On This Day: Happy Birthday to the Prodigal Son, Charlie Mulgrew

On This Day former Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew celebrates his 38th birthday. The ex-Scotland Internationalist retired from playing last year and is expected to continue his coaching journey after picking up experience in a player-coach role at Dundee Utd recently.

The Prodigal Son is fondly remembered for his time at the club – playing left back, left wing, centre back and central midfield. He was a regular lieutenant under Neil Lennon during his first spell but the arrival of Brendan Rodgers resulted in the end of his time at Celtic.

Chico actually earned himself a move back to Celtic on the back of his time at Aberdeen, where he had impressed – particularly the free-kick he scored in the 3-2 defeat to Celtic the season before. Mulgrew was Lennon’s first signing in 2010 and played a variety of positions in his time at Celtic, including left wing in a win at Ibrox in 2011.

Mulgrew won five league titles and two Scottish Cups as well as winning the Player of the Year accolades in 2012 for a stunning season, in which he deputised as a central defender. The defender spent six years at Celtic, making 208 appearances, assiting 34 times as well as scoring 29 goals.

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