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Great Teams beaten by Scottish sides in Europe

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Selected pick of sides conquered by Scottish sides

I took about 4 hours to do this. But I think the effort was worth it. 
Here is a list of some of the great club sides that Scottish clubs have defeated in competitive games. I have selected a pick of the sides, they have also defeated other teams I have not mentioned. I am including a win in any individual game, including after extra time. So they may have been knocked out over two legs by the same team. I do not include penalty shoot outs, or away goals rule victories, when both games were drawn. This is purely a list of individual game wins by Scottish sides.
 
The order shows the name of a European team with a list of Scottish teams who have beaten them in Europe. 
KR Reykavic by Aberdenn, 
Standard Liege by Aberdeen, Dundee United, Hearts, Glasgow Rangers
Real Zaragoza by Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Glasgow Rangers
Honved by Aberdeen
Celta Vigo by Aberdeen and Celtic
Fortuna Dusseldorf by Aberdeen, Glasgow Rangers
Austria Vienna by Aberdeen
Ipswich Town by Aberdeen
SV Hamburg by Aberdeen, Hibs, St Johnstone
Sion by Aberdeen
Lech Pozan by Aberdeen
Bayern Munich by Aberdeen, Hearts, Glasgow Rangers
Real Madrid by Aberdeen, Celtic
Servette by Aberdeen
Bohemians by Aberdeen, Dundee United, Glasgow Rangers
Feyenoord by Aberdeen
Rapid Vienna by Aberdeen, Glasgow Rangers
Barry Town by Aberdeen
FC Copenhagen by Aberdeen, Celtic, and Glasgow Rangers
Groningen by Aberdeen
Basel by Celtic, Hearts 
Dynamo Zagreb by Celtic, Dunfermline, Hearts
Slovan Bratislava by Celtic
Leixoes by Celtic
Go Ahead by Celtic
Dynamo Kiev by Celtic, Glasgow Rangers
Liverpool by Celtic, Hibs
Nantes by Celtic 
Inter Milan by Celtic, Glasgow Rangers
St Etienne by Celtic, Glasgow Rangers
Red Star Belgrade by Celtic, Glasgow Rangers
Benfica by Celtic
Fiorentina by Celtic
Leeds United by Celtic, Glasgow Rangers
Waterford by Celtic 
Rosenborg by Celtic, Hibs, St Johnstone
Boavista by Celtic, Glasgow Rangers
Dundalk by Celtic, Glasgow Rangers
Juventus by Celtic, Dundee United, Glasgow Rangers
Ajax by Celtic
Real Sociedad by Celtic 
Sporting Lisbon by Celtic, Dundee, Hibs, Glasgow Rangers
Shamrock Rovers by Celtic
B Dortmund by Celtic, Glasgow Rangers
P Belgrade by Celtic 
Inter Cable Telecom by Celtic
St Patricks by Celtic
Cwmbran Town by Celtic 
Hapoel Tel Aviv by Celtic, Glasgow Rangers
Porto by Celtic, Hibs, Glasgow Rangers
Valencia by Celtic, Hibs
Blackburn by Celtic
Vfb Stuttgart by Celtic, Hearts, Glasgow Rangers, Dunfermline
FBK Kaunas by Celtic
Lyon by Celtic, Glasgow Rangers
Barcelona by Celtic, Dundee United, Hibs
Shakhtar Donetsk by Celtic
Artmedia Bratislava by Celtic
Manchester United by Celtic 
Villareal by Celtic
Dinamo Moscow by Celtic
Braga by Celtic, Hearts
Utrecht by Celtic 
Rennes by Celtic 
HJK Helsinki by Celtic
Helsingborg by Celtic 
Spartak Moscow by Celtic 
Cliftonville by Celtic
Shakter Karagandy by Celtic 
AC Milan by Celtic, Dundee
Anderlecht by Celtic, Dundee, Dunfermline, Glasgow Rangers
FC Cologne by Dundee, Glasgow Rangers
DWS Amstedam by Dundee
Grasshoppers by Dundee United, Glasgow Rangers
Sparta Prague by Dundee United, St Mirren
Slask Wroclaw by Dundee United
Monaco by Dundee United, Glasgow Rangers
B Monchengladbach by Dundee United, Glasgow Rangers
PSV Eindhoven by Dundee United, Glasgow Rangers
Viking Stavanger by Dundee United
Werder Bremen by Dundee United, Glasgow Rangers
Lens by Dundee United 
Hadjuk Split by Dundee United 
Coleraine by Dundee United
Glentoran by Dundee United, Glasgow Rangers
Antwerp by Dundee United, Kilmarnock
St Patricks Athletic by Dunfermline, Hearts, 
Everton by Dunfermline
Ujpest Dozsa by Dunfermline 
Athletico Bilbao by Dunfermline, Glasgow Rangers
West Brom by Dunfermline 
Bordeaux by Dunfermline, Hearts
Bologna by Hearts
Atletico Madrid by Hearts
Rot-Weiss Essen by Hibs 
DOS Utrecht by Hibs
Napoli by Hibs
Malmo FF by Hibs, and Celtic
Sochaux by Hibs
Strasbourg by Hibs
AEK Athens by Hibs
Eintracht Frankfurt by Kilmarnock 
Shelbourne by Kilmarnock, Glasgow Rangers
Glenavon by Kilmarnock 
Strum Graz by Livingston, Glasgow Rangers
Katowice by Motherwell, Glasgow Rangers
Llanelli by Motherwell
Glentoran by Motherwell
Nice by Glasgow Rangers
Sparta Rotterdam by Glasgow Rangers
Ferencvaros by Glasgow Rangers
Wolverhampton Wanderers by Glasgow Rangers
Seville by Glasgow Rangers
Dynamo Dresden by Glasgow Rangers
Steua Bucharest by Glasgow Rangers
Rennes by Glasgow Rangers
Torino by Glasgow Rangers
Dynamo Moscow by Glasgow Rangers
Ankaragucu by Glasgow Rangers
Osasuna by Glasgow Rangers
Slavia Prague by Glasgow Rangers
CSKA Moscow by Glasgow Rangers
FC Bruges by Glasgow Rangers
Vladikavkaz by Glasgow Rangers
PAOK Salonika by Glasgow Rangers
Beitar Jerusalem by Glasgow Rangers
Parma by Glasgow Rangers
Zalgris Kaunas by Glasgow Rangers
Kaiserslauten by Glasgow Rangers
MK Maribor by Glasgow Rangers
Molde by Glasgow Rangers
Bursaspor by Glasgow Rangers
Rijeka by Aberdeen
Shkëndijan by Aberdeen
Fola Esch by Aberdeen
Ventspils by Aberdeen
Alashkert by St Johnstone
Lincoln Red Imps by Celtic
Infonet Tallinn by Hearts
Stjarnan by Celtic
Qarabag by Celtic
Astana by Celtic
Brondby by Hibs, Dundee United
Linfield by Celtic

