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The Celtic Football Club is a Scottish football club. The club has the official nickname of “The Bhoys”, they play their home games in green and white striped vest ( emerald green & white hoops ) at Celtic Park (nickname: Paradise ) in the suburb of Bridgeton / Parkhead.

Celtic Glasgow was founded on 6 November 1887 at the St. Mary’s Hall on East Rose Street by monk Brother Walfrid as Celtic Football and Athletic Club. Shortly thereafter, a meadow at the Dalmarnock Street was rented, where on 13 November the first game in a venue called Celtic Park was held. Hibernian and Cowlairs parted 0-0. On 28 May 1888 was the first own game: In a " friendly match ". First goal scorer was Neil McCallum. On 21 August 1888 entered the Society of Glasgow and Scottish Football Association, in 1892 the team won the first Scottish Cup. Between 1905 and 1910 the championship was won six times in a row. 1907 and 1908, Celtic won even double – an achievement that no team had previously managed in Scotland. Another winning streak was erected 1914-1917 with four league titles in a row. Celtic won the Scottish Cup in 1937 before a record crowd of 146 433 spectators at Hampden Park . This is still a European club record.

1953 Celtic win the Coronation Cup in honor of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and sat down against the representatives of the entire kingdom.

1967 Celtic Glasgow was the first non-British and Southern European team to a victory over Inter Milan, the European Champion Clubs’ Cup to win. European Cup champions, national championship, national cup, League Cup and Glasgow Cup this year won the club every trophy that could be won. The return match at Hampden Park was watched by 133 961 spectators – still the highest number of audience in a European Cup game.

1974 Celtic won the Scottish Cup for the ninth year in a row, which was then a new world record represented. In 1988 the club celebrated its 100th anniversary by winning the doubles.

The best known songs played at every CELTIC game are “You ’ll Never Walk Alone” and “Fields of Athenry”.

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  • Francis1
    Francis1over 2 years ago

    Excellent Collage Fab Info… Celtic FC Won the 2012 Scottish League Championship & Today beat there old rivals Rangers 3 0 Francis x

  • thanks Francis :)

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    James Connolly Johnstone, known to his friends as Jimmy and to the wider footballing world as Jinky, was born in Viewpark on September 30, 1944, and he remained immensely proud of where he came from throughout his whole life.

    He signed for Celtic in November 1961 and made his debut for his beloved Hoops on March 27, 1963. It was a less than auspicious start to what would become a glorious career – Celtic lost 6-0 against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park – but it did not deter or dishearten the diminutive winger.

    Like many of his contemporaries, it was the arrival of Jock Stein at Celtic Park in 1965 which galvanised his career, and Jinky would go on to play a pivotal role in the unprecedented success Celtic enjoyed at home and in Europe over the next few years.

    The pinnacle of that was, of course, the European Cup triumph on May 25, 1967 when Celtic beat Inter Milan 2-1.

    Jinky, however, wasn’t content with just making his mark on that prestigious competition, and on Wednesday, June 7, 1967, in the Bernabeu Stadium, he and his team-mates provided the opposition for the great Alfredo Di Stefano’s testimonial.

    The legendary Read Madrid player may have been the focus of the night, but it was Jinky who grabbed all the headlines with a breathtaking display that had the Madrid fans shouting ‘Ole!’ at his every touch.

    Jinky stayed at Celtic until 1975, and made a total of 515 appearances for the club, scoring an impressive 130 goals.

    He remained an immensely popular figure amongst the Celtic support who, in 2003, voted him the Greatest Ever Celt.

    By that time, however, he was suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. He faced that battle against the toughest of opponents with incredible bravery and courage, always strengthened by the support of his family and the convictions of his faith.

    Sadly, Jimmy Johnstone passed away on March 13, 2006, and the Celtic support, as well as the wider footballing world, mourned his passing.

    A statue of Jinky stands outside the front of Celtic Park, alongside those of Brother Walfrid and Jock Stein, as a permanent memorial and a reminder to future generations of a wonderful player.

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