44 Facts About Glasgow Celtic

1. Glasgow Celtic fans sang songs such as The Rising of the Moon and The Mountains of Mourne.

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2. In September 2011, Glasgow Celtic started a feasibility study into creating a safe standing section in Celtic Park.

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3. Glasgow Celtic have considered the possibility of increasing the capacity of Celtic Park by redeveloping the Main Stand.

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4. In February 2017, Glasgow Celtic published plans for a hotel and museum development in an area of land between the Main Stand and London Road.

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5. All of this work meant that Glasgow Celtic had more covered terracing than any other stadium in Britain, except Wembley.

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6. Glasgow Celtic was in a poor financial position in the early 1990s and no major work was carried out until Fergus McCann took control of the club in March 1994.

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7. Glasgow Celtic was formed in November 1887 and the first Celtic Park was opened in the Parkhead area in 1888.

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8. Glasgow Celtic fans celebrated wildly at Love Street, but an equaliser from Hearts could still have seen the title go to Tynecastle.

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9. Glasgow Celtic struggled to cope with the departure of Dalglish to Liverpool and long-term injuries to McGrain and Stanton.

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10. Glasgow Celtic are one of only two clubs to have won the trophy with a team composed entirely of players from the club's home country; all of the players in the side were born within 30 miles of Celtic Park in Glasgow, and they subsequently became known as the 'Lisbon Lions'.

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11. Glasgow Celtic toiled for the first few post-war years under McGrory, and narrowly avoided relegation in 1948.

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12. In March 1994, with Glasgow Celtic facing bankruptcy, Canadian-based businessman Fergus McCann took control of the club.

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13. Glasgow Celtic won the league and cup double in 1988, their Centenary Year.

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14. Glasgow Celtic have found ample success with French players in the last few seasons―Edouard, Moussa Dembele and Olivier Ntcham come to mind―and Weah is in a great position to continue that trend.

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15. Glasgow Celtic have a pathway for female players, from eleven years old upwards.

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16. In May 2012, Glasgow Celtic were rated 37th in Brand Finance's annual valuation of the world's biggest football clubs.

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17. Glasgow Celtic have been ranked in the Deloitte Football Money League six times.

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18. Glasgow Celtic was given a seat on the board and became Chairman in 1986.

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19. Glasgow Celtic left the club in June 1983 after his request for a contract and pay rise was publicly rebuffed by the board.

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20. Glasgow Celtic declined this offer and decided to stay in football management, joining Leeds United instead.

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21. Glasgow Celtic were formed in 1887, and in 1897 the club became a Private Limited Company with a nominal share capital of 5000 shares at £1 each.

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22. On 9 August 2011 Glasgow Celtic held a testimonial match in honour of former player John Kennedy.

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23. The most notable and successful was Belfast Glasgow Celtic, formed in 1891 simply as Celtic.

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24. In 2004, Glasgow Celtic launched their own digital TV channel called Celtic TV, which was available in the UK through Setanta Sports on satellite and cable platforms.

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25. In 1965, Glasgow Celtic began publishing its own newspaper, The Celtic View, now the oldest club magazine in football.

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26. Glasgow Celtic have a historic association with the people of Ireland and Scots of Irish descent, both of whom are mainly Roman Catholic.

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27. On 23 October 2017, Glasgow Celtic fans were awarded with the FIFA Fan Award for their tifo commemorating the 50th anniversary of the club's European cup win.

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28. Glasgow Celtic fans were placed third, the only British supporters on the list, with the magazine highlighting their rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone before the start of European ties at Celtic Park.

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29. In 2003 Glasgow Celtic were estimated to have a fan base of nine million people, including one million in the USA and Canada.

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30. Glasgow Celtic was in a bad financial position in the early 1990s and no major work was carried out until Fergus McCann took control of the club in March 1994.

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31. Glasgow Celtic opened the original Glasgow Celtic Park in the Parkhead area in 1888.

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32. In 1984 Glasgow Celtic took up shirt sponsorship for the first time, with Fife-based double glazing firm CR Smith having their logo emblazoned on the front of the team jersey.

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33. In 1903, Glasgow Celtic adopted their now famous green and white hooped tops.

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34. On 2 December 2018, Glasgow Celtic won their seventh domestic trophy in a row and 18th Scottish League Cup against Aberdeen with a goal from former Aberdeen loanee Ryan Christie.

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35. Glasgow Celtic clinched their sixth successive league title on 2 April 2017, with a record eight league games to spare.

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36. Glasgow Celtic went on to lead Celtic to two consecutive league titles and a League Cup, but the team's performances in European competition were poor.

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37. Glasgow Celtic celebrated their 125th anniversary in November 2012, the same week as their Champions League match against Barcelona.

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38. In 2003, around 80,000 Glasgow Celtic fans travelled to watch the club compete in the UEFA Cup Final in Seville.

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39. In 1998, under Dutchman Wim Jansen Glasgow Celtic won the title again and prevented Rangers from beating Celtic's 9-in-a-row record.

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40. Glasgow Celtic led them to a League and Cup double in 1954.

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41. Glasgow Celtic spent over five years in this role, although due to the Second World War no official competitive league football took place during this time.

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42. In both 1907 and 1908 Glasgow Celtic won the Scottish Cup, this was the first time a Scottish club had ever won the double.

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43. Glasgow Celtic have a long-standing fierce rivalry with Rangers, and the clubs are known as the Old Firm, seen by some as the world's biggest football derby.

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44. Glasgow Celtic established themselves within Scottish football, winning six successive league titles during the first decade of the 20th century.

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