CELTIC Football Club are delighted to confirm that tickets are now on sale for Henrik’s Heroes versus Lubo’s Legends – a legends’ charity match featuring fans’ favourites Henrik Larsson and Lubo Moravcik. It will take place at Celtic Park on Sunday, May 28, 2017, with a 2pm kick-off.
This unique event, which will be hosted by Celtic FC Foundation, will see two legends of the highest order make a much-anticipated return to Paradise, and the squads will include as a host of former players and celebrity fans.
It’s set to be a fantastic event around the 50th anniversary of this club’s greatest achievement and it’s certain that the Lisbon Lions will be honoured on the day.
Net proceeds of the game will be devoted to Celtic FC Foundation, a charity aiming to uphold and promote the founding principles of our football club. The four priorities are to improve health, promote equality, encourage learning and tackle poverty and the Foundation have a strong track record of delivering successful community-based projects.
As team-mates, Henrik Larsson and Lubo Moravcik were at the forefront of one of the greatest Celtic teams of the modern era, achieving legendary status as part of a decorated side that claimed, among many other accolades, a domestic treble in the 2000/01 season.
Henrik said: “I have learned a great deal in the past year about the wonderful work of Celtic FC Foundation and I’m delighted and honoured to be involved in this game. Returning to Celtic Park, where I experienced so many career highlights, is always an absolute pleasure and to do so for such a great cause will be truly special for me and my family.
“Now, attention turns to assembling a team to beat my old friend, Lubo. I’ll be making some calls over the next few months and pulling out all the stops. There is no way I’m losing this one!”
At the prospect of facing off against his friend and ex-teammate, Lubo Moravcik, said: “It’s always humbling to play in a charity match at Celtic Park, the site of countless fond memories and personal triumphs. I know that the work of the Foundation makes such a huge difference to people and that is the reason I got involved.
“Seeing familiar faces and putting the boots on again will be very exciting and I’m really looking forward to running out in front of the fans in Paradise. As far as team selection, I’ll have a few tricks up my sleeve – Henrik has no chance!”
Celtic FC Foundation Chief Executive, Tony Hamilton, added: “May will be a special month for every Celtic fan across the world. The Club are set to announce a series of events, Celtic FC Foundation have a gala fundraiser in London scheduled for May 31 to honour the Lions and we have this match.
“Henrik and Lubo are Celtic icons and we are very excited that they’re picking teams, appearing in the Hoops and coming home to Paradise at a time when the Lisbon Lions celebrate 50 years of being the best Celtic team in our History.”
Tickets are now on sale to season ticket holders on a first come, first served basis – maximum of four per person – priced at £12 for adults and £6 for concessions*.
Tickets will be available to purchase online at www.celticfc.net, by calling 0871 226 1888** or by visiting the Celtic Ticket Office. The lower tier will be on sale in the first instance and Rail Seating does not apply to this match.
Any remaining tickets will then go on general sale from 9.30am on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
Premium tickets (£30) and corporate packages (£135) are also available by calling 0871 226 1888** (Option 4) or emailing [email protected]
Celtic FC Foundation is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, number SC024648.
* Concessions 65+/Under 16s.
** Calls cost 13p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge. Booking fees apply online and via our sales line.