 
Also in the English FA Cup
Crewe Alexandria by Queens Park
Nottingham Forest by Queens Park
Notts County by Queens Park
Manchester by Queens Park
Oswerstry by Queens Park
Aston Villa by Queens Park
Old Westminsters by Queens Park, Glasgow Rangers
Blackburn Olympic by Queens Park, Partick Thistle
Blackburn Park Road by Third Lanark
Darwen Old Wanderers by Cowlairs
Higher Walton by Queens Park
Accrington by Renton 
Rossendale by Cowlairs
Church by Rangers
Fleetwood Rangers by Partick Thistle
Blackburn Rovers by Renton
Cliftonville by Partick Thistle
Lincoln City by Glasgow Rangers

In the Scottish League, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup
The best English Team Berwick Rangers have been beaten by lots of Scottish sides. 


Intercontinental Cup 
Racing Club by Celtic

Also In the Texaco Cup / Anglo Scottish Cup 
Newcastle United by Ayr United, Hearts, Dundee United
West Brom by Greenock Morton
Burnley by Hearts
Coventry by Falkirk, Motherwell
Huddersfield Town by Airdrie
Norwich City by Motherwell
Everton by Hearts
Blackburn Robers by Motherwell
Man City by Airdrie
Notts County by St Mirren
Oldham by Greenock Morton
Mansfield by Partick Thistle 
Preston NE by Greenock Morton
Sheffield United by St Mirren
Blackpool by Kilmarnock 
Spurs by Motherwell

Also in the British League Cup
Celtic beat Sunderland, and Rangers beat Everton.

Also in the 1967 NASL
Cagliari by Dundee United, Hibernian
Sunderland by Hibernian 
Shamrock Rovers by Dundee United 
Bangu (Brazil) by Aberdeen 
Wolverhampton by Aberdeen
Cerro (Uruguay) by Aberdeen 
ADO Den Haag by Hibernian 


Also in the Scottish Challenge Cuo
Linfield by Queen of the South.
Cliftonville by Livingston.
Bala Town by Alloa Athletic.
TNS by St Mirren  
Bray Wanderers by Elgin City
Sligo Rovers by Falkirk

