Date of Birth: 5th March 1998
Debut: v Lile 10th December 2020
Signed: July 2014
Since joining Celtic’s Academy from Cliftonville back on July 2, 2014, Conor went on to consistently impress for the Development Squad making his top-team bow in the summer of 2017 in a win over Linz, the opening game of the Hoops pre-season tour in Austria.
During the 2020/21 campaign, he has moved up the pecking order and, along with Vasilas Barkas and Scott Bain, the young Irishman vied for the goalkeeper’s spot, making seven first-team appearances over the course of the term.
‘I’ve had great help from Colin Meldrum and Stevie Woods who have really developed me over the years.’
Hazard’s long-term ambition is to become Celtic’s No.1 and the talented teenager knows he in the perfect environment to fulfil his undoubted potential – among those first-team games was a starring role in the Scottish Cup final of 2020 that clinched the Quadruple Treble.
Following the 3-3 stalemate with Hearts, the youngster saved two spot-kicks in the shoot-out as the Hoops won their 40th Scottish Cup and 12th successive trophy.
‘I wouldn’t have been able to do it without all the coaches I have worked with. I have had great help from Colin Meldrum and Stevie Woods who have really developed me over the years and hopefully there is more to come.’
In the past few years Conor has also enjoyed successful loan spells at Falkirk, Partick Thistle and Dundee.
Conor Hazard’s debut appearance at full international level came for Northern Ireland in June 2018 in a 3-0 friendly defeat against Costa Rica, and that was followed by a 2-1 defeat to the United States in March 2021.