Celtic's Scott Brown breaks record for most European games by Scotsman

Scott Brown set a new record for appearances by a Scottish footballer in European competition when he led Celtic to their 4-0 win over Linfield on Wednesday night.

Celtic's captain played in Wednesday night's win over Linfield. Picture: SNS

It was the 83rd European match of Brown’s career, taking him beyond the previous landmark of 82 appearances set by former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson.

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Brown made his European debut back in July 2004 for Hibs in a 1-1 draw against Lithuanian side Vetra at Easter Road in the Uefa Intertoto Cup. It was one of five European fixtures the midfielder played for Hibs before his £4.4 million transfer to Celtic in 2007.

The 32-year-old has now played in 78 European games for Celtic, taking him to the top of a select list of Scottish players on the continental stage.

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MOST APPEARANCES BY SCOTTISH PLAYERS IN UEFA CLUB COMPETITIONS

83 - Scott Brown (Hibs and Celtic)

82 - Barry Ferguson (Rangers)

81 - Kenny Dalglish (Celtic and Liverpool)

77 - David Narey (Dundee United)

70 - Paul Lambert (St Mirren, Motherwell, Borussia Dortmund and Celtic)

69 - Richard Gough (Dundee United and Rangers)

69 - Billy McNeill (Celtic)

67 - Darren Fletcher (Manchester United)

66 - Eamonn Bannon (Hearts and Dundee United)

64 - Bobby Lennox (Celtic)