Neil Lennon's last Trophy Day - where are the players now?

By Hamish Carton

May 18, 2019

When Neil Lennon signed off after his final game of the 2013/2014 season, he probably didn’t think he would ever be back at another ‘Trophy Day’.

The Hoops had just clinched title number three in a row and were rounding off the season with a home game against Dundee United.

Lennon’s men ran out 3-1 winners in the sunshine through goals from Anthony Stokes, Kris Commons and the departing Georgios Samaras.

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Where are the men who started now?

Fraser Forster – Celtic sold the goalkeeper to Southampton at the start of the following season in a multi-million pound deal. He has since gone on to have three good seasons and two poor ones at St. Mary’s. The giant is now second choice at the club and started just one game this season.

Mikael Lustig – still at the club

Efe Ambrose – The Nigerian left Celtic in 2017 to join up with Lennon at Hibernian. He helped them to the Championship title and played back in Scotland’s top-flight for 18 months. He joined Derby County on a short-term deal in January but hasn’t yet featured for the Rams.

Virgil Van Dijk – The greatest success story of the side. Virgil Van Dijk left Celtic in 2015 to move to Southampton. He enjoyed an impressive two and a half year spell at the club before moving on to Liverpool in a record-breaking deal for a defender. He is now considered to be one of the best centre-backs in the world.

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Charlie Mulgrew – The utility man played two more seasons at Celtic under Ronny Deila before moving on to Blackburn Rovers. He’s played at Ewood Park ever since, scoring 24 goals over three seasons.

Scott Brown  – still at the club

Filip Twardzik – The Czech youngster left Celtic for Bolton in 2015. He now plays for Slovakian club MFK Ruzomberok.

Stefan Johansen – The Norwegian departed Celtic in 2016 to move to Fulham. He netted 21 goals in two profitable seasons for the Cottagers before falling out of favour as they reached the Premier League. He’s been on loan at West Brom since January and just missed out on promotion via the playoffs.

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Kris Commons – The attacker is still as likely to pop up on your TV screen now his career is over. He’s one of Sky’s main Scottish football pundits. Commons

finished his career at Hibernian on loan.

Anthony Stokes – The 30-year-old has enjoyed spells with Hibs and Blackburn since leaving Celtic in 2016. He now plays his football in Iran for Tractor Sazi – netting 11 goals this season.

Leigh Griffiths  – still at the club