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Joe Hart: Retiring keeper ‘blessed’ to have played for Celtic as he enjoys Double triumph



While Hart’s departure means there is one fewer leader, that is not a department Celtic are struggling in.

Captain Callum McGregor made his 13th cup final appearance. He has won in every single one of them.

James Forrest, revived towards the business end of the season, looks likely to go to the Euros in the knowledge he has surpassed Billy McNeill’s trophy tally at the club to move one short of Bobby Lennox’s 25-strong haul.

Both players were in the building during Rodgers’ first spell and he has heaped praise on both. With 46 major trophies for Celtic between them, why wouldn’t he?

It is a night of celebrations, rather than numbers, after a gruelling campaign. But once the champagne has been gulped and the green and white confetti swept away, the digits will be dissected.

For all Celtic’s dominance in the last two decades, Rangers have held on to records when little else has been up for grabs, but now even they have been yanked away.

The sides are locked on 169 derby wins apiece. Celtic have edged ahead in domestic cup wins with 63.

But perhaps most notably of all, they now share the tag of the most decorated club in Europe with 118 trophies to their name.

Futile these things may seem, but bragging rights are salient in this city.

If you are struggling to comprehend what it means, just ask Hart.

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