Celtic top European win percentage table; without peer in consistency
As Celtic fans, we all know how good Ange Postecoglou’s team is.
One domestic defeat in almost a calendar year and only five points dropped all season, the level of consistency shown by this Celtic side is incredible.
Often, we can be accused of looking at our team with green-tinted specs on. Romanticising how good we really are.
You don’t have to take my word for it. Or any other Celtic fans as a report by Portuguese outlet Diario De Noticias has confirmed that we are, indeed, the most consistent team in Europe.
The outlet was speaking about Benfica’s win percentage rate when it claimed that The Super Eagles we second in Europe behind, you guessed it, Celtic at 93.10% win rate.
So I decided to do a quick search of the five top leagues.
Italy: Napoli 85.2%
Spain: Barcelona 84.6%
England: Arsenal 78.6%
France: Paris Saint Germain 75%
Germany: Borrusia Dortmund 68%
Celtic have scored the most goals with 93 as Spanish giants Barcelona languish bottom after hitting the net just 49 times. However, the Catalans do have the meanest defence with only 9 conceded followed by Napoli on 16 with the Hoops coming up next on 21.
Now, I know this is all relative to the league you are playing in and budget size but if you look at how much these teams spent last summer, you will then realise just how good a job Ange Postecoglou is doing.
To give you a quick snapshot, Barcelona were the third biggest spenders in Europe this summer at over €100m (£88m) [Marca].
By end of August last year Arsenal had shelled out £176m [Goal] in comparison to Celtic who spent £18.75m [Daily Record] last summer.
Obviously the Bhoys are the biggest spenders compared to the rest of the teams in the Scottish league, but there is absolutely no doubt that the job that Ange has done so far this season has been phenomenal, just in terms of consistency if nothing else.
His win rate in all competitions is the second highest out of all the managers who have ever taken charge of Celtic, sitting just behind Martin O’Neill.