“Nine times out of ten you’ll be successful,” Celtic Captain Callum McGregor

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How does a wee guy from the East End of Glasgow who used to run about in the street kicking a ball end up as the captain of a title-winning Celtic team? For as long as he can remember, all Callum McGregor wanted to be was a footballer, and seeing Celtic Park from the hill near his house when he was out playing with his brother, he knew that was where, one day, he wanted to be.

“To be that young kid in the Academy, a huge club and a huge chance to become a professional footballer. 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.

Callum McGregor in action for Notts County against Liverpool at Anfield

“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.

“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.”

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Callum McGregor inspects the pitch prior to the UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying Round Group A match between Scotland and Cyprus at Hampden Park on March 25, 2023 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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