Celtic And Nottingham Forest Star Van Hooijdonk's Best Goals
Pierre van Hooijdonk is 44 today and to celebrate we’re taking a trip down memory lane with his greatest goals.
It’s easy to forget just how prolific the gangly Dutch striker was. Having scored 81 league goals in just 115 games for NAC Breda, Van Hooijdonk won a move to Celtic where the goals continued to flow.
In all PVH scored 52 goals in 84 appearances for Celtic, before Nottingham Forest signed him in an attempt to escape relegation. Forest nonetheless went down but bounced back the following season as Van Hooijdonk’s goals won them promotion back to the Premier League.
His time at the City Ground would end on a sour note, as rhe striker controversially went on strike in an attempt to win a transfer. Eventually he got his wish and Van Hooijdonk continued to score at a phenomenal rate during spells at Vitesse, Benfica, Feyenoord and Fenerbache.
Sit back, relax and watch one of the best goalscorers of the era in action.