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CELTIC EYE EUROPE RECORD – JUST 41 GAMES TO GO!

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BRENDAN RODGERS took his place in Celtic history after leading the team to a British record of 63 successive unbeaten domestic games.

The 4-0 weekend trouncing of St Johnstone beat the previous best held by Willie Maley’s legendary Hoops side which was set 100 years ago.

However, the Parkhead men still have some way to go before overtaking Steaua Bucharest’s remarkable sequence of ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR undefeated league outings.

The Romanians, led by legendary midfielder Gheorghe Hagi, were untouchable in their golden era between 1986 and 89.

They routinely hammered domestic opposition on their way to winning five consecutive league titles, three of which were claimed without losing a single game.

Their dominance also stretched into Europe where they defeated Barcelona in the 1986 European Cup Final on penalties with an all-Romanian line-up.

The showpiece encounter in Seville ended goalless after extra-time before Steaua’s international keeper Helmuth Duckadam saved four penalty-kicks in the shoot-out.

His team-mates missed their first two before Marius Lacatus and Gavril Balint held their nerve to score twice to take the trophy 

Rodgers’ men have also equalled the 63 unbeaten games achieved by Moldova’s Sheriff between 2006/08.

Their record was set during a dominant period when they won 10 consecutive league championships between 2001 and 2010.

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From a small village on the north-east coast of Ireland to the treble-winning manager of Celtic, Brendan Rodgers’ football journey has been a remarkable one of dedication, hard work, a desire to always keep improving and a determination to succeed at the highest level of the sport … and throughout his life there has always been a love of his team … Celtic Football Club.

In his own words, Brendan Rodgers tells his story – from a promising young footballer growing up in Carnlough and dreaming of playing for Celtic one day through to his professional career – as a player, a coach and now as one of football’s top managers. And Celtic supporters will also enjoy an insight into a remarkable season – from the first competitive game in Gibraltar through to the thrilling Scottish Cup final, with plenty of highlights in between, including the manager’s first trophy triumph and some unforgettable Glasgow derbies.

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