Celtic’s weekend Scottish Cup triumph not only secured a domestic double but also ensured the club’s status as the most successful in Scottish football.

Adam Idah’s late winner in the beaming sunshine was enough for Brendan Rodgers’ men to emerge victorious from Hampden on Saturday afternoon and win their 118th major honour.

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Soccer Football – Scottish Cup – Final – Celtic v Rangers – Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – May 25, 2024 Celtic’s Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates with the trophy after winning the Scottish Cup Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Pre-match, and in recent history, city rivals Rangers had consistently coined that they are the ‘most successful club in Scotland’.

They and their fans consistently used the phrase but at the weekend it was taken off them as the Bhoys joined the Ibrox club on 118 trophies.

Today, Celtic’s first use of the ‘most successful’ tag was spotted on the club website. A history piece on the Hoops’ first-ever starting eleven was released in which the phrase could be seen:

Over the coming weeks and months, we can expect to see the ‘most successful’ tag being flogged a lot more often.

Celtic equalling Rangers’ trophy haul pre and post-2012 has dealt a massive blow to the Govan side and should the champions join them on 55 league titles next season, it would be yet another gut-wrenching punch which reinstates the Bhoys’ status as Scotland’s dominant force.


  1. In 1893 the first professional Scottish league took place and was shared between Dumbarton and Rangers therefor Rangers have allegedly considerating 2012 have only won 117.5 trophies and 54.5 league titles


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