10 Hardest Men Who Ever Played For Celtic

Roy Keane just squeezes onto the list.

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Celtic Football Club boast a long and rich history. Some might even claim it's longer and richer than that of their cross-city rivals, Rangers (but not us - we think they're both equally great).

Whilst Scottish football these days has a reputation for being more about fight and determination than it is skill and technique, most of the cast of Parkhead's illustrious history have tended to be of the flamboyant, fleet-footed kind.

Players like Bobby Lennox, Kenny Dalglish and, more recently, Henrik Larsson, who were far more likely to be on the receiving end of a crunching tackle than they were to dish one out themselves. These are the ones who, through their elegance and panache, have helped build one of football's great trophy cabinets.

Equally, no team can be successful without a smattering of characters. And, in a title-chasing team, character isn't just a byword for the hot-headed midfield enforcer who sets out to beak his opponent's legs. You can be a great player and a great hard-man at once - a point Celtic's past has capably illustrated.

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