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What Was On This Day? 25th November 1893 Celtic 6 Hurlford 0 Scottish Cup

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What Was On This Day? 25th November  1893   Celtic  6  Hurlford  0 Scottish Cup

When Celtic first competed in the Scottish Cup – in season 1888/89 – 138 teams took part in the first round of the competition. They included names such as Bellstane Birds, Champfleurie, Cambuslang St Bride's, Carfin Shamrock, Adventurers, 5th K...

What Was On This Day? 21st November 1981 Celtic 3 Rangers 3 Scottish League Premier Division

Nov 20 on Jim Craig CSC

This was the second league meeting of the sides that season, Celtic having won the first 2-0 at Ibrox. The fans, as usual, all 48,600 of them, were full of anticipation and my goodness, did they get a start to remember;- 3 mins             Dav...

What Was On This Day? 17th November 1973 Celtic 7 Partick Thistle 0 League

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What Was On This Day? 17th November  1973  Celtic  7 Partick Thistle 0 League

Around this time of year in season 1973-74, Celtic FC was on top of the First Division, with Hearts, Aberdeen, Ayr United and Dundee United close behind. Of the 10 matches played, Celtic had won 8, drawn one and lost one ( 1-2 versus St Johnstone at Muirt...

What Was On This Day? 14th November 1928 Celtic 4 QP 0 Dental Cup

Nov 14 on Jim Craig CSC

14th November   1928  Celtic 4 QP 0  Dental Cup The Glasgow Dental Hospital Cup was promoted by the Glasgow Football Association in 1928 to raise funds for the local dental hospital, which would open its doors for the first time in 1931. A nice cup wa...

What Was On This Day? 7th November 1896 Celtic 5 Abercorn 0 League First Division

Nov 7 on Jim Craig CSC

The season of 1895-96 had been a good one for Celtic F.C. The club had won its 3rd League title in six years, had beaten Queen's Park 6-3 in the final of the Glasgow Cup and picked up the Charity Cup by overcoming the same opponents 2-1.The only low spo...

What Was On This Day – 3rd November 1971 Sliema Wanderers 1 Celtic 2 European Cup 2nd Round; 2nd Leg

Nov 3 on Jim Craig CSC

In the European Cup of 1971/72, Celtic had been drawn against BK 1903 of Copenhagen in the first round and found them quite difficult opponents. Whether the Danes rose to the challenge or we were slightly off-form was debatable but in any case we were bea...

What Was On This Day? 31st October 1956 Celtic 3 Partick Thistle 0 League Cup Final Replay

Oct 31 on Jim Craig CSC

In the first full season after the 2nd World War – that of 1946/47 – a new trophy was put up for competition by the Scottish League. The Scottish League Cup was open to all clubs in Divisions One and Two and these sides were drawn into sections of fou...

What Was On This Day? 27th October 1979 Celtic 1 Rangers 0 League Dom Sullivan debut

Oct 27 on Jim Craig CSC

On 26th October in season 1979/80, Celtic signed Dom Sullivan from Aberdeen for £80,000. 24 hours later – on this day in 1979 – Dom took his place in the Celtic eleven which ran out at Parkhead to face Rangers in a league match. It comprised Latchfor...

What Was On This Day? 24th October 1891 Celtic 6 Vale of Leven 1 Scottish League

Oct 24 on Jim Craig CSC

When Celtic first began to play regular matches, initially in the Scottish Cup then from season 1890-91 also in the Scottish League, they came up against sides which had been in existence much longer. One of these was Vale of Leven FC, which came from the...

What Was On This Day? 20th October 1993 Celtic 1 Sporting Lisbon 0 UEFA Cup 2nd Round; 1st Leg

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What Was On This Day? 20th  October 1993  Celtic  1  Sporting Lisbon  0  UEFA Cup  2nd Round; 1st Leg

Liam Brady was the man in the hot seat for season 1993-1994 and the team did not start well. Of the first 9 League matches, Celtic had won 2, drawn 5 and lost 2 ; in the League Cup, they had been knocked out of the competition 0-1 by Rangers, after dispos...

