Glory, Glory, Glasgow Celtic – We’ve won 39 major honours this century

21st Century Bhoys…

26 May 2001: Henrik Larsson of Celtic lifts the trophy after winning the treble in the Fa Tennants Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park : Laurence Griffiths/ALLSPORT

Only 23 years into this century and Celtic have won a staggering 39 major honours. It’s truly been a trophy laden era at this wonderful football club. The way it should be and long may it continue.

Kenny Dalglish started it off in March 2000 as he led the hoops to League Cup triumph. Martin O’Neill then took it up a level delivering new century Celtic celebrations with a clean sweep of honours in his first season as Celtic manager and Celtic Park has been trophy laden ever since.

Celtic v Aberdeen – cinch Premiership – Kyogo Furuhashi lifts the league trophy Photo Andrew Milligan

Most recently Ange Postecoglou led us to a record breaking eighth treble back in June.  In between those wins we’ve been spoilt with repeated success. So much so that younger supporters now see success as the norm, while older supporters bask in the glory after living through the dark days of the 1990’s when such success didn’t seem possible. Not even in our wildest dreams.

Under Martin O’Neill we won a treble and many otherl trophies followed in a five year spell including an appearance in a UEFA Cup Final. Although we lost in extra-time, the memories we made on the run to Seville and on the very day itself were very special indeed.

Under Martin’s guidance we witnessed one of the best Celtic sides since the Lisbon lions. After Martin’s departure Gordon Strachan followed that on by winning six trophies in a four year spell, and twice reaching the last 16 of the Champions League – quite an achievement that isn’t talked about enough.

The least said about Tony Mowbray’s time as Celtic manager the better. After he left, Neil Lennon kickstarted the club’s second nine in a row era while also leading us to the Champions League last 16. The former skipper won five honours in his four year spell at the helm before leaving to try his luck in English football. Ronny Delia continued the good work by winning three trophies in his two years at the club.

Then of course came the first Brendan Rodgers Era. A historic double treble, truly Wonderful times with Rodgers winning all seven trophies he competed for before leaving for England. Then of course Neil Lennon came back and finished Brendan’s good work and helped completed a remarkable Treble Treble. The next season it became , a quadruple treble. Magical times. It will never be matched never mind beaten.

Gordon Strachan and coach Neil Lennon celebrate a Celtic goal against Rangers

All in all this century we’ve had an amazing twenty three years of success. 39 major honours including Six trebles,  a second nine in a row and a European final. We are undoubtedly Scotland’s premier club. We’ve seen some great players pull on the Hoops. We beaten some of the top sides in Europe. We’ve witnessed history. We even watched Rangers FC go to the wall, liquidated and a Phoenix club formed pretending to be the same club as before. Sure we had some bad times, but that’s football.

27 May 2017 Hampden Park Scottish Cup Final 2017 Celtic v Aberdeen. Celtic win the 2017 Scottish Cup ,Manager Brendan Rodgers lifts the trophy

As Celtic supporters we are  living in very special times and we are so lucky to do so. What an era we are witnessing. Here’s hoping for more success, I’m sure Brendan will lead us to even more glory. We truly have been blessed.

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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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