2020–21 Celtic F.C. season

Celtic F.C. 2020–21 football season
Celtic F.C.
2020–21 season
ChairmanIan Bankier
ManagerNeil Lennon
(until 24 February 2021)
John Kennedy
(between 24 February 2021–10 June 2021)
StadiumCeltic Park
Scottish Premiership2nd
League CupSecond round
Scottish CupFourth round
Champions LeagueSecond qualifying round
Europa LeagueGroup stage
Top goalscorerLeague:
Odsonne Édouard (18)

All:
Odsonne Édouard (22)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2020–21 season was Celtic's 132nd season of competitive football. They competed in the Scottish Premiership, League Cup, Scottish Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. The club failed to win a trophy for first time since 2010.

Pre-season and friendlies

Celtic held a pre-season training camp in Loughborough (England), before continuing their preparations in France with friendlies against Nice, Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain.[1][2] They rounded off pre-season with friendlies against Ross County and Hibernian at Celtic Park.[3]

Nice France v Scotland Celtic
16 July 2020 Friendly Nice France 1 – 1 Scotland Celtic Décines-Charpieu, France
17:15 BST Dolberg 38' Report Klimala 73' Stadium: Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Lyon France v Scotland Celtic
18 July 2020 Friendly Lyon France 2 – 1 Scotland Celtic Décines-Charpieu, France
19:45 BST Dembélé 4'
Depay 40'
Report Elyounoussi 87' Stadium: Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Celtic Scotland v Scotland Ross County
26 July 2020 Friendly Celtic Scotland 2 – 0 Scotland Ross County Glasgow
13:00 BST Donaldson 3' (o.g.)
Elyounoussi 14'
Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Celtic Scotland v Scotland Hibernian
27 July 2020 Friendly Celtic Scotland 3 – 1 Scotland Hibernian Glasgow
13:30 BST Karamoko 41'
Klimala 78', 83'
Report Doig 14' Stadium: Celtic Park

Scottish Premiership

The Scottish Premiership fixture list was announced on 6 July 2020. Celtic began their title defence against Hamilton Academical at Celtic Park.[4]

