List of Celtic F.C. players

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Photograph of Billy McNeill taken in the early 1980s
Billy McNeill has made the most appearances for Celtic in major competitions, and also captained the side from 1963 up to his retirement from playing in 1975. McNeill went on to manage Celtic in two spells during the 1980s.

Celtic Football Club (/ˈsɛltɪk/) is a Scottish professional football club based in Parkhead, Glasgow. The club was founded in 1887 and played their first match in May 1888, a friendly match against Rangers.[1] The club played their first competitive match in September 1888, when they entered the first round of the 1888–89 Scottish Cup.[2] Since playing their first competitive match, more than 200 players have made at least 100 appearances (including substitute appearances); those players are listed here. Other players who have made fewer appearances are also included where they are regarded as having played a significant role for the club, with the reason for their inclusion indicated in the Notes column.

Celtic's record appearance-maker is Billy McNeill, who made a total of 790 appearances in major competitions over an 18-year playing career. Alec McNair holds the record at Celtic for most league appearances, and is also the oldest player to have competed for the club. Jimmy McGrory is the club's top goalscorer with 472 goals in major competitions. He is also the record goalscorer in British football, with a total of 550 goals in competitive first class matches. Henrik Larsson has more appearances for Celtic than any other player from outwith the British Isles. He is also the club's third highest goalscorer of all time, behind McGrory and Bobby Lennox, with 242 goals in all competitions. Jimmy Johnstone, part of Celtic's European Cup winning Lisbon Lions team alongside McNeill and Lennox, was voted by Celtic supporters in 2002 as the club's greatest ever player.

James Kelly was the club's first ever captain, playing in the club's inaugural game against Rangers in 1888, He later served as a director and then as Chairman. He effectively founded the Kelly dynasty of directors at Celtic, who by and large controlled the club until 1994.[3][4][5] Other club captains also went on to important roles at Celtic after the end of their playing careers, with Jimmy McStay, Jimmy McGrory, Jock Stein, Billy McNeill, Davie Hay and Neil Lennon all going on to manage the side.[6][7][8] The current captain is Scott Brown, who has played over 400 games for the club.[9] He is also the Celtic player to have captained the Scotland international team the most times.[10] Paul McStay, who captained Celtic during the 1990s, has won the most caps for Scotland whilst at Celtic with 76 appearances,[11] whilst Pat Bonner of the Republic of Ireland has made the most appearances for his country whilst a Celtic player (80 caps).[11]

Notable players[edit]

Players are listed according to the date they first signed with the club. Appearances and goals are for competitive first-team matches in Scottish League,[note 1][12] Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup and European Competition only; minor competitions (i.e. the Glasgow Cup) and wartime matches are excluded. Substitute appearances are included.

For a full list of all Celtic players with Wikipedia articles see Category:Celtic F.C. players. For player appearance records see Celtic F.C. records.

Positions key

GK Goalkeeper DF Defender MF Midfielder FW Forward
Sketch portrait of James Kelly, Celtic's first captain
James Kelly played in Celtic's inaugural match against Rangers in 1888 and was the club's first captain. He later served as a director and then as Chairman.
Photograph of Roy Aitken from 1982
Roy Aitken made 672 appearances for Celtic in major competitions during his 14 years at Celtic Park. He also captained the club to a league and cup double in their centenary year of 1988.
Photo of Scott Brown playing for Celtic in 2009, wearing "bumblebee" away top
Scott Brown has made over 400 appearances for Celtic and is the current captain of the team.
Photo of Henrik Larsson at the Swedish Sports Gala at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm (January 2014)
Henrik Larsson has more appearances for Celtic than any other overseas player. He is also the club's third highest goalscorer of all time.
Photo of Jimmy McGrory playing for Celtic
Jimmy McGrory is the record goalscorer in British football, with a total of 550 goals in competitive first class matches.
Picture of Celtic defender Alec McNair that appeared in the Glasgow Observer, 1910
Alec McNair has made the most appearances for Celtic in the Scottish League, playing in 583 league games. He is also the oldest player to have ever played for the club, playing against Queens Park in 1925 at the age of 41.
Photo of Jimmy Johnstone travelling with Celtic to Amsterdam for their European Cup tie against Ajax in March 1971
Jimmy Johnstone was voted by Celtic supporters in 2002 as the club's greatest ever player.
In 2001, Stiliyan Petrov became the first foreign winner of the SPFA Young Player of the Year award.

