Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has overtaken John Hartson in the record books when it comes to Celtic goals. Griffiths goal in the midweek 4-0 win over Motherwell was his 111th goal for the Hoops, whilst Hartson ended his Celtic career on 110.

Hartson doesn’t seem upset by this, in fact he said on Twitter that he ‘couldn’t be happier’ for the Hoops hitman. He also had a message for Griffiths – to score 200 goals for the club.

“Get yourself 200”

“Stood for 14 years! Couldn’t be more happier for Leigh, now go and get yourself 200” he said.

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Hartson’s message to Griffiths went down well with some Celtic fans on social media. One fan claimed that Hartson was a ‘legend’, whilst another proclaimed his words as a ‘nice touch’.

Former Celtic striker John Hartson

Former Celtic striker John Hartson / (Photo by Chris Lee/Getty Images)

Here are some of the best reactions from social media to Hartson’s comments.


When it comes to Griffiths and Hartson, both players have scored some memorable goals for the Hoops, although Hartson probably just edges it when it comes to scoring important goals.


His goal against Liverpool at Anfield in 2003 for example, is one of the most memorable that Celtic have probably ever scored in Europe.

Griffiths has scored some vital goals, but probably none as legendary as the one Hartson scored for the Hoops that magical night in Liverpool, to seal a 2-0 victory.

Stunning shot in derby triumph

Griffiths most memorable goal for the Hoops is probably his stunning shot which put the Hoops 2-0 up on the way to winning 5-1 at Ibrox in 2017.

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There is still time for him to score more important goals for the Hoops, especially if he keeps playing as well as he currently is.

He might not reach 200 goals for the Hoops, but 150 surely isn’t out of the question.


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