Larsson’s last game, Hesselink’s header, McCourt’s song

HENRIK LARSSON played his last competitive game for Celtic on this day 15 years ago, and he bagged another couple of goals against Dunfermline in the 2004 Scottish Cup Final to make sure that the trophy was heading back to Paradise.

After the 3-1 win, Henrik was delighted as he didn’t want to leave Celtic as a loser!

“Winning this final means everything. I didn’t want to leave as a loser in the cup final because I’ve done it twice before. It was great to get the two goals to end a fantastic seven years here. I never dreamt this could happen when I signed,” the King of Kings said.

There was more Celtic glory on this day in 2008 when a powerful Vennegoor of Hesselink header from a Paul Hartley corner gave Celtic a 1-0 win at Tannadice to complete a remarkable recovery in the league to win the title. The league had been extended to suit Rangers so this game was on the Thursday night after the season was supposed to have ended. They are still moaning about this to this day!

On this day in 2012 thousands of Celtic supporters headed down to Norwich for a testimonial for Adam Drury and the game somehow turned into an Appreciation Night for Paddy McCourt!

All three are special memories in their own way. Thanks to Li’l Ze on Twitter – Follow here…@LilZe85

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who 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

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