Former Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley has this afternoon announced his retirement from football.

The 34-year old took to Instagram to announce his retirement from the game, after featuring for the likes of Cardiff, Crystal Palace and Derby County, before having short stays at Charlton, Newcastle Jets and Newport County, as well as an impressive career with his international side, Wales.

Of course, Hoops fans will remember Ledley fondly for his time in Glasgow, where he spent four years at the club under former boss Neil Lennon.

He played 157 times for Celtic, scoring 30 goals and setting up a further 24 – winning three Scottish Premierships and a Scottish Cup

Many will remember the crucial goal Ledley scored in the Glasgow derby fixture against Rangers in December 2011, in a tightly contested affair that finished 1-0 and played a big part in the title race that season.

Since moving on, Ledley has also always spoken about the club in a positive manner, becoming somewhat of a fan. Including in his send-off retirement post, stating that signing with Celtic was a ‘true highlight’ of his career.

We wish Joe all the best after his retirement from football, and hopefully, it isn’t too long before we see him return to Parkhead in his spare time to watch Ange Postecoglou and his side.


  1. Joe was a great player for Celtic and a model professional, I wish him all the best in the next chapter in his career. Whether he goes into coaching, management or punditry I’m sure he’ll do well.


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