SCOTT BROWN has picked up a superb haul of NINETEEN trophies in his 12 wonderful years at Celtic.
The 33-year-old Hoops skipper overtook Neil Lennon’s haul when he came on as a second-half substitute for Tom Rogic in the 1-0 Betfred League Cup Final triumph over Aberdeen on December 2 last year.
Brown,who cost £4.4million when ex-gaffer Gordon Strachan signed him from Hibs in May 2007, has now won nine league titles, five League Cups and five Scottish Cups. He also won a League Cup with Hibs 12 years ago.
Lennon’s trophy parade consisted of 11 as a player and five as team boss. He has now bolstered that to 13 after his successes in leading the club to eight consecutive titles and the Scottish Cup to complete the phenomenal treble treble.
James Forrest, at 27, six years younger than Brown, is two behind his former Scotland team-mate who retired from international football earlier this year after making 55 appearances for his country.
The winger has lifted eight league titles, four League Cups and five Scottish Cups.
BORN WINNER…Scott Brown celebrates the 1-0 Betfred League Cup triumph earlier this month. Pic: Geo.
The fans’ favourite became the 12th player in Celtic’s 500-club when he played in the 3-0 win over Motherwell at Parkhead in December last year.
He has now joined legends such as Tommy Burns (503), Jimmy Johnstone (515), Jimmy McMenemy (516), Bobby Evans (537), Bobby Lennox (586), Alec McNair (641), Pat Bonner (641), Danny McGrain (663), Roy Aitken (672), Paul McStay (677) and Billy McNeil (787).
*TOMORROW: THE BROONY FILES: PART THREE: Praise for the skipper.