Celtic fans were gushing over former ace Stephen Crainey after the retired player took to Twitter to tweet on the anniversary of his debut for the Hoops.
In a message on the social media site, Crainey claimed that making his debut for the Celtic Park outfit was a ‘dream come true’ and that it was ‘one of the best days’ of his life. The ex-defender made 58 appearances for the Glasgow outfit, scoring just a single goal (via The Celtic Wiki).
One fan labelled him ‘magic’.
Magic Stephen !!! Witnessed it everyone who knew you was bursting with pride !!!
— sean jones (@xiaoen13) March 11, 2020
However, despite his limited appearances for the Scottish giants, the 38-year-old’s time with the team proved to be incredibly fruitful as he won five major trophies. He was even a part of the treble-winning side from the 2000/2001 campaign, a season in which he made five appearances.
Supporters were full of complimentary messages for the retired left-back, who came through the academy at Paradise as they took to Twitter to react. Here are a selection of tweets:
Once a Celt always a Celt ☘
— Stef1888 (@stef18881) March 11, 2020
Class mate 🍀 sat behind Chris in the main stand, both with ‘Crainey 40’ on the back of our hoops 😁 HH
— Stephen Crainey (@CraineyStephen) March 11, 2020
Fully deserved Jinks, sum player son ,could still b playin the day n still no get by ye 😉🍀
— rockerfella (@joycer36) March 11, 2020
Your time at Celtic launched a very successful pro career Stephen ..well done
— Gerry Kelly (@gerrybhoy7) March 11, 2020
What A Bhoy 💚💚💚💚 https://t.co/jlOVosP6wk
— cscunited (@cscunited) March 11, 2020
Celtic fans, what is your best memory from Crainey’s time with the side? Join the discussion below!
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