It was hard to disagree with the winners of most of the awards voted for by the fans at Celtic’s recent player of the year ceremony.
Callum McGregor was named as player of the year, with Kristoffer Ajer named as young player of the year. However, the winner of goal of the season was intriguing.
Scott Brown won the accolade for a piledriver against St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup.
Broony, Broony, Broony! o/
Scott Brown’s 🚀 v St Johnstone wins #CelticFC Goal of the Season!
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 28, 2019
It is easy to see why Brown won the award. It was a terrific strike. However, there was another Celtic goal this season which stood out more than any other. It would have been a deserving award winner.
Edouard’s goal a stand-out
The goal is Odsonne Edouard’s match-winner against RB Leipzig in the Europa League.
The timing of the goal alone makes it special. With the Hoops reeling after Leipzig made it 1-1, the Bhoys scored directly from the kick-off. Scott Sinclair passed to Ryan Christie, whose deft pass set up Edouard to score in style.
Defining strike of the season
It was possibly one of the most defining goals of the Hoops season, and helped to secure qualification for the last 32 of the Europa League.
The goal was also an example of how well the Hoops can play, as it was a goal the likes of Manchester City would be proud of.
Brown’s goal was maybe the more memorable of the two as it was more expected.
But when it comes down to it, the fans should have given Edouard the nod for the goal of the season.