Brendan Rodgers’ Invincible Celtic team of 2016/17 set a new world record in professional football by amassing 106 points from 38 games (34 wins and 4 draws). However, that astonishing tally has now been eclipsed by Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade, who concluded their campaign with 108 points.
The Serbians won 35 out of their 38 league games, drawing three. In that sense, they also became Invincibles and slightly outperformed Celtic on the goal scoring front, netting 114 goals as compared to the Hoops’ 106.
Brendan’s Bhoys drew at Inverness (squandering a 2-0 lead), Ross County (terrible officiating lead to the draw), Rangers (last minute equaliser by Clint Hill), and Partick Thistle (disappointing performance at home).
The Celts can feel aggrieved at not matching Red Star’s record because the dropped points at Dingwall came about in shocking fashion. Indeed, a penalty was awarded to the hosts in the final minute, which they converted to equalise; yet replays showed that there was no contact to merit the spot kick being awarded.
Either way, I’m sure Celtic will be content with securing an unmatched Invincible Treble that season, followed by three more consecutive trebles.