Scottish Cup right away and Van Hooijdonk was the only goalscorer in the A dispute between van Hooijdonk and Fergus McCann led to the former leaving (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images). When Van Hooijdonk arrived at Celtic they had not won any He scored 32 goals, Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; Wikipeida, All photographs are the copyright © of George Herringshaw & sporting-heroes.net  |  Sitemap  |  Copyright, Website design & development by Syrox eMedia. Pierre Van Hooijdonk, John Kennedy and how the tables have turned in Scottish football By Niall J 17 June, 2020 No Comments As Royal Ascot returned to a strange eerie silence, on what is normally the most vibrant and colourful fixtures in the flat racing calendar, so too will Scottish football when it too begins minus what gives its atmosphere. Netherlands. Van Hooijdonk scored 56 goals in 92 appearances for Celtic. There’s a reason he’s still remembered extremely fondly at the club despite winning just one trophy in his three years here. Steenbergen, Citizenship: In the ’96 season, he would end the season as the club’s top goalscorer before falling out with Fergus McCann in the ’97 campaign. ‘THERE’S only one Pierre’ was a favourite Celtic chant of the 1990s. The big Dutchman became a cult-hero in the East End after firing home 56 goals in 92 matches for the club. Not many would change anything from that year. Peirre Van Hooijdonk made his Celtic debut on 11 January 1995 in a That came in a three-year spell between 1994 and 1997. without any silverware. He remains, to this day, one that got away to an extent. Having van Hooijdoink at the club could’ve been a big boost towards winning more silverware. For using this site, please activate JavaScript. Granted, the year after van Hooijdonk left, Celtic managed to stop the 10. It was one of the most incredible and emotional years in the club’s history. team player at Celtic. “Our best players were on five‑figure sums per week and I was not. Pierre van Hooijdonk says former club Celtic could win the Champions League if they were part of a British league. He also bagged the UEFA Cup with an impressive success with Feyenoord back in 2002 (finishing top scorer in the UEFA Cup too). * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only Pierre van Hooijdonk (born 29 November 1969 ) is a former Dutch football player. van Hoijdonk is still warmly welcomed on his Parkhead returns (AMA/Corbis via Getty Images). He eventually left Celtic over a wage dispute David is a keen writer who's always looking to engage readers in his content. A row with the It is also possible to select a competition. Van Hooijdonk's last season at Celtic, 1996–97, Celtic chairman/owner, Fergus McCann, would rumble on through the year And in an exclusive interview with the Guardian, van Hooijdonk explained why he left as well as how the quality at Parkhead changed over time. including 26 in the League which saw him finish top scorer. Date of birth/Age: Nov 29, 1969 (50) Place of birth: Steenbergen Citizenship: Netherlands Granted, he did manage to get Nottingham Forest promoted the year after he left Parkhead. league match against Hearts at Hampden Park. He ended up being a bit of a journeyman despite the massive talent he had. The big Dutchman became a cult-hero in the East End after firing home 56 goals in 92 matches for the club. Former Celtic striker Pierre van Hooijdonk has stated that we wasn’t impressed with the quality at the club when he arrived. Of to live on "but not for an international striker. However, despite Van Hooijdonk's goals and the attractive football being played by manager Tommy Burns' side, Celtic still finished the season without any silverware. Pierre van Hooijdonk was a star at Parkhead in the late ’90s (Allsport UK via Getty Images). Former Celtic striker Pierre van Hooijdonk has stated that we wasn’t impressed with the quality at the club when he arrived. Date of birth/Age: "[4] He went on to join But there’s no denying it would’ve been great to have had van Hooijdonk at the club for longer. towards the end of the 1996–97 season, stating that the reputed £7,000 a The big striker made an However with Van Hooijdonk Celtic won the However, Van This is the goal statistic of Karriereende player Pierre van Hooijdonk, which gives a detailed view on the goals the player has scored. That came in a three-year spell between 1994 and 1997. But those Turkish titles were the only top-flight honours he bagged. final against Airdire in May 1995. was an unhappy time for both the player and the club. However, despite Van Hooijdonk's goals and the attractive football being Celtic in 84 appearances. Upon his arrival, Celtic hadn’t won a trophy in six years. He has played for Netherlands national team . But he undoubtedly had more to give Celtic had his contract situation been solved. But when Andreas Thom joined, then Jorge and Paolo, the difference in level was unbelievable. and as a result he often ended up on the substitute bench. Former striker Pierre van Hooijdonk believes Celtic’s season will be regarded as a disappointment if they fail to lift the William Hill Scottish Cup this weekend. This overview shows all goals scored by the selected player, including the results of the games. He also managed fourth place with the Netherlands at the ’98 World Cup. Alas, Hearts went on to equalise and the game finished 1–1. In total Van Hooijdonk scored 52 goals for The manager The following season, 1995–96, saw He effectively ended that drought with the winner against Airdrie in the Scottish Cup final of ’95. particular note was Van Hooijdonk's prowess at scoring from free kicks. played by manager Tommy Burns' side, Celtic still finished the season Centre-Forward, Former International: Van Hooijdonk's last season at Celtic, 1996–97, was an unhappy time for both the player and the club. Van Hooijdonk finished the season as top goalscorer with 26 goals — NINE more than Rangers’ top marksman Gordon Durie with 17. Nottingham Forest in a deal worth up to £4.5 million. week rise he was being offered might be "good enough for the homeless" It was a great partnership. Van Hooijdonk in outstanding form for Celtic. The header from the Dutchman came in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden, and was the only goal of the game in … But another van Hooijdonk is currently making headlines with his goals in Holland. Hooijdonk settled quickly at Celtic and he became an instant favourite “John Collins had taken me to his home for dinner when I had joined, so when the other foreigners arrived I did the same.”. Netherlands, Position: selected for the national team as long as he was not a regular first But Burns’ Celtic just couldn’t stop Rangers. Have something to tell us about this article? Pierre is pictured above during the 2-0 win against Aberdeen on 5/3/1995. Of particular note was Van Hooijdonk's prowess at scoring from free kicks. 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But in any case, the Dutchman moved on to Nottingham Forest before having spells with Vitesse Arnhem, Benfica, Fenerbahce, NAC Breda, and two with Feyenoord. Van Hooijdonk scored 56 goals in 92 appearances for Celtic during an often controversial spell before moving south of the border to Nottingham Forest in a £4.5million deal. instant impact for his new team by scoring a stunning opening goal. Pierre van Hooijdonk. He did manage to win two Turkish titles with Fenerbahce. of the Dutch national team Guus Hiddink told him he would not be It’s also worth remembering that Celtic would still go on to win nothing in the 1998-99 campaign and the 1999-00 season respectively. trophies in six years. Nov 29, 1969 (50), Place of birth: McCann said if I did well he would raise my salary.

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