UEFA send brilliant Celtic message that goes down a treat with supporters

By John McGinley

September 20, 2021

UEFA have published a highlights video of Henrik Larsson Celtic goals in European competition to wish him a happy 50th birthday.

Yes, unbelievably, the former Bhoys favourite hits that landmark age today, making us all feel a little older.

It’s a long time ago now, but it still feels like yesterday Larsson was chipping, heading and striking through elite competition in Europe.

He remains the all-time top goalscorer in the UEFA Cup or Europa League with an incredible 40 goals in 56 appearances throughout his career. That’s ahead of other elite attackers such as Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Radamel Falcao.

For Celtic, he scored a phenomenal 35 European goals in total, part of a 242 haul in all competitions.

For many people, including myself, he’s the greatest player to have ever been seen play in the Hoops at Paradise.

Livingston 1-0 Celtic | LIVE Reaction

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From his goals against Rangers to those famous European nights and just his incredible, incredible scoring consistency, we’ve not had a hero quite like him since he left.

Currently working at Barcelona at a coach, he remains at the elite end of the game and that should never really change!

One day, who knows, he could even end up back at Celtic Park in some capacity.

If he doesn’t, we’ll always have the memories and the highlight packages, such as the excellent one posted by UEFA today.

In other news, It’s all on Ange now as Celtic fans worry if he has the answers.