Celtic announce legends clash with Borussia Dortmund

Celtic Foundation have announced that Celtic Park will play host to an end of season Legends game between Celtic and Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. The game will take place on Sunday 26th May with a 2pm, kick-off.

The club have announced that Scott Brown will return to Celtic Park as captain to lead the Celts whilst Marcel Schmelzer and Roman Weidenfeller have been confirmed for Dortmund. The man that will take charge of the Hoops knows what success looks like for both teams – Paul Lambert. Lambo, who won the Champions League with Dortmund, will manage Celtic alongside Tom Boyd, who will assist his former teammate.

Speaking to the Celtic website, Lambert said: “It’s an absolute honour to be taking the reins again, for the Foundation’s latest charity match.

“It is a particularly special occasion for me given my connection to both clubs and I’m sure it’ll make for a fantastic match here at Celtic Park, all for a wonderful cause.

“I know this Dortmund Legends squad very well and they have some fantastic former players but we’re pulling together a strong Celtic squad, with a number of players who I am sure the fans will be delighted to see back in the Hoops.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 25: Robbie Keane of Celtic battles with Dirk Kuyt of Liverpool during the Legends match between Liverpool and Celtic at Anfield on March 25, 2023 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

It will be interesting to see what Celtic players join up to wear the Hoops again with Broony.

The game will take place a day after the Scottish Cup Final, which hopefully Celtic are involved in.

Tickets for the charity match will be exclusively available to season ticket holders in the first instance, from 10am on Wednesday, March 13, with all remaining tickets then being placed on general sale from 10am on Wednesday, March 20.

The club confirmed that funds raised through the match will focus on feeding people in need of our support, to reflect the heritage of the club and respond to the current cost of living crisis, which is overwhelming so many families and individuals.

This will include continuation and development of our Paradise Pit Stop project at Celtic Park. In addition, we will look to secure new locations for food provision with local partners in Inverclyde and Lanarkshire, plus London and Ireland to complement our current delivery of key projects in those areas.

The club also confirmed that a donation will also be made to Dundee Cancer Centre at Ninewells Hospital, in memory of Broony’s sister Fiona, who sadly passed away in 2008 aged just 21.

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1 Comment

  1. I’m not in the least bit interested in this.
    Celtic currently need massive improvement, long before any oldies are mentioned.