Celtic captain Scott Brown is reflecting on his best days as a Hoops player.

They will come to an end in under two years’ time following the end of his contact.

His favourite goal is predictable as the former Scotland skipper picks the one that produced ‘The Broony’. The best bit about it all is he calls it a ‘one off’ despite it being part of Scottish football folklore.

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Celtic hero Scott Brown on his Broony celebration

It’s normal for the 34-year-old Hoops legend to get nostalgic.

Scott Brown in European action for Celtic against Rennes last month. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

12 successful years at Celtic following his record move from Hibs is something everyone remembers. Rangers thought they’d nabbed him but Gordon Strachan was quietly confident he had his man.

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He turned from lad into captain and leader but also got under the skin of his bitter rivals. It all came to a head when Brown scored a rare goal against Rangers at Ibrox in a hotly contested cup match.

Brown told Celtic TV yesterday: “Rangers at Ibrox (was my favourite).  Going down to ten men, we played unbelievable that day.

 

“Somehow came onto my left foot and managed to curl it into the corner and somehow managed to score. The day of the ‘Broony’.

Scott Brown taking El Hadji Diouf to task at Ibrox. (Photo by  GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)

“I’ve never really celebrated before, it was just one of this one-off things me and Diouf had going with each other.”

The captain gives advice the next generation of Broonys

Not much is known about why Brown fell away from the coaching side of things. He was briefly looking over the youths a few years ago but there’s been nothing since.

Nevertheless, Brown is on hand to give advice to any aspiring players who want to make the grade.

Scott Brown during his younger days as a rookie at Hibernian. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

He said: “Work hard, listen to your coaches and do as much as you possibly can when you’re not at training to make sure you are the perfect pro.”

Brown is the perfect professional as he still continues to be an anchorman with drive at 34. He has been there, seen it done coming from the highly successful Hibs youth ranks at the time.

Brown is an icon of this decade for Celtic and will remain in the minds of everyone when he eventually departs.

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