Photo Of The Day: Petrov Celebrates His Goal Against Rangers

Today’s photo of the day takes us back to January 2004, when Stiliyan Petrov scored a diving header against Rangers at Celtic Park.

Celtic won 3-0 that afternoon; Stan Varga and Alan Thompson adding to the Bulgarian’s strike.

All three goals were of the highest quality but none were celebrated as heartily as Petrov’s who slid on his knees in front of the away support.

The result put Celtic 11 points clear at the top. Fans unveiled a banner at full time reading: “We enjoyed the chase,” whilst one newspaper ran the following headline on McNamara, who performed excellently: “Delighted to be Jack the Skipper.”

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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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