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 500 games for the club.[9][10] He is also the Celtic player to have captained the Scotland international team the most times.[11] Paul McStay, who captained Celtic during the 1990s, has won the most caps for Scotland whilst at Celtic with 76 appearances,[12] whilst Pat Bonner of the Republic of Ireland has made the most appearances for his country whilst a Celtic player (80 caps).[12]

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][13] 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.
Photo of Jimmy Quinn who played for Celtic from 1900-1915
Jimmy Quinn scored a hat trick in Celtic's win over Rangers in the 1904 Scottish Cup Final, and went on to become one of the club's most prolific goalscorers.
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 500 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.
Photo of Stiliyan Petrov
In 2001, Stiliyan Petrov became the first foreign winner of the SPFA Young Player of the Year award.
Photo of Shunsuke Nakamura playing for Japan
Shunsuke Nakamura scored the goal in 2006 that clinched the team's progression to the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time.
Photo of Fraser Forster playing for Celtic
Fraser Forster set a new Scottish record in 2014 when he went 1256 minutes without conceding a goal in league matches.

.Appearances correct as of match played 17 February 2019

* Player currently contracted at Celtic[14]
List of Celtic F.C. players with at least 100 appearances or otherwise stated notability[15]
Name Nationality Position Club career Appearances Goals Notes
James Kelly  Scotland DF 1888–1897 143 4
Neil McCallum  Scotland MF 1888–1890
1891–1892
34 19 [note 2][16]
Willie Maley  Scotland DF 1888–1897 100 4
Johnny Madden  Scotland FW 1889–1897 121 49
Jerry Reynolds  Scotland DF 1889–1895 102 0
John Campbell  Scotland FW 1890–1903 221 123
Dan Doyle  Scotland DF 1891–1898 137 6
Sandy McMahon  Scotland FW 1891–1903 217 171
Daniel McArthur  Scotland GK 1892–1902 124 0
James Blessington  Scotland FW 1892–1898 102 38
Barney Battles, Sr.  Scotland DF 1895–1897
1898–1905
135 6
Peter Somers  Scotland FW 1897–1910 220 62
Willie Orr  Scotland DF 1897–1907 212 25
Willie Loney  Scotland DF 1900–1913 303 30
Jimmy Quinn  Scotland FW 1900–1917 332 217
Davie Hamilton  Scotland FW 1902–1912 260 61
Jimmy McMenemy  Scotland FW 1902–1920 516 169
Davey Adams  Scotland GK 1902–1912 291 0
Donald McLeod  Scotland DF 1902–1908 153 0
James Young  Scotland MF 1903–1917 443 15
Alex Bennett  Scotland FW 1903–1908 151 53
Jimmy Hay  Scotland DF 1903–1911 257 19
Alec McNair  Scotland DF 1904–1925 641 8 [note 3][17][18]
Peter Johnstone  Scotland DF 1908–1916 233 19
Joe Dodds  Scotland DF 1908–1920
1921–1922
385 29
Andrew McAtee  Scotland FW 1910–1924 439 72
Patsy Gallacher Ireland Ireland FW 1911–1925 464 195
