Celtic legend Tom Rogic has announced his retirement from football in a heartfelt post on social media on Tuesday morning. The 30-year-old had been without a club since leaving West Brom earlier this year and rumours had been circulating that he had decided to hang up his boots.
Now, Rogic has confirmed the decision, explaining the personal reasons behind the call and placing thanks on regard to Celtic.
Best of luck to Rogic, his wife and young family as they return to Australia. The term legend is thrown around in football but where the Aussie applies, it is apt for that goal in the 2017 Scottish Cup Final.
The Wizard of Oz was a big game player, he was able to turn games with a flick of the switch. In his final season especially, he has been brilliant in the role of a senior player. His late assist in Dingwall stands out. The player was able to make a decision about his future and it is telling that Celtic have respected this wish as the player looks to take his next step after Paradise.
Rogic was signed for just $400k Australian dollars and has proven to be priceless, conjuring up some incredible moments in his time with the club. Tam has scored 44 times and assisted 47 times in his time at the club but brings so much to the team, bringing the best out in his teammates. In this time, he lofted 16 trophies during a period of incredible success at the club.
From a personal point of view, Rogic was a favourite. Not only due to the ease in which he retained and struck the ball but those moments of sheer brilliance that he would conjure. As a supporter, my greatest moment thus far was delivered by Rogic at Hampden in 2017 against Aberdeen.
Best of luck in your next chapter, Tam.