Nobody fairly epitomises Celtic like Scott Brown.
The 35-year-old has develop into part of the Parkhead furnishings since becoming a member of the membership from Hibernian in 2007.
However after greater than 600 appearances, ten Scottish Premiership titles and 12 home cups, Brown’s 14-year spell with the Bhoys seems to be to be lastly coming to an finish.
In one of many worst-kept secrets and techniques in Scottish soccer, Brown is anticipated to depart the Hoops and take his first steps in his teaching profession by becoming a member of previous good friend Stephen Glass as the brand new Aberdeen supervisor’s quantity two.
In keeping with The Every day File, Brown has rejected Celtic’s provide of a one-year contract extension as a result of uncertainty relating to the membership’s subsequent supervisor, following Neil Lennon’s resignation final month.
He seems to be set to affix up with previous pal Glass at Pittodrie on the finish of the season, with the previous Atlanta United reserve coach confirmed as the brand new Dons boss on Tuesday.
Brown’s journey to develop into a real Parkhead icon hasn’t been wanting drama.
In truth, the six-time PFA Group of the 12 months nominee’s profession has been affected by massive moments – not least with Celtic’s arch rivals Rangers.
In 2019, and never for the primary time, ‘Broony’ was accused of intentionally winding-up Gers’ gamers following a 2-1 Outdated Agency derby victory.
All through the afternoon, the Celtic skipper discovered himself on the centre of controversy on a number of events.
The primary of which got here simply earlier than the half-hour mark when Alfredo Morelos lashed out at Brown and was proven a straight purple card.
Scott Brown’s Celtic profession in numbers
Yellow playing cards: 141
Pink playing cards: 7
Brown was as soon as once more focused by Ryan Kent later within the recreation, though the winger wasn’t punished by referee Bobby Madden.
Brown has not at all times endured a tumultuous relationship with the Ibrox trustworthy, although.
He truly recommended Rangers supporters after he was subjected to a merciless taunt over his late sister earlier in 2019, who died from pores and skin most cancers in 2008.
The Scot confirmed related class to Rangers previous to their 1-1 draw with their fierce rivals final weekend.
He made his means over to Glen Kamara in the course of the pre-match warm-up to test on his rival after he was racially abused by a Slavia Prague participant earlier on within the week.
Interviewed after the sport, Brown revealed his disgust on the ordeal Kamara went by.
“I believe it’s disgusting what’s occurred,” he stated.
“It doesn’t matter whether or not it’s a Rangers participant, a Celtic participant, or whoever it’s, it ought to by no means be a part of the sport. It confirmed that we’re with them and we stand with them in opposition to racism.”
Brown’s Celtic profession could have been crammed with a number of bust-ups with Rangers followers however as a rule, his class as a participant and a captain has shone by.
His will certainly be remembered greatest for the Celtic’s sustained success underneath his captaincy, and for at all times giving his all for the well-known inexperienced and white shirt.
Brown has been a just about ever-present for the Bhoys of their midfield ever since his arrival from Hibs, making a complete of 604 appearances for the Glasgow giants and contributing 46 targets and 62 assists in all competitions.
As competitions go, Brown has virtually gained all of them.
Throughout his time at Celtic Park, Brown has gained TEN Premiership titles, 12 home cups – six Scottish Cups, six League Cups – and has been named within the Scottish PFA Group of the 12 months six occasions.
And whereas he could have missed out on European honours, when he departs the membership he’ll go away as Celtic’s most-capped participant in European competitors of all time, having made a mixed 127 appearances within the Champions League and Europa League correct.
There’s little doubt of his esteemed place in Celtic’s historical past as he seems to be set to start his profession in teaching and, who is aware of, there’s each probability he might return someday.