John Browning  Scotland FW 1911–1919 216 66
Willie McStay  Scotland DF 1912–1929 446 39
Jimmy McColl  Scotland FW 1912–1924 169 126
Joe Cassidy  Scotland FW 1912–1924 203 105
Charlie Shaw  Scotland GK 1913–1925 446 0
John McMaster  Scotland DF 1913–1923 217 6
Adam McLean  Scotland FW 1917–1928 408 138
William Cringan  Scotland MF 1917–1923 214 9
Tommy McInally  Scotland FW 1919–1922
1925–1928
213 127
John Gilchrist  Scotland MF 1919–1923 134 6
John MacFarlane  Scotland DF 1920–1929 304 14
Paddy Connolly  Scotland FW 1921–1933 299 47
Jimmy McStay  Scotland DF 1921–1934 472 8
Hugh Hilley  Scotland DF 1921–1930 207 0
James McGrory  Scotland FW 1922–1937 445 472 [note 4][19]
Alec Thomson  Scotland FW 1922–1934 451 99
Peter Wilson  Scotland MF 1923–1934 395 15
Peter Shevlin  Scotland GK 1924–1927 103 0
John Thomson  Scotland GK 1926–1931 188 0
Peter McGonagle  Scotland DF 1926–1936 324 8
Chic Geatons  Scotland MF 1927–1941 345 15
Charlie Napier  Scotland FW 1928–1935 200 95
Peter Scarff  Scotland FW 1928–1933 112 55
Willie Hughes  Scotland MF 1929–1936 104 13
John Morrison  Scotland MF 1929–1941 182 1
Bertie Thomson  Scotland FW 1929–1933 131 31
Billy Cook Ireland Ireland DF 1930–1932 109 0
Joe Kennaway  Canada GK 1931–1939 263 0
Malky MacDonald  Scotland MF 1932–1945 145 37
Bobby Hogg  Scotland DF 1932–1948 328 0 [note 5][20]
Johnny Crum  Scotland FW 1932–1942 210 89
Jimmy Delaney  Scotland FW 1933–1946 305 70
Stephen Grant  Scotland FW 1933–1937 123 50
Willie Buchan  Scotland FW 1933–1937 134 60
Frank Murphy  Scotland FW 1933–1945 161 48
George Paterson  Scotland DF 1933–1946 195 12
Willie Lyon  Scotland DF 1935–1940 163 17
Willie Miller  Scotland GK 1940–1950 123 0
Pat McAuley  Scotland MF 1940–1950 109 5
Roy Milne  United States DF 1940–1952 133 0
John McPhail  Scotland FW 1941–1956 204 87
Jim Mallan  Scotland DF 1942–1953 117 0
Bobby Evans  Scotland MF 1944–1960 535 10
Joe Baillie  Scotland DF 1945–1954 151 1
John Bonnar  Scotland GK 1948–1958 180 0
Charlie Tully  Northern Ireland FW 1948–1959 319 47
Jock Weir  Scotland MF 1948–1952 106 38
Mike Haughney  Scotland DF 1949–1957 233 46
Bobby Collins  Scotland MF 1949–1958 320 120
Bertie Peacock  Northern Ireland MF 1949–1961 453 51
Willie Fernie  Scotland MF 1949–1958
1960–1961
317 74
Jimmy Walsh  Scotland DF 1949–1956 145 58
Sean Fallon  Ireland DF 1950–1958 254 14
Jock Stein  Scotland DF 1951–1956 148 2
Neil Mochan  Scotland FW 1953–1960 268 107
Eric Smith  Scotland MF 1953–1960 130 20
Dick Beattie  Scotland GK 1954–1959 114 0
Bertie Auld  Scotland FW
MF
1955–1961
1965–1971
257 78
Duncan MacKay  Scotland DF 1955–1964 232 7
Jim Kennedy  Scotland DF 1955–1965 242 2
Billy McPhail  Scotland FW 1956–1958 33 13 [note 6][21]
Sammy Wilson  Scotland FW 1957–1959 70 46 [note 7][22]
Pat Crerand  Scotland MF 1957–1963 120 5
