RAMI GERSHON’S scoring ratio for a full-back at Celtic was even more prolific than that of Lisbon Lion Tommy Gemmell, the swashbuckling hero of Jock Stein’s all-conquering team.

The 25-year-old Israeli left-sided defender fired in a goal every three games.

Unfortunately, Gershon only made three first-team appearances for the Hoops after joining on loan from Standard Liege with the option of a £1million permanent deal on January 2013.

The 26 times-capped international hit the ground running a month after his arrival when he netted on his debut with a superb header in Celtic’s 3-1 win over Inverness Caley Thistle in the Highlands. He overshadowed fellow-new Bhoy Tom Rogic on their first outings for the champions.

THREE AND OUT…Rami Gershon during his goalscoring debut for Celtic in a 3-1 win over Inverness Caley Thistle in February 2013. The Israeli defender made only two other appearances for the Hoops.

However, it was all downhill after that for Gershon who was involved in a 3-2 loss to Ross County in Dingwall in one of his other rare displays in the green-and-white shirt.

Injuries didn’t help Gershon’s hopes of persuading Neil Lennon to offer a long-term contract and, after his fleeting stay in Glasgow, he was on his way back to Belgium where he joined Waasland-Beveren.

The attack-minded left-back then switched to KAA Gent where he won a league title in 2016 and featured in the Champions League.

In August 2017, he returned to his homeland with Maccabi Haifa where he is still playing in a centre-back role. His contract expired at the end of last month.

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