On This Day: Happy Birthday to Celtic legends Scott Brown and Neil Lennon

Happy Birthday to Celtic legends Scott Brown and Neil Lennon.

Broony, who is currently manager of Ayr United, turns 39 today and will be preparing his side for the forthcoming Premier Sports League Cup Group Stages. After joining from Hibs in a £4m+ deal in 2007, Broony went on to make 611 appearances for Celtic, scoring 46 goals and assisting on 63 occasions. Brown inherited the captain’s armband after both Stephen McManus and Gary Caldwell departed the club and made it his own, dominating in the middle of the park. In his time at the club, Brown won a remarkable 23 trophies.

Meanwhile, Lenny turns 53 today. The Irishman recently agreed to become Rapid Bucharest manager and will start work in the coming weeks. After joining for £6m from Leicester in 2000, Lennon would go onto make 293 appearances for Celtic, scoring 3 goals and assisting on 9 occasions. A key competent of Martin O’Neill’s side that turned the tide against Rangers in the early 00s, Lennon was hard in the tackle and composed on the ball. He eventually became captain after Jackie McNamara left. Upon retiring, Lennon returned to Celtic as a coach on Gordon Strachan’s staff before becoming the manager after a successful interim stint. Across both spells as manager, Lennon won five titles, three Scottish Cups and one League Cup.

The club posted on their social media channels to make sure that fans could send their birthday wishes to two men that have been instrumental to the club’s domestic dominance this century.

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