Celtic in UEFA European Competition

Celtic FC in European Competitions

As far as supporters