Lubo Moravcik explains why he was a fan favourite at Celtic

A former Celtic great has been speaking about his time at the club.

Former Celtic player Lubo Moravcik has been speaking to the club’s official website about becoming a fan favourite in Scotland.

The former midfielder spent five years at the club making 94 appearances in the process, and while he is now 50 (it is his birthday today) he clearly still has a fondness for the side he served with aplomb.

Moravcik came to Celtic near the end of his career, when he had already racked up 119 appearances for Nitra and 197 appearances for Saint-Etienne to name just two. But opening his scoring account for the Bhoys with a brace against fierce rivals Rangers was a good way to win supporters’ hearts almost immediately.

When asked why Celtic fans regarded him as a favourite so early on, Moravcik told, “I think because I’m a straightforward, simple guy. I was taught to keep my feet on the ground and be nice to the people around you, be modest. And I don’t think I ever changed.”

Some other footballers could take a leaf out of the former Celtic player’s book: a man who always worked hard on the pitch and never forgot where he came from.

He will clearly never be forgotten by a side that has been blessed with some wonderful players down the years, and one that looks destined for considerably more success under current boss Ronny Deila.

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