Lewis Morgan has gone on to become a star in the MLS since leaving Celtic in January 2020.

He first caught the Hoops attention at St Mirren under the management of Jack Ross in the Scottish Championship and eventually signed for the club in January 2018.

Lewis Morgan
Soccer Football – Europa League – Group E – Celtic v Stade Rennes – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Britain – November 28, 2019 Celtic’s Lewis Morgan in action with Stade Rennes’ Joris Gnagnon REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Morgan was immediately loaned back to the Buddies and would be a pivotal player in their quest for promotion back to the top flight as the Paisley club won the league in mid-April with the youngster being named as Scottish Championship Player of the Year [SPFL].

The midfielder failed to make too much of an impression under Brendan Rodgers having made his debut in green and white hoops against Alashkert during a Champions League qualifier.

Following his first few months at the club, Morgan headed south to Sunderland for the second half of the season but once again returned to Celtic.

In the absence of star man – Odsonne Edouard, he was handed a chance to shine under Neil Lennon and popped up to score a terrific goal against Ligue 1 side Rennes in the Europa League to help secure Celtic’s top spot in the group.

He had made a number of appearances before this match, but this moment appeared to be some kind of turning point as he was also given the nod to start in the League Cup final against Rangers just over a week later.

The former Saints man never covered himself in glory and within a few weeks he had left the club to head to the bright lights of the USA as Morgan signed for David Beckham’s, Inter Miami.

Since then he hasn’t looked back and gave a very good account of himself in Florida before being transfered to New York Red Bulls at the beginning of this year.

Oct 15, 2022; Harrison, New Jersey, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Lewis Morgan (10) celebrates with midfielder Luquinhas (82) after scoring a goal against FC Cincinnati during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Morgan was named as New York Red Bulls MVP for the season having made 37 appearances and scored an impressive 18 goals in all competitions.

Having already been capped for Scotland twice he will be hoping that Stevie Clarke wiil eventually start to give him some attention.


  1. Another talented player who lacked what it takes to succeed at the champions.
    North America sums him up.
    To succeed at Celtic you need more than skills, MUCH more!


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