In an emotional post on Instagram, Celtic legend Tom Rogic has announced his retirement. It comes after over a decade in the game in which the 30-year-old became a legend at Parkhead.

An invincible in Brendan Rodgers’ first spell in charge of the club, Rogic was the man who secured the treble in the 2016/17 season with a dramatic late strike at Hampden against Aberdeen. He was also prone to a Glasgow Derby goal, and he bagged many of those over the years.

Tom Rogic Celtic

On Instagram, Rogic revealed that he and his wife are expecting twins in 2024 and that that was part of his decision to hang up his boots. In nine and a half years in Glasgow, he made a colossal 272 Celtic appearances, scoring 46 goals and assisting a further 49 in that time.

After careful consideration I have made the decision to retire from professional football.

I have always been rather private with things in my personal life but I feel given the significance, I think it is important for people to understand why and how I have made my decision.

Throughout the past 7 years, my wife and I have been on an immensely challenging journey with fertility issues. After years of trying and many failed rounds of IVF, my wife and I were fortunate enough to welcome the birth of our daughter in 2021.

I have loved every minute of being a dad and consider it my greatest achievement in life.

After experiencing some more struggles and heartache with fertility treatment, we have recently received the amazing news that our family is growing and we will be expecting twins in 2024.

Given our past and how hard we have fought for this, along with the challenges that will come with having twins and a 2 year old, now seems like the right time to give my focus and attention to what is the most important thing in my life – my family.

After being away for so many years, my family and I have now returned home to Australia as we look ahead to next year and the arrival of our new family members.

I feel very lucky to have had a career where I spent the majority of my time playing at Celtic Football Club, one of the biggest clubs in the world, playing European football, winning many trophies and playing in front of 60,000 fans each week. I have also been lucky enough to represent my country with the Socceroos on over 50 occasions and experienced playing in major international tournaments.’

The Australian’s contributions to the club will be remembered for many years to come. It is fair to say he will go down as a legend in Glasgow’s east end, and a true Celtic great.


  1. Sad times whenever a great player retires but as TR says Family Comes 1st good luck best wishes & now Congratulations to you your wife & now an even bigger family….Tom you & your Family are Always Welcome at Celtic YNWA!!

  2. Thanks for all the great games and majic moments from the majic man God bless tom and all your family from all the celtic family always will be one of us. HAIL!HAIL!.


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