Here is my top 30 of achievements by Scottish sides to have beaten in competitive games. I take into quality of opposition, status of team defeated, number of teams to have defeated the foreign team, and also for bonus points either regional rivalry, or the exotic novelty of the win. 
1. Barcelona by Celtic, Dundee United, Hibs
2. Real Madrid by Aberdeen, Celtic
3. Bayern Munich by Aberdeen, Hearts, Glasgow Rangers
4. Inter Milan by Celtic, Glasgow Rangers
5. Liverpool by Celtic, Hibs
6. AC Milan by Celtic, Dundee
7. SV Hamburg by Aberdeen, Hibs, St Johnstone
8. Leeds United by Celtic, Glasgow Rangers
9. Juventus by Celtic, Dundee United, Glasgow Rangers
10. Sporting Lisbon by Celtic, Dundee, Hibs, Glasgow Rangers
11. Manchester United by Celtic 
12. Ajax by Celtic
13. Porto by Celtic, Hibs, Glasgow Rangers
14. Dundalk by Celtic, Glasgow Rangers
15. TNS by St Mirren
16. Linfield by Celtic and Queen of the South
17. Barry Town by Aberdeen
18. Shakter Karagandy by Celtic 
19. Everton by Dunfermline
20. PSV Eindhoven by Dundee United, Glasgow Rangers
21. Anderlecht by Celtic, Dundee, Dunfermline, Glasgow Rangers
22. Red Star Belgrade by Celtic, Glasgow Rangers
23. Aston Villa by Queens Park
24. Nottingham Forest by Queens Park
25. Werder Bremen by Dundee United, Glasgow Rangers
26. Newcastle United by Ayr United, Hearts, Dundee United
27. Racing Club by Celtic
28. Astana by Celtic
29. Spurs by Motherwell
30. Eintracht Frankfurt by Kilmarnock 

The most glaring teams not on this list are Chelsea, PSG, Roma, Lazio, Marseille, Sampdoria, Arsenal, IFK Gothenburg, Galatasary, Fenerbache, West Ham, Swansea City, Cardiff City, Wrexham, Newport County, Torino, and Zenit St Petersburg. Plus almost all non European teams such as Corinthians, and Santos. 
No Scottish team has played Truro City, of Cornwall. 
The teams beaten by the most Scottish teams seem to have been Standard Liege, Anderlecht, and Sporting Lisbon.

Scottish clubs have also beaten nations in friendlies including Striling Albion against Japan, Aberdeen against South Africa, and Hearts against Australia. 


 


 

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Glasgow Dublin Celtic beating Lando Calrissian's Cloudy City select in 2963.

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What a famous night it was when we beat Ventspils, chills just thinking about it.

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3 hours ago, Highlandmagyar 2nd String said:

Mighty Glentoran were humbled by Thistle in the old Fairs Cup.

We beat Spartak Brno 3-2 at home in the next round but lost 4-0 away.

Keflavik were hammered 3-1 at Firhill in the InterToto Cup. 

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I realise I am biased, but you haven't put our wins over Borussia Moenchengladbach in the top 30? I mean, really?

I'm sure there are other omissions, but by Christ, that one leapt out at me.

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Both Dunfermline and Partick Thistle beat Zbrojovka Brno in the 1960s as well, when the Brno side was actually half decent.

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2 hours ago, Sarto Mutiny said:

I realise I am biased, but you haven't put our wins over crack German outfit Borussia Moenchengladbach in the top 30? I mean, really?

I'm sure there are other omissions, but by Christ, that one leapt out at me.

FTFY. You missed out the standard 80s/90s description of any German team.

And while we're being DUFC-biased, how the f**k do Celtic and Hibs tie for 1st with us? Did either of them win both legs on every occasion they faced Barcelona?

The unbiased bit of me considers Aberdeen beating Real Madrid in the CWC final above us.

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47 minutes ago, Mark Connolly said:

FTFY. You missed out the standard 80s/90s description of any German team.

And while we're being DUFC-biased, how the f**k do Celtic and Hibs tie for 1st with us? Did either of them win both legs on every occasion they faced Barcelona?

The unbiased bit of me considers Aberdeen beating Real Madrid in the CWC final above us.

I knew there had to be one sensible United fan on this board.

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1 hour ago, Mark Connolly said:

FTFY. You missed out the standard 80s/90s description of any German team.

And while we're being DUFC-biased, how the f**k do Celtic and Hibs tie for 1st with us? Did either of them win both legs on every occasion they faced Barcelona?

The unbiased bit of me considers Aberdeen beating Real Madrid in the CWC final above us.

After what happened to Keith Jackson, I am reluctant to make any references to crack in the context of Scottish football.

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There are a few dead clubs on that list, notably Glasgow Rangers.

Bizarrely, the OP's list omits Hibernian's wins against Rot-Weiss Essen and Djurgarden (both legs) in the first European Cup of 1955-56. They lost in the semis to Real Madrid who beat Milan in the final.

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The title is "Great Teams beaten by Scottish sides " and the first team is from Iceland. Really?

Scottish sides have performed miracles in Europe over the years, but your list does them no favours, in fact it trivialises their achievements.

 

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4 hours ago, Sarto Mutiny said:

I realise I am biased, but you haven't put our wins over Borussia Moenchengladbach in the top 30? I mean, really?

I'm sure there are other omissions, but by Christ, that one leapt out at me.

Especially when Karagandy, Astana, The New Saints, Linfield, Dundalk and Barry flippin' Town have ambled onto the list.

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