Photo Of The Day: The Polar Bear Trophy

Today’s photo of the day is highly unusual in the sense that it features an ornament depicting a polar bear eating a seal! This Polar Bear Trophy was presented to Celtic by Valur of Iceland to mark the meeting between the clubs in the opening round of the 1975/76 European Cup Winners Cup. Celtic won the match 2-0 with goals scored by Wilson and MacDonald, before storming the home leg 7-0 at Paradise.

The comfortable victory saw Celtic through to face Boavista, who the Hoops defeated 3-1 on aggregate, before being eliminated by German club FSV Zwickau (currently in 3Liga).

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. 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/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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