Mikael Lustig shares his favourite moment in a Celtic shirt

By Milo Clay

March 20, 2023

Mikael Lustig has shared what his favourite moment in a Celtic shirt is and it will come as no surprise that it was his final game for the club. 

The Celtic hero completed a switch back to Belgium outfit KAA Gent in 2019 after seven and a half years in Glasgow.  

He has since announced his retirement from football, but he certainly bowed out in style as he helped the Bhoys to a famous ‘treble treble’ in what was his final game for the club.  

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Celtic found themselves 1-0 down to Hearts in the Scottish Cup final back in May 2019, but an Odsonne Edouard double clinched what is still an unprecedented achievement. 

Of course, Lustig played a vital role in Edouard’s winner too as it was his headed clearance that put the striker through on goal. 

And the former Celtic defender has now explained why the 2-1 win over Hearts was his favourite moment from his spell at Parkhead. 

Lustig on his favourite moment at Celtic 

Speaking to Celtic TV before Saturday’s win over Hibernian, Lustig was asked about the one ‘standout’ moment from his time in Glasgow. 

“It’s a lot of memories but obviously the last game against Hearts,” he said. “I knew it was going to be my last game so a lot of emotions. 

“Treble treble cup final. Playing so badly in the first-half, but we dug in there and they scored for 1-0. But to be able to make the header to Odsonne [Edouard] and see him score for 2-1.” 

“To be able to lift the cup with the captain [Scott Brown], it was amazing,” he added. 

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It doesn’t come as a huge surprise that Lustig has named the cup final win over Hearts as his favourite moment from his days at Celtic. 

The Swedish right-back did have plenty to choose from though considering he lifted eight Scottish Premiership titles, four Scottish Cups and four Scottish League cups.

But his bond with club captain and icon, Scott Brown, was certainly no secret and it was a fitting way for him to end his Celtic career by lifting a trophy alongside him.