Celtic v Hamilton Academical
2 August 2020 Celtic 5 – 1 Hamilton Academical Glasgow
16:30 BST Édouard 20', 49', 53'
Frimpong 31'
Klimala 90'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Martin 34' Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Willie Collum
Kilmarnock v Celtic
9 August 2020 Kilmarnock 1 – 1 Celtic Kilmarnock
16:30 BST Burke 24' (pen.) BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Christie 11' Stadium: Rugby Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Alan Muir
Dundee United v Celtic
22 August 2020 Dundee United 0 – 1 Celtic Dundee
17:30 BST BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Ajeti 83' Stadium: Tannadice Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Andrew Dallas
Celtic v Motherwell
30 August 2020 Celtic 3 – 0 Motherwell Glasgow
15:00 BST Forrest 40'
Ajeti 74'
Jullien 90+2'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Don Robertson
Ross County v Celtic
12 September 2020 Ross County 0 – 5 Celtic Dingwall
15:00 BST BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Édouard 4' (pen.)
Ajeti 20'
Duffy 59'
Ajer 64'
Klimala 75'
Stadium: Victoria Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Andrew Dallas
St Mirren v Celtic
16 September 2020 St Mirren 1 – 2 Celtic Paisley
19:45 BST Erwin 3' BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Duffy 21'
Forrest 36'
Stadium: St Mirren Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: John Beaton
Celtic v Livingston
19 September 2020 Celtic 3 – 2 Livingston Glasgow
15:00 BST McGregor 20'
Christie 23'
Ajeti 52'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Holt 16' (pen.)
Serrano 78'
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Gavin Duncan
Celtic v Hibernian
27 September 2020 Celtic 3 – 0 Hibernian Glasgow
15:00 BST McGregor 7'
Ajeti 35'
Elyounoussi 79'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Steven McLean
St Johnstone v Celtic
4 October 2020 St Johnstone 0 – 2 Celtic Perth
12:00 BST BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Griffiths 90'
Klimala 90+3'
Stadium: McDiarmid Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Nick Walsh
Celtic v Rangers
17 October 2020 Celtic 0 – 2 Rangers Glasgow
12:30 BST BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Goldson 9', 54' Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: John Beaton
Aberdeen v Celtic
25 October 2020 Aberdeen 3 – 3 Celtic Aberdeen
12:00 GMT Ferguson 43' (pen.), 90+2' (pen.)
Hedges 65'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
McGregor 52'
Griffiths 76'
Christie 78' (pen.)
Stadium: Pittodrie Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Willie Collum
Motherwell v Celtic
8 November 2020 Motherwell 1 – 4 Celtic Motherwell
12:00 GMT Gallagher 72' BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Elyounoussi 8', 27', 76'
Ntcham 86'
Stadium: Fir Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Andrew Dallas
Hibernian v Celtic
21 November 2020 Hibernian 2 – 2 Celtic Edinburgh
15:00 GMT Murphy 52'
Nisbet 59'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Édouard 79' (pen.)
Laxalt 90+1'
Stadium: Easter Road
Attendance: 0
Referee: Bobby Madden
Celtic v St Johnstone
6 December 2020 Celtic 1 – 1 St Johnstone Glasgow
15:00 GMT Elyounoussi 83' BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Kane 79' Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: David Munro
Celtic v Kilmarnock
13 December 2020 Celtic 2 – 0 Kilmarnock Glasgow
15:00 GMT Elyounoussi 57'
Duffy 70'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Don Robertson
Celtic v Ross County
23 December 2020 Celtic 2 – 0 Ross County Glasgow
18:00 GMT Turnbull 24'
Griffiths 61'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Euan Anderson
Hamilton Academical v Celtic
26 December 2020 Hamilton Academical 0 – 3 Celtic Hamilton
15:00 GMT BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Édouard 49' (pen.)
Griffiths 54'
Turnbull 74'
Stadium: New Douglas Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Don Robertson
Celtic v Dundee United
30 December 2020 Celtic 3 – 0 Dundee United Glasgow
15:00 GMT Soro 23'
Turnbull 40'
Édouard 75'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Willie Collum
Rangers v Celtic
2 January 2021 Rangers 1 – 0 Celtic Glasgow
12:30 GMT McGregor 70' (o.g.) BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Ibrox Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Bobby Madden
Celtic v Hibernian
11 January 2021 Celtic 1 – 1 Hibernian Glasgow
19:45 GMT Turnbull 81' BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Nisbet 90+1' Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Nick Walsh
Celtic v Livingston
16 January 2021 Celtic 0 – 0 Livingston Glasgow
15:00 GMT BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: John Beaton
Livingston v Celtic
20 January 2021 Livingston 2 – 2 Celtic Livingston
20:15 GMT Brown 15'
Emmanuel-Thomas 60'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Elyounoussi 28'
Bitton 38'
Stadium: Almondvale Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Willie Collum
Celtic v Hamilton Academical
27 January 2021 Celtic 2 – 0 Hamilton Academical Glasgow
19:45 GMT Griffiths 12'
Édouard 48'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Colin Steven
Celtic v St Mirren
30 January 2021 Celtic 1 – 2 St Mirren Glasgow
15:00 GMT Édouard 32' BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Dennis 18'
Durmuş 37'
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Bobby Madden
Kilmarnock v Celtic
2 February 2021 Kilmarnock 0 – 4 Celtic Kilmarnock
19:45 GMT BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Brown 29'
Édouard 53' (pen.), 62'
Ajeti 86'
Stadium: Rugby Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Kevin Clancy
Celtic v Motherwell
6 February 2021 Celtic 2 – 1 Motherwell Glasgow
15:00 GMT Welsh 2'
Édouard 50'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Campbell 66' Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Nick Walsh
St Mirren v Celtic
10 February 2021 St Mirren 0 – 4 Celtic Paisley
20:00 GMT BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Rogic 16'
Édouard 79' (pen.)
Christie 82'
Turnbull 83'
Stadium: St Mirren Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Don Robertson
St Johnstone v Celtic
14 February 2021 St Johnstone 1 – 2 Celtic Perth
12:00 GMT Rooney 50' BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Édouard 60', 62' Stadium: McDiarmid Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Steven McLean
Celtic v Aberdeen
17 February 2021 Celtic 1 – 0 Aberdeen Glasgow
18:00 GMT Turnbull 14' BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Alan Muir
Ross County v Celtic
21 February 2021 Ross County 1 – 0 Celtic Dingwall
19:30 GMT White 71' BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Victoria Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: David Munro
Celtic v Aberdeen
27 February 2021 Celtic 1 – 0 Aberdeen Glasgow
15:00 GMT Édouard 8' BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Willie Collum
Dundee United v Celtic
7 March 2021 Dundee United 0 – 0 Celtic Dundee
12:00 GMT BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Tannadice Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Kevin Clancy
Celtic v Rangers
21 March 2021 Celtic 1 – 1 Rangers Glasgow
12:00 GMT Elyounoussi 23' BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Morelos 38' Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Willie Collum
Celtic v Livingston
10 April 2021 Celtic 6 – 0 Livingston Glasgow
15:00 BST Forrest 30'
Turnbull 38'
Fitzwater 50' (o.g.)
Elyounoussi 54', 66'
Christie 87'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Nick Walsh
Aberdeen v Celtic
21 April 2021 Aberdeen 1 – 1 Celtic Aberdeen
19:45 BST Ferguson 18' BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Griffiths 90+3' Stadium: Pittodrie Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Willie Collum
Rangers v Celtic
2 May 2021 Rangers 4 – 1 Celtic Glasgow
12:00 BST Roofe 26', 57'
Morelos 33'
Defoe 90+2'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Édouard 30' Stadium: Ibrox Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Nick Walsh
Celtic v St Johnstone
12 May 2021 Celtic 4 – 0 St Johnstone Glasgow
18:30 BST Turnbull 23'
Édouard 24'
Ajer 79'
Karamoko 85'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Bobby Madden
Hibernian v Celtic
15 May 2021 Hibernian 0 – 0 Celtic Edinburgh
12:30 BST BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Easter Road
Attendance: 0
Referee: Willie Collum