Appearances correct as of match played 15 February 2018

* Player currently contracted at Celtic
List of Celtic F.C. players with at least 100 appearances or otherwise stated notability[13]
Name Nationality Position Club career Appearances Goals Notes
Kelly, JamesJames Kelly  Scotland DF 1888–1897 143 4
McCallum, NeilNeil McCallum  Scotland MF 1888–1890
1891–1892
34 19 [note 2][14]
Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland DF 1888–1897 100 4
Madden, JohnnyJohnny Madden  Scotland FW 1889–1997 121 49
Reynolds, JerryJerry Reynolds  Scotland DF 1889–1895 102 0
Campbell, JohnJohn Campbell  Scotland FW 1890–1903 221 123
Doyle, DanDan Doyle  Scotland DF 1891–1898 137 6
McMahon, SandySandy McMahon  Scotland FW 1891–1903 217 171
McArthur, DanielDaniel McArthur  Scotland GK 1892–1902 124 0
Blessington, JamesJames Blessington  Scotland FW 1892–1898 102 38
Battles, Sr., BarneyBarney Battles, Sr.  Scotland DF 1895–1897
1898–1905
135 6
Somers, PeterPeter Somers  Scotland FW 1897–1910 220 62
Orr, WillieWillie Orr  Scotland DF 1897–1907 212 25
Loney, WillieWillie Loney  Scotland DF 1900–1913 303 30
Quinn, JimmyJimmy Quinn  Scotland FW 1900–1917 332 217
Hamilton, DavieDavie Hamilton  Scotland FW 1902–1912 260 61
McMenemy, JimmyJimmy McMenemy  Scotland FW 1902–1920 516 169
Adams, DaveyDavey Adams  Scotland GK 1902–1912 291 0
McLeod, DonaldDonald McLeod  Scotland DF 1902–1908 153 0
Young, JamesJames Young  Scotland MF 1903–1917 443 15
Bennett, AlexAlex Bennett  Scotland FW 1903–1908 151 53
Hay, JimmyJimmy Hay  Scotland DF 1903–1911 257 19
McNair, AlecAlec McNair  Scotland DF 1904–1925 641 8 [note 3][15][16]
Johnstone, PeterPeter Johnstone  Scotland DF 1908–1916 233 19
Dodds, JoeJoe Dodds  Scotland DF 1908–1920
1921–1922
385 29
McAtee, AndrewAndrew McAtee  Scotland FW 1910–1924 439 72
Gallacher, PatsyPatsy Gallacher Ireland Ireland FW 1911–1925 464 195
Browning, JohnJohn Browning  Scotland FW 1911–1919 216 66
McStay, WillieWillie McStay  Scotland DF 1912–1929 446 39
McColl, JimmyJimmy McColl  Scotland FW 1912–1924 169 126
Cassidy, JoeJoe Cassidy  Scotland FW 1912–1924 203 105
Shaw, CharlieCharlie Shaw  Scotland GK 1913–1925 446 0
McMaster, JohnJohn McMaster  Scotland DF 1913–1923 217 6
McLean, AdamAdam McLean  Scotland FW 1917–1928 408 138
Cringan, WilliamWilliam Cringan  Scotland MF 1917–1923 214 9
McInally, TommyTommy McInally  Scotland FW 1919–1922
1925–1928
213 127
Gilchrist, JohnJohn Gilchrist  Scotland MF 1919–1923 134 6
MacFarlane, JohnJohn MacFarlane  Scotland DF 1920–1929 304 14
Connolly, PaddyPaddy Connolly  Scotland FW 1921–1933 299 47
McStay, JimmyJimmy McStay  Scotland DF 1921–1934 472 8
Hilley, HughHugh Hilley  Scotland DF 1921–1930 207 0
McGrory, JamesJames McGrory  Scotland FW 1922–1937 445 472 [note 4][17]
