On This Day A Celtic Anthem Was Born, Aye That’s The Team For Me

On this day, 56 years ago – Celtic played Clyde for the right to become Glasgow Cup champions. The final was held at Celtic Park on a Wednesday night – 25 March 1964. A 19-year old Harry Hood started up front for Clyde that evening, who had defeated Rangers in the semi-final. A double over the city’s biggest clubs didn’t materialise for the Bully Wee though, as second half goals from Chalmers (55) and Divers (60) brought the trophy to Paradise in front of 13,500 spectators. The success marked Celtic’s 23rd triumph in the competition.

Since that day, you will all have heard a very popular Celtic song – Celtic, Celtic That’s The Team For Me – and you’ll all be familiar with these lyrics:

There’s Fallon, Young and Gemmell who proudly wear the green, There’s Clark, McNeill and Kennedy the best there’s ever been, Jim Johnstone, Murdoch, Chalmers, John Divers and John Hughes…

The players referenced in this famous Celtic anthem were those who comprised the starting line-up for the 1964 Glasgow Cup final, when Celtic defeated Clyde 2-0!

Highlights of the match can be seen here:

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About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up on the English south coast with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were previously sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are now available on Amazon.

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