CELTIC skipper Scott Brown celebrated his 35th birthday during the week and CQN is honouring the occasion with a weekend-long tribute to the team’s influential onfield leader.

The midfield dynamo, who was signed by Gordon Strachan for £4.4million from Hibs in May 2007 – a record transfer fee between Scottish clubs – has gone on to win a phenomenal TWENTY-ONE medals. He also found the time to cram in 55 games for Scotland.
CQN has been sifting through our library files to pick out some highlights.

CELTIC skipper Scott Brown admits he knows it will be time to call a halt to his medal-laden career – when his “legs fall off”.

The midfield dynamo has won 10 Premiership titles, five Scottish Cups and six League Cups and was going strong until football went into cold storage in mid-March with the champions 13 points ahead in the Premiership with only eight games to go.

Brown, as usual, played a massive role in the 51st flag arriving at Parkhead when the SPFL hierarchy awarded them a well-earned crown.

RELAXED…Scott Brown during the Sky Sports News interview at Lennoxtown training centre.

The former Scotland international captain, speaking to Sky Sports News, said: “Everyone keeps mentioning I’m getting older and older, but I’m enjoying the challenge.

“I still manage to keep up with the rest of them, so I think for me it’s about trying to keep my fitness levels as high as I possibly can and just trying to keep ticking out the games as long as I can.

“One day I think my legs will fall off. I reckon that’ll be the end of me. I’ll be chasing somebody down the line and I’ll just be realising that this is time I’ll call it a day.

“But for now, I think I’m probably as fit as I have been. I’ve managed to keep the fitness levels for the last three or four years at that maximum level and, as long as I can keep turning out results and we keep winning games, I’m available for selection.”

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