What Was On This Day? 16th October 1971 Celtic 3 Dundee 1 Scottish League

Oct 16 on Jim Craig CSC

In the early days of season 1971-72, the usual challenge from Rangers had not been the case, the Light Blues having started poorly. Instead, it was the Dons from Aberdeen who made the early running, so it was crucial for Celtic to rise to this new challen...

What Was On This Day? 12th October 1970 Celtic 4 Dumbarton 3 League Cup Semi-Final Replay

Oct 12 on Jim Craig CSC

Having qualified from a League Cup section in season 1970-71 involving Dundee United, Clyde and Hearts, Celtic then went on to beat Dundee (2-2 (A): 5-1 (H)) in the quarter-final before being paired with Dumbarton in the semi-final. The 'Sons of the Roc...

What Was On This Day? 8th October 1904 Celtic 2 Rangers 1 Glasgow Cup Final

Oct 8 on Jim Craig CSC

Celtic had played well in the early rounds of that year's Glasgow Cup, beating Queen's Park 3-0 in round one and Partick Thistle 2-0 in the semi-final. The final was held on this day in 1904 at Hampden and over 50,000 were there for the clash, with bo...

What Was On This Day? 4th October 1967 Dinamo Kiev 1 Celtic 1 European Cup 1st Round 1st Leg

Oct 4 on Jim Craig CSC

As you can probably imagine, the summer of 1967 had been a most enjoyable time for the players known as the Lisbon Lions. Recognised and feted wherever we went, it seemed to be one long party atmosphere, so the return to pre-season training came as someth...

What Was On This Day? 14th September 1977 Celtic 5 Jeunesse Esch 0 European Cup First Round First Leg

Sep 14 on Jim Craig CSC

The late 1960s and early 1970s had been an excellent time for anyone with Celtic's interests at heart. For 9 consecutive seasons – 1966/67 to 1974/75 – the team had been involved in the European Cup. Then came two seasons when Celtic missed out on t...

What Was On This Day? 10th September 1958 Celtic 2 Cowdenbeath 0 League Cup QF First Leg

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What Was On This Day? 10th September  1958  Celtic  2  Cowdenbeath  0  League Cup QF First Leg

Celtic had qualified for the quarter-final stages of the League Cup in season 1958-59, coming through a section comprising Clyde, St Mirren and Airdrie. P W D L F A PTS Celtic  6 4 1 1 17 11 9 Clyde  6 4 0 2 15 11 8 St Mirren 6 3 0 3 15 19 […]...

What Was On This Day? 6th September 1888 Celtic 0 Cowlairs 2 Glasgow Exhibition Cup Final

Sep 6 on Jim Craig CSC

The 1888 Glasgow Exhibition was held in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow. It was an event designed to promote Glasgow's industry and commerce and also to raise the profile of the city. As part of the Exhibition, a football tournament was organised, all the m...

What Was On This Day? 2nd September 1971 Celtic 1 Feyenoord 1 Friendly

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This match took place at Hampden, some 15 months or so after the European Cup Final in Milan between the same sides, when the Dutch champions won 2-1. Subsequently, unlike Celtic the year before, Feyenoord went on to win the World Club Championship, drawi...

What Was On This Day? 30th August 1967 Celtic 3 Rangers 1 League Cup

Aug 30 on Jim Craig CSC

In this season, the draw for the group stages of the League Cup threw up what must have been one of the most competitive sections ever, when Celtic, Aberdeen, Dundee United and Rangers were drawn together. Celt started slowly but effectively. A 1-0 home w...

What Was On This Day? 26th August 1997 Celtic 6 Tirol Innsbruck 3 UEFA Cup QP 2nd Round 2nd Leg

Aug 26 on Jim Craig CSC

Having lost 1-2 in Austria in the first leg, the Celtic management and players knew that they had a job on their hands in the return. However, few in the crowd of 47,017 would have imagined before the start just how difficult the task would be. And their ...

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