On 25 July 1997 Celtic signed Henrik Larsson from Feyenoord. Twitter pays tribute to a true club legend.
On this day (July 25) 20 years ago, Celtic signed Henrik Larsson from Feyenoord in a deal worth £650,000.
Larsson would spend seven years at the Glasgow club, during which time he helped them to four Scottish Premier League titles, two Scottish Cups and two Scottish League Cups.
The Swede was also a key part of the Bhoys reaching the UEFA Cup final in 2003, scoring twice in the final as they eventually lost 3-2 to Jose Mourinho’s Porto.
In fact during his time at Parkhead, Larsson scored an incredible 243 goals in 315 appearances, putting him second on the all-time SPL scoring list and third on Celtic’s all-time list in all competitions.
Larsson left for Barcelona in the summer of 2004 at the age of 32, winning La Liga twice and the Champions League and would later also lift the Premier League with Manchester United.
A true legend among Bhoys fans, Twitter has paid tribute to the man who scored for fun during his time in Scotland.
The fact its been 20 years since Henrik Larsson signed for Celtic makes me feel old hah. What a player though— Marc Ramage (@Mondo_Chaos) July 25, 2017
For me Henrik Larsson is nailed on starter in any all-time Celtic team. Absolute legend. Special player at the most special of clubs.— no1whisky (@no1whisky) July 25, 2017
Give me joy in my heart, give me Larsson! Henrik Larsson is the King of Kings! https://t.co/vbSbw5mxnW— Evin Stafford (@Evin_Stafford) July 25, 2017
Happy Henrik Larsson day— Keepers | Callum (@KeepersOfficial) July 25, 2017