Celtic

Founded In
1888
Location
Glasgow, Scotland

Celtic

About Celtic

Celtic Football Club was formed in 1887, and the team played their first competitive match the following year. The club has an intense rivalry with Rangers, which is widely regarded as one of the biggest derby matches in world football. The two clubs have dominated Scottish football over the years and the rivalry has religious and cultural aspects to it, with Celtic fans typically being Catholic and Rangers fans typically being from a Protestant background.

During the course of the 1966-67 season, Celtic won a total of five trophies: the European Cup, the Scottish title, the Scottish and League Cups, as well as the regional Glasgow Cup. This haul of silverware put the club into the history books for several reasons. They became the first British team to lift the European Cup and the first football club from any major professional league to win five trophies, or a 'quintuple', in the space of a single season.

In total, Celtic have won the Scottish league title 43 times; more than any other team in the country, with the exception of Rangers. They have been more successful than any other team in the Scottish Cup, having lifted the trophy 35 times and have also achieved 14 successes in the Scottish League Cup. In European competitions, aside from their aforementioned European Cup success, they were losing finalists in the competition in 1970 and also reached the UEFA Cup final in 2003.

Over the years, Celtic teams have featured a number of world class talents. Some of the legendary players to have played for the team include Kenny Dalglish, Jimmy McGrory, Billy McNeill and Henrik Larsson.

Since 1892, Celtic have played their home games at Celtic Park, which is usually referred to as 'Parkhead'. The stadium is the biggest in Scotland and is currently able to hold a maximum of 60,355 supporters. The ground's attendance record was set at 83,500 for a match against Rangers in 1938.   

Scotland
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