Former Celtic midfielder Morten Weighorst has declared that the Hoops’ title victory in 1998 as the highlight of his career, due to the circumstances of the win.
The title win saw the Bhoys end Rangers’ hopes of winning 10 titles in a row, and beating Celtic’s record of nine titles.
The Danish international, who is now manager of Aalborg, can still remember the post-match celebrations after the 2-0 win over St Johnstone which won the league as if they took place yesterday.
“I still remember the celebrations on the last day of the season” Weighorst said, in an article written for The Coaches Voice.
“They were like nothing else, the best I’ve ever seen. I remember grown-up people crying. The relief, and the emotions.
“So to win the league in 1998 was fantastic, and I have wonderful memories of it. It’s probably the pinnacle of my career.”
The Hoops title victory is all the more remarkable when you consider that they lost their first two league games of the season, but Wim Jansen’s side managed to pull themselves together to win the title by one point from their bitter rivals.
Weighorst was a key figure in the Hoops midfield that season, but a broken leg and a battle with Guillain-Barre Syndrome ended his chances of kicking on after that.
Football Insider verdict
The former Bhoys midfielder is correct to enthuse about the title victory, as it most go down as one of the most important in the club’s history. After nearly going bust in 1994, just four years later the Hoops recovered to not only win the title but stop Rangers from setting a new record of 10 titles in a row. It’s just a pity that manager Wim Jansen left the club the day after the title win and we never got the chance to see how he would have fared in the Champions League. That shouldn’t take away from the memories of a momentous occasion that will no doubt celebrated on it’s 20th anniversary in two months time.