Thomson, AlecAlec Thomson  Scotland FW 1922–1934 451 99
Wilson, PeterPeter Wilson  Scotland MF 1923–1934 395 15
Shevlin, PeterPeter Shevlin  Scotland GK 1924–1927 103 0
Thomson, JohnJohn Thomson  Scotland GK 1926–1931 188 0
McGonagle, PeterPeter McGonagle  Scotland DF 1926–1936 324 8
Geatons, ChicChic Geatons  Scotland MF 1927–1941 345 15
Napier, CharlieCharlie Napier  Scotland FW 1928–1935 200 95
Scarff, PeterPeter Scarff  Scotland FW 1928–1933 112 55
Hughes, WillieWillie Hughes  Scotland MF 1929–1936 104 13
Morrison, JohnJohn Morrison  Scotland MF 1929–1941 182 1
Thomson, BertieBertie Thomson  Scotland FW 1929–1933 131 31
Cook, BillyBilly Cook Ireland Ireland DF 1930–1932 109 0
Kennaway, JoeJoe Kennaway  Canada GK 1931–1939 263 0
MacDonald, MalkyMalky MacDonald  Scotland MF 1932–1945 145 37
Hogg, BobbyBobby Hogg  Scotland DF 1932–1948 328 0 [note 5][18]
Crum, JohnnyJohnny Crum  Scotland FW 1932–1942 210 89
Delaney, JimmyJimmy Delaney  Scotland FW 1933–1946 305 70
Grant, StephenStephen Grant  Scotland FW 1933–1937 123 50
Buchan, WillieWillie Buchan  Scotland FW 1933–1937 134 60
Murphy, FrankFrank Murphy  Scotland FW 1933–1945 161 48
Paterson, GeorgeGeorge Paterson  Scotland DF 1933–1946 195 12
Lyon, WillieWillie Lyon  Scotland DF 1935–1940 163 17
Miller, WillieWillie Miller  Scotland GK 1940–1950 123 0
McAuley, PatPat McAuley  Scotland MF 1940–1950 109 5
Milne, RoyRoy Milne  United States DF 1940–1952 133 0
McPhail, JohnJohn McPhail  Scotland FW 1941–1956 204 87
Mallan, JimJim Mallan  Scotland DF 1942–1953 117 0
Evans, BobbyBobby Evans  Scotland MF 1944–1960 535 10
Baillie, JoeJoe Baillie  Scotland DF 1945–1954 151 1
Bonnar, JohnJohn Bonnar  Scotland GK 1948–1958 180 0
Tully, CharlieCharlie Tully  Northern Ireland FW 1948–1959 319 47
Weir, JockJock Weir  Scotland MF 1948–1952 106 38
Haughney, MikeMike Haughney  Scotland DF 1949–1957 233 46
Collins, BobbyBobby Collins  Scotland MF 1949–1958 320 120
Peacock, BertieBertie Peacock  Northern Ireland MF 1949–1961 453 51
Fernie, WillieWillie Fernie  Scotland MF 1949–1958
1960–1961
317 74
Walsh, JimmyJimmy Walsh  Scotland DF 1949–1956 145 58
Fallon, SeanSean Fallon  Ireland DF 1950–1958 254 14
Stein, JockJock Stein  Scotland DF 1951–1956 148 2
Mochan, NeilNeil Mochan  Scotland FW 1953–1960 268 107
Smith, EricEric Smith  Scotland MF 1953–1960 130 20
Beattie, DickDick Beattie  Scotland GK 1954–1959 114 0
Auld, BertieBertie Auld  Scotland FW
MF
1955–1961
1965–1971
257 78
MacKay, DuncanDuncan MacKay  Scotland DF 1955–1964 232 7
Kennedy, JimJim Kennedy  Scotland DF 1955–1965 242 2
McPhail, BillyBilly McPhail  Scotland FW 1956–1958 33 13 [note 6][19]
Wilson, SammySammy Wilson  Scotland FW 1957–1959 70 46 [note 7][20]
