Photo Of The Day: Thomas “Mad Dog” Gravesen In A Rainy Paradise

Today’s photo of the day is more an image of photographic excellence than an important moment in Celtic’s history. The chosen photo shows Thomas “Mad Dog” Gravesen celebrating a goal at Paradise with heavy rainfall surrounding him.

Gravesen signed for Celtic from Real Madrid, but didn’t hit the heights expected of such a top class professional. He made 23 appearances for the Hoops in 2006/07, scoring six goals. Despite being an erratic performer, he did play in the historic victory over Manchester United at Celtic Park and scored a goal at Ibrox in a 1-1 draw.

Tommy went on loan to Everton and then settled on a £1m pay-off, before retiring from the game in 2009. He was a mental character, who was loved for his insanity. Meanwhile, Gravesen has been living a life of luxury since leaving football behind. He invested his money wisely, reportedly earning £82m in shares, whilst he is now a professional poker player in Las Vegas and is ranked among the top three players in the world at the video game Call of Duty!

Here’s some great stories about the man:

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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