Bobby Carroll  Scotland FW 1957–1963 78 27 [note 8][23]
John Divers  Scotland FW 1957–1966 232 103
Billy McNeill  Scotland DF 1957–1975 790 34
Frank Haffey  Scotland GK 1958–1964 201 0
Stevie Chalmers  Scotland FW 1958–1971 405 231
John Clark  Scotland DF 1958–1971 320 3
Charlie Gallagher  Ireland FW 1958–1968 171 32 [note 9][24]
Bobby Murdoch  Scotland MF 1959–1973 485 102
John Fallon  Scotland GK 1959–1971 184 0
John Hughes  Scotland FW 1960–1971 416 189
Bobby Lennox  Scotland FW 1961–1978
1979–1980
587 273
Tommy Gemmell  Scotland DF 1961–1971 421 66
Ian Young  Scotland DF 1961–1968 137 3
Jimmy Johnstone  Scotland FW 1962–1975 515 130 [note 10][25]
Jim Brogan  Scotland DF 1962–1975 213 6
Ronnie Simpson  Scotland GK 1964–1970 189 0
Jim Craig  Scotland DF 1965–1972 231 6
Joe McBride  Scotland FW 1965–1968 94 87 [note 11][26][27][28]
Willie Wallace  Scotland FW 1966–1971 234 135
George Connelly  Scotland DF/MF 1966–1976 254 13
Harry Hood  Scotland FW 1968–1976 312 123
Tommy Callaghan  Scotland MF 1968–1976 284 33
Evan Williams  Scotland GK 1969–1974 148 0
Davie Hay  Scotland MF/DF 1968–1974 230 12
Kenny Dalglish  Scotland FW 1969–1977 322 167
Pat McCluskey  Scotland MF 1969–1977 189 12
Paul Wilson  Scotland MF 1970–1978 214 52
Danny McGrain  Scotland DF 1970–1987 663 7
Lou Macari  Scotland MF 1970–1973 102 56
Dixie Deans  Scotland FW 1971–1976 184 132
Roddie MacDonald  Scotland DF 1972–1981 254 33
Andy Lynch  Scotland DF 1973–1980 187 25
Steve Murray  Scotland MF 1973–1976 100 21
George McCluskey  Scotland FW 1974–1983 204 78
Ronnie Glavin  Scotland MF 1974–1979 101 35
Jóhannes Eðvaldsson  Iceland DF 1975–1980 188 36
Peter Latchford  England GK 1975–1987 272 0
Tommy Burns  Scotland MF 1975–1989 501 83
Johnny Doyle  Scotland FW 1976–1981 179 36
Roy Aitken  Scotland DF/MF 1976–1990 672 48 [note 12][29]
Alfie Conn, Jr.  Scotland MF 1976–1979 37 8 [note 13][30][31]
Tom McAdam  Scotland DF 1977–1986 354 48
Mark Reid  Scotland DF 1977–1985 177 12
Packie Bonner  Ireland GK 1978–1997 642 0 [note 14][32][33]
Murdo MacLeod  Scotland MF 1978–1987 395 82
David Provan  Scotland FW 1978–1987 303 43
Dom Sullivan  Scotland MF 1979–1983 113 15
Charlie Nicholas  Scotland FW 1979–1983
1990–1995
250 125
Frank McGarvey  Scotland FW 1980–1985 245 113
Paul McStay  Scotland MF 1981–1997 678 72
Peter Grant  Scotland MF 1982–1997 470 20
Brian McClair  Scotland FW 1983–1987 198 122
Mo Johnston  Scotland FW 1984–1987 127 71
Derek Whyte  Scotland DF 1985–1992 276 8
Mark McGhee  Scotland FW 1985–1989 113 34
Anton Rogan  Northern Ireland DF 1986–1991 166 5
Gerry Creaney  Scotland FW 1987–1994 144 53
Andy Walker  Scotland FW 1987–1992
1994–1996
189 67
Chris Morris  Ireland DF 1987–1992 160 8
Frank McAvennie  Scotland FW 1987–1989
1992–1994
106 50
Joe Miller  Scotland FW 1987–1993 152 28
Mark McNally  Scotland DF 1987–1995 152 4
