Packie Bonner

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Birthday
24, 1960
Birthplace
Ireland
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
24, 1960 (age 59)
Birthplace
Ireland

About

Retired goalkeeper known for his prolific career with Celtic. He appeared in nearly 650 games for club and won five Scottish Leagues, three Scottish Cups, and two Super League Cups.

Before Fame

He played youth soccer for Keadue Rovers and spent some time with Leicester City before joining Celtic in 1978.

Trivia

He became one of the Republic of Ireland's most exceptional goalkeepers, a career epitomized by saving a penalty against Romania in the 1990 World Cup, which propelled Ireland to its first quarterfinal.

Family Life

He and wife Ann have a daughter named Melissa and son named Andrew. His brother Denis also played professional soccer.

Associated With

When he retired from international play in 1996, he was the most-capped keeper in the country's history with 80 appearances. The record was later broken by Shay Given.