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January Jobber - Edson Braafheid

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Edson Braffheid in action on that fateful day against Aberdeen
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When Tony Mowbray decided to ‘rescue’ Celtic’s season in January 2010 by selling off loads of players and bringing in loads of players, one of the players brought in was from European GIANTS Bayern Munich.

Yes, Edson Braffheid had played nine games for Bayern before joining the Hoops. It would get weirder.

He made his debut in the 4-2 Scottish Cup win over Dunfermline, but his most notable moment in a Celtic jersey came in the wild 4-4 draw with Aberdeen in February 2010, when with Celtic 4-2 ahead he inexplicably handled the ball to concede a penalty leading to Aberdeen’s comeback.

When Neil Lennon replaced Tony Mowbray after the 4-0 loss to St Mirren (a match Braffheid played 75 minutes of), Braffheid would lose his place in the team and leave Celtic in the summer...a summer in which he played in the World Cup Final!!

Yes, this player who was not good enough to play for Celtic against Ross County played in one game in the 2010 World Cup - the final, where he came on for a Dutch team who were intent on kicking the crap out of Spain, and who lost the game 1-0.

Braffheid’s career would later include spells at Hoffenheim and Lazio, he had a good career for a player who was so poor at Celtic Park.

Tony Mowbray’s Celtic managerial spell was a disaster, not helped by signing players like Braffheid, who was to go down as one of the worst TJDS BLOG JANUARY JOBBERS.