|Celtic Football Club||
Football Club was formally constituted at a meeting in St. Mary's
Roman Catholic Church hall on East Rose Street (now Forbes Street),
Calton, Glasgow, by a Marist Brother named Brother Walfrid on 6
November 1887. It celebrated it's 125 birthday beating Barcelona
2-1 in the Champions League.
The charity established by Brother Walfrid was named The Poor Children's Dinner Table. Brother Walfrid's move to establish the club as a means of fund raising was largely inspired by the example of Hibernian F.C. who were formed out of the immigrant Irish population a few years earlier in Edinburgh. On 28 May 1888, Celtic played their first official match against a Rangers XI (dubbed "the Swifts") and Celtic won 5-2.
In 1967 became the first British Team to win the European Cup. The team became known as the Lisbon Lions and all the players were born within 30 miles of Celtic Park, which is the second largest club stadium in the UK. This site gives you all the information you need to know about this great club, it's history, honours, fixtures, songs, even a quiz! You can also buy club merchandise from the shop.