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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Dembele, Sutton and Hartson reatcs to Celtic win in Old Firm derby

Olivier Ntcham and Moussa Dembele

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side have lost the first Old Firm derby to Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic side at the Celtic park on Sunday afternoon. Rangers were top bookmakers favourite to earn all three points against Celtic in the Scottish today, but this never has happened as predicted. Although, there’s a sign relief in Rangers this time […]

No regrets over rejecting Barcelona – Bayern Munich unveils Leon Goretzka

Bayern's Leon Goretzka

Germany international and new Bayern Munich ace Leon Goretzka confirmed he rejected Barcelona‘s interest to join Bayern as he was finally unveiled at the Allianz Arena on Thursday. The 23-year-old, who mainly plays as a midfielder, announced back in January that he was to leave Schalke to join the Bundesliga champions in the summer, which […]

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 […]