Crerand, PatPat Crerand  Scotland MF 1957–1963 120 5
Carroll, BobbyBobby Carroll  Scotland FW 1957–1963 78 27 [note 8][21]
Divers, JohnJohn Divers  Scotland FW 1957–1966 232 103
McNeill, BillyBilly McNeill  Scotland DF 1957–1975 790 34
Haffey, FrankFrank Haffey  Scotland GK 1958–1964 201 0
Chalmers, StevieStevie Chalmers  Scotland FW 1958–1971 405 231
Clark, JohnJohn Clark  Scotland DF 1958–1971 320 3
Gallagher, CharlieCharlie Gallagher  Ireland FW 1958–1968 171 32 [note 9][22]
Murdoch, BobbyBobby Murdoch  Scotland MF 1959–1973 485 102
Fallon, JohnJohn Fallon  Scotland GK 1959–1971 184 0
Hughes, JohnJohn Hughes  Scotland FW 1960–1971 416 189
Lennox, BobbyBobby Lennox  Scotland FW 1961–1978
1979–1980
587 273
Gemmell, TommyTommy Gemmell  Scotland DF 1961–1971 421 66
Young, IanIan Young  Scotland DF 1961–1968 137 3
Johnstone, JimmyJimmy Johnstone  Scotland FW 1962–1975 515 130 [note 10][23]
Brogan, JimJim Brogan  Scotland DF 1962–1975 213 6
Simpson, RonnieRonnie Simpson  Scotland GK 1964–1970 189 0
Craig, JimJim Craig  Scotland DF 1965–1972 231 6
McBride, JoeJoe McBride  Scotland FW 1965–1968 94 87 [note 11][24][25][26]
Wallace, WillieWillie Wallace  Scotland FW 1966–1971 234 135
Connelly, GeorgeGeorge Connelly  Scotland DF/MF 1966–1976 254 13
Hood, HarryHarry Hood  Scotland FW 1968–1976 312 123
Callaghan, TommyTommy Callaghan  Scotland MF 1968–1976 284 33
Williams, EvanEvan Williams  Scotland GK 1969–1974 148 0
Hay, DavieDavie Hay  Scotland MF/DF 1968–1974 230 12
Dalglish, KennyKenny Dalglish  Scotland FW 1969–1977 322 167
McCluskey, PatPat McCluskey  Scotland MF 1969–1977 189 12
Wilson, PaulPaul Wilson  Scotland MF 1970–1978 214 52
McGrain, DannyDanny McGrain  Scotland DF 1970–1987 663 7
Macari, LouLou Macari  Scotland MF 1970–1973 102 56
Deans, DixieDixie Deans  Scotland FW 1971–1976 184 132
MacDonald, RoddieRoddie MacDonald  Scotland DF 1972–1981 254 33
Lynch, AndyAndy Lynch  Scotland DF 1973–1980 187 25
Murray, SteveSteve Murray  Scotland MF 1973–1976 100 21
McCluskey, GeorgeGeorge McCluskey  Scotland FW 1974–1983 204 78
Glavin, RonnieRonnie Glavin  Scotland MF 1974–1979 101 35
Eðvaldsson, JóhannesJóhannes Eðvaldsson  Iceland DF 1975–1980 188 36
Latchford, PeterPeter Latchford  England GK 1975–1987 272 0
Burns, TommyTommy Burns  Scotland MF 1975–1989 501 83
Doyle, JohnnyJohnny Doyle  Scotland FW 1976–1981 179 36
Aitken, RoyRoy Aitken  Scotland DF/MF 1976–1990 672 48 [note 12][27]
Conn, Jr., AlfieAlfie Conn, Jr.  Scotland MF 1976–1979 37 8 [note 13][28][29]
McAdam, TomTom McAdam  Scotland DF 1977–1986 354 48
Reid, MarkMark Reid  Scotland DF 1977–1985 177 12
Bonner, PackiePackie Bonner  Ireland GK 1978–1997 642 0 [note 14][30][31]
MacLeod, MurdoMurdo MacLeod  Scotland MF 1978–1987 395 82
