Monday, August 27, 2007

The Celtic Football Club Of Glasgow

(My favorite Celtic player, Japanese Midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura.)

Celtic Football Club is a Scottish football club, competing in the Scottish Premier League, the highest form of competition in Scotland. The full name of the club is The Celtic Football Club. Until 1994, the club's full name was The Celtic Football and Athletic Company Ltd.

Celtic play home games at Celtic Park commonly referred to as Parkhead, which has a capacity of 60,832, and is currently the second largest club stadium in the United Kingdom. In 2005-06, Celtic Park attracted an average attendance of 58,149, making the club second only to Manchester United in average attendance for any football club in the UK.

Together with their rivals, Rangers F.C., they form the Old Firm which is one of the most famous and fiercest rivalries in sport. Celtic has historically and traditionally been synonymous with its founding roots which stemmed from the Irish Catholic immigrant community in Glasgow.

In 1967, Celtic became the first British team to win the European Champions Cup, which had previously been the preserve of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish clubs. Celtic won every competition that they entered that season: the Scottish League, the Scottish Cup, the Scottish League Cup, the European Cup and the Glasgow Cup.

Additionally, Celtic remain the only Scottish club ever to have reached the final, and are the only club ever to win the trophy with a team composed entirely of home-grown talent; as all of the players in the side were Scottish, and all were born within a 30-mile radius of Celtic Park. Celtic again reached the European Cup final in 1970, only to be beaten by Feyenoord in extra time. In 2003 Martin O'Neill led the team to the UEFA Cup final in Seville where they lost 3-2 to F.C. Porto after extra time. Around 80,000 Celtic supporters travelled to Seville for the final.

The club's traditional kit colours are green and white hooped shirts and white shorts with white socks. Celtic are one of the best-supported clubs in the world, with an estimated fanbase of approximately nine million.

Celtic won the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Cup in 2006-07 season.

Read More about Celtic FC HISTORY.

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Celtic FC Official Website

A Celtic FC unofficial Web Forum.

WHY I FOLLOW CELTIC

Sometimes I've been asked by one man or another,
Why do I follow Celtic, why do I take the bother,
But he must be a fool, who would ask me such a question,
So then how can I explain, try to tell him what he's missing,
And it's 1, 2, 3, Celtic for me,
Not a team in the world like the Celtic.

If a man has never seen Glasgow Celtic when they're playing,
He mustn't have a soul, mustn't know what he is saying,
And if he's never heard when the Celtic crowd is cheering,
Then there's nothing I can say but he must be hard of hearing,
And it's 1, 2, 3, Celtic for me,
Not a team in the world like the Celtic.

When Celtic are in Parkhead I am proud to be there with them,
Soon they play again but sadly I do miss them,
They're the team for me, their could never be another,
And then some fool wil ask, why do I take the bother,
And it's 1, 2, 3, Celtic for me,
Not a team in the world like the Celtic.

So if anyone should ask and you want to give a reason,
Tell him go and find himself a ticket for the season,
And when he's been to Parkhead and seen the Celtic playing,
Well it won't be very long until you will hear him saying,
Why do I take the bother,
And it's 1, 2, 3, Celtic for me.



Hail Hail!

TomC

3 comments:

Despina said...

Is this post for the Princesse?

ColbyPants said...

Actually its more because of Princesse that for her. In another post floasting around here she helped me find some soccer/football sites, on the condition I promise to follow a scottish team. Celtic FC is the team I picked, and I really intend to follow them!

TomC

Princesse Ecossaise said...

Friggin Yasssssss!

Respect man, respect!

You chose well :-D