Callum McGregor played more minutes than anyone else in world football in the 2018/19 season, leaving Celtic fans amazed by the sheer brilliance of their midfield maestro.
According to the club’s official website, the 26-year-old played 5,894 minutes of competitive football for club and country, more than any other player across the globe.
The central midfielder pipped centre backs Ruben Dias of Benfica (5,790) and Daley Blind of Ajax (5,819) to the honour.
The Celts player narrowly missed out on the most amount of games played across the year though. Having played 69 games (59 for the Bhoys and ten for Scotland), he was beaten by Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho (70) and Monterrey’s Jesus Gallardo (72).
McGregor was a key part of both Neil Lennon’s and Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic sides last season as they completed a third consecutive domestic treble.
Here’s what the Celtic fans had to say about their marathon man on Twitter…
What a player ??
— The People’s Republic of Odsonne Édouard (@lebon1989) July 23, 2019
— Gerard O’Kane (@GerardOKane84) July 23, 2019
Sensational achievement and Sensational player ?
— Mitchell (@Mitchel70338128) July 23, 2019
He’s some machine!! Must train well. Then you get others who can’t handle 10 minutes on the pitch and their limping off injured!!
— Gav (@gavb_67) July 23, 2019
@JosephBrooksPA he’s a machine!! ?
— Jon (@jonstubbo) July 24, 2019
Most improved player I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/fDdTWSVA8h
— ???ℝ (@UTLR1) July 23, 2019
— smcgill (@stephenjmg4) July 23, 2019
He’s a legend
— towmcalledmalice (@bittersestpill) July 23, 2019