Celtic’s Holy Goalie’s younger cousin signs for Edinburgh rivals

Former Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc’s cousin has signed for the Hoops’ Scottish Premiership rivals Hibernian. The big Polish ‘keeper who was fondly remembered for his magnificent shot-stopping abilities and penalty record was dubbed the ‘Holy Goalie’ during his time in Glasgow’s East End and still has that bond with the supporters to this day.

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After signing for the Bhoys under Gordon Strachan back in 2005, the player played for Celtic until 2010 and forged a wonderful career during his tenure in Scotland. His exploits weren’t contained to the domestic football scene though, as he served the club well in European football, saving a penalty from Louis Saha of Manchester United during a UEFA Champions League group stage match that the Hoops won 1-0 thanks to a Shunsuke Nakamura free-kick.

Now his younger cousin Max is going to try his hand in the Scottish Premiership as he’s signed on with Lee Johnson’s side for three-years. The 20-year-old is a goalkeeper just like his big cousin who had the privilege of representing his country at international level with the added bonus of playing at major tournaments.

The former Slask Wroclaw man has signed for an undisclosed fee and he will have to go some to emulate his relation who played for another side in green and white. At just 20 though, it will be interesting to see if he possesses any of the talent and ability that big Artur had when he was in Scotland.

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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