Watch Defender Chloe Craig Celebrate her 200th Appearance with her 65th Goal for Celtic

Congratulations to Chloe Craig who made her 200th appearance for Celtic FC Women at the weekend in the 3-0 win away to Hearts and celebrated by getting on the scoresheet with the opening goal of the afternoon that kept Celtic’s impressive run going. Incidentally that’s 65 goals in 200 games for Celtic – not bad for a DEFENDER! And what a good goal it was too. Check it out below…

Chloe was presented with a special shirt at the SWPL match by her captain Kelly Clark and spoke afterwards about her ‘perfect day’ in Edinburgh. “It was the perfect moment for a perfect occasion I guess. It’s surreal to think I’ve had 200 appearances and to cap it off with a goal – there’s no better feeling,” she told the official Celtic FC Women’s website.

“I never even thought it would be possible to get an appearance for the first team. You used to turn up to training and you’d see these idols like Rhonda Jones, Suzanne Grant and Jen Beattie that were training next to you, so to even get that chance to step up into the first team was a dream come true, but 200 appearances later, it’s just so surreal. It’s a privilege to me and my family to be able to walk onto the park knowing that,” she said.

Photo by Alex Todd/SPP

On the game on Sunday, Craig reckoned that the Hoops made things difficult for themselves before breaking the deadlock. “We made it hard for ourselves, but once the ball hit the back of the net we got that bit more confidence.

“It shows great character for how hard we’ve been pushing for three points, and how hard we’ve been pushing for each other. It’s been tough and the legs have had a lot of minutes in them, but we’ve just been working hard and pushing each other to be the best we can be and see the three points out,” Chloe added.

That winning feeling. Photo: Malcolm Mackenzie

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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