Provan, DavidDavid Provan  Scotland FW 1978–1987 303 43
Sullivan, DomDom Sullivan  Scotland MF 1979–1983 113 15
Nicholas, CharlieCharlie Nicholas  Scotland FW 1979–1983
1990–1995
250 125
McGarvey, FrankFrank McGarvey  Scotland FW 1980–1985 245 113
McStay, PaulPaul McStay  Scotland MF 1981–1997 678 72
Grant, PeterPeter Grant  Scotland MF 1982–1997 470 20
McClair, BrianBrian McClair  Scotland FW 1983–1987 198 122
Johnston, MoMo Johnston  Scotland FW 1984–1987 127 71
Whyte, DerekDerek Whyte  Scotland DF 1985–1992 276 8
McGhee, MarkMark McGhee  Scotland FW 1985–1989 113 34
Rogan, AntonAnton Rogan  Northern Ireland DF 1986–1991 166 5
Creaney, GerryGerry Creaney  Scotland FW 1987–1994 144 53
Walker, AndyAndy Walker  Scotland FW 1987–1992
1994–1996
189 67
Morris, ChrisChris Morris  Ireland DF 1987–1992 160 8
McAvennie, FrankFrank McAvennie  Scotland FW 1987–1989
1992–1994
106 50
Miller, JoeJoe Miller  Scotland FW 1987–1993 152 28
McNally, MarkMark McNally  Scotland DF 1987–1995 152 4
Coyne, TommyTommy Coyne  Ireland FW 1989–1993 105 43
Elliott, PaulPaul Elliott  England DF 1989–1991 66 5 [note 15][32]
Dziekanowski, DariuszDariusz Dziekanowski  Poland FW 1989–1992 49 10 [note 16][33]
Galloway, MikeMike Galloway  Scotland MF/DF 1989–1996 175 10
Wdowczyk, DariuszDariusz Wdowczyk  Poland DF 1989–1994 147 6
Collins, JohnJohn Collins  Scotland MF 1990–1996 229 48
O'Neil, BrianBrian O'Neil  Scotland DF/MF 1991–1997 121 8
Marshall, GordonGordon Marshall  Scotland GK 1991–1998 112 0
Boyd, TomTom Boyd  Scotland DF 1992–2003 364 2
Donnelly, SimonSimon Donnelly  Scotland FW 1993–1999 181 42
O'Donnell, PhilPhil O'Donnell  Scotland MF 1994–1999 114 20
McKinlay, ToshTosh McKinlay  Scotland DF 1994–1999 124 0
van Hooijdonk, PierrePierre van Hooijdonk  Netherlands FW 1995–1997 84 52 [note 17][25][34]
Thom, AndreasAndreas Thom  Germany FW 1995–1998 101 27 [note 18][35]
Wieghorst, MortenMorten Wieghorst  Denmark MF 1995–2002 105 14
McNamara, JackieJackie McNamara  Scotland DF 1995–2005 358 15
Cadete, JorgeJorge Cadete  Portugal FW 1996–1997 48 38 [note 19][25]
Stubbs, AlanAlan Stubbs  England DF 1996–2001 127 4
Di Canio, PaoloPaolo Di Canio  Italy FW 1996–1997 37 15 [note 20][36]
Burley, CraigCraig Burley  Scotland MF 1997–1999 93 26 [note 21][37]
Larsson, HenrikHenrik Larsson  Sweden FW 1997–2004 315 242
Mahé, StéphaneStéphane Mahé  France DF 1997–2001 109 5
Gould, JonathanJonathan Gould  Scotland GK 1997–2003 158 0
Lambert, PaulPaul Lambert  Scotland MF 1997–2006 275 19
Burchill, MarkMark Burchill  Scotland FW 1998–2001 50 20 [note 22][38]
Mjällby, JohanJohan Mjällby  Sweden DF 1998–2004 198 15
Moravčík, ĽubomírĽubomír Moravčík  Slovakia MF 1998–2002 129 35
Viduka, MarkMark Viduka  Australia FW 1998–2000 46 35 [note 23][39]
