Category: Celtic F.C.

The Celtic Football Club (/ˈsɛltɪk/) is a professional football club based in Glasgow, Scotland, which plays in the Scottish Premiership. The club was founded in 1887[nb 1] with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow. They played their first match in May 1888, a friendly match against Rangers which Celtic won 5–2. Celtic established itself within Scottish football, winning six successive league titles during the first decade of the 20th century. The club enjoyed their greatest successes during the 1960s and 70s under Jock Stein when they won nine consecutive league titles and the European Cup.

Celtic have won the Scottish League Championship on 48 occasions, most recently in the 2016–17 season, the Scottish Cup 36 times and the Scottish League Cup 16 times. The club’s greatest season was 1966–67, when Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup, also winning the Scottish League Championship, the Scottish Cup, the Scottish League Cup, and the Glasgow Cup. Celtic also reached the 1970 European Cup Final, and the 2003 UEFA Cup Final.

Celtic have a long-standing fierce rivalry with Rangers, and the clubs have become known as the Old Firm. The two clubs have dominated Scottish football, winning 102 league titles between them since the inception of the Scottish League in 1890.

The club’s fanbase was estimated in 2003 as being around nine million worldwide, and there are in excess of 160 Celtic supporters clubs in over 20 countries. An estimated 80,000 fans travelled to Seville for the 2003 UEFA Cup Final.

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Two reasons to cheer: Celtic could agree deal for defender and creative midfielder

Celtic fans

Celtic could agree two deals this summer, with defender Dedryck Boyata considering a contract extension at Parkhead and Hibernian midfielder John McGinn being a target for Brendan Rodgers. Despite securing a second consecutive treble last season, Celtic aren’t resting on their laurels. They’re desperate to keep strengthening the side to ensure more success will come […]

Bad news for Celtic as Leicester and West Ham close in on 21-year-old

Patrick Roberts - Football Weeks

According to the Express, Celtic’s hopes of keeping Patrick Roberts for another season have been dashed with Leicester City and West Ham United keen to procure his signature this summer. The 21-year-old joined Celtic on loan from Manchester City on February 2016 and has spent two-and-a-half years with the Hoops, making 78 appearances in all […]

Brendan Rodgers confirms Celtic favourite will undergo surgery this summer

Brendan Rodgers - Football Weeks

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed striker Leigh Griffiths will undergo surgery this summer to hopefully put his injury woes behind him and have a better season in 2018/19. The 27-year-old made only 10 starts in the Scottish Premiership this campaign, scoring and creating 11 goals, and started only nine other matches in the Champions […]

Celtic post hilarious message for Rangers after Gerrard’s appointment

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard

Celtic wasted no time welcoming Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard to the Scottish Premier League after the ex-England international was appointed manager of arch-rivals Rangers on Friday. Gerrard, formerly the coach of Liverpool’s u18  side, said he accepted the job as a “feeling in his stomach” showed him it was the right move. The 37-year-old will […]

Celtic’s key midfielder has an uncertain future this summer

Tom Rogic - Celtic - Football Weeks

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted midfielder Tom Rogic could leave the club this summer but is hoping he’ll stay into the last year of his deal. The Australian international has endured an injury-hit season, spending three months out after damaging his knee, and doesn’t look like he’ll commit his future to the champions past […]

Bad news as Brendan Rodgers admits striker could leave Celtic

Brendan Rodgers - Football Weeks

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers admits striker Moussa Dembele could leave the club this summer but says he will look to Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths to shoulder the scoring burden next season. Dembele joined the Hoops from Fulham in 2016 and has gone on to make 85 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 64 […]

Kris Commons believes Celtic star would be a ‘hell of a player’ at Manchester United

Former Celtic forward Kris Commons believes Kieran Tierney would be a ‘hell of a player’ at Manchester United if he had more arrogance. The 34-year-old says the talented defender could shine for the Red Devils if he acted like he belonged with the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba. Tierney rose through […]