On this day in 1995, Andreas Thom was transferred to Celtic from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of around £2.2 million
Andy had started his career with Dynamo Berlin and became a regular in the East German national side. After re-unification, he also played for Germany.
Andy was brought in to Celtic by Tommy Burns and initially partnered Pierre van Hooijdonk up front. Later that season, he had a more withdrawn role, playing just behind a striking duo of Pierre and Jorge Cadete. He ended that first campaign as Celtic’s Player of the Season.
In 1996/97, he had more of a midfield role, in tandem with Paul McStay but was not a regular as the season progressed and there were stories of a move back to Germany.
When Wim Jansen arrived as manager in the summer of 1997, Andy was hoping for a fresh start but by the end of the year, he was still out of favour
In January 1998, Andreas Thom returned to his native Germany – at Hertha Berlin – Celtic receiving a fee in the region of £275,000