Celtic leading the way for Scotland in Europe’s Premier Competition

A recent list on the One Football app showed the top twenty sides statistically in the UEFA Champions League made for some interesting discussion.

Real Madrid unsurprisingly topped the list in 1st place with the likes of Bayern Munich, Juventus, AC Milan, Manchester United and Liverpool in the top ten.

Our own club Celtic were named in 20th place which is a fantastic achievement considering our resources compared to some of the sides above us and even below us on the list of fantastic sides. No other Scottish club – dead or alive – made the cut. The story was published on our sister site Celtic Shorts the other day but unsurprisingly the red-tops have not reported in it.

It also makes a mockery of those who rubbish our contribution to European competition. We are the only Scottish side to make the top twenty with the so-called most successful club in the world, theRangers combined clubs were six places behind us.

Even at that the Ibrox club have used the record of the now defunct club to take their place in Europe’s elite list, as they can’t use their own as last season seen them finish up as statistically the worst side in Champions League group stages history.

As the competition’s format changes after this season its’s an embarrassing record that they will hold for eternity.

Celtic is often the object of ridicule by the Scottish mainstream media and theRangers supporters alike, but being named in the top twenty of the greatest sides to have took part in the prestigious Champions league shows how much were recognised at the highest level.

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.


  1. Clutching at straws here, pal. Honestly, the last time we did anything of note in the CL, Lennon was in charge ffs. We have been embarrassing for years

    • Considering how awful we are in Europe it’s astonishing that we’d be on any list that indicates success in Europe. I’ll make a note never to put much faith in One Football charts, but I guess some folk love anything that allows them to gloat about the fact that Rangers are not on a list.