With Manchester City’s crushing 9-0 win against Burton Albion in the English League Cup reigniting the spark within us that for some reason longs to see inferior teams publicly humiliated, we thought we’d take at look at Celtic’s five biggest wins.
Strap in, and prepare to be whisked back in time as we recount the glory days of Hoops football.
5) 8-0 vs Dumbarton, 1975
Back in the mid-1970s, Celtic were experiencing something of a golden age. Winning nine consecutive league titles, this was actually the year after the Hoops would finally gave up their title to Rangers. Nevertheless, the League Cup campaign got off to a flying start with this result. There were doubles for Paul Wilson, Harry Hood, and Kenny Dalglish.
4) 8-0 vs Hamilton, 1988
Frank McAvennie and Mark McGhee both scored hat-tricks against Hamilton on a cold November day against Hamilton in the league. Who do you think got to keep the match ball?
3) 9-1 vs Clyde, 1897
Back to the 19th Century, and it was a different world in more ways than one. One thing that might not be different, however, is the score Celtic would run up on Clyde. Meeting in the league back in 1897, the Bhoys gave their opponents a serious hiding. George Allan netted five that day, as Celtic secured another win on their way to the league title.
2) 9-1 vs Arbroath, 1993
Andy Payton came off the bench to score a hat-trick in this League Cup third round clash, and that man Frank McAvennie also bagged three of his own. This was a bright-spot during a decade that was dominated by Celtic’s cross-city rivals.
1) 11-0 vs Dundee, 1895
There were only two outfield players who failed to score against Dundee on the 26th of October, 1895. Nobody managed a hat-trick, either. Very diplomatic of the Celtic forwards.