Scott Brown – He didn’t do too badly at Celtic

Sixteen years ago today Scott Brown signed for Celtic, the rest as they say is history…

Scott Brown of Celtic is seen during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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”.

Harold Brattbakk former celtic striker who is handing over the trophy today with Celtic manager Ronny Deila and Scott Brown (at the Scottish Premiership Match between Celtic and Inverness Caley Thistle at Celtic Park on May 24, 2015. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

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 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.

Scott Brown and Mikael Lustig lift the League Cup Trophy during the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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.

JustAnOrdinaryBhoy – follow on Twitter @ordinarybhoy

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.

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