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FAN-TASTIC! CELTIC 9th, RANGERS 19th

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CELTIC have the ninth highest attendance in European football, according to a UEFA report published today.

The Scottish champions are one of only 15 clubs to rack up an aggregate crowd of more than one million supporters for league games.

The Hoops boasted an average of 57,523 last season which accumulates to 1,092,937 people watching matches at Parkhead.

The report also showed Rangers have the 19th best attendance in Europe. The Ibrox side averaged a crowd of 49,174 to total 934,306 for the last campaign.

Manchester United topped the table with a whopping 74,976 for every league match at Old Trafford.

Celtic can boast higher attendances than the likes of West Ham, Liverpool, Milan and Newcastle, while Rangers edge Paris Saint-Germain, who are in 20th position.

The UEFA dossier also shows Scotland have the seventh best attendances in Europe, outstripping Russia, Turkey and Portugal.

Germany beat England into first place.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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