Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart celebrated his 37th birthday on Friday amid light-hearted banter from his teammates as he prepares to retire at the end of the season.

Joe Hart
7th February 2024; Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Premiership Football, Hibernian versus Celtic; Joe Hart of Celtic arrives for the match

The former England international, who announced his decision to retire earlier this year, was greeted with a playful jibe from fellow keeper Scott Bain as they headed out for training.

Bain, who has served as Hart’s understudy, quipped to the cameras, “Happy 50th to Joe Hart today!” A quick to correct Hart replied, “Just for the record, I’m not 50.” Joining in the fun, third-choice keeper Ben Siegrist added, “He’s 49!” bringing laughter among the squad.

The video was uploaded to the club’s TikTok page.


🎉 Happy birthday, Joe Hart! Hope you have a great day! 🎂

♬ original sound – Celtic Football Club

Spirits are clearly high in the Celtic camp as they lead the league table and prepare for the Scottish Cup semi-final on Saturday against Aberdeen.

Celtic have a 12.30 kick-off at the National Stadium as Brendan Rodgers looks to maintain his 100% record in the Scottish Cup.

It would be a perfect send-off for Joe Hart if Celtic were to complete the double this season, seeing the ‘keeper win three league titles in his three years in Scotland.


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