Photo Of The Day: Morten Rasmussen, Celtic’s Midtjylland Star

Celtic were recently paired with FC Midtylland in the Champions League qualifiers, a tough draw which prompted many fans to discuss the connection with Erik Sviatchenko. Erik was a fine Celtic player and an Invincible treble winner of course. However, there is another Celtic connection with the Danish club, albeit a much less successful one. Indeed, Morten Rasmussen took the same route as Sviatchenko, from Paradise to the MCH Arena, in 2012.

Today’s photo of the day explores that connection as Rasmussen is shown in his Celtic kit, shortly after signing for the club in January 2010.

It didn’t work out for the striker in Glasgow, and the most notable part of his Celtic career was probably when he was asked to play in goal during a loan spell with Sivasspor. Although, he did score a late winner against Hibernian during what was effectively a dead rubber SPL game.

Rasmussen enjoyed much greater fortunes in Denmark as a Midtylland fan pointed out online.


He now works as an attacking coach with the club.

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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