Tommy Coyne  Ireland FW 1989–1993 105 43
Paul Elliott  England DF 1989–1991 66 5 [note 15][34]
Dariusz Dziekanowski  Poland FW 1989–1992 49 10 [note 16][35]
Mike Galloway  Scotland MF/DF 1989–1996 175 10
Dariusz Wdowczyk  Poland DF 1989–1994 147 6
John Collins  Scotland MF 1990–1996 229 48
Brian O'Neil  Scotland DF/MF 1991–1997 121 8
Gordon Marshall  Scotland GK 1991–1998 112 0
Tom Boyd  Scotland DF 1992–2003 364 2
Simon Donnelly  Scotland FW 1993–1999 181 42
Phil O'Donnell  Scotland MF 1994–1999 114 20
Tosh McKinlay  Scotland DF 1994–1999 124 0
Pierre van Hooijdonk  Netherlands FW 1995–1997 84 52 [note 17][27][36]
Andreas Thom  Germany FW 1995–1998 101 27 [note 18][37]
Morten Wieghorst  Denmark MF 1995–2002 105 14
Jackie McNamara  Scotland DF 1995–2005 358 15
Jorge Cadete  Portugal FW 1996–1997 48 38 [note 19][27]
Alan Stubbs  England DF 1996–2001 127 4
Paolo Di Canio  Italy FW 1996–1997 37 15 [note 20][38]
Craig Burley  Scotland MF 1997–1999 93 26 [note 21][39]
Henrik Larsson  Sweden FW 1997–2004 315 242
Stéphane Mahé  France DF 1997–2001 109 5
Jonathan Gould  Scotland GK 1997–2003 158 0
Paul Lambert  Scotland MF 1997–2006 275 19
Mark Burchill  Scotland FW 1998–2001 50 20 [note 22][40]
Johan Mjällby  Sweden DF 1998–2004 198 15
Ľubomír Moravčík  Slovakia MF 1998–2002 129 35
Mark Viduka  Australia FW 1998–2000 46 35 [note 23][41]
Stiliyan Petrov  Bulgaria MF 1999–2006 311 64 [note 24][42]
Shaun Maloney  Scotland FW 1999–2007
2008–2011
216 52
Chris Sutton  England FW 2000–2006 199 86 [note 25][43][44]
Joos Valgaeren  Belgium DF 2000–2005 178 10
Alan Thompson  England MF 2000–2007 227 51 [note 26][45]
Didier Agathe  France MF/DF 2000–2006 183 11
Robert Douglas  Scotland GK 2000–2005 172 0
Neil Lennon  Northern Ireland MF 2000–2007 304 3
Dianbobo Baldé  Guinea DF 2001–2009 234 16
John Hartson  Wales FW 2001–2006 201 110
Stephen McManus  Scotland DF 2003–2010 203 20
Stanislav Varga  Slovakia DF 2003–2006 116 14
Aiden McGeady  Ireland MF 2004–2010 252 37
Artur Boruc  Poland GK 2005–2010 221 0
Shunsuke Nakamura  Japan MF 2005–2009 165 33
Mark Wilson  Scotland DF 2006–2012 131 3
Gary Caldwell  Scotland DF 2006–2010 151 6
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink  Netherlands FW 2006–2009 108 44
Lee Naylor  England DF 2006–2010 142 3
Scott Brown*  Scotland MF 2007– 511 39
Scott McDonald  Australia FW 2007–2010 127 64
Andreas Hinkel  Germany DF 2008–2011 103 1
Georgios Samaras  Greece FW 2008–2014 248 74
James Forrest*  Scotland FW 2010– 334 68
Charlie Mulgrew  Scotland DF/MF 2010–2016 208 29
Fraser Forster  England GK 2010–2014 197 0
Joe Ledley  Wales MF 2010–2014 157 30
Beram Kayal  Israel MF 2010–2015 132 3
Gary Hooper  England FW 2010–2014 138 82
Anthony Stokes  Ireland FW 2010–2016 192 77
Emilio Izaguirre*  Honduras DF 2010–2017
2018–
268 5
Kris Commons  Scotland MF 2011–2017 227 91
