CELTIC received exactly £25.3million for their efforts in last season’s Champions League.

The Hoops are already on course to beat that total with their share of the TV revenue this time around. Last term, they split the pot with Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Ibrox side, but they are flying solo on this occasion after the Govan club failed to qualify.

Last time around, the Premiership title winners received a £13.6million participation fee for taking part in six games in Group F where they lost home and away to Real Madrid and RB Leipzig and drew twice with Shakhtar Donetsk.

EURO STAR…Giorgos Giakoumakis celebrates scoring in the 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in Glasgow.

Every point picked up in Europe is valuable and the Glasgow club banked £1.65million for the 1-1 stalemates against the Ukrainians.

Reo Hatate thought he had scored the opening goal against Shakhtar – with the game played in the Polish capital of Warsaw – but it was later accredited to defender Artem Bondarenko while Giorgos Giakoumakis netted in the return.

Without gate receipts being taken into account, Celtic earned £25.3million last season.

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