Scottish League Cup

On 15 November, Celtic were drawn to face Ross County at Celtic Park in the second round of the 2020–21 Scottish League Cup.[5]

Celtic v Ross County
29 November 2020 Second Round Celtic 0 – 2 Ross County Glasgow
14:00 GMT BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stewart 39' (pen.)
Iacovitti 84'
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Kevin Clancy

Scottish Cup

On 23 March, it was determined that Celtic would face Falkirk at Celtic Park in the third round of the 2020–21 Scottish Cup.[6] On 4 April, it was determined that Celtic would face Rangers at Ibrox Stadium in the fourth round.[7]

Celtic v Falkirk
3 April 2021 Third Round Celtic 3 – 0 Falkirk Glasgow
19:30 BST Forrest 56'
Christie 58'
Elyounoussi 79'
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: John Beaton
Rangers v Celtic
18 April 2021 Fourth Round Rangers 2 – 0 Celtic Glasgow
15:00 BST Davis 10'
Kenny 34' (o.g.)
BBC Sport
Celtic Report
Stadium: Ibrox Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Bobby Madden

UEFA Champions League

Celtic entered the Champions League at the first qualifying round. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all qualifiers were played as one-legged ties.[8]

First qualifying round

On 9 August, Celtic were drawn to face KR Reykjavík (Iceland) in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.[9]

Celtic Scotland v Iceland KR Reykjavík
18 August 2020 1Q Celtic Scotland 6 – 0 Iceland KR Reykjavík Glasgow
19:45 BST Elyounoussi 6', 90+1'
Aðalsteinsson 17' (o.g.)
Jullien 31'
Taylor 46'
Édouard 72'
Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Sebastian Gishamer (Austria)

Second qualifying round

On 19 August, it was determined that Celtic would face Ferencváros (Hungary) in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.[10]

Celtic Scotland v Hungary Ferencváros
26 August 2020 2Q Celtic Scotland 1 – 2 Hungary Ferencváros Glasgow
19:45 BST Christie 53' Report Sigér 7'
Nguen 75'
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Allard Lindhout (Netherlands)

UEFA Europa League

Celtic entered the Europa League at the third qualifying round.

Third qualifying round

On 18 September, it was determined that Celtic would face Riga (Latvia) in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.[11]

Riga Latvia v Scotland Celtic
24 September 2020 3Q Riga Latvia 0 – 1 Scotland Celtic Riga, Latvia
18:00 BST Report Elyounoussi 90' Stadium: Skonto Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Fábio Veríssimo (Portugal)

Play-off round

On 24 September, it was determined that Celtic would face Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in the play-off round of the UEFA Europa League.[12]

Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina v Scotland Celtic
1 October 2020 PO Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 – 1 Scotland Celtic Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
19:00 BST Report Édouard 70' Stadium: Bilino Polje Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Benoît Bastien (France)

Group stage

On 2 October, the draw for the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League group stage was made. Celtic were drawn in Group H along with Sparta Prague (Pot 2), Milan (Pot 3) and Lille (Pot 4).[13]

