CELTIC were among the 30 best-performing clubs at the World Cup in Russia, according to a statistical study.

A report compiled by Chuck No Risk revealed that the Scottish champions' four representatives together recorded the 28th-highest points total of all clubs with players participating at the summer showpiece. 

A quartet of Hoops stars - Dedyrck Boyata of Belgium, Sweden's Mikael Lustig, Cristian Gamboa of Costa Rica and Australia's Tom Rogic - were in Russia with their countries.

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And collectively they racked up 20 points in 13 appearances, placing Celtic at number 28 in a list of 215 represented clubs and ahead of illustrious names like Arsenal, AC Milan and Ajax. 

Glasgow Times:

The Premier League was the most successful domestic league, with Tottenham Hotspur's stars accumulating the most overall points ahead of Barcelona and Manchester City. 

Spurs players also led the way with the most goals scored, joint with PSG on 12, while they boasted the joint-highest appearances at 61, level with Manchester City. 

The English top-flight was the best performing league by player with a total of 612 points, significantly higher than Spain's La Liga in second with 433.

Aberdeen were the only other team from Scotland to feature on the list, but Kari Arnason picked up just one point in two appearances for Iceland to put the Dons in 206th place on the final list. 

Glasgow Times:

Top 30 ranked clubs ranked by total points won

  1. Tottenham Hotspur 119pts
  2. Barcelona 114
  3. Manchester City 112
  4. Real Madrid 102
  5. Manchester United 96
  6. Chelsea 93
  7. Atletico Madrid 89
  8. Paris Saint-Germain 77
  9. Juventus 60
  10. Inter Milan 55
  11. Monaco 43
  12. CSKA Moscow 42
  13. Bayern Munich 41
  14. Liverpool 41
  15. Leicester City 37
  16. Sevilla 34
  17. Krasnodar 33
  18. Sampdoria 30
  19. Spartak Moscow 27
  20. Eintracht Frankfurt 25
  21. Besiktas 25
  22. Napoli 25
  23. Zenit 24
  24. Borussia Dortmund 23
  25. Hoffenheim 22
  26. Sporting CP 21
  27. Stuttgart 21
  28. Celtic 20
  29. Boca Juniors 19
  30. West Bromwich Albion 18