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Key Matches Through The Years
Friendly match: Celtic 5-2 Rangers XI, 28 May 1888

The first official Celtic game

Glasgow Cup: Celtic 4-0 Third Lanark, 14 Feb 1891
Celtic's first trophy

Scottish Cup Final: Celtic 5-1 Queen's Park, 9 Apr 1892
Celtic's first Scottish Cup win, and beating the establishment's top side


Scottish Cup Final: Celtic 4-3 Queen's Park, 14 April 1900

The mark of a change from (sh)amateurism to the professional age

Divison 1 Championship play-off: Celtic 2-1 Rangers, 6 May 1905
Celtic defeat Rangers in play-off game to take the Division 1 title


Scottish Cup Semi-Final: Celtic 5-0 Rangers, 21 March 1925
Celtic demolish league leaders and holder Rangers in the cup


Division 1: Rangers 0-0 Celtic, 5 Sep 1931

John Thomson dies tragically on the pitch during a game against Rangers.

Scottish Cup Final: Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen, 24 April 1937
World Club Record attendance of 147,365 (likely even more) attend

Empire Exhibition Cup final: Celtic 1-0 Everton, 10 June 1938
Celtic win cross Britain football tournament to become British Champions at Ibrox in our 50th anniversary.


Scottish Division A: Dundee 2-3 Celtic, 17 April 1948

Celtic win to avoid relegation.

Scottish Cup Final: Celtic 1-0 Motherwell, 21 April 1951
Celtic's first senior domesitc trophy since 1937-38 league title

Coronation Cup Final: Celtic 2-0 Hibernian, 20 May 1953

Cross-Britain competition victory for Celtic

Scottish Cup Final: Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen, 24 April 1954

Celtic win the league & cup double

League Cup Final: Celtic 7-1 Rangers, 19 Oct 1957
The record scoreline win in a cup final in the UK.


Scottish Cup Final: Celtic 3-2 Dunfermline, 24 April 1965

Celtic's first senior trophy in since 1957, and our first under Jock Stein as manager.

Celtic Matches Through The Years - Kerrydale StreetECWC semi-finals: Celtic 1-2 Liverpool (agg), 1966
Celtic reach the semi-finals of the ECWC
1st leg | 2nd leg

European Cup: The Road to Lisbon 1966-67
Matches on the road to the European Cup final in Lisbon

European Cup Final: Celtic 2-1 Inter Milan (Lisbon), 25 May 1967
Our finest moment, winning the European Cup.

Intercontinental Club Cup: Racing Club v Celtic 1967
The controversial World Club Championships.
Homepage | 1st Leg | 2nd Leg | Playoff

Scottish Cup Final, Celtic 4-0 Rangers, 26 April 1969
Celtic seal the treble and destroy Rangers on the way


European Cup: The Road to Milan 1969-70

Matches on the road to the European Cup final in Milan

European Cup Semi-Final, Celtic 3-1 Leeds (agg) 1970
Overcoming Leeds Utd, the overwhelming favourites

1st leg | 2nd leg

European Cup Final: Celtic 1-2 Feynoord, 6 May 1970
Our second European Cup final

Division 1, Rangers 1-1 Celtic, 2 Jan 1971
The Ibrox Disaster

Scottish Cup Final, Celtic 6-1 Hibernian, 6 May 1972
Record Scottish Cup final victory

Scottish League Cup Final, Celtic 6-3 Hibernian, 26 Oct 1974
Celtic hammer Hibs in League Cup final

Scottish Premier Division: Celtic 4-2 Rangers, 21 May 1979
"Ten men who won the League!"

European Cup Qtr-Finals: Celtic 2-3 Real Madrid (agg), 1980

1st leg | 2nd leg

ECWC 2nd rnd: Celtic 3-0 Rapid Vienna, 7 Nov 1984
Celtic get bullied cheated and assaulted on field of play

Scottish Cup: Celtic 2-1 Dundee Utd, 18 May 1985

Celtic win the 100th Scottish Cup final at Hampden

Premier Division: St Mirren 0-5 Celtic, 3 May 1986
Celtic win the league on the last day, pushing Hearts off top spot.

Premier Division: Celtic 3-0 Dundee, 23 April 1988
Celtic seal the league win in our centenary season

Scottish Cup: Celtic 2-1 Dundee Utd, 14 May 1988
Centenary League & Cup double completed.

Hillsborough Memorial Game: Celtic v Liverpool, 30 April 1989
In memorial to the 96 people who tragically died in the Hillsborough disaster.

UEFA Cup: Celtic 3-0 Cologne, 30 Sep 1992

Our only real European high note in the 90's. Celtic come back to win tie after losing first leg 2-0.

Premier Division: Celtic 1-0 Kilmarnock, 01 Mar 1994
The match that brought down the old Celtic Biscuit Tin Board.

Scottish Cup Final: Celtic 1-0 Airdrie, 27 May 1995
Our first senior trophy since 1989

Scottish Cup Semi Final Replay: Celtic 0-1 Falkirk, 23 April, 1997
Tommy Burns last game before being sacked

SPL: Celtic 2-0 Rangers, 2 January 1998
The victory that turned our season to the fightback for one-in-a-row.

SPL: Celtic 2-0 St Johnstone, 9 May 1998
Stopping the Huns' 10-in-a-row 1998

SPL: Celtic 5-1 Rangers 21 Nov 1998
A hunskelping classic with some classic goals

Scottish Cup: Celtic 1-3 Inverness Caledonian Thistle, 8 February 2000

Celtic's nadir or a blessing in disguise?

SPL: Celtic 6-2 Rangers, 27 Aug 2000
A match that marked a turning point in Scottish football.

UEFA Cup: The Road to Seville, 2002-03
Matches on the road to the UEFA cup final.

UEFA Cup Final: Celtic 2-3 Porto, Seville, 21 May 2003
Fun in the sun. Our first European trophy final since 1970.

UEFA Cup: Celtic 1-0 Barcelona (agg), 2004
Overcoming one of the world's top teams, Martin O'Neill's finest moment for Celtic.
1st leg | 2nd leg

Champions League: Celtic 1-0 Manchester Utd, 21 Nov 2006

Qualifying into the Top 16 of the European Cup for the first time through the groups stages.

SPL: Dundee Utd 0-1 Celtic, 22 May 2008

Celtic win league title on last day of the season, fighting through 7 tough wins in a row to achieve it.

SPL: Kilmarnock 0-6 Celtic, 4 April 2012
Celtic crush Kilmarnock to claim first title in 4 years (and last with Rangers as rivals)

Champions League: Celtic 2-1 Barcelona, 7 November 2012
Celtic defeat a team regarded as one of the finest ever, and become the talk of the footballing world.


Champions League Campaigns

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