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PAT BONNER

Pat Bonner, known by many as 'Packie', was born in County Donegal in 1960. He was spotted by Celtic while he kept goal for Leicester City in the FA Youth Cup and was signed by Jock Stein on May 14 1978.

An agile, perceptive keeper, his performance in 1987-88 helped the team achieve the best defensive result in Britain, conceding only 23 goals in 44 League matches.

Bonner's skill even earned him the praise of Pope John Paul II. After becoming Eire's hero in the World Cup second round penalty shoot-out against Romania in 1990, the Pope told him: "I know you are the goalkeeper. I used to play in that position myself."

Although Bonner lost his first-team place at Celtic to Gordon Marshall in the 1991-2 season, he was back in goals by late September the following year.

Bonner has made around 500 League appearances for Celtic and has won 80 caps for the Republic of Ireland.

With Celtic he has won four League Championship badges, three Scottish Cup winners' medals and a League Cup winners' medal.