CELTIC defender Kieran Tierney has made more appearances than any other player in the world this season, with two of his Hoops teammates completing the top three.

According to statistics website Transfermarkt, the left-back tops the global table for matches played in 2017/18 with 46.

Forty one of those have come in the green and white hoops, with a further five for Scotland.

Winger James Forrest is second on the list with a total of 45 appearances, the same total as goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

Chelsea forward Willian (44) and Marcus Rashford of Manchester United (43) complete the top five. 

Celtic have had a gruelling campaign so far, beginning in the second round of Champions League qualification in July 2017 before a full group stage campaign, a successful defence of their League Cup title, one Scottish Cup tie and 26 rounds of Premiership action.

Tierney has missed just two league games for Brendan Rodgers' side this season and featured in all five of the national team's games since last summer, taking his total minutes on the pitch to 4,057.

The frantic schedule is set to continue for the 20-year-old, with a Europa League tie against Zenit coming up next week before more international commitments against Costa Rica and Hungary in March and the much-debated tour to Peru and Mexico in the summer.