Keane claims Celtic gong
Celtic fans have voted Robbie Keane player of the year despite being at the club less than three months.
By Ben Collins
Last Updated: 19/04/10 8:50pm
Robbie Keane has been voted the Celtic fans' player of the year despite having been at the club only two-and-a-half months.
The 29-year-old striker joined the Scottish giants on loan from Tottenham just hours before the transfer window closed at the start of February amid huge fanfare at Parkhead.
The Republic of Ireland international collected the award at the club's annual dinner after taking his tally to 13 goals in 15 games with the opener in Saturday's 3-2 home win against Hibernian.
However, Keane's impressive personal form failed to revive Celtic's season, with manager Tony Mowbray sacked as they fell further behind in the title race, while the Bhoys were then dumped out of the Scottish Cup semi-finals by Ross County in one of the worst defeats in the club's history.
Aiden McGeady was a clear winner in the players' player of the year category but Keane's gong shows how few Celtic players have impressed consistently this season.
Keane also shared the top goalscorer award with Georgios Samaras, although both have netted one less than Scott McDonald, who was sold to Middlesbrough in January.
Teenage defender Josh Thompson won the young player of the year prize while Paddy McCourt's solo strike against St Mirren in September was voted goal of the season.
John Kennedy, who was forced to retire from football in November because of his long-standing knee injury, won a special recognition award.