Sixteen years ago today Scott Brown signed for Celtic, the rest as they say is history…
So it was sixteen years ago today Celtic signed Scott Brown from Hibs in a deal worth £4.4 million, a record fee between two Scottish clubs which I believe still stands until today.
He was apparently going to sign for Rangers according to Derek Johnstone who famously confidently stated live on air that Scott was going to the dark side. Rangers supporters even teased Hibs supporters during a game at Easter road with a rendition of “we’re gonna sign Scott Brown”.
How we all laughed when he put pen to paper on a deal with Celtic. It must have stung them painfully when he appeared beside Gordon Strachan donning the famous green and white hoops.
Those next fourteen years even more so as Broony racked up the trophies. 22 in total, 20 as skipper. The most successful Celtic captain since Billy McNeill and the most successful club captain in the modern era of Scottish football.
He didn’t too badly, did he? https://t.co/4edNtvR8M0
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He lifted the first of a record equalling nine titles in a row back in 2012, the same year Glasgow Rangers perished. He continued to haunt the new club that claimed to be Rangers by going on to complete a historic quadruple treble. Every year they would parade a player who was here to put Broony ‘in his place’ but they all failed spectacularly, none more so than the clown that was Joey Barton.
Those supporters who were prematurely singing his praises now hate him, even in his last year as a player at Aberdeen he continued to haunt them, scoring against them, taunting their players, they hated him, he was a terrific player who also happened to have won more trophies this century than the two Rangers clubs combined.
Broony, had his critics, but he proved himself at the highest level, internationally and in Europe. He is one of the best players this country has produced. Broony, a Celtic legend.
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