Celtic 9–0 Aberdeen

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Celtic 9–0 Aberdeen
Event 2010–11 Scottish Premier League
Date 6 November 2010
Venue Celtic Park, Glasgow
Referee Alan Muir
Attendance 46,446

The Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Aberdeen on 6 November 2010 at Celtic Park in Glasgow set a record as the biggest win in the league's history.

The match included nine goals for Celtic, two hat-tricks, three penalties and two red cards.[1][2]


This was match day eleven of the 2010–11 SPL season and of the two managers Mark McGhee was seen to be under more pressure than Neil Lennon with Aberdeen slipping down the SPL table after a decent start to the season. This was Celtic’s first return to Celtic Park after a controversial 3–1 defeat to Rangers two weeks previously.[3] However two back to back wins against St Johnstone in Perth in the League Cup and League returned confidence to Celtic.



6 November 2010
15:00 GMT
Celtic 9–0 Aberdeen
Stokes Goal 26' (pen.)45+1' (pen.)74'
Hooper Goal 28'33'63'
Magennis Goal 61' (o.g.)
Ledley Goal 71'
McCourt Goal 85' (pen.)
Celtic Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 46,466
Referee: Alan Muir
GK 26 England Fraser Forster
RB 11 South Korea Cha Du-Ri
CB 5 Sweden Daniel Majstorović
CB 25 Norway Thomas Rogne Red card 38'
LB 3 Honduras Emilio Izaguirre
RM 14 Northern Ireland Niall McGinn Substituted off 46'
CM 18 South Korea Ki Sung-Yueng Substituted off 76'
CM 16 Wales Joe Ledley
LM 13 Scotland Shaun Maloney
CF 88 England Gary Hooper Substituted off 68'
CF 10 Republic of Ireland Anthony Stokes
GK 24 Poland Łukasz Załuska
CB 6 Netherlands Jos Hooiveld Substituted in 46'
CB 21 Scotland Charlie Mulgrew
CM 4 Mexico Efraín Juárez Substituted in 76'
RM 20 Northern Ireland Paddy McCourt Substituted in 68'
CM 31 Republic of Ireland Richie Towell
CF 9 Greece Georgios Samaras
Northern Ireland Neil Lennon
GK 1 Scotland Jamie Langfield
CB 2 Northern Ireland Rory McArdle
CB 5 Scotland Zander Diamond
CB 42 Scotland Clark Robertson
RM 4 Togo Yoann Folly
CM 8 Scotland Paul Hartley Red card 24'
CM 22 Scotland Ryan Jack
LM 11 Nigeria Sone Aluko Substituted off 35'
RF 10 Scotland Darren Mackie
CF 9 England Scott Vernon Substituted off 58'
LF 7 Scotland Chris Maguire
GK 21 England Mark Howard
CB 16 England Jerel Ifil
CM 14 Scotland Derek Young Substituted in 35'
CM 35 Faroe Islands Hallur Hansson
RM 43 Scotland Ryan Fraser
CF 18 Lithuania Andrius Velička
CF 20 Northern Ireland Josh Magennis Substituted in 58'
Scotland Mark McGhee


The match cast doubts about Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee's future at the club,[4] he was sacked less than a month later following a string of poor results.[5]

The match holds the record as the biggest ever win in the SPL, it is also the biggest ever defeat in Aberdeen's history.[6]


  1. ^ "Celtic 9 – 0 Aberdeen". ESPN Soccernet. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee on the brink after club record 9–0 defeat at Celtic". The Telegraph. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rookie referee Willie Collum in the Old Firm spotlight as Celtic lose perfect record". The Telegraph. 24 October 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Celtic 9 - 0 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "McGhee sacked as boss of Aberdeen". BBC News. 1 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Celtic hit nine past Aberdeen in record SPL victory". The Guardian. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2012.