Ultimate XI: Vote for Celtic’s best central midfielder since Lisbon

This position really is oversubscribed, from the candidates in this category you could easily make up an outstanding midfield.

Increasingly this position dictates the way that a team plays, it’s common to hear this position described as the heartbeat of the side.

Bertie Auld and Bobby Murdoch set the standard under Jock Stein and while that duo are untouchable there has been a few players since who’d have given them a run for their money to be in the Lisbon side.

One of the beauties of the position is that it can accommodate different types of midfielders, the skillfull leader, the destroyer or the fairly modern holding midfielder.

Whoever comes out on top in this category has certainly earned the right to puff out their chest, with Brendan Rodgers currently looking in this area, he’d jump at any of these candidates finding a time machine.

The position requires passion and responsibility as well as skill, it’s no co-incidence that a good few captains are contained within this category.

We’ve picked five worthy candidates, make sure you vote for your favourite on the final page…

The team is based on players who have played since that afternoon in Lisbon, the Lions have been left out of contention for this vote.