Petrov, StiliyanStiliyan Petrov  Bulgaria MF 1999–2006 311 64 [note 24][40]
Maloney, ShaunShaun Maloney  Scotland FW 1999–2007
2008–2011
216 52
Sutton, ChrisChris Sutton  England FW 2000–2006 199 86 [note 25][41][42]
Valgaeren, JoosJoos Valgaeren  Belgium DF 2000–2005 178 10
Thompson, AlanAlan Thompson  England MF 2000–2007 227 51 [note 26][43]
Agathe, DidierDidier Agathe  France MF/DF 2000–2006 183 11
Douglas, RobertRobert Douglas  Scotland GK 2000–2005 172 0
Lennon, NeilNeil Lennon  Northern Ireland MF 2000–2007 304 3
Baldé, DianboboDianbobo Baldé  Guinea DF 2001–2009 234 16
Hartson, JohnJohn Hartson  Wales FW 2001–2006 201 110
McManus, StephenStephen McManus  Scotland DF 2003–2010 203 20
Varga, StanislavStanislav Varga  Slovakia DF 2003–2006 116 14
McGeady, AidenAiden McGeady  Ireland MF 2004–2010 252 37
Boruc, ArturArtur Boruc  Poland GK 2005–2010 221 0
Nakamura, ShunsukeShunsuke Nakamura  Japan MF 2005–2009 165 33
Wilson, MarkMark Wilson  Scotland DF 2006–2012 131 3
Caldwell, GaryGary Caldwell  Scotland DF 2006–2010 151 6
Vennegoor of Hesselink, JanJan Vennegoor of Hesselink  Netherlands FW 2006–2009 108 44
Naylor, LeeLee Naylor  England DF 2006–2010 142 3
Brown, ScottScott Brown*  Scotland MF 2007– 459 37
McDonald, ScottScott McDonald  Australia FW 2007–2010 127 64
Hinkel, AndreasAndreas Hinkel  Germany DF 2008–2011 103 1
Samaras, GeorgiosGeorgios Samaras  Greece FW 2008–2014 248 74
Forrest, JamesJames Forrest*  Scotland FW 2010– 277 54
Mulgrew, CharlieCharlie Mulgrew  Scotland DF/MF 2010–2016 208 29
Forster, FraserFraser Forster  England GK 2010–2014 197 0
Ledley, JoeJoe Ledley  Wales MF 2010–2014 157 30
Kayal, BeramBeram Kayal  Israel MF 2010–2015 132 3
Hooper, GaryGary Hooper  England FW 2010–2014 138 82
Stokes, AnthonyAnthony Stokes  Ireland FW 2010–2016 192 77
Izaguirre, EmilioEmilio Izaguirre  Honduras DF 2010–2017 252 5
Commons, KrisKris Commons  Scotland MF 2011–2017 227 91
Matthews, AdamAdam Matthews  Wales DF 2011–2015 148 5
Wanyama, VictorVictor Wanyama  Kenya MF 2011–2013 91 13 [note 27][44]
Lustig, MikaelMikael Lustig*  Sweden DF 2011– 223 19
Ambrose, EfeEfe Ambrose  Nigeria DF 2012–2017 169 6
Rogic, TomTom Rogic*  Australia MF 2013– 118 26 [note 28][45]
van Dijk, VirgilVirgil van Dijk  Netherlands DF 2013–2015 114 15
Bitton, NirNir Bitton*  Israel MF 2013– 171 11
McGregor, CallumCallum McGregor*  Scotland MF 2013– 150 26
Johansen, StefanStefan Johansen  Norway MF 2014–2016 114 19 [note 29][46]
Griffiths, LeighLeigh Griffiths*  Scotland FW 2014– 175 97
Gordon, CraigCraig Gordon*  Scotland GK 2014– 199 0
Tierney, KieranKieran Tierney*  Scotland DF 2014– 118 6
Armstrong, StuartStuart Armstrong*  Scotland MF 2015– 137 27
Sinclair, ScottScott Sinclair*  England FW 2016– 90 42 [note 30][47]

