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  • Mikael Lustig leaves Celtic as a Treble Treble Champion

    Mikael Lustig leaves Celtic as a Treble Treble Champion

    By: Joe Sullivan on 20 Jun, 2019 10:07

  • DEFENDER, Mikael Lustig is moving on to pastures new this close-season after eight silver-laden years with Celtic Football Club.

    Fittingly, the 32-year-old’s last game in the Hoops was as a winner in the Scottish Cup final as he helped secure the Treble Treble in the final game of the 2018/19 season.

    That was the last of the Swede’s 276 games in which he scored 21 goals – many of them crucial and memorable, such as the opener at Pittodrie at the start of May when Celtic clinched their eighth title in a row.

    Those two final trophies closed the curtain on an amazing haul of medals won by Mika in the Hoops since he joined the club on a pre-contract in November 2011, before making his debut in March 2012.

    Included in the right-back’s haul are three trebles and two doubles, delivered among eight league titles, four Scottish Cup medals and four League Cup wins for an amazing average of two medals per season.

    He had also previously lifted two Norwegian titles and the Norwegian Super Cup with Rosenborg as well as 75 international caps with Sweden

    Mika’s goal and victory celebrations in the Hoops were also the stuff of legend – the beach ball, the police hat, the hot water bottle, the keyboard player and the ripped Celtic top are truly iconic images in recent Celtic history.

    Manager Neil Lennon, who brought Lustig to Celtic said: “I was delighted to bring Mika to Celtic and he has been phenomenal for me and the club.

    “Mika has chosen to move elsewhere, but that is absolutely his right, these things happen, but it will not in any way take away from what he has achieved at Celtic.

    “I wish Mika nothing but success for the future, he has been a brilliant servant to the club and has made a massive contribution to everything we have achieved across so many years. It has been a privilege to work with Mika. A top international player, he always gave everything for the team, he gave his heart and soul to every performance and I loved having him on my side.

    “I am sure he will go on and continue to enjoy a really successful career, and myself and everyone at the club wish Mika and his family nothing but success for the future.”

    The manager’s sentiments were echoed by Celtic Chief Executive, Peter Lawwell who said: “Mika has been a huge part of Celtic over so many years and I am sure all our fans, as well as thanking him, will wish him well in everything he does in the future.

    “His appearances and trophy count at Celtic and the number of international caps he has achieved, demonstrate exactly the level of player Mika has been consistently over a long period of time.

    “For Celtic he has been a real force, a highly-talented player who always fought for our cause. He has been crucial to so much of what we have achieved as a club.

    “Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to both Mika and his family and we hope they enjoy a very successful future.  

    “As well as making a huge impression on the club over so many years since he joined, Mika leaves Celtic as a Treble Treble Champion, something he should always be immensely proud of.   

    “We thank Mika for everything.”

    All at Celtic Football Club wish Mika and his family all the best in their future moves. 

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