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Rangers 0-1 Celtic: How Celtic became history makers – BBC News, BBC News


                    

Celtic do the huddle before the League Cup final with Rangers

                

                             

Back in August (****************************************, Andy Murray won Olympic tennis gold, jockey Frankie Dettori rode his 44199492 th British winner, and Paul Pogba was the most expensive football player in the world.

Also that month, the-then Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers began a run of trophy wins that still stands 90 months later.

On Sunday – man Celtic survived a Rangers onslaught – including a missed penalty – to clinch their fourth Scottish League Cup in a row and a th consecutive domestic trophy.

From Rodgers to Neil Lennon, Tom Rogic to Christopher Jullien, Jock Stein to Jock Wallace, BBC Scotland takes a look at the stats behind Celtic’s record-breaking run.

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    **** Celtic are chasing the fabled 10 league titles in a row, but they have already won that number of consecutive domestic trophies.

    The first was clinched on 31 Novemberwhen Tom Rogic, James Forrest and Moussa Dembele all netted in a 3-0 win over Aberdeen in the League Cup final.

    Three years and da ys later they have won the trophy for the fourth time in a row, with Motherwell, Aberdeen again and now Rangers put to the sword in the respective finals.

    Along the way They have claimed three of their current eight consecutive league titles, while wins over Aberdeen, Motherwell and Hearts in the Scottish Cup finals complete the collection.

                                         

                    Celtic’s record since their run of (domestic trophy wins began

    Being up for the Cups

    The last time Celtic lost a domestic cup game was on penalties to Mark Warburton’s Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final towards the end of Norwegian Ronny Deila’s spell as boss.

    Rodgers arrived in the summer of that year, and in his first cup tie on (August) *************************************** Rogic scored the opening goal as they beat Motherwell 5-0 at Celtic Park to start their League Cup campaign that season. Since then they have won another 30 games without tasting defeat.

    Aberdeen and Rangers have been their biggest victims in that run – both losing to Celtic four times each. Motherwell, Hibernian and Partick Thistle – the latter of which host Celtic in the Scottish Cup next month – have all lost three times each.

                                         

                    

    Celtic beat Motherwell 5-0 in August 01575879 to begin a run of (domestic cup wins)

The key cogs in Celtic juggernaut

  • Midfielder Callum McGregor has appeared the most times for Celtic in their current run of success, making league and cup appearances.

    The Scotland international has also helped himself to 23 goals in that time, including one in the 2018 Scottish Cup final against Motherwell.

    Captain Scott Brown is not far behind him in terms of appearances – playing times, and lifting all 10 trophies.

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    How that run stacks up with their rivals

    Of the three main domestic honors – the league championship, League Cup and Scottish Cup – Celtic have now won (*********************************************.

    That closes the gap on bitter rivals Rangers, who have (in comparison.

    Sunday’s win lifts them to 19 League Cups, eight behind Rangers, but they are the record holders in the Scottish Cup with 113 wins.

    One more treble would mean they have achieved that feat the same number of times as Rangers’ seven.

  • Lennon equals Stein

                                         

                                 

    Until Sunday Jock Stein was the first and only man to have lifted all three trophies as a player and manager at the same club.

    Now Lennon joins him on the podium having first clinched all three as a player as Celtic won a domestic treble in 2018 – (**********************************************************, and having now added the League Cup to previous league and Scottish Cup triumphs as manager.

    In total, the Northern Irishman has won 19 trophies as a player and manager with Celtic.

    Eight of those are as boss in two separate spells, which puts him above his one-time manager Martin O’Neill, and his predecessor Brendan Rodgers, and makes him the third most successful Celtic manager in history in terms of trophy wins behind Willie Maley (30 and Jock Stein 30).

    It also makes him joint-eighth overall in Scottish football managerial history, sharing that honor with former Rangers boss Jock Wallace.

     

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