Celtic’s remarkable 136 years of unbroken history

Celtic’s 136 years of unbroken history…

136 years ago this very day a football club was born, more than just a football club, a club that would help the most vulnerable people in society.

Brother Walfrid was the man, he helped set up a club that would become iconic and is still going proudly strong in the present day, with our charitable work remaining as important as ever. We have never forgotten our roots, even if some have lost theirs.

In those 136 years, supporters of all generations have witnessed historical magical moments. Our club is more than a football club, it’s a way of life, it’s one big family.

Like all families there has been ups and downs. Thankfully mostly ups. What many generations of our supporters have witnessed throughout the many years is nothing short of remarkable. It’s been a real-life fairytale.

From the early days of winning leagues and cups, their Empire Exhibition trophy, their Coronation cup, skelping them at the Hampden in the Sun 7-1 game. Nine in a row, The Big cup. Nine in a row again. Centenary double.

Overcoming the odds, removing the old board and with Fergus McCann, a  new Dawn. A third  European final, another nine in a row, a quadruple treble. Eight trebles in all, one Invincible.

26/05/67 CELTIC PARK – The Lisbon Lions parade the European Cup at Parkhead after Celtic’s famous victory over Inter Milan.

It’s been a rollercoaster ride, but one that made us what we are, and that is one of the most successful and well known clubs in world football. We are unbroken, we are Celtic. Here’s to another 136 years and more.

Happy Birthday Celtic.

21.05.2003 imago/Colorsport. Henrik Larsson scores in Seville

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

Matt Corr’s new book Majic, Stan and the King of Japan is out now and Neil Lennon, the Celtic captain that season, has written the foreword for us.

You can get a signed copy of the hardback version direct from Celtic Star Books by clicking on the image below. It’s also available an an e-book via Amazon Kindle and please note that all colour photographs that appear in the beautifully presented printed hardback book are also available in the Kindle version of Majic, Stan and the King of Japan…

About Author

An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.

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