CELTIC’S Invincible hero Mikael Lustig has five games to play for AIK Stockholm before calling it a day.
The 35-year-old Swedish international right-back will kick his last ball at the completion of the Allsvenskan league season next month.
Former Hoops fans’ favourite Lustig spent seven and a half years of his glittering 18-season career at Parkhead after joining from Norwegian giants Rosenborg on January 1 2012.
He played under the guidance of Neil Lennon, on two separate stints, Ronny Deila and Brendan Rodgers.
ROARING SUCCESS…Scott Brown and Mikael Lustig with the 2019 Scottish Cup.
Lustig can proudly take his place in the Celtic Hall of Fame as a member of The Invincible squad that swept through Scottish football without a defeat on their way to a memorable treble in Rodgers’ first crusade in 2016/17.
The full-back won eight titles, four Scottish Cups and four Scottish League Cups during his years at Parkhead.
He scored 21 goals in 276 appearances which is commendable shooting for a back-four operator.
HOOP HOOP HOORAY…Mikael Lustig and his triumphant Celtic team-mates after the 2-1 Scttish Cup Final win over Hearts at Hampden on May 25 2019.
Lustig brought down the curtain on an extremely successful spell in the Hoops when he set up Odsonne Edouard for the winning goal in the 2019 Scottish Cup Final on the iconic date of May 25 at Hampden which sealed the phenomenal treble treble.
He left the club for Belgian outfit Gent a month later, but stayed only one season in Belgium before returning to his homeland with AIK Stockholm, who confirmed his retirement in a club statement today.
All at CQN and Celtic fans everywhere join in thanking Mikael Lustig for the wonderful memories and wish him an enjoyable retirement. However, with his football knowledge, we don’t think this is the last we will have heard of this likeable personality.