On this day three great Celt’s celebrate their birthday.
Where would our lives be without the differing contributions of Tommy Burns, Paddy McCourt and Tom Rogic.
Three very different personalities from different eras that have given plenty of joy to supporters across the world.
Sadly Tommy was taken from us is 2008, today would have been his 62nd birthday and there’s no doubt that he would be reveling in the situation his club finds itself in.
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As a supporter, player, manager and coach Burns gave everything to Celtic and was one of the most talented players in the period between Lisbon and Seville.
A little piece of Celtic disappeared when he died in May 2008, in his former Reading colleague Brendan Rodgers something of his spirit lives on.
— Until…?????? (@delbhoy007) December 15, 2016
Today the Derry Pele will be 35, just a bhoy really but recently retired from playing and now involved in the Derry City Academy.
His Celtic career was fleeting but he created many magical memories with his solo goals living on and enjoyed daily on social media.
Compared to his talent his medal collection is light but in a more important currency- affection- he will forever be remembered and celebrated by supporters who enjoyed his unique style of play.
Happy Birthday Tom Rogic. @Tom_Rogic
Every Celtic goal so far. pic.twitter.com/f3g2gfawco
— Li’l Ze (@LilZe8) December 16, 2018
Reaching the grand old age of 26 today is the current magic man, Rogic, an essential element of Rodgers’ successes.
However many goals he goes on to score none of them will match the drama of his 2017 Scottish Cup Final winner against Aberdeen which clinched the invincible treble, or the first treble as some fans refer to it.
Before and after the Australian has scored many vital goals, rarely anything less than spectacular.
When he signed a new five year contract on the eve of the 2018 Scottish Cup Final grown men proclaimed their love for Celtic’s greatest ever Australian.