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Name:Mikael Lustig
Position:Defender
Born:13 Dec, 1986
Birthplace:Umea, Sweden
Signed from:Rosenborg, 01 Jan, 2012
Club Starts:58
Sub Appearances:10
Total Appearances: 68
Club Goals:5
National Team:Sweden
Caps:41

 

Celtic beat off stiff competition to sign the Swedish internationalist on a pre-contact from Rosenberg in November 2011, with the new Bhoy officially starting his three-and-a-half year deal the following January. 

The defender began his career with Umea and GIF Sundsvall in his homeland, before enjoying a successful spell in Norwegian football, earning him a call-up to national side.

Lustig is now an established internationalist and helped his country qualify for Euro 2012. 

In his first full season in Paradise, he became a key member of Neil Lennon's side, and has continued to excel at right back. He is just as comfortable in central defence but likes to push forward and join the attack when he can.

Lustig scored one of the goals of the season in the 7-0 victory over Hearts at Tynecastle in the Scottish Cup, but his season ended early when he had a hip operation. He'll be looking to return to action in season 2014/15, and he is a vital member of Neil Lennon's squad.

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