Celtic have announced the signing of central defender Christopher Jullien from Toulouse in a deal worth around £7million, making him the club’s second-most expensive signing ever.

He joins the long list of great defenders who have played in the green and white hoops years before him. Even after years and years, there are many who have stayed close to Celtic fans’ hearts because of the sheer talent and their love for the club.

Celtic will be hoping that Jullien follows this trend and proves to be a brilliant signing who could go on to great things after making his name known in Scotland.

But out of all the legends before him, who would you say is your favourite central defender to have ever played for the club?

There are so many great options, with some being up with the best of their era, as well as those who the fans adored. Here are some to choose from in the dual below.

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Gary Caldwell

Bobo Balde

Charlie Mulgrew

Jason Denayer

Alan Stubbs

Efe Ambrose

Stephen McManus

Johan Mjallby

Billy McNeill

Joos Valgaeren

Tom Boyd

Roy Aitken

Stanislav Varga

Sean Fallon

Virgil Van Dijk

Jock Stein


  Billy McNeill 90%
  Virgil Van Dijk 79%
  Bobo Balde 69%
  Roy Aitken 55%
  Johan Mjallby 52%
  Jock Stein 41%
  Joos Valgaeren 34%
  Sean Fallon 31%
  Tom Boyd 28%
  Alan Stubbs 24%
  Charlie Mulgrew 24%
  Stephen McManus 14%
  Jason Denayer 11%
  Stanislav Varga 11%
  Efe Ambrose 7%
  Gary Caldwell 5%