Artur Boruc and the Celtic legacy that lives on as a goalkeeper in hip-hop tribute ‘Holy Goalie’


Former Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc has been honored in his homeland with a new hip-hop track which sees him perform in the video.

The 41-year-old is still playing at Legia Warsaw, the club he grew up with, but could hang up his gloves at the end of the season.

Boruc became a cult hero in his time at Parkhead but is even more beloved at Legia, even sitting with their fans for a Europa League game at Rangers while a Bournemouth player.

One of his most famous antics with Celtic was unveiling a t-shirt with Pope John Paul II on it at Ibrox, earning him the nickname ‘The Holy Goalie’ and that legacy lives on.

Polish rappers Jacol PP and Mayon WD released a track with this title paying tribute to Boruc, the veteran who appears in the video.

Artur Boruc wears a ‘God bless the Pope’ t-shirt after a game against Rangers in 2008

The lyrics describe him as “King Artur the Great, proud of his origins”, stating “even while playing abroad he has not forgotten Legia” and claiming “even his enemies respect him”.

The music video includes some of his biggest saves and this incident against Rangers is mentioned in the second verse.

The translated lyrics read: “He defines defense as a strategist/so you don’t hear the ripple of the net/he’s a strong character, not a soft noodle/a t-shirt with the pope shown to Rangers/cheers with us remote games like Wisla Plock”.

Boruc won three SPL titles during his time at Celtic and was twice named in the PFA Team of the Year.

He helped Legia win the Polish top flight last season and you can watch the video in the player above.


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