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Europe's biggest title-winning points margins

Celtic have finished the season 30 points clear at the top in Scotland – an impressive feat, but not quite impressive enough to take first place in our all-time one-sided title race leaderboard.

Zlatan Ibrahimović lifts the Ligue 1 trophy at the end of the 2015/16 season
Zlatan Ibrahimović lifts the Ligue 1 trophy at the end of the 2015/16 season ©Getty Images

Celtic have ended the Scottish season 30 points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the table – one of the most emphatic title successes in the history UEFA's member associations, but not quite the most impressive.

Paris Saint-Germain set the mark to beat when they finished 31 points clear in Ligue 1 in 2015/16, taking a title that had previously belonged to the Bhoys side that had finished 29 points clear of the pack in 2013/14.

Biggest title-winning margins in European top-division title races
31 points: Paris Saint-Germain (France, 2015/16)
30 points: Celtic (Scotland, 2016/17)
29: Celtic (Scotland, 2013/14)
28 = Olympiacos (Greece, 2015/16)
28 = Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia, 2007/08)
27 = Skonto (Latvia, 1997)
27 = The New Saints (Wales 2016/17)
26 = København (Denmark, 2010/11)
26 = Barry Town (Wales, 1997/98)

Celtic celebrate their 2013/14 success
Celtic celebrate their 2013/14 success©Getty Images
Andrew Cole during United's 2000 party
Andrew Cole during United's 2000 party©Getty Images
Arjen Robben leads Bayern's 2013 celebrations
Arjen Robben leads Bayern's 2013 celebrations©Getty Images
Internazionale's class of 2006/07
Internazionale's class of 2006/07©Getty Images
Porto's golden boys of 2010/11
Porto's golden boys of 2010/11©Getty Images
Lionel Messi celebrates Barcelona's 2012/13 success
Lionel Messi celebrates Barcelona's 2012/13 success©Getty Images

Biggest title-winning margins in UEFA's 54 member associations
Albania: SK Tirana (1994/95) – 12 points*
Andorra: Rànger's (2005/06) – 12
Armenia: Pyunik (2004 and 2006) – 16
Austria: Sturm Graz (1997/98), Salzburg (2006/07) – 19
Azerbaijan: Qarabağ (2015/16) – 22
Belarus: Shakhtyor Soligorsk (2005) – 13
Belgium: Club Brugge (1997/98) – 18
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Željezničar (2001/02) – 11
Bulgaria: Levski Sofia (1994/95) – 17
Croatia: Dinamo Zagreb (2007/08) – 28
Cyprus: Anorthosis (1996/97) – 13
Czech Republic: Sparta (2000/01) – 16
Denmark: København (2010/11) – 26
England: Manchester United (1999/2000) – 18
Estonia: Levadia Tallinn (2009) – 21
Faroe Islands: B71 (1989) – 9
Finland: HJK Helsinki (2011) – 24
France: Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16) – 31
FYR Macedonia: Vardar (1992/93) – 21
Georgia: Dinamo Tbilisi (1996/97) – 17
Germany: Bayern (2012/13) – 25
Gibraltar: Lincoln (2005/06) – 17
Greece: Olympiacos (2015/16) – 28
Hungary: Ferencváros (2015/16) – 21
Iceland: FH Hafnarfjördur (2005) – 16
Israel: Maccabi Haifa (2005/06), Maccabi Tel-Aviv (2013/14) – 16
Italy: Internazionale (2006/07) – 22
Kazakhstan: Zhenis Astana (2001) – 9
Latvia: Skonto (1997) – 27
Liechtenstein: no league
Lithuania: Kaunas (2006) – 21
Luxembourg: Dudelange (2007/08) – 21
Malta: Hibernians (2014/15) – 16
Moldova: Sheriff (2006/07) – 21
Montenegro: Sutjeska (2012/13) – 5
Netherlands: PSV (2000/01 and 2014/15) – 17
Northern Ireland: Linfield (1999/00) – 18
Norway: Rosenborg (1995) – 15
Poland: Wisła Kraków (1998/99) – 17
Portugal: Porto (2010/11) – 21
Republic of Ireland: Bohemians (2008) – 19
Romania: Steaua (2012/13) – 16
Russia: Zenit (2011/12) – 13
San Marino: Fateano (1985/86) – 1 (all subsequent titles decided by a knockout play-off system)
Scotland: Celtic (2016/17) – 30
Serbia: Partizan (2002/03) – 19
Slovakia: Slovan Bratislava (1994/95) – 20
Slovenia: Maribor (2011/12) – 20
Spain: Barcelona (2012/13) – 15
Sweden: Malmö (1949/50) – 15*
Switzerland: Basel (2011/12) – 20
Turkey: Galatasaray (1987/88) – 12
Ukraine: Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000) – 18
Wales: The New Saints (2016/17) – 27

* two points for a win

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