‘Best of luck’ - Celtic pay tribute to Dorus de Vries on his retirement

By John Reid

July 5, 2019

Celtic have taken to social media to pay tribute to a former player that has recently retired from football.

The Hoops used their Instagram account to wish ‘best of luck’ to Dorus de Vries, who has retired to take his coaching badges.

De Vries didn’t get much of a look-in during his three years with Celtic, making only 15 appearances in his time with the Hoops.

Played in memorable victory

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It should be remembered though that one of those game with the 5-1 win over Rangers in September 2016. That win set the tone for Brendan Rodgers’ first season in charge of Celtic.

It is not really much of a surprise to see de Vries retire. He has been a bit-part player in recent seasons. He had little to no chance of displacing Scott Bain as the Hoops number one.

Out of the picture


Also, Craig Gordon was likely to be the number two goalkeeper when fit, so de Vries would be even further down the pecking order when Gordon eventually returned from injury.

So de Vries has called time on a long career, in which his time at Celtic won’t really stand out. However, it should not be forgotten that he played a part as one of the club’s ‘invincibles’. He will go down in history for that.