Being honest, his Celtic career was a bit of a disaster but there was something about Thomas Gravesen that left a favourable impression.
Signed in August 2006 from Real Madrid the plan was to make Celtic competitive in the Champions League but it quickly became apparent why the Spanish side were keen to move the midfielder on.
The Dane did leave some memories, two goals in the Glasgow derby stand out, one pinched from Aiden McGeady and one that still gives Steven Smith nightmares, and a hat-trick away to St Mirren stand out alongside his passion for playing- and enjoying himself.
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Two years after joining Celtic at the age of 32 Gravesen retired from the game. Last year he went public on speculation that he is now worth £100m on the back of eight years playing poker in Las Vegas.
Last night he was back in Copenhagen, sharing his expert opinion with Danish TV viewers as Celtic fought out a thrilling 1-1 draw for a place in the last 16 of the Europa League.
Most of the Celtic players that have appeared on Si Ferry’s Open Goal series have some far-fetched stories about their maverick former team-mate, one day we’ll get to hear what the man himself has to say about two years in Scotland that left plenty of memories.