Club captains[edit]

List of Celtic F.C. captains[7][48][49][50][51][52][53]
Name Nationality From - To Scottish
League
Scottish
Cup
Scottish
League Cup
European
Cup
Total
honours
Kelly, JamesJames Kelly  Scotland 1888–1897 3 1 - - 4
Doyle, DanDan Doyle  Scotland 1897–1899 1 1 - - 2
McMahon, SandySandy McMahon  Scotland 1899–1903 0 1 - - 1
Orr, WillieWillie Orr  Scotland 1903–1906 2 1 - - 3
Hay, JimmyJimmy Hay  Scotland 1906–1911 4 3 - - 7
Young, JimJim Young  Scotland 1911–1917 4 2 - - 6
McNair, AlecAlec McNair  Scotland 1917–1920 1 0 - - 1
Cringan, WillieWillie Cringan  Scotland 1920–1923 1 1 - - 2
Shaw, CharlieCharlie Shaw  Scotland 1923–1925 0 1 - - 1
McStay, WillieWillie McStay  Scotland 1925–1929 1 1 - - 2
McStay, JimmyJimmy McStay  Scotland 1929–1934 0 2 - - 2
Hogg, BobbyBobby Hogg  Scotland 1934–1935 0 0 - - 0
Lyon, WillieWillie Lyon  Scotland 1935–1939 2 1 - - 3
McPhail, JohnJohn McPhail  Scotland 1948–1952 0 1 0 - 1
Fallon, SeanSean Fallon  Ireland 1952–1953 0 0 0 - 0
Stein, JockJock Stein  Scotland 1953–1955 1 1 0 - 2
Evans, BobbyBobby Evans  Scotland 1955–1957 0 0 1 0 1
Peacock, BertieBertie Peacock  Northern Ireland 1957–1961 0 0 1 0 1
Mackay, DuncanDuncan Mackay  Scotland 1961–1963 0 0 0 0 0
McNeill, BillyBilly McNeill  Scotland 1963–1975 9 7 6 1 23
Dalglish, KennyKenny Dalglish  Scotland 1975–1977 1 1 0 0 2
McGrain, DannyDanny McGrain  Scotland 1977–1987 4 2 1 0 7
Aitken, RoyRoy Aitken  Scotland 1987–1990 1 2 0 0 3
McStay, PaulPaul McStay  Scotland 1990–1997 0 1 0 0 1
Boyd, TomTom Boyd  Scotland 1997–2002 3 1 3 0 7
Lambert, PaulPaul Lambert  Scotland 2002–2004 1 1 0 0 2
McNamara, JackieJackie McNamara  Scotland 2004–2005 0 1 0 0 1
Lennon, NeilNeil Lennon  Northern Ireland 2005–2007 2 1 1 0 4
McManus, StephenStephen McManus  Scotland 2007–2010 1 0 1 0 2
Brown, ScottScott Brown  Scotland 2010– 6 3 3 0 12

