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Celtic Football Club is a professional Scottish football club based in the city of Glasgow. The club currently competes in the Scottish Premiership, which is the top division of the Scottish football pyramid.
Celtic currently plays their home matches at Celtic Park, which has been their home since 1892. Often referred to as Parkhead, the stadium is the largest in Scotland with a maximum attendance of 60,411.
The club’s biggest rivals are Rangers, against whom they compete in one of the most intense and heated football rivalries in the world, the Old Firm Derby.
Celtic are one of the most successful football clubs in the world, having amassed an enormous number of trophies over the years. They have won the Scottish Premiership 52 times in their history, with their first title coming all the way back in the 1892/93 season. In more recent times, the club won the title nine years in a row between 2011/12 to 2019/20, but were denied winning their 10th title in succession by Steven Gerrard’s Rangers in the 2020/21 season. However, they reclaimed their crown in 2021/22 under Ange Postecoglu.
Celtic have also enjoyed plenty of success in cup competitions too, winning the Scottish Cup on 40 separate occasions throughout their history. They have also won the Scottish League Cup 20 times to date. Undoubtedly their greatest-ever achievement came in the 1966/67 season when Celtic, led by Jock Stein, won the European Cup and became the first British team to do so after a 2-1 win over Inter Milan in Lisbon. The team were later dubbed the “Lisbon Lions” and are remembered as one of the greatest teams of all time, having won the domestic treble that same season too. They returned to the European Cup final three years later, but were this time on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline, losing to Dutch side Feyenoord at the San Siro — the home of the team they had conquered three years prior.
Celtic Football Club was founded on 6 November 1887 inside St. Mary’s Church hall in Glasgow. They played their first official match against Rangers on 28 May 1888, winning 5-2 in what was the first of a number of Old Firm Derbies. The Old Firm Derby is perhaps what Scottish football is most known for, with the two Glasgow clubs having dominated the major trophies in the country since professional football began. Without doubt the most famous team in the history of the football club is the Lisbon Lions, who won all competitions that they entered that season in the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup and the European Cup. The team, led by Jock Stein, lost just three matches all season in all competitions, two of which came in the league against Dundee United.
The club’s all-time leading appearance maker came from that team in captain Billy McNeill, who played 822 times for the club between 1957-1975. He is followed in the list by Alec McNair and Paul McStay in the top three, who each played 684 and 683 times for the club, respectively. Jimmy McGrory is Celtic’s all-time leading goalscorer with a huge 502 goals to his name. Behind McGrory is Lisbon Lion Bobby Lennox on 301 goals, while Henrik Larsson netted 242 goals in 313 appearances between 1997-2004. The aforementioned Stein won 25 trophies between 1965-78 as manager, having won over 70% of his games in charge and averaged a trophy won every 27.6 matches played.