Callum McGregor as you will know is a graduate of the Celtic Academy, a home grown talent who loves Celtic just as much as we do and as Scott Brown said last week his successor as Celtic captain is absolutely obsessed with Celtic.
The Celtic View Editor Paul Cuddihy was tasked by Celtic to write the Callum McGregor story last year and the result was ‘Callum McGregor – The Making of a Celtic Captain’ which was published in the late autumn of 2022 by the club and provided a fascinating insight into Calmac’s journey from his first day at the Celtic Academy through to working under Ange Postecoglou as the new manager’s Celtic skipper and going on to lead the club to a League Cup and Scottish Premiership double.
The Celtic captain had a significant input into the book and that comes across on every page, making ‘Callum McGregor – The Making of a Celtic Captain’ one of the best Celtic reads in recent years.
Paul Cuddihy is the stand-out writer within the Celtic media team and he’s certainly done a brilliant job on the Callum’s book, which many of you will have already read.
“The front cover of the book just tells you what the story’s about really, to be that young kid in the Academy, a huge club and a huge chance to become a professional footballer,” Callum McGregor said. “And then to fast forward nearly 20 years to last season in terms of lifting the league trophy as the captain of the club, it is a remarkable story and something that I’m hugely proud of.
“A lot of work has gone in over those 20 years, a lot of work, a lot of sacrifice and the club has been absolutely amazing for me. So for me to have that journey and put it down on paper now is really special.’
“You never really get a chance to reflect on what you’ve done or what you’ve achieved because you’re always just in the moment and on edge about the next the next game or the training session, and you just want to give everything,” the Celtic captain noted.
“I talk a little bit about it in the book, where you don’t get to that level of success if that’s what you’re thinking about. You just have to apply yourself every day, train as hard as you can and when the games come around, to give absolutely everything. And if you do that, then nine times out of ten you’ll be successful.”
Today we are launching a brilliant offer from Celtic Pools for readers of The Celtic Star where you will receive a copy of ‘Callum McGregor – The Making of a Celtic Captain’ absolutely FREE OF CHARGE when you sign up to help raise funds for Celtic Youth Academy by playing the Celtic Pools Weekly Lottery.
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Growing up in the East End of Glasgow and joining the Celtic Academy at Under 10’s level Callum is a brilliant example of how your donations to Youth Development can help shape the future of both the young players and Celtic FC. How much would it cost Celtic to sign a player at the level of Callum McGregor had he not come through our Academy? More than we could possibly afford is the probable answer!
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James Forrest with a couple of young hopefuls. Young Dembele made a few first team appearances before moving to France. Roco Vata is a good prospect who will have his opportunity in the future. Important to develop home grown talent. pic.twitter.com/ao88j6ZTfH
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