Callum McGregor is thrilled to be named the club captain of Celtic and said it was a “great honour”. The midfielder has come through the ranks of the Scottish giants and will replace Scott Brown. The latter joined Aberdeen earlier this month on the expiry of his contract. McGregor made his debut for Celtic in a Champions League qualifier in 2014 where he scored the only goal of the game. He has 34 Scotland caps to his name. McGregor has made 326 appearances for Celtic winning 14 trophies in that time. He has won six league titles, four Scottish Cups and four League Cups.
”To be the Celtic captain is a great honour for any player, and to be given the captaincy is a very proud moment for me and my family.” Callum McGregor said after he was named the Celtic captain. “I know I’m following in the footsteps of some great names in the club’s history, and I’ve been able to learn from one of the best in Scott Brown over the past few years. I’m delighted that the manager has put his trust in me by giving me the captain’s armband. It’s a new era for the club and I’m looking forward to playing my part in that.”
“Callum is a player who leads by example, both on and off the park, and he is a key figure in our squad.” new Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou said. “He has been at Celtic since he’s been a boy, he’s come through our academy, had a loan spell away from the club to gain vital experience, and then returned to establish himself in the first team. His qualities as a player are there for all to see, and that has been evident over the past few years.”