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Celtic FC

Celtic FC
The Celtic squad that went on to win the 1967 European Champion Clubs' Cup ©Getty Images

Celtic FC

Formed: 1888
Nicknames: The Hoops, The Bhoys

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: 1967, (1970)
• UEFA Cup: (2003)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 44 (2013)
• Scottish Cup: 36 (2013)

History
• Celtic Football Club were formed at a meeting in St Mary's church hall in Calton, Glasgow by Irish Marist Brother Walfrid on 6 November 1887. The club were set up with the purpose of alleviating poverty in Glasgow's East End by raising money for the charity Walfrid had founded, the Poor Children's Dinner Table. Manager Willie Maley guided Celtic to six straight titles between 1905 and 1910, and they became the first Scottish team to win a domestic double in 1907.

• 1967 was Celtic's annus mirabilis. They won every competition they entered including, most famously, the European Champion Clubs' Cup when they beat FC Internazionale Milano 2-1 in Lisbon on 25 May. In so doing, Jock Stein's 'Lisbon Lions' were the first British side to lift club football's premier prize – and they achieved it with a group of players hailing from within a 48km radius of Glasgow.

• Stein's charges reached the final again in 1970, only to lose 2-1 to Feyenoord at San Siro, though on the way they registered the highest attendance ever for a European club match when 133,961 squeezed into Hampden Park to watch the semi-final against Leeds United AFC.

• Under Stein, Celtic landed nine consecutive championships between 1966 and 1974, a world record which wasn't equalled until 1997 by city rivals Rangers FC. Stein's captain Billy McNeill later had two spells as manager, notably when he returned in 1987 to inspire Celtic to a league and cup double in their centenary season. In 1994, businessman and Celtic fan Fergus McCann took over the club. A share issue raised almost €18m and facilitated the redevelopment of Celtic Park into a 60,832 all-seater stadium.

• The 2000/01 campaign saw the arrival of Martin O'Neill and the Northern Irishman steered Celtic to a domestic treble in his first term, becoming just the second manager to do so since Stein. O'Neill also led Celtic to the UEFA Cup final in 2003, going down 3-2 after extra time to José Mourinho's FC Porto in Seville.

• Gordon Strachan carved his name into Celtic history as the first manager since Stein to claim three successive championships, between 2006 and 2008. Under Strachan, Celtic also qualified for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League in two consecutive seasons for the first time, eventually falling to would-be winners AC Milan at San Siro in 2007. 

• Neil Lennon was made caretaker manager towards the end of the 2009/10 campaign before being appointed permanently on 9 June 2010. Lennon, who experienced glory days under O'Neill and Strachan as a player, collected the Scottish Cup in his first full term before ending a four-year wait for the league crown in 2012.

