Espanyolification in Glasgow, Celtic’s £40m profit and £72.3m bank balance

Celtic have announced their annual financial results for the 2022/23 season and it makes for eye-watering reading. The Hoops have always had a great history of posting strong financial results, which is more than can be said for our noisy neighbours, who seem incapable of living within their means even after the liquidation of the Oldco club from Govan.

Brendan Rodgers looks ahead to the first match in the group stage of the Champions League against Feyenoord during a press conference, PK, Pressekonferenz in De Kuip. ANP OLAF KRAAK

READ THIS…Celtic plc annual results for year ended June 30, 2023

This time the club have hit the ball out of the park, largely thanks to the wonderful backing from the Celtic supporters and entry to the UEFA Champions League group stages once again last year under Ange Postecoglou. It was another welcome bonus the additional funds as Europa League football just doesn’t contribute the same whenever we don’t make the big boys tournament.

These results show once again how crucial it is that the Bhoys make the competition on a regular basis. The failure of successive failures in qualifiying for the group stages really just shows the progress that could have been made had we made it to the promised land every year for the past decade or so.

Despite this, the results that have been posted are pretty impressive as we have smashed over the £100 million mark in revenue this time. It currently stands at £119.9m, with a 35.8% jump on the previous year of £88.2m. Spending did go up predictably from £91.7m to £95.4m, which is a rise of 4%.

Other figures show that the Parkhead outfit have managed to a gain of player sales that hits £14.4m – down from £29m the year previously. Similarly, player registration acquisitions were down from that Ange Postecoglou rebuild from £38.4m to just £13m. The major numbers though are the pre-tax profits jump from £6.1m to a whopping £40.7m. Then there’s the little matter of the money in the bank, which is currently sitting at a mammoth £72.3m – up from £30.2m in 2021/22.

Celtic v Aberdeen – Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates with the league trophy after the cinch Premiership match at Celtic Park,: Saturday May 27, 2023. Photo Andrew Milligan

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.


  1. … the sons of huns will be seen in green … time to enlarge and update the “ old “ stand and up the capacity to 80k

  2. The reason the bhoys haven’t been regulars at the top table is the same reason there is 70+ million in the bank. Lawwell. These accounts don’t include Jota and Starfeld sales either so there is another 25 million in with a fraction of that spent post those sales. He has the cheek to say we need first team ready players. Where are they Peter, let’s see how much of the 70 million is left behind in the champions league where points and qualification for the next phase could generate vast sums .

  3. When you have plastic pitches in your fixture list and playing in front of empty stands it’s a hard sell bringing quality to Scotland.