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.
Since we got Midtjylland in the CL draw,many fans are talking about the fact we sold Sviatchenko to them.But who can forget Morten Rasmussen,who we also sold to Midtjylland back in 2012?! Always remember we loaned him out to Sivasspor and he played in goal for them during 1 game! pic.twitter.com/CAIxMd2ckO
— Liam Kelly (@cfcliamk96) June 16, 2021
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.
I think he played for us for four years, and he was our top goalscorer most of the time actually. He retired two years ago, and became our attacking coach afterwards 😄
— Casper Andersen (@Chapper88) June 16, 2021
He now works as an attacking coach with the club.