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Thursday, 21 May 2009 11:28

Jorge Cadete to make emotional return to Celtic

Striker to play in Tommy Burns memorial match 

Jorge CadeteFormer Portugal striker Jorge Cadete will again step out on the Parkhead pitch, home of Glasgow Celtic football club, at the end of this month.


The forward, who enjoyed probably the best year of his career at the Scottish club, is to take part in a match organised in homage to the late Tommy Burns. Burns, Celtic’s manager when Cadete played for the club, died in 2008, a victim of cancer.


Cadete will return, along with a host of other famous names such as Pierre van Hooijdonk, Paul McStay, Paul Lambert and Roy Keane, to play in the memorial match.


“This return to Scotland is a mixture of feelings. I was very happy there, but I’m returning to pay a tribute to Tommy Burns which is painful. Life plays these tricks; Tommy left us too early,” said Cadete.  


“Obviously, I couldn’t reject this honourable invitation and it will be a pleasure to wear the green and white shirt of Celtic again and feel the warmth of the fans. Who knows, maybe they’ll even sing my chant again.”


by Tom Kundert


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