Speaking to the official Celtic website, Gordon admitted his delight after receiving the number one jersey for the Bhoys next season.
The Scottish international goalkeeper said: “It’s huge for me. It’s the trademark of goalkeepers and people talk about them being ‘the No.1’ whether they wear it on their back or not but to actually be known as the Celtic No.1 and have that on my back is something that all goalkeepers aspire to.
“There’s a sense of pride in wearing it. The club has a rich history with goalkeepers and even lately the goalkeepers that have worn the No.1 jersey have been great performers for the club, so to have that number and responsibility adds something extra to it.”
Gordon returned to his homeland last summer, signing a deal with the Bhoys after spending two years out of the game due to injury.
Considered one of the top ‘keepers in Britain prior to his injury, after some great performances for Sunderland and the Scottish national team, Gordon took little time in establishing himself as Celtic’s undoubted first-choice stopper, despite the fact he only wore the number 26 shirt this term.
Next season, the 32-year-old will retain that starting role, with the shirt to go with it, and it is hard to deny that he deserves the number after his performances this term. He is a talented stopper, reliable behind his defence, and has a wealth of experience to aid his young defence in front of him.
The Bhoys will be looking to make their mark on the European stage next season, and Gordon will play a vital role in making sure Celtic’s season progresses in a positive manner.