Footnotes[edit]

Citations/ sources for each note are included in the "Notable players" section above:

  1. ^ FitbaStats lists the 1905 league play-off outwith League statistics. This match has been added to the appearance and goal statistics in this list for the players who took part.
  2. ^ Neil McCallum scored Celtic's first ever goal, opening the scoring in their 5–2 friendly win over Rangers in May 1888.
  3. ^ Alec McNair has made the most appearances for Celtic in the league, playing in 583 games. He is also the oldest player to have ever played for the club, playing against Queens Park in 1925 at the age of 41.
  4. ^ Jimmy McGrory is the club's top goalscorer with 472 goals in major competitions. He is also the record goalscorer in British football, with a total of 550 goals in competitive first class matches.
  5. ^ Bobby Hogg is noted for making a total of 575 appearances for Celtic, but a large number of these games were unofficial league and cup fixtures during World War II.
  6. ^ Billy McPhail scored a hat-trick in Celtic's 7–1 win over Rangers in the 1957 Scottish League Cup Final.
  7. ^ Sammy Wilson scored the opening goal in Celtic's 7–1 Scottish League Cup Final win over Rangers in 1957.
  8. ^ Bobby Carroll is Celtic's first ever goal-scorer in official European competition, scoring twice in a 4–2 defeat away against Valencia in 1962.
  9. ^ In 1967 Charlie Gallagher became the first Scottish-born footballer to be capped by the Republic of Ireland.
  10. ^ In 2002, Jimmy Johnstone was one of 11 players voted by Celtic supporters as being the "greatest" Celtic team. Johnstone was also voted Celtic's greatest-ever player.
  11. ^ During season 1966–67, Joe McBride scored 36 goals before Christmas. He was then injured in a game against Aberdeen and did not play again that season. Despite this, he still finished as the top goalscorer in Scotland that season in all competitions (Stevie Chalmers eventually finished the season with more league goals). McBride also has the third best goalscoring average for a player at the club with more than 10 appearances (0.92 goals per game; 89 goals in 97 games, including minor competitions).
  12. ^ Roy Aitken made 672 appearances for Celtic in major competitions during his 14 years at Celtic Park. He also captained the club to a league and cup double in their centenary year of 1988.
  13. ^ Alfie Conn became the first post-war footballer to play for both Rangers and Celtic. He was also the first player to ever win Scottish Cup medals with both Old Firm clubs.
  14. ^ Pat Bonner has made the most appearances of any goalkeeper for Celtic. He is also the player to have won the most caps playing for his country (80, Republic of Ireland) whilst at Celtic.
  15. ^ Paul Elliott was voted Scottish PFA Player of the Year in 1991.
  16. ^ Dariusz Dziekanowski is Celtic's record goalscorer in a single European match, scoring four goals in a 5–4 win over Partizan Belgrade in 1989.
  17. ^ Pierre van Hooijdonk scored Celtic's goal in their 1–0 1995 Scottish Cup Final win over Airdrie, the club's first trophy in six years. He was also the top goalscorer in Scotland the following season, 1995–96.
  18. ^ Andreas Thom's £2.2 million transfer fee in July 1995 made him Celtic's record signing at the time.
  19. ^ Jorge Cadete was the top goal-scorer in Scotland for season 1996–97.
  20. ^ Paolo Di Canio was voted PFA Scotland Player of the Year in 1997.
  21. ^ Craig Burley was voted Scottish Football Writers Player of the Year in 1998.
  22. ^ Mark Burchill scored the fastest ever hat-trick in European competition on 24 August 2000 in a 7–0 win over Jeunesse d'Esch in a UEFA Cup qualifying round tie.
  23. ^ Mark Viduka was voted PFA Scotland Player of the Year in 2000.
  24. ^ In 2001, Stiliyan Petrov became the first foreign winner of the SPFA Young Player of the Year award.
  25. ^ In the summer of 2000 Chris Sutton became Celtic's record signing, with a transfer fee of £6 million paid to Chelsea.
  26. ^ In 2004 Alan Thompson became the first footballer to be capped by England whilst contracted at Celtic.
  27. ^ Victor Wanyama is a Scottish record transfer sale, having been sold to Southampton in July 2013 for £12.5 million.
  28. ^ Tom Rogic scored the winning goal in Celtic's 2–1 win over Aberdeen in the 2017 Scottish Cup Final, securing the club's fourth domestic treble.
  29. ^ Stefan Johansen was voted PFA Scotland Player of the Year in 2015.
  30. ^ Scott Sinclair was voted PFA Scotland Player of the Year in 2017.

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