Video: Celtic Win The Coronation Cup, On This Day 1953

On 20 May 1953, Celtic Football Club won the third of three British Cups ever held – The Coronation Cup. Indeed, the Bhoys had won the British League Cup in 1902 and the Empire Exhibition Cup in 1938. However, to win the trophy held in celebration of the Queen’s coronation, with Celtic rank outsiders, was that bit sweeter.

European football did not include British teams until the 1960s and thus winning competitions of this type were some of the most prestigious available. Some would even argue that the Coronation Cup is second only to Lisbon in terms of Celtic’s achievements.

A brief history of the triumph can be heard as part of the video below:

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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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