History of Celtic F.C.

History of Celtic F.C.

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Commemorative sculpture of Brother Walfrid, founder of Celtic Football Club

Celtic Football Club has a long and illustrious history, having always competed in the highest level of football in Scotland, currently the Scottish Premier League. Founded in 1888, Celtic play home games at Celtic Park, which is the largest football stadium in Scotland. In 2005–06, Celtic's home games attracted an average attendance of 58,149,[1] making Celtic third only to Manchester United[2] and Arsenal in average attendance for any football club in the UK.

In 1967, Celtic became the first Scottish team, the first British team and the first Northern European team to win the European Cup, which had previously been the preserve of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish clubs. Celtic remain the only Scottish club ever to have reached the final, and are one of only 2 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.

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