celtics

The 50th anniversary of Celtic’s historic European Cup

This day in football history On 25 May 1967, Celtic became the first British club to win the European Cup, beating Inter 2–1 in Lisbon. Notably, 14 of Celtic’s 15 players and coaches were born within 10 miles of Celtic Park. Inter won back-to-back European Cups in 1964 and 1965, then defeated defending champions Real Madrid in …

Kolo Toure is the ultimate Invincible

Some footballers can be invincible once, but Kolo’s on the verge of doing it twice Celtic have won their sixth consecutive Scottish Premier League title with eight matches to spare, adding the rare twist of doing so without losing a single match to this point. It’s a tremendous achievement in Brendan Rodgers’ first year with the …

When Rangers beat Celtic for their first Scottish Cup

This day in football history On 17 February 1894, Rangers won their first Scottish Cup, beating Old Firm rivals Celtic 3–1. They currently have 33 Scottish Cups, while Celtic have 36. Rangers and Celtic had already played once that season in the league, with Rangers winning by the comfortable margin of 5–0 thanks in part to …

A contentious 2016 ends, fittingly, with the revived Old Firm

2016 goes out with a Scottish roar (Jorge Lawerta) A lot of people are not reflecting back on 2016 fondly, and, depending on your perspective, soccer in 2016 wasn’t too good, either. But at least it did give us the Old Firm again—a fittingly contentious rivalry for the minefield that was this year—and we can enjoy …

Rangers fans destroy Celtic Park bathroom during Old Firm derby

Celtic welcomed Rangers back to the Scottish Premier League by beating them 5–1 and Rangers fans showed their gratitude by tearing down a bathroom at Celtic Park. According to the BBC, police said, “The vast majority of supporters who attended the match behaved in a responsible manner and enjoyed the event.” Which is nice, but …

DT Exclusive: Brendan Rodgers’ first moments as Celtic manager

Brendan Rodgers is Celtic’s new manager, ending a rather productive spell away from the game (boxing! a Times Square marriage proposal! daring fashions!) after he was sacked by Liverpool last October. A lifelong fan of the club, Rodgers seems to be a perfect match for the Scottish champions and has excited their supporters. The following …