Chris Sutton has revealed the two Celtic shirts that he kept after six years in Glasgow. The Englishman had an excellent career but traded a number of his jerseys, making sure that he kept hold of a select few which he holds dear to him. Speaking to 90Min, Sutton stated that he keeps jerseys from each team that he played with but only has two shirts from Celtic.
“I’ve got a couple of Celtic shirts too. I’ve got the one from Seville and one from the treble-winning season. And they mean the world to me, but they all have equal value to me because they’re all part of my football journey so I don’t have any favourites in that respect.”
Sutton did select his favourite shirt, also from his time at Celtic, but it belonged to Henrik Larsson – who left to join Barcelona in 2004. The King of Kings returned and netted for Barca, beating Celtic in the Champions League.
“If I had a favourite shirt it would probably have to be the one I swapped with Larsson when he came back. He was a better player than me so to have his shirt means a lot to me because of my relationship with him. I had so much admiration for him and, you know, that was the only game we lost at home in the Champions League under Martin O’Neill and it was sod’s law that he came back and scored for Barcelona.”
Sutton made 199 appearances for the club, scoring 86 times and winning four titles, three Scottish Cups and one League Cup. Sutton also had successful spells with Norwich and Blackburn Rovers. Sutton is revered by Celtic fans for his time at the club under Martin O’Neil, where he enjoyed prolific relationships with John Hartson and Henrik Larsson. Since swapping the pitch for the studios and gantries around the UK, Sutton is never far from controversy often delivering fairly accurate assessments of clubs, managers and players that are misfiring.