Just a few weeks ago, Celtic were once again crowned champions of Scotland, marking back-to-back titles under the leadership of Ange Postecoglou in his first two years at the helm. This triumph cements Celtic’s domestic dominance and secures their automatic qualification for the 2023/24 Champions League.

However, an often overlooked benefit of this achievement is Celtic’s concurrent entry into the UEFA Youth League. This prestigious competition runs parallel to the Champions League, with clubs’ Under-19 teams squaring off against the same opposition their senior teams face in the group stage.

Celtic’s inclusion in this competition is a significant opportunity. It provides the young Hoops with the invaluable experience of playing against top-tier opposition at their age level. Despite finishing at the bottom of their group last season, the experience gained by players like Rocco Vata and Ben Summers, who have since made first-team appearances, was invaluable.

The recent success of AZ Alkmaar, who clinched this season’s Youth League title by defeating Croatian side Hajduk Split in the final, demonstrates that teams from smaller nations can indeed make a significant impact in the tournament. This should serve as a source of encouragement for Celtic as they look forward to the 2023/24 edition of the competition.

As Celtic prepares for another exciting season in Europe’s premier club competition, the club’s young talents are also gearing up for their own Champions League journey. The UEFA Youth League offers a platform for these promising players to showcase their skills, gain experience, and develop their potential against some of the best young talents in Europe.

Rocco Vata
16th April 2023; Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland: Scottish Premiership Football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Rocco Vata of Celtic


  1. If its not bad news its nothing to write about Celtic -CFC-1888 it hurts them to mention all thats good in this club football so good all teams walk to corners goalkicks shy some are so slow sky might think of putting adverts in and referees allow it its suppose to be a entertainment but the antics of every spfl team that gas played celtic have done everthing to waist time and bore the watching fans in a sport that we can not to lose the public meaning supporters and watching on tv and listening on radio coaches gettig praise for having ten men behind the ball and saying there team is well organised its parking the bus ruining our game one punter says on tv McFadden says it about a team they parked the bus even when 2 down this team still parked the bus dusgraceful


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