Group H

Pos Team
  • v
  • t
  • e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MIL LOSC SPP CEL
1 Italy Milan 6 4 1 1 12 7 +5 13 Advance to knockout phase 0–3 3–0 4–2
2 France Lille 6 3 2 1 14 8 +6 11 1–1 2–1 2–2
3 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 6 2 0 4 10 12 −2 6 0–1 1–4 4–1
4 Scotland Celtic 6 1 1 4 10 19 −9 4 1–3 3–2 1–4
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Matches

Celtic Scotland v Italy Milan
22 October 2020 Matchday 1 Celtic Scotland 1 – 3 Italy Milan Glasgow
20:00 BST Elyounoussi 76' Report Krunić 14'
Brahim 42'
Hauge 90+2'
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Lille France v Scotland Celtic
29 October 2020 Matchday 2 Lille France 2 – 2 Scotland Celtic Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
17:55 GMT Çelik 67'
Ikoné 75'
Report Elyounoussi 28', 33' Stadium: Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Attendance: 0
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (North Macedonia)
Celtic Scotland v Czech Republic Sparta Prague
5 November 2020 Matchday 3 Celtic Scotland 1 – 4 Czech Republic Sparta Prague Glasgow
20:00 GMT Griffiths 65' Report Juliš 26', 45', 77'
Krejčí 90'
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: István Kovács (Romania)
Sparta Prague Czech Republic v Scotland Celtic
26 November 2020 Matchday 4 Sparta Prague Czech Republic 4 – 1 Scotland Celtic Prague, Czech Republic
17:55 GMT Hancko 26'
Juliš 38', 80'
Plavšić 90+4'
Report Édouard 15' Stadium: Stadion Letná
Attendance: 0
Referee: Tobias Stieler (Germany)
Milan Italy v Scotland Celtic
3 December 2020 Matchday 5 Milan Italy 4 – 2 Scotland Celtic Milan, Italy
17:55 GMT Çalhanoğlu 24'
Castillejo 26'
Hauge 50'
Brahim 82'
Report Rogic 7'
Édouard 14'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (Spain)
Celtic Scotland v France Lille
10 December 2020 Matchday 6 Celtic Scotland 3 – 2 France Lille Glasgow
20:00 GMT Jullien 22'
McGregor 28' (pen.)
Turnbull 75'
Report Ikoné 24'
Weah 71'
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Fábio Veríssimo (Portugal)

Statistics

Note: Statistics for the delayed 2019–20 Scottish Cup semi-final played on 1 November 2020 and final played on 20 December 2020 are recorded under the 2019–20 Celtic F.C. season article.

Appearances and goals

[14][15]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premiership League Cup Scottish Cup Champions League Europa League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Greece GRE Vasilis Barkas 22 0 15 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
29 GK Scotland SCO Scott Bain 23 0 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
65 GK Northern Ireland NIR Conor Hazard 6 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Defenders
2 DF France FRA Christopher Jullien 14 3 9 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 1
3 DF Scotland SCO Greg Taylor 32 1 26 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 3 0
4 DF Republic of Ireland IRL Shane Duffy 25 3 18 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
16 DF England ENG Jonjoe Kenny 16 0 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
35 DF Norway NOR Kristoffer Ajer 46 2 35 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 7 0
54 DF Scotland SCO Adam Montgomery 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
56 DF Scotland SCO Anthony Ralston 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
57 DF Scotland SCO Stephen Welsh 21 1 16 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
93 DF Uruguay URU Diego Laxalt 26 1 17 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Midfielders
6 MF Israel ISR Nir Bitton 21 1 14 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
8 MF Scotland SCO Scott Brown (captain) 43 1 31 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 7 0
12 MF Ivory Coast CIV Ismaila Soro 23 1 19 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
14 MF Scotland SCO David Turnbull 34 9 31 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
17 MF Scotland SCO Ryan Christie 46 7 34 5 1 0 2 1 2 1 7 0
18 MF Australia AUS Tom Rogic 31 2 23 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 1
19 MF Scotland SCO Mikey Johnston 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 MF Norway NOR Mohamed Elyounoussi 46 17 34 10 1 0 2 1 2 2 7 4
42 MF Scotland SCO Callum McGregor 49 4 37 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 8 1
49 MF Scotland SCO James Forrest 17 4 13 3 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0
77 MF England ENG Karamoko Dembélé 5 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
9 FW Scotland SCO Leigh Griffiths 26 7 22 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
10 FW Switzerland SUI Albian Ajeti 30 6 20 6 1 0 2 0 2 0 5 0
22 FW France FRA Odsonne Édouard 40 22 31 18 1 0 1 0 1 1 6 3
48 FW Republic of Ireland IRL Armstrong Oko-Flex 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Departures
11 FW Poland POL Patryk Klimala[Note TRA] 24 3 17 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
21 MF France FRA Olivier Ntcham[Note LOA] 23 1 14 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 0
23 DF Belgium BEL Boli Bolingoli[Note LOA] 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 DF Netherlands NED Jeremie Frimpong[Note TRA] 30 1 22 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
44 DF Israel ISR Hatem Abd Elhamed[Note TRA] 15 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
52 MF Scotland SCO Ewan Henderson[Note LOA] 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
53 FW United States USA Cameron Harper[Note TRA] 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated: 15 May 2021
Source: Competitions

