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CELTIC Football Club today thanked Craig Gordon for his contribution to the club over the past six years and offered him sincere best wishes for the future.

Craig joined Celtic back in July 2014, and was Ronny Deila’s first signing for the club. His competitive debut came on August 13, in a league match away to St Johnstone, where he kept a clean sheet in a 3-0 win for the Hoops, and he has gone on to make a total of 242 appearances.

He has won six league titles, five League Cups and three Scottish Cups with Celtic, and was an integral part of the club’s success, including winning the last 11 domestic trophies up for grabs.

Among his many achievements at Celtic, Craig was part of the incredible Invincible Treble in the 2016/17 season, and the picture of him sinking to his knees in celebration after Tom Rogic scored the injury-time winner at Hampden in the Scottish Cup final is one of the most iconic images of that historic success.

The club have subsequently followed that up with further trebles in 2017/18 and 2018/19, while they won the League Cup this season along with a ninth consecutive league title.

He also helped the Hoops reach the group stages of the UEFA Champions League in 2017 and 2018, with his superb performance against Hapoel Be’er Sheva in the 2017 play-off, saving a penalty in the play-off second leg in Israel, absolutely crucial in the team’s European progress.

Craig was always a wonderful ambassador for Celtic and, away from the game, he was a massive supporter of Celtic FC Foundation, regularly offering his support and backing for a whole variety of projects, including taking part in the Foundation’s annual sleep-out at Celtic Park one year.

Now, Craig is moving on to a new chapter in his football career, rejoining Hearts, the club where he started.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon said: “Craig has been great for Celtic and I wish him nothing but success for the future. He is someone who has played a massive role in so many great moments for the club over a number of years and he deserves real thanks and congratulations for all he has given us.

“For club and country, Craig has always been a top professional and I am sure he will continue to enjoy success in his career. We wish him the very best.”

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “I would like to thank Craig sincerely for everything he gave to the club. Craig has been a tremendous servant to Celtic over a number of years and always given his best to the club.

"He has overcome some huge challenges in his career, showing real determination and courage. Throughout his time at Celtic delivered some brilliant performances. Ultimately, he has played a major role in delivering some major successes to the club and this is something we will always appreciate.

“Craig has always been an excellent professional and on behalf of everyone at the club, I wish him and his family all the very best for the future.”

Everyone at Celtic would like to thank Craig for his great contribution to Celtic over the past few years, and everyone wishes him well for the future.

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