Celtic captain Callum McGregor is the perfect role model to any player in the champions’ squad. Each year, the skipper leads by example and pushes his teammates to new heights.

The consistency of his game over the past number of years has been incredible, and a tremendous statistic has emerged about the minutes he has played.

In the 2018/19 campaign for club and country, McGregor played a total of 5,716 minutes. (Transfermarkt). That works out to an average of 63.5 games throughout one season of football.

Compare those numbers from the 30-year-old to his Celtic teammate Nat Phillips and they’re even more beyond belief. In his full professional career as a footballer, the on-loan Liverpool defender has played 5,616 minutes (Transfermarkt), 100 less than what McGregor did in one season alone.

22nd October 2023; Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish Premiership Football, Hearts versus Celtic; Nathaniel Phillips of Celtic

These numbers are utterly staggering but a brilliant testament to the levels of McGregor. The belief that he could fit into any top side is plausible.

The Hoops are extremely fortunate to have a player of his ilk captaining the side. His experience in the game is evidently vast and going forward, he will be eager to to keep up with his current consistency levels.


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