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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

What Was On This Day? 22nd August Celtic 2 Hamilton 2 League Southern Division

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What Was On This Day? 22nd August Celtic  2  Hamilton 2  League Southern Division

There were 16 teams in the Scottish League, Southern Division for the 1942/43 season and this was Celtic's third match of the campaign. Certain conditions had been laid down by the SFA and Scottish League for the playing of football during the war. Midw...

What Was On This Day? 18th August 2001 Juventus 3 Celtic 2 Champions League Group Match

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What Was On This Day? 18th August 2001  Juventus 3 Celtic 2  Champions League Group Match

This was Celtic's first-ever Champions' League group match and it ended in controversy. Both sides had lost important players in the days leading up to the game – Lubo Moravcik (Celtic) to injury and Pavel Medved (Juventus) to suspension – but...

What Was On This Day? 14th August New Players arrive at Parkhead

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What Was On This Day? 14th August    New Players arrive at Parkhead

At the end of his first season in charge at Celtic Park – in the summer of 1992 – Liam Brady had overseen the outgoing of a succession of fringe players who had spent some time in the reserve side. John Hewitt moved to St Mirren; Anton Rogan to Sunder...

What Was On This Day? 10th August 1969 Celtic 3 Rangers 1 Glasgow Cup Final.

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What Was On This Day? 10th August 1969  Celtic 3 Rangers 1  Glasgow Cup Final.

Only the day before, Celtic had beaten Airdrie 6-1 in the opening match of the League Cup group stages and for this Glasgow Cup encounter, even though it was against Rangers, Jock Stein shook up the side, leaving out McNeill, Clark, Johnstone, Hughes, Cha...

What Was On This Day? 6th August 2003 Celtic 1 Kaunus 0

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What Was On This Day? 6th August  2003  Celtic 1 Kaunus 0

Only one week previously, Celtic had travelled to Lithuania for the opening leg and came away with a comfortable 4-0 victory. However, the victory had come at a cost. John Hartson and Henrik Larsson had picked up injuries, so Liam Miller, Shaun Maloney an...

What Was On This Day? 2nd August 1972, Celtic 3 Aberdeen 2 Dryburgh Cup Semi-Final

Aug 2 on Jim Craig CSC

The Dryburgh Cup was a pre-season tournament, exclusively for Scottish teams, sponsored by a brewery to advertise its products. The participating clubs were the top four scoring sides in the First and Second Divisions of the previous season. In the inaugu...

Coming Soon...

Jun 9 on Jim Craig CSC

With the completion of this season's articles entitled 'If You Know The History' we are delighted to announce that Jim will be starting a new series of posts for the start of the new season entitled What Was 'On This Day'. T...

If You Know The History: 30th May 1942 Celtic 2 Partick Thistle 1 Summer Cup

May 30 on Jim Craig CSC

The Summer Cup was inaugurated in 1941 at the suggestion of Hibs Chairman Harry Swan with a view to giving a boost to the finances of clubs experiencing difficulties due to the war years. The competition was completed within a six-week period beginning in...

If You Know The History: 26th May 1938 Celtic 3 Sunderland 1 1st Round Replay Empire Exhibition Trophy

May 26 on Jim Craig CSC

In 1938, the Empire Exhibition was held in Glasgow's Bellahouston Park. It was a most impressive, well-laid out display which covered many countries and aspects of the British Empire. As part of the Exhibition, a football tournament was organised  R...

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