Photos: Celtic’s Japanese Stars like you’ve never seen before

Photos have appeared online of some of Celtic’s Japanese stars when they were younger, growing up back home in Asia. Daizen Maeda, Kyogo Furuhashi and Reo Hatate have all been posted on Twitter by a Japanese football fan. The pictures are a lovely collage of various stages of their lives’ up until they are adults.

The three have had an incredible journey from playing in the J-League and eventually playing for Japan. Their arrival at Celtic Park since Ange Postecoglou took over the Parkhead hot seat has saw major success return to Glasgow’s East End and hopefully it continues long into the future.

It’s great to have a little window into some of our player’s past and witness the people they have become since being kids. Sometimes the journey is long and hard but with commitment and sacrifice they have managed to become a professional footballer, playing for a top European club in Celtic.

Have a look at these amazing moments in time captured on camera:

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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