10 Greatest Celtic FC Strikers Ever

3. Stevie Chalmers

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Stevie Chalmers is the 5th all-time top goal scorer for Celtic, with 236 goals in 431 games. He is also remembered among Celtic fans as the man who scored Celtic’s most important goal. It came on May 25, 1967, at the Estadio Nacional in Lisbon against Inter Milan in the final of the European Cup.

It was only five minutes until the final whistle when Chalmers knocked home a Bobby Murdoch shot into the net to give Celtic a 2-1 victory, ensuring they became the first club from Northern Europe to lift the prestigious trophy. After spending 12 years in Celtic Park, he left for Murton at the age of 35.

2. Henrik Larsson

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Henrik Larsson is the best striker for Celtic in the modern era of the game. He is the 3rd all-time top scorer for Celtic. He was not just an excellent striker but he was also a great overall player with his cunning and intelligent passing, his creativity and sense of leadership.

Larsson scored two goals in the UEFA Cup final of 2003 but unfortunately, the team could not win the title and lost the match by 3-2. He won four Scottish League titles and two Scottish Cups in his 7 years with the club and scored 242 goals in 315 games.

1. Jimmy McGrory

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Jimmy McGrory isn’t just the greatest striker to have ever played for the club but he is also considered the best-ever Celtic player overall. He is by far the all-time top goal scorer for the club with 502 goals scored in 477 games. You don’t see this type of goal-scoring ratio too often, do you? He also holds the record for the most goals scored in a single season, scoring 57 League and Scottish Cup goals from 39 games, in the 1926–27 season.

McGrory was also a very loyal chap, turning down an offer from Arsenal that would make him the all-time highest-paid footballer at that time. He also scored the fastest Scottish League hat trick with 3 goals in less than 3 minutes against Motherwell in 1936. He retired as a football player in 1937.

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