Celtic Star Kyogo Named SPFL Premiership Player of the Season

Kyogo is continuing to pick up all the top individual awards in Scotland this season, having today been named the cinch SPFL Premiership Player of the Season. The Celtic striker last weekend scooped the Player of the Year Award at the club’s annual event on the same night he was also named PFA Scotland Premiership Player of the Year.

Kyogo has been in superb form throughout Celtic’s title-winning campaign, scoring 25 goals in 34 Premiership appearances along with six goals in other competitions, including a double in the League Cup final triumph at Hampden.

Kyogo Furuhashi of Celtic reacts after the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at Celtic Park on April 08, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This season’s impressive goals haul has taken his overall tally for Celtic to 51, and with three games remaining this season – league matches against Hibernian and Aberdeen, and a Scottish Cup final against Inverness Caley Thistle next month – the 28-year-old will be looking to hit the net again for the Hoops.

After the game at the weekend against St Mirren, where Kyogo scored an outstanding equaliser, the Celtic striker spoke about the current Celtic side closing in the goals scored total achieved by in season 1966/67 by the legendary Lisbon Lions.

“We need four more goals to match that record. Can I score four more? I don’t know if I can do it! But as a team, I believe it is achievable in two games.

“I know there is a lot of history at this club and a lot of great achievements, from great teams like the Lisbon Lions. Teams like that one are the reason the club is where it is today and it’s the reason we are all here today,”

.“You see the pictures on the walls around the stadium and you hear a lot about the great history they made. I will be glad if one day my picture is on the walls as well, but there are many things I need to do before then. That’s got to be my focus.

“It would be nice to get to the record, but if we want to enjoy such a moment we need to do well in training and produce performances in the matches.”

Hopefully Kyogo gets closer to that record tomorrow evening against Hibs at Easter Road in the final away match of the season.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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