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Celtic have clinched the Premiership title but there are still plenty of records to aim for


Celtic wrapped up the Premiership title with eight games to spare, but there are still plenty of records for Brendan Rodgers’ side to aim for.

As well as trying to go through the entire domestic campaign unbeaten, they have work to do if they are finish the season with the biggest winning-margin for a European club, with the Hoops currently 25 points clear of Aberdeen.

French giants Paris Saint-Germain currently hold that record when they finished 31 points clear in last season’s Ligue 1, beating Celtic’s tally of 29 from 2013/14.

The Glasgow club are also on course to set a new European high for points collected during a season.

Welsh outfit Barry Town amassed a staggering 105 in 1997 but Rodgers’ side could hit 110 points if they win their remaining eight matches.

Celtic hold the current Scottish record having racked up 103 points in 2002.

The Parkhead club can also set a new club and Scottish top-flight high for number of victories attained in a campaign.

They won 33 in 2002 and can feasibly reach 36 this term having won 28 of their 30 league outings.

Celtic stormed to the title scoring 81 times and they can surpass the 105 goals they scored during the 2003/04 if they can average just over three goals per game in their remaining matches.

Rodgers’ side will only be able to equal the clean sheets record of 25 that Fraser Forster and Lukas Zaluska kept in 2011/12, with the team on 17 so far.

With the Hoops having secured six titles in a row, they remain on track to beat the benchmark of nine that both Celtic and Rangers have previously reached.

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