On This Day: Celtic sign Liel Abada, win against Linfield in Belfast

On This Day in 2021, Celtic signed Liel Abada. The Israeli winger scored 15 goals and assisted 11 times across 54 appearances in his debut season, earning plaudits across the campaign.

Abada has really taken to life in Glasgow’s East End. The 20-year-old arrived from Maccabi Petah Tikva F.C in a deal worth £4m. The player deservedly picked up Young Player of the Year after a stellar first campaign and he will be looking to replicate that next year.

Abada proved crucial as Celtic regained the Premiership as well as winning the League Cup. His late goal against Dundee United is particularly significant looking back. Here it is again…

On This Day in 2017, Celtic travelled to Belfast to play Linfield. Brendan Rodgers’ Invincibles were less than welcome across the Irish Sea with Celtic declining to take tickets. However, a band of Celtic supporters made sure that they would be there as the Scottish Champions made light work of the side wearing Royal Blue.

There were ugly scenes in the stands. Missiles were also thrown on the park at the Celtic players, namely bottles of Buckfast and batteries.

Callum McGregor and James Forrest are the only remaining members of that Invincible team now that Nir Bitton and Tom Rogic have moved on.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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