Last updated: 21 June 2013

Last updated: 23/01/14 13.32CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 05/04/2014 19:04 CET
Cliftonville0-3Celtic
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR) – Stadium: Solitude, Belfast (NIR)
07/18/2013 12:47:23
Celtic2-0Cliftonville
Aggregate: 5-0
Referee: Thorsten Kinhöfer (GER) – Stadium: Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO)
07/24/2013 09:11:52
Celtic1-0Elfsborg
Referee: Manuel De Sousa (POR) – Stadium: Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO)
08/01/2013 01:48:13
3 August 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic2-1Ross County
Referee: not available – Glasgow
08/03/2013 20:25:01
Elfsborg0-0Celtic
Aggregate: 0-1
Referee: not available – Stadium: Borås Arena, Boras (SWE)
12/12/2013 10:55:46
17 August 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Aberdeen0-2Celtic
Referee: not available – Aberdeen
08/17/2013 19:02:40
Shakhter2-0Celtic
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
10/06/2013 13:00:21
24 August 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic2-2Inverness
Referee: not available – Glasgow
10/06/2013 13:00:06
Celtic3-0Shakhter
Aggregate: 3-2
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) – Stadium: Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO)
10/06/2013 13:00:06
31 August 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Dundee United0-1Celtic
Referee: not available – Dundee
10/06/2013 13:00:06
14 September 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Hearts1-3Celtic
Referee: not available – Edinburgh
10/06/2013 13:00:06
Milan2-0Celtic
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER) – Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan (ITA)
10/06/2013 13:00:21
21 September 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic2-1St Johnstone
Referee: not available – Glasgow
10/06/2013 13:00:06
28 September 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Kilmarnock2-5Celtic
Referee: not available – Kilmarnock
10/06/2013 13:00:06
Celtic0-1Barcelona
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA) – Stadium: Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO)
10/06/2013 13:00:06
5 October 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic2-0Motherwell
Referee: not available – Glasgow
10/06/2013 13:00:06
19 October 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Hibernian1-1Celtic
Referee: not available – Edinburgh
10/19/2013 21:47:29
Celtic2-1Ajax
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO) – Stadium: Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO)
10/24/2013 15:38:12
27 October 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Partick1-2Celtic
Referee: not available – Glasgow
10/27/2013 18:36:30
2 November 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic1-1Dundee United
Referee: not available – Glasgow
11/02/2013 19:19:11
Ajax1-0Celtic
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER) – Stadium: Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED)
11/08/2013 08:30:37
9 November 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Ross County1-4Celtic
Referee: not available – Dingwall
11/11/2013 20:24:51
23 November 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic3-1Aberdeen
Referee: not available – Glasgow
11/23/2013 20:34:34
Celtic0-3Milan
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) – Stadium: Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO)
11/27/2013 23:17:00
1 December 2013 - Scottish Cup, Fourth round
Hearts0-7Celtic
Referee: not available – Edinburgh
03/21/2014 11:26:20
6 December 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Motherwell0-5Celtic
Referee: not available – Motherwell
12/07/2013 10:04:10
Barcelona6-1Celtic
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) – Stadium: Camp Nou, Barcelona (ESP)
12/24/2013 08:46:25
14 December 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic1-0Hibernian
Referee: not available – Glasgow
12/14/2013 19:11:05
21 December 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic2-0Hearts
Referee: not available – Glasgow
12/21/2013 20:03:41
26 December 2013 - Scottish Premier League
St Johnstone0-1Celtic
Referee: not available
12/27/2013 16:51:29
29 December 2013 - Scottish Premier League
Inverness0-1Celtic
Referee: not available – Inverness
12/29/2013 18:44:57
1 January 2014 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic1-0Partick
Referee: not available – Glasgow
01/02/2014 20:55:39
5 January 2014 - Scottish Premier League
St Mirren0-4Celtic
Referee: not available
01/07/2014 15:21:50
18 January 2014 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic3-0Motherwell
Referee: not available – Glasgow
01/20/2014 14:04:41
26 January 2014 - Scottish Premier League
Hibernian0-4Celtic
Referee: not available – Edinburgh
01/26/2014 14:51:13
29 January 2014 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic4-0Kilmarnock
Referee: not available – Glasgow
01/31/2014 18:13:05
2 February 2014 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic1-0St Mirren
Referee: not available – Glasgow
02/02/2014 18:08:05
8 February 2014 - Scottish Cup, Fifth round
Celtic1-2Aberdeen
Referee: not available – Glasgow
03/21/2014 11:26:49
16 February 2014 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic3-0St Johnstone
Referee: not available – Glasgow
02/17/2014 09:20:58
22 February 2014 - Scottish Premier League
Hearts0-2Celtic
Referee: not available – Edinburgh
02/22/2014 21:37:45
25 February 2014 - Scottish Premier League
Aberdeen2-1Celtic
Referee: not available – Aberdeen
02/26/2014 01:17:31
Celtic5-0Inverness
Referee: not available – Glasgow
03/01/2014 19:18:33
14 March 2014 - Scottish Premier League
Kilmarnock0-3Celtic
Referee: not available – Kilmarnock
03/14/2014 22:21:54
22 March 2014 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic3-0St Mirren
Referee: not available – Glasgow
03/23/2014 09:07:06
26 March 2014 - Scottish Premier League
Partick1-5Celtic
Referee: not available – Glasgow
03/27/2014 01:16:26
29 March 2014 - Scottish Premier League
Celtic1-1Ross County
Referee: not available – Glasgow
03/29/2014 21:59:43
05 April 2014 - Scottish Premier League
Dundee United0-2Celtic
Referee: Craig Thomson
19 April 2014 - Scottish Premier League
MotherwellCeltic
Referee: TBD – Motherwell
04/02/2014 19:47:53
27 April 2014 - Scottish Premier League
CelticInverness
Referee: TBD – Glasgow
04/02/2014 19:47:53
CelticAberdeen
Referee: TBD – Glasgow
04/02/2014 19:47:32
St JohnstoneCeltic
Referee: TBD
04/02/2014 19:47:32
CelticDundee United
Referee: TBD – Glasgow
04/02/2014 19:48:02

Trophy cabinet

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    16/09/1970, Celtic 9-0 KPV, Glasgow
  • Biggest defeat:
    11/12/2013, Barcelona 6-1 Celtic, Barcelona
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  28
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  8
  • Appearances in EUSA Cup:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  17
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 68
    Billy McNeill (  SCO)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 35
    Henrik Larsson (  SWE)
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