Celtic named as 21st BIGGEST club in world… but Rangers not on the list | Football | Sport
There was no place on the list for their fiercest rivals Rangers, however.
They were the only Scottish team on the list comprised of 30 teams that included some of the giants of European football.
Perhaps the fact that Rangers haven’t been able to rival Celtic competitively in recent years may have something to do with their exclusion.
Celtic have won 49 league Scottish league titles, while Rangers have won 54.
Celtic, though, are going for their 50th this season, and are looking in good stead in the league to do so, as they sit six points ahead of their Glasgow rivals.
France Football’s criteria for their list were as follows:
Number of players in current squad to have won a World Cup.
Continent level titles won.
Shirts sold per year.
Record transfer fee paid.
Market value of current squad.
Ballon d’Or trophies won since 1956.
Social media followers.
Clubs with the biggest mythical status.
Celtic received most of their points from the ‘average attendance’ category, with 12.
The Glaswegian club are sandwiched in between Borussia Monchengladbach and Egyptian outfit Al-Ahly.
The top 30 are:
1. Real Madrid
3. Manchester United
4. Bayern Munich
9. Manchester City
11. AC Milan
12. Borussia Dortmund
13. Atletico Madrid
15. Inter Milan
18. Boca Juniors
20. Borussia Monchengladbach
29. America Mexico