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Glasgow Celtic F.C. is a Scottish football club. Together with their arch-rivals Glasgow Rangers they dominate Scottish football as the 'Old Firm'. Their kit is green and white hooped jerseys, white shorts and white socks.

Note that "Glasgow Celtic F.C." is a misnomer. Strictly, the name of the club is "The Celtic Football Club", and are usually referred to as "Celtic".

Celtic was founded in 1888 by Brother Walfrid as a way to raise funds to help impoverished members of Glasgow's Irish community. Celtic was the first British side to win the European Cup in 1967, defeating Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon, Portugal. Celtic also won the Scottish League championship nine years in a row, from 1966 to 1974.

They play at the 60,830 seater Celtic Park, known as 'Paradise' by Celtic fans.

The Celtic in the club name is pronounced 'Seltic' not 'Keltic'.

In 2003 they got to the Final of the UEFA Cup but unfortunately lost at the hands of an injury time penality by Porto. The final score in Seville was FC Porto 3 - Glasgow Celtic 2. At the game Celtic brought with them the biggest travelling army of fans ever seen before in a European tournament. Over 75,000 Scots and Irish as well as other Celtic fans from throughout the world travelled to the city to celebrate their teams' success in reaching the Final.

Famous former players include: Jock Stein, Kenny Dalglish, Jimmy Johnstone[?] and Billy McNeil (Caesar).

European Champions Cup (1): 1967.
Scottish League Champions (38): 1893, 1894, 1896, 1898, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1922, 1926, 1936, 1938, 1954, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1998, 2001, 2002.
Scottish Cup (31): 1892, 1899, 1900, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1923, 1925, 1927, 1931, 1933, 1937, 1951, 1954, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1995, 2001.
Scottish League Cup (12): 1957, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1975, 1983, 1998, 2000, 2001.

See also: Glasgow

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