Adam Matthews  Wales DF 2011–2015 148 5
Victor Wanyama  Kenya MF 2011–2013 91 13 [note 27][46][47]
Mikael Lustig*  Sweden DF 2011– 265 20
Efe Ambrose  Nigeria DF 2012–2017 169 6
Tom Rogic*  Australia MF 2013– 160 34 [note 28][48]
Virgil van Dijk  Netherlands DF 2013–2015 114 15
Nir Bitton*  Israel MF 2013– 175 11
Callum McGregor*  Scotland MF 2013– 213 36
Stefan Johansen  Norway MF 2014–2016 114 19 [note 29][49]
Leigh Griffiths*  Scotland FW 2014– 202 104
Craig Gordon*  Scotland GK 2014– 236 0
Kieran Tierney*  Scotland DF 2014– 161 8
Stuart Armstrong  Scotland MF 2015–2018 145 28
Dedryck Boyata*  Belgium DF 2015– 129 14
Jozo Šimunović*  Croatia DF 2015– 100 2
Moussa Dembélé  France FW 2016–2018 94 51 [note 30][50][51]
Scott Sinclair*  England FW 2016– 147 59 [note 31][52]

Club captains[edit]

List of Celtic F.C. captains[7][53][54][55][56][57][58]
Name Nationality From - To Scottish
League
Scottish
Cup
Scottish
League Cup
European
Cup
Total
honours
James Kelly  Scotland 1888–1897 3 1 - - 4
Dan Doyle  Scotland 1897–1899 1 1 - - 2
Sandy McMahon  Scotland 1899–1903 0 1 - - 1
Willie Orr  Scotland 1903–1906 2 1 - - 3
Jimmy Hay  Scotland 1906–1911 4 3 - - 7
Jim Young  Scotland 1911–1917 4 2 - - 6
Alec McNair  Scotland 1917–1920 1 0 - - 1
Willie Cringan  Scotland 1920–1923 1 1 - - 2
Charlie Shaw  Scotland 1923–1925 0 1 - - 1
Willie McStay  Scotland 1925–1929 1 1 - - 2
Jimmy McStay  Scotland 1929–1934 0 2 - - 2
Bobby Hogg  Scotland 1934–1935 0 0 - - 0
Willie Lyon  Scotland 1935–1939 2 1 - - 3
John McPhail  Scotland 1948–1952 0 1 0 - 1
Sean Fallon  Ireland 1952–1953 0 0 0 - 0
Jock Stein  Scotland 1953–1955 1 1 0 - 2
Bobby Evans  Scotland 1955–1957 0 0 1 0 1
Bertie Peacock  Northern Ireland 1957–1961 0 0 1 0 1
Duncan Mackay  Scotland 1961–1963 0 0 0 0 0
Billy McNeill  Scotland 1963–1975 9 7 6 1 23
Kenny Dalglish  Scotland 1975–1977 1 1 0 0 2
Danny McGrain  Scotland 1977–1987 4 2 1 0 7
Roy Aitken  Scotland 1987–1990 1 2 0 0 3
Paul McStay  Scotland 1990–1997 0 1 0 0 1
Tom Boyd  Scotland 1997–2002 3 1 3 0 7
Paul Lambert  Scotland 2002–2004 1 1 0 0 2
Jackie McNamara  Scotland 2004–2005 0 1 0 0 1
Neil Lennon  Northern Ireland 2005–2007 2 1 1 0 4
Stephen McManus  Scotland 2007–2010 1 0 1 0 2
Scott Brown  Scotland 2010– 7 4 4 0 15

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 was voted the SPL Young Player of the Year in season 2012–13. He was then sold to Southampton in July 2013 for £12.5 million, at the time a record transfer fee received by a Scottish Club.
  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. ^ Moussa Dembélé is a Scottish record transfer sale, having been sold to Lyon in August 2018 for €22 million (about £19.7 million).
  31. ^ Scott Sinclair was voted PFA Scotland Player of the Year in 2017.

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