Celtic Football Club

Celtic Football Club History

Celtics Scottish player Gary Caldwell (L) fights for the ball with Aalborg's Danish player Thomas Enevoldsen during their UEFA Champions League group E football match in Aalborg, on November 25, 2008. AFP PHOTO/SCANPIX/Henning BaggerCeltic Football Club was officially formed on 6th November 1887. They played their first official match on 28th May 1888 against their fiercest rivals Ranger.

Celtic Football Club is one of the two most famous Scottish Football Clubs. They are based in Glasgow and play their home games at Celtic Park, commonly known as Parkhead. According to results of the past few seasons, Celtic Football Club can lay claim to being the best Scottish Football Club. They won their third Scottish Premier League title in a row in the 2007/08 season.

Celtic Football Club Achievements

Celtic Football Club has won all of the national trophies available to them on numerous occasions. They have also tasted success in the prestigious European cup competitions. They have won the following major trophies/championships:

  • European Cup – 1 time (1966/67)
  • Scottish League Championship – 42 times
  • Scottish Cup – 34 times (record total)
  • Scottish League Cup – 13 times

They have also been runners-up on one occasion in the European Cup (19969/70), UEFA Cup (2002/03) and the FIFA World Club Cup/Intercontinental Cup (1967).

1967 was undoubtedly their most memorable and rewarding season. Under their manager Jock Stein, they won every single competition they entered. They won the European Cup, the Scottish League championship, the Scottish Cup, the Scottish League Cup and the Glasgow Cup in what has to be the most successful run of victories in the history of Scottish football.

Celtic Football Club Records

On top of all their successes, Celtic Football Club also holds some astonishing records:

  • UK record for an unbeaten run in professional football – 62 games (including 49 wins and 13 draws)
  • Scottish Premier League record for the most unbeaten matches at home – 77 matches
  • Record crowd attendance for a European football match – 146 433 at Hampden Park in Glasgow for their 1937 Scottish Cup final win against Aberdeen
  • Only club to win the European Cup with a team of locally born players (all were born within a 30 mile radius of their home stadium)
  • Record crowd attendance for a European Club competition match – 136 505 between Celtic and Leeds United in the European Cup semi-final at Hampden Park, Glasgow in 1970
  • Holds the record transfer fee between two Scottish clubs – £4.4m when they bought Scott Brown from Hibernian on 16th May 2007.

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