of penalty kicks. Despite this, his team lost the league title to Glasgow arch-rivals Rangers; he played his last match against Dundee United, bowing to the Celtic fans before kissing the turf.

Celtic manager Tommy Burns made way for new coach Wim Jansen, and Cadete remained a Celtic player throughout the season. Then, citing mental health issues and a failure to adjust to life in Scotland without his family, he requested a transfer.

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VideoCelts · Jan 14

Celtic TV pundit gives telling Klimala reminder

Twenty years ago most Celtic signings were players that the fans were already aware of with Jorge Cadete, Paolo di Canio and Andy Thom known to some degree...

67HailHail · May 22, 2019

Celtic hero’s Patrick Roberts urge

Celtic great Davie Hay believes the club should be going in for Patrick Roberts this summer.

Cmon The Hoops Celtic · Mar 22, 2019

Jorge cadete | throwback player | Celtic fc

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Celts Are Here · Feb 12, 2019

Jorge Cadete – “Surprised By Celtic Supporters”

You may find some division on Jorge Cadete among Celtic fans with why and how he left the football club, but nobody ever argues about his talent.

The Celtic Star · Jan 23, 2019

Contrasting fortunes on Celtic debuts, Weah’s infectious enthusiasm

JORGE CADETE made an instant impact, so did Big Pierre.

Celtic Quick News · Sep 21, 2018

Exclusive! Part Two: the Three Amigos and Me – Davie Hay Tells All

CELTIC legend Davie Hay was chief scout at the club when he helped to introduce the talented trio of Pierre van Hooijdonk, Jorge Cadete and Paolo di Canio, nicknamed ‘The Three Amigos’ by owner Fergus McCann...

Celtic Quick News · Sep 20, 2018

Exclusive! Part One: How We Almost Lost Henrik for £140,000 – Davie Hay Tells All

CELTIC legend Davie Hay admits he was a little surprised when he read media reports with ex-Hoops star Andy Ritchie claiming he brought players such as Pierre van Hooijdonk, Jorge Cadete and Paolo di Canio to the club...

The Celtic Star · Sep 19, 2018

‘Celtic’s Double Dutch miss but Three Amigos were my Bhoys,’ Celtic Ambassador

DAVIE HAY has hit back at claims made by former Celtic scout Andy Ritchie that he was the man responsible for bringing the Three Amigos – Pierre van Hooijdonk, Jorge Cadete and Paolo Di Canio to Celtic...

Evening Times · Sep 8, 2018

Celtic legends Jorge Cadete, Simon Donnelly and Jackie McNamara to take part in an ‘evening with’ event

CELTIC legends Jorge Cadete, Simon Donnelly and Jackie McNamara will be taking part in an ‘evening with’ style event in Glasgow...

The Celtic Star · Aug 20, 2018

‘I scored 38 goals in 47 games, no penalties, but I’m not a Celtic legend,’ Jorge Cadete

IS Jorge Cadete a Celtic legend? Probably not and the Portuguese agrees, but only because he didn’t wear the Hoops for long enough.

Celts Are Here · Aug 20, 2018

‘I’m Not a Celtic Legend’ – Former Parkhead Goal Machine Responds to Fans

JORGE CADETE is still blown away by the praise he receives from Celtic fans even though he only spent a short time at the club.

Celts Are Here · Aug 14, 2018

Portuguese Goal Machine Wishes Celtic Luck in Greece

FORMER Celtic striker Jorge Cadete has taken to social media to wish the club good luck tonight when they face Athens in the Champions League third qualifying round.

The Celtic Star · Jul 18, 2018

Jim Craig: Paulo di Canio’s pay demands, Jorge Cadete’s unhappiness

On this day in 1997, Celtic travelled to Dublin to play a friendly against St Patrick’s Athletic, the game ending in a 1-1 draw.

The Celtic Star · Jul 18, 2018

Jim Craig – Paulo di Canio’s pay demands, Jorge Cadete’s unhappiness

On this day in 1997, Celtic travelled to Dublin to play a friendly against St Patrick’s Athletic, the game ending in a 1-1 draw.

The Celtic Star · Apr 22, 2018

We travelled from Ontario, Canada to meet Jorge Cadete and Tom Boyd in Paradise

Supporting Celtic is a family affair for many. It means sharing an affinity for a team, a club, and a heritage that runs deep...

Celts Are Here · Apr 18, 2018

“I’m Available” – Former Celtic Goal Machine Reveals Rodgers Chat

It may have been a long time ago, but his recent visit to Glasgow has proved that Celtic fans still appreciate Jorge Cadete after 20 years removed from being a Celtic Player...

HITC · Apr 17, 2018

Former hero open to Celtic return, shares conversation with Brendan Rodgers

Jorge Cadete is open to returning to Celtic as a coach and working with manager Brendan Rodgers...

The Celtic Star · Mar 30, 2018

“I would have made the difference,” Jorge Cadete on the SFA costing him of medals

JORGE CADETE believes that had he been allowed to play Tommy Burns would have won the league and Scottish Cup in 1996 and ended the Rangers charge towards matching Celtic’s 9 in a row...

Celts Are Here · Feb 25, 2018

Forever in My Memories – Celtic Goal Machine Thanks Celtic Support

JORGE CADETE may have only been at Celtic for a short time but his affection for the club has stood the test of the time and he continues to be grateful towards the supporters who still talk about him to this day...

The Celtic Star · Feb 23, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT – Smell The Glove live events with special guests to celebrate 20th anniversary of ‘Stopping the Ten’

“The worst thing to hit Hiroshima since the atom bomb “ Employing Jock Brown as General Manager ‘Trading’ Paolo Di Canio for Regi Blinker Selling top-scorer Jorge Cadete to Celta Vigo Henrik Larsson’s nightmare debut To a backdrop of abject confusion...

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