63 Undefeated: How Celtic Made History by the Numbers

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Celtic moved past the 100-year-old record set by Willie Maley’s side during the First World War years by defeating St Johnstone 4-0 on 4th November 2017. Their last Scottish based defeat had come 542 days prior, on 11th May 2016, 1-2 at the home of the same opponents.

The extent to which Celtic can dominate domestic matches is be seen with a few core metrics. Averaging 69% possession, Celtic out pass the opposition by around 3:1. From that possession, they fashion comparatively more on target chances to the ratio of 3.4:1.

Whilst the opposition perform as per the Expected Goals model, Celtic on average outperform the model, possessing players capable of shooting accurately from distance, and possessing higher calibre creators and finishers than the average players in the league.

Finally, who are the Bhoys that have contributed most to the making of history? 39 players have appeared in the 63 matches, over three seasons.

Six players have appeared in over 60% of the available game time. They have contributed the most to the cause in terms of minutes on the park. No surprise the goalkeeper and captain are in there. Gratifying to see four Scots.

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