Trophy Cabinet, Celtic Football Club

Trophy Cabinet, Celtic Football Club, Glasgow

This morning i joined a tour of Celtic Football (soccer) Club at Parrkhead in the east end of Glasgow.

Celtic has a long tradition as one of Scotland’s leading clubs and invariably vies with arch-rival Rangers for league and other honours in Scotland.

Celtic has a strong following in the Roman Catholic and Irish Nationalist community in Glasgow. This is because (a) the club was founded (in 1887) by one Brother Wilfred as a Catholic club and (b) the club has always enjoyed strong support from local descendants of Irish immigrants with support base now extended to global reach.

Celtic made an impressive start from the early years and reached the final of the Scottish Cup in the club’s inaugural year. In the 1890s the club were Scottish League Champions four times in six seasons.

During its existence Celtic has achieved the following wins:

  • Eropean Cup- once
  • League Championship: 42 times
  • Scottish Cup: 35 times
  • League Cup: 14 times.

Clearly, the club has a long and proud tradition.

The facilities at Parkhead are of a high standard. The stadium is an all seater bowl with a capacity of 60,355, one of the largest in Britain.

The two images below show the main entrance with statues of founder Brother Wilfred and legendary manager, Jock Stein.

Jock Stein Statue, Celtic Park

Jock Stein Statue, Celtic Park, Glasgow

 

Brother Wilfred Statue, Celtic Park

Brother Wilfred Statue, Celtic Park, Glasgow

Here is the pitch and stadium interior.

Pitch and Stands, Celtic Park

Pitch and Stands, Celtic Park, Glasgow

Here is the players’ entrance tunnel.

Players Entrance Tunnel, Celtic Park

Players Entrance Tunnel, Celtic Park, Glasgow

Unusual, supporters ‘bricks’ . For a payment a dedication can be permanently recorded.

Supporters Bricks, Celtic Park

Supporters Bricks, Celtic Park, Glasgow

 Players’ changing room

Players Changing Room, Celtic Park

Players Changing Room, Celtic Park, Glasgow

 

This show case remembers famous players including Henrik Larsson ( Sweden).

Henrik Larsson Display

Henrik Larsson Display, Celtic Park

A worthwhile and interesting tour.

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