Roy Aitken

Celtic hero Roy Aitken was born in Irvine, Scotland on 24 November 1958 (age 61).

Robert Sime “Roy” Aitken is a former footballer who went on to become a coach with clubs including Leeds United and Aston Villa. His position as a player was defence.

Born in Irvine, Ayrshire, he grew up in Ardrossan. He signed for Celtic as a youngster. At Celtic, he was nicknamed ‘The Bear’ by the supporters due to his large frame and commanding presence. He later went on to play for Newcastle United, St Mirren and Aberdeen.

He won 57 caps for the Scotland national football team, scoring once.

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ACSOM · Dec 15, 2019

The 500 Club with A Celtic State of Mind – Kevin Graham’s poetic tribute to Roy Aitken

Feed the Bear The mass of bodies swell and roll like a tidal sea as a lone voice shouts “Feed the Bear.” Then another.

Celtic Underground · Aug 14, 2019

The Sad Story of Jim Casey

In the mid 1970’s Celtic boasted a number of highly promising youth players at the club.

Celtic Quick News · Jun 5, 2019

Billy Remembered: Roy Aitken

IT’S Day Five of CQN’s two-week tribute to Celtic legend Billy McNeill.

The Celtic Star · Mar 19, 2019

Watch the scarves going down after the second

On 19 March 1977, Rangers 2 Celtic 2. Roy Aitken with both goals – enjoy watching the scarves going down after the 2nd 19th March 1977, Rangers 2:2 Celtic.

Into Football · Mar 12, 2019

Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – Aitken, Tully, and the lost art of the shy

JUST ANOTHER SHY At Celtic’s 2018 AGM one (somewhat older and disgruntled) fan raised an interesting point: “No player since Roy Aitken has been able to take a shy!

Celtic Quick News · Feb 26, 2019

Rodgers: Legend Backs Boss to Stay

CELTIC legend Roy Aitken believes Brendan Rodgers will resist the lure of a return to the Premier League to remain as Hoops boss.

Celts Are Here · Feb 26, 2019

Celtic Icon Reveals Rodgers Chats

FORMER CELTIC Player Roy Aitken has weighed into the Brendan Rodgers speculation by saying he would be very surprised if Brendan left the club at this stage...

Tribal Football · Feb 26, 2019

Aitken tells Celtic boss Rodgers to ignore Leicester

Celtic legend Roy Aitken has told Brendan Rodgers to ignore any overtures from Leicester City.The Daily Mail says Leicester have made their move for Rodgers to replace the sacked Claude Puel...

Daily Mail · Feb 26, 2019

Former Celtic star Roy Aitken believes Brendan Rodgers will stay despite Leicester speculation

Former Celtic captain Roy Aitken believes from conversations he has had with Brendan Rodgers that the Northern Irishman is already in his dream job...

The Scotsman · Feb 25, 2019

Roy Aitken: ‘EPL is fantastic but Celtic and Brendan Rodgers are a great fit’

Former Celtic captain Roy Aitken is confident Brendan Rodgers will resist the lure of a return to the English Premier League with Leicester City and remain in charge of the 
Scottish champions for the “longer term”...

The Celtic Star · Jan 5, 2019

‘George Best’s first competitive appearance against Celtic,’ Matt Corr

The new decade, the nineteen eighties, began with a home game against League Cup winners Dundee United, a first-half Murdo MacLeod penalty the difference between the teams, after McAlpine had felled Roy Aitken.

The Celtic Star · Dec 21, 2018

Celtic’s 500 Club – Only Legends need apply!

‘Celtic’s 500 Club – only legends need apply,’ stated the official site today as Roy Aitken spoke about welcoming his fellow winning captain Scott Brown into the most exclusive of Celtic clubs.

The Celtic Star · Nov 21, 2018

Jim Craig – Murdo MacLeod thundered a tremendous drive past McCloy

On this day in 1981, 48,600 were inside Celtic Park for the second contest of the season against Rangers, Celtic having won the opening encounter 2-0 at Ibrox...

The Celtic Star · Nov 7, 2018

‘It was like big Roy Aitken had killed the guy and they were putting a sheet over him,’ Dougie McGuire

A few months back Scott Alcroft met up with former Celtic player Dougie McGuire for The Celtic Star.

Daily Mail · Oct 24, 2018

Roy Aitken reflects on swapping school tie for starting shirt in Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-final

Aitken had only made his debut as a 16-year-old in the League Cup against Stenhousemuir the previous September but would swap his school tie for a starting jersey if Fallon could get his way...

Herald Scotland · Oct 23, 2018

Celtic icon Roy Aitken on playing as a wean, being chaperoned in East Germany and why the 1980s were wonderful

CELTIC head to Leipzig today with plenty to ponder...

The Scotsman · Oct 23, 2018

Celtic’s Leipzig tie reminds Roy Aitken of eastern adventure

Celtic’s visit to Germany for tomorrow night’s Europa League tie against RB Leipzig provoked a Proustian rush of memories for one of the club’s greatest captains, Roy Aitken...

Read Celtic · Oct 22, 2018

Celtic legend backs key player to turn down transfer interest and stay at the club

Celtic legend Roy Aitken wants to see Scott Brown turn down interest from Australia and stay at the club.

Soccerlens · Oct 22, 2018

Roy Aitken names which Celtic player has “too much to offer” to leave next summer

originally posted on Roy Aitken says he would be shocked if Scott Brown left Celtic next summer and believes the long-serving midfielder “leads by example” and has “too much to offer” on and off the pitch to leave the club next summer.

Celtic FC · Oct 22, 2018

Celtic legend in Scottish football Hall of Fame

ROY Aitken has been inducted into the Scottish football Hall of Fame, being presented with his award by his former Celtic team-mate and current Scotland assistant manager, Peter Grant, at a ceremony on Sunday night at Hampden...

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