Celtic’s ‘Invincible Treble’ success in season 2016/2017 has been included in a Sky Sports poll looking at the “greatest sports moments of the decade”.
The remarkable achievement, which took place during Brendan Rodgers’ first season at the club, is joined by 49 other moments from the decade including Andy Murray’s Wimbledon triumph and the European Ryder Cup team’s ‘Miracle at Medinah’.
Celtic went unbeaten in 47 domestic games during a remarkable campaign that saw them avoid defeat and draw only four matches. The success included a dramatic Scottish Cup final victory over Aberdeen, featuring a last gasp Tom Rogic winner.
Fans can look at all the contenders and cast their vote here.
‘Invincible Treble’ was a truly remarkable achievement
It seems bizarre to say it, but you wonder if the ‘Invincible Treble’ has really sunk in with a lot of fans yet. It may have been two-and-a-half years ago but the magnitude of the achievement still takes a bit of getting used to.
Prior to 2016, we had only ever won the traditional treble on three occasions – with our most recent success in 2001. Few could have believed we would have won it in Rodgers’ first season – never mind by not losing a game.
It is unlikely that a team will ever go an entire domestic season unbeaten again. Even just thinking about it now sends a shiver down the spine. It was a truly remarkable achievement and one that has a rightful place in Sky Sports’ poll.
Of course, we’re biased. But did any of the other achievements on there require such a consistency and will to win over an extended period? The answer is likely no.