10. Oliver Ntcham
The French professional footballer plays for Celtic as a midfielder. He’s become a vital player for them, the passer and instigator beside the battling Scott Brown in the central midfield. Ntcham has also played excellently in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League and was arguably man-of-the-match in the 3-1 away win against Anderlecht in the group stages. Ntcham possesses incredible strength and power and is capable of completely dominating the middle of the pitch on his best day.
9. Stuart Armstrong
Armstrong began his career with Dundee United, making his debut in 2010 and going on to make almost 150 appearances. Armstrong moved to Celtic in February 2015, and helped them win four Scottish league championships and consecutive domestic trebles. He then moved to Premier League club Southampton in June 2018.
He was voted as the SFWA Young Player of the Year in 2013 and has been named in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year for the Scottish Premiership three times. He was also nominated twice for the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year.
8. Virgil Van Dijk
The towering Dutchman became a revelation by his performances and Liverpool shelled out £75million to make him the world’s most expensive defender in 2018. Although he played at Parkhead only for three seasons but his performance in defence were next to none. Ronny Deila and John Collins both predicted that the player, poached from FC Groningen for just £2.6m in 2013, would go on to become a household name in football. He made 115 appearances for the club and one Scottish premiership twice. He was one of the finest players to play at Scotland’s top division.
7. Graeme Shinnie
Graeme Shinnie currently plays for Derby County, having previously played for the likes of Aberdeen and Inverness Caledonian Thistle in Scotland.
Shinnie started his career playing for a boy’s club in Aberdeen, alongside brother Andrew. He joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle in July 2009, at the age of 17. He has featured in the ‘PFA Scotland Team of the Year’, four times.