WITH Celtic winning 9IAR during the week, it allowed for supporters to take stock of the last nine years from a personal point of view as well as from a footballing perspective. Celtic became Champions of Scotland after a blistering win at Rugby Park back in 2012 and since then, no team has been near the Premiership trophy that has been kept safe in the Celtic trophy room.
This series will look at a few forgotten names in the 9IAR winning teams and how their career transpired following their time with Celtic.
Firstly, we had Mo Bangura but the second player is Miku from the 2012/13 season.
Nicolás Fedor (or Miku) was signed on loan from Getafe as the Spanish side’s top goalscorer. It was a move that was supposed to give Celtic a competitive edge on the European stage.
Despite appearing a competent player, Miku’s return was poor and struggled to force his way into the team. The trio of Stokes, Hooper and Samaras remained the preferred options of Neil Lennon in attack and injuries allowed Miku an opportunity on a Champions League night versus Barcelona.
Miku started up front against Barcelona on a night that Celtic celebrated their 125th anniversary. The atmosphere was incredible and Miku played 90 minutes as Celtic won 2-1. The striker’s hold up play was impressive and it looked as if he might’ve proven himself in a Celtic jersey. However, it was the goalscorer, Tony Watt, that would push Miku further down the pecking order at Celtic Park.
Miku moaned about his time in retrospect but it was another poor striking signing, following on from Bangura the year before. Miku departed with a 2 goals in 14 appearances along with a League winners medal to his name.