Celtic’s best ever XI highlights their rich history perfectly

From the Lisbon Lions of 1967 to Martin O’Neill’s 2003 nearly-men, Celtic’s rich and storied history has helped them amass one of football’s largest and most fanatical fan-bases.

Whilst many pundits south of the border will take any opportunity to sneer at the standard of football practised in the Scottish top flight (sometimes it’s not without some basis: Leigh Griffiths hits the sort of numbers Lionel Messi woul be proud of), Celtic have also had players capable of gracing any team – in any era.

Brendan Rodgers is busy writing his own chapter in the Parkhead history books (which, we presume, will be outstanding) but he’s got his work cut out if he wants to get any of his current batch of players onto our best ever Celtic XI.

Here are the XI players we’ve chosen (along with five subs).

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Jokes aside, Rodgers’ young side have won an impressive 26 times in 27 games so far this season. The likes of Moussa Dembele, Scott Sinclair and (if City allow him to stay another season) Patrick Roberts could lead Celtic into an exciting new era. The key, however, is carrying their excellent domestic form into Europe next term.