Fiji Time: 8:44 PM on Wednesday 21 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

Celtic equals football record

Monday, October 30, 2017

CELTIC matched their own 100-year-old British record unbeaten streak in domestic matches when their draw at home to Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday stretched their remarkable run to 62 matches without a loss.

Manager Brendan Rodgers had made six changes ahead of the Glasgow side's Champions League match with Bayern Munich on Tuesday but, despite a sluggish performance in the 1-1 draw, the Scottish champions matched the venerable landmark.

The previous mark of 62 set by Willie Maley's Celtic side between November 1915 and April 1917 had been ended by Kilmarnock, who were in the mood to finish another run by the Bhoys' modern 'Invincibles', who currently lead the Premiership.

"The players deserve all the credit they get," said Rodgers afterwards.

"It's a 100-year-old record. If you take it over the piece, over 17 months, to get to 62 games -- and I think win 56 those and draw six -- it is a phenomenal achievement and shows the level the players play at."

His side now have a chance to take the record outright when they play at St Johnstone in the league next Saturday.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63170.6127
JPY 54.204251.2042
GBP 0.35800.3500
EUR 0.40540.3934
NZD 0.68860.6556
AUD 0.63870.6137
USD 0.50450.4875



Exchange Rate updated on 20th, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Tears flow for eleven
  2. 'Fake profiles can't vote'
  3. Raj responds to criticism
  4. Nacamaki villagers resist relocation
  5. 862 dengue cases
  6. Winston memorial service
  7. Ratu Sela laid to rest
  8. Students chosen to lead
  9. Leaders pay tribute to victims
  10. Young minds share ideas at forum

Top Stories this Week

  1. Long wait Monday (19 Feb)
  2. Plans to open caves for public viewing Monday (19 Feb)
  3. None like Gita Friday (16 Feb)
  4. Della S(h)aw love Thursday (15 Feb)
  5. Villagers cry foul Thursday (15 Feb)
  6. Masirewa scores biggest try Monday (19 Feb)
  7. Adi Meretui joins SODELPA camp Monday (19 Feb)
  8. Bitcoin rises above $20,175 Saturday (17 Feb)
  9. Sau's 7s aim Monday (19 Feb)
  10. Indian engineers to assess Fiji's railway network Monday (19 Feb)