Jorge Cadete

Read all the news about Celtic hero Jorge Cadete. Jorge Cadete was born in Mozambique on 27 August 1968 (age 49).

In April 1996, after a lengthy transfer saga, Cadete’s contract was rescinded and he signed for Celtic on a free transfer, in the middle of the 1995–96 campaign.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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The Celtic Star · Aug 20

‘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.

The Celtic Star · Aug 20
Celts Are Here · Aug 20

‘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 20
Celts Are Here · Aug 14

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.

Celts Are Here · Aug 14
The Celtic Star · Jul 18

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
The Celtic Star · Jul 18

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
The Celtic Star · Apr 22

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...

The Celtic Star · Apr 22
Celts Are Here · Apr 18

“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...

Celts Are Here · Apr 18
HITC · Apr 17

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...

HITC · Apr 17
The Celtic Star · Mar 30

“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...

The Celtic Star · Mar 30
Celts Are Here · Feb 25

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...

Celts Are Here · Feb 25
Talking Baws · Oct 16, 2017

Jorge Cadete Claims Celtic Turned Down £9M From Leeds United For Him in 1996

Former Celtic striker Jorge Cadete has claimed the Hoops turned down a bid of £9 million from Leeds United during his goal-scoring spree in 1996...

Talking Baws · Oct 16, 2017
Daily Record · Oct 16, 2017

Celtic rejected £9m Leeds United offer for me in 1996 claims former Hoops star Jorge Cadete

Portuguese striker admits he can’t believe the adulation he still gets from Celtic fans 20 years after playing for them...

Daily Record · Oct 16, 2017
The Scotsman · Oct 16, 2017

Leeds ‘tried to sign Jorge Cadete from Celtic for £9m’

Former Celtic striker Jorge Cadete has revealed how Leeds United tried to sign him from Celtic in 1996...

The Scotsman · Oct 16, 2017
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 11, 2017

Are we watching Stewart Regan’s ‘Jim Farry moment’?

In 1999, then-Scottish FA chief executive Jim Farry was sacked after he was found to have delayed striker Jorge Cadete’s transfer to Celtic in time for their Scottish Cup semi-final game against Rangers in 1996, which Celtic lost 2-1...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 11, 2017
Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 11, 2017

Are we watching Stewart Regan’s ‘Jim Farry moment’?

In 1999, then-Scottish FA chief executive Jim Farry was sacked after he was found to have delayed striker Jorge Cadete’s transfer to Celtic in time for their Scottish Cup semi-final game against Rangers in 1996, which Celtic lost 2-1...

Last Ditch Tackle · Sep 11, 2017
Talking Baws · Jan 24, 2017

Celtic’s Erik Sviatchenko Looks More Like Jorge Cadete in Throwback Picture

Celtic defender Erik Svianchenko looks more like a Hoops hero from the past in his latest throwback picture, with the flowing locks of Jorge Cadete springing to mind...

Talking Baws · Jan 24, 2017
The Celtic Star · Feb 23

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...

The Celtic Star · Feb 23
Celtic Quick News · Sep 10, 2017

Remember Farry, Mr Regan

On April 1, 1996, the Parkhead fans were in raptures after Jorge Cadete, following a delay of five weeks waiting for his clearance, finally made his debut...

Celtic Quick News · Sep 10, 2017
Celtic Underground · Nov 19, 2016

Debut Days – Jorge Cadete

1 APRIL 1996 CELTIC 5-0 ABERDEEN Jorge Cadete’s transfer to Celtic was one of the most controversial in Scottish football history...

Celtic Underground · Nov 19, 2016
Randalstown Hoops · Jun 28, 2016

The Goal Machine – A Blast From The Past

Jorge Cadete is remembered at Celtic as one of the Three Amigos, the forward line that bedazzled and delighted the Parkhead public during 1996-97...

Randalstown Hoops · Jun 28, 2016
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