Notes
  1. ^
    Player loaned out during the season
  2. ^
    Player left the club during the season

Goalscorers

R No. Pos. Nation Name Premiership League Cup Scottish Cup Champions League Europa League Total
1 22 FW France Odsonne Édouard 18 0 0 1 3 22
2 27 MF Norway Mohamed Elyounoussi 10 0 1 2 4 17
3 14 MF Scotland David Turnbull 8 0 0 0 1 9
4 9 FW Scotland Leigh Griffiths 6 0 0 0 1 7
17 MF Scotland Ryan Christie 5 0 1 1 0 7
5 10 FW Switzerland Albian Ajeti 6 0 0 0 0 6
6 42 MF Scotland Callum McGregor 3 0 0 0 1 4
49 MF Scotland James Forrest 3 0 1 0 0 4
7 2 DF France Christopher Jullien 1 0 0 1 1 3
4 DF Republic of Ireland Shane Duffy 3 0 0 0 0 3
11 FW Poland Patryk Klimala 3 0 0 0 0 3
8 18 MF Australia Tom Rogic 1 0 0 0 1 2
35 DF Norway Kristoffer Ajer 2 0 0 0 0 2
9 3 DF Scotland Greg Taylor 0 0 0 1 0 1
6 MF Israel Nir Bitton 1 0 0 0 0 1
8 MF Scotland Scott Brown 1 0 0 0 0 1
12 MF Ivory Coast Ismaila Soro 1 0 0 0 0 1
21 MF France Olivier Ntcham 1 0 0 0 0 1
30 DF Netherlands Jeremie Frimpong 1 0 0 0 0 1
57 DF Scotland Stephen Welsh 1 0 0 0 0 1
77 MF England Karamoko Dembélé 1 0 0 0 0 1
93 DF Uruguay Diego Laxalt 1 0 0 0 0 1
Own goals 1 0 0 1 0 2
Total 78 0 3 7 12 100

Last updated: 15 May 2021

Disciplinary record

Includes all competitive matches. Players listed below made at least one appearance for Celtic first squad during the season.

N P Nat. Name Premiership League Cup Scottish Cup Champions League Europa League Total Notes
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card
8 MF Scotland Brown 6 1 1 1 2 10 1
6 MF Israel Bitton 1 1 1 1
42 MF Scotland McGregor 5 1 5 1
4 DF Republic of Ireland Duffy 2 1 2 5
17 MF Scotland Christie 1 3 4
11 FW Poland Klimala 1 2 3
12 MF Ivory Coast Soro 2 1 3
14 MF Scotland Turnbull 3 3
27 MF Norway Elyounoussi 2 1 3
93 DF Uruguay Laxalt 1 2 3
16 DF England Kenny 2 2
18 MF Australia Rogic 1 1 2
21 MF France Ntcham 1 1 2
3 DF Scotland Taylor 1 1
10 FW Switzerland Ajeti 1 1
22 FW France Édouard 1 1
29 GK Scotland Bain 1 1
30 DF Netherlands Frimpong 1 1
35 DF Norway Ajer 1 1
44 DF Israel Elhamed 1 1
56 DF Scotland Ralston 1 1
57 DF Scotland Welsh 1 1

Last updated: 15 May 2021
Source: Competitive matches
Only competitive matches
Ordered by Red card, Second yellow card and Yellow card
Yellow card = Number of bookings; Second yellow card = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.

Hat-tricks

Player Against Result Date Competition
France Odsonne Édouard Scotland Hamilton Academical 5–1 (H) 2 August 2020 Premiership
Norway Mohamed Elyounoussi Scotland Motherwell 4–1 (A) 8 November 2020 Premiership

(H) – Home; (A) – Away; (N) – Neutral

Clean sheets

As of 15 May 2021.

Rank Name Premiership League Cup Scottish Cup Champions League Europa League Total Played Games
1 Greece Vasilis Barkas 8 0 0 1 2 11 22
2 Scotland Scott Bain 7 0 1 0 0 8 23
3 Northern Ireland Conor Hazard 4 0 0 0 0 4 6
Total 19 0 1 1 2 23 51

Attendances

As of match played 12 May 2021
Matches Attendances Average High Low
Premiership 19 0 0 0 0
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0
Scottish Cup 1 0 0 0 0
Champions League 2 0 0 0 0
Europa League 3 0 0 0 0
Total 26 0 0 0 0

Team statistics

League table

Pos Team
  • v
  • t
  • e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation[a]
1 Rangers (C) 38 32 6 0 92 13 +79 102 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
2 Celtic 38 22 11 5 78 29 +49 77 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
3 Hibernian 38 18 9 11 48 35 +13 63 Qualification for the Europa Conference League second qualifying round
4 Aberdeen 38 15 11 12 36 38 −2 56
5 St Johnstone 38 11 12 15 36 46 −10 45 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[b]
Source: [16]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-Head goal difference; 6) Play-off (only if deciding champion, UEFA competitions qualification, second stage group allocation or relegation).[17]
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams play each other three times (33 matches), before the league is split into two groups (the top six and the bottom six).
  2. ^ St Johnstone qualified as the 2020–21 Scottish Cup winners.

Competition overview

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
Premiership 2 August 2020 15 May 2021 Matchday 1 2nd 38 22 11 5 78 29 +49 057.89
Champions League 18 August 2020 26 August 2020 1st Round 2nd Round 2 1 0 1 7 2 +5 050.00
Europa League 24 September 2020 10 December 2020 3rd Round Group Stage 8 3 1 4 12 19 −7 037.50
League Cup 29 November 2020 29 November 2020 2nd Round 2nd Round 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 000.00
Scottish Cup 3 April 2021 18 April 2021 3rd Round 4th Round 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 050.00
Total 51 27 12 12 100 54 +46 052.94

Source: Competitions

Results by round

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GroundHAAHAAHHAHAAAHHHAHAHHAHHAHAAHAHAHHAAHA
ResultWDWWWWWWWLDWDDWWWWLDDDWLWWWWWLWDDWDLWD
Position14433222222222222222222222222222222222
Updated to match(es) played on 15 May 2021. Source: Competitive matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Club

Technical staff

Position Staff
Interim Manager John Kennedy[18]
First Team Coach Gavin Strachan[19]
Goalkeeping Coach Stevie Woods[20]
Head Physiotherapist Tim Williamson[21]
Head of Fitness and Conditioning John Currie[22]
Head of Sports Science Jack Nayler[22]
First Team Nutritionist Rob Naughton[23]

Last updated: 31 March 2021
Source: celticfc.com

Kit

Supplier: Adidas / Sponsors: Dafabet (front) and Magners (back)

On 1 July 2020, Adidas replaced New Balance as the club's official kit supplier.[24][25]

Home
Away
Third
  • Home: The home kit features the club's traditional green and white hoops, with a yellow trim. White shorts and hooped white socks complete the look.[26]
  • Away: The away kit features a mint green shirt, with a dark green trim. The shirt is accompanied by dark green shorts and hooped socks.[27]
  • Third: The third kit features a midnight black shirt, with a mint green embroidered four-leaf clover. The shirt is accompanied by black shorts and socks.[28]

Transfers

In

Pos Player From Type Window Ends Fee
MF Norway Mohamed Elyounoussi England Southampton Loan Summer 2021 Loan[29][30]
GK Greece Vasilis Barkas Greece AEK Athens Transfer Summer 2024 £4,500,000[31][32]
FW Switzerland Albian Ajeti England West Ham United Transfer Summer 2024 £4,500,000[33][34]
MF Scotland David Turnbull Scotland Motherwell Transfer Summer 2024 £3,250,000[35][36]
DF Republic of Ireland Shane Duffy England Brighton & Hove Albion Loan Summer 2021 Loan[37][38]
DF Uruguay Diego Laxalt Italy Milan Loan Summer 2021 Loan[39][40]
DF England Jonjoe Kenny England Everton Loan Winter 2021 Loan[41][42]

Out

Pos Player To Type Window Fee
MF Ivory Coast Eboue Kouassi Belgium Genk Transfer Summer Undisclosed[43]
DF Scotland Calvin Miller England Harrogate Town End of contract Summer Free[44][45]
DF Croatia Jozo Šimunović Unattached End of contract Summer Free[46]
MF Republic of Ireland Jonny Hayes Scotland Aberdeen End of contract Summer Free[46][47]
MF Scotland Liam Burt Republic of Ireland Bohemians End of contract Summer Free[48][49]
FW Wales Michael Sparkes Unattached End of contract Summer Free[50]
GK Scotland Craig Gordon Scotland Heart of Midlothian End of contract Summer Free[51][52]
FW Scotland Kieran McGrath Iceland Grótta Loan Summer Loan[53]
MF Scotland Grant Savoury Unattached End of contract Summer Free[54]
DF Scotland Jack Hendry Belgium Oostende Loan Summer Loan[55]
GK Scotland Ross Doohan Scotland Ross County Loan Summer Loan[56]
DF Scotland Robbie Deas Scotland Inverness Caledonian Thistle Transfer Summer Free[57]
FW Ivory Coast Vakoun Issouf Bayo France Toulouse Loan Summer Loan[58]
MF Ukraine Marian Shved Belgium Mechelen Loan Summer Loan[59]
MF Scotland Mark Hill Scotland Forfar Athletic End of contract Summer Free[60]
DF Republic of Ireland Lee O'Connor England Tranmere Rovers Loan Summer Loan[61]
FW Scotland Connor McBride England Blackburn Rovers Transfer Summer Free[62]
MF Scotland Scott Robertson England Gillingham Loan Summer Loan[63]
DF Scotland Daniel Church Scotland Dumbarton End of contract Summer Free[64][65]
MF Scotland David McKay Scotland Brechin City End of contract Summer Free[66]
DF Belgium Boli Bolingoli Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir Loan Summer Loan[67]
MF Scotland Kerr McInroy Scotland Dunfermline Athletic Loan Summer Loan[68]
GK Scotland Ryan Mullen Scotland Cove Rangers Loan Summer Loan[69]
FW Republic of Ireland Jonathan Afolabi Scotland Dundee Loan Summer Loan[70]
MF Scotland Brody Paterson Scotland Queen's Park Loan Summer Loan[71]
MF Zimbabwe Kundai Benyu England Wealdstone End of contract Summer Free[72]
FW Scotland Jack Aitchison England Barnsley Transfer Summer Undisclosed[73]
DF Norway Leo Hjelde Scotland Ross County Loan Winter Loan[74]
MF Northern Ireland Ben Wylie Northern Ireland Ballymena United Loan Winter Loan[75]
DF Netherlands Jeremie Frimpong Germany Bayer Leverkusen Transfer Winter £11,500,000[76]
MF Republic of Ireland Barry Coffey Northern Ireland Cliftonville Loan Winter Loan[77]
MF Scotland Scott Robertson England Doncaster Rovers Loan Winter Loan[78]
GK Northern Ireland Liam Hughes England Liverpool Transfer Winter Undisclosed[79]
MF France Olivier Ntcham France Marseille Loan Winter Loan[80]
DF Israel Hatem Abd Elhamed Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva Transfer Winter Undisclosed[81]
FW United States Cameron Harper United States New York Red Bulls Transfer Winter Undisclosed[82]
DF United States Andrew Gutman United States Atlanta United Transfer Winter Undisclosed[83]
GK Scotland Ryan Mullen Scotland Queen's Park Loan Winter Loan[84]
MF Republic of Ireland Luca Connell Scotland Queen's Park Loan Winter Loan[84]
DF Scotland Ewan Otoo Scotland Clyde Loan Winter Loan[85]
MF Scotland Ewan Henderson Scotland Dunfermline Athletic Loan Winter Loan[86]
FW Poland Patryk Klimala United States New York Red Bulls Transfer Winter Undisclosed[87]
GK Scotland Ross Doohan Scotland Dundee United Emergency Loan[88]
DF United States Manny Perez United States Portland Timbers Transfer Winter Undisclosed[89]

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