CELTIC have been named in third place in world football for outgoing transfers, according to the new FIFA Global Transfer Report for last year.

World football's governing body publish an annual report about the transfer market and have revealed there were a total of 54,739 cross-border global transfers in 2021.

The vast report collated information from a staggering 4,544 clubs from 185 different associations,  representing 179 different nationalities.

And FIFA revealed that out of those 4,544 clubs, Celtic were in third place for outgoing transfers after 32 players were either sold or allowed to move in 2021.

Only Manchester City with 41 players and Portuguese outfit Portimonense with 34 were ahead of the Hoops for outgoing numbers across the five confederations of UEFA, CONMEBOL, Concacaf, AFC and CAF.

Celtic's mass exodus included selling Odsonne Edouard for £14 million to Crystal Palace, Jeremie Frimpong to Bayer Leverkusen for £11.5 million, Kristoffer Ajer for £13.5 million to Brentford, Ryan Christie for £2.5 million to Bournemouth and Patryk Klimala for £3.5 million to New York Red Bulls.

Additionally, Celtic also saw Scott Brown move to Aberdeen, Jack Harper move for Oostende for £1.35 million, Vakoun Issouf Bayo earned Celtic £1.4 million for his move to Gent, Marian Shved recouped £900,000 for his move to KV Mechelen and Hatem Abd Elhamed brought in £800,000 for his transfer to Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

And there were another 22 players who were allowed to leave Parkhead last year.

FIFA's report explained: "In order to best reflect the training performance of releasing clubs, these lists not only include outgoing transfers with a transfer agreement between the releasing and the engaging club, but also transfers involving players out of contract.

"Such transfers typically do not actively involve the releasing club, but they are nevertheless testament to the releasing club’s success in developing football talent."