Celtic’s Hart to hang his gloves by the end of the season

Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart has announced his retirement at the end of the current season.

The former England and Manchester City player, who will be 37 when his three-year contract concludes in the summer, leaves behind an illustrious career.


Hart’s journey in professional football began with his first-team debut for Shrewsbury in April 2004. Throughout his career, he earned 75 caps for the England national team, representing his country on the international stage.

Notably, Hart achieved success with Celtic, following in the footsteps of legends Kenny Dalglish and Andrei Kanchelskis. He secured winners’ medals in all three major trophies in England and Scotland, with Celtic’s Scottish Cup triumph last season adding to his impressive list of accolades.


ent –Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers said on the club’s official website: “Joe has enjoyed a phenomenal career and I know will be huge miss to the game when he finally retires from playing football in the summer.

“For all he has done in football, Joe deserves huge praise and congratulations. He has been such a brilliant asset to Celtic of course and the wider game at the highest levels, domestically and internationally.


“But more than that, he is a tremendous man, just brilliant to work with, someone who I know has been a great team-mate to so many throughout his career and a player who never gives anything but his absolute best.

“Each and every day his work ethic is an example to all in football.

“I totally understand and respect Joe’s reasons for making this announcement and for being clear to the club and our fans on his future.

“I also know he will continue to work right through this season with the same intensity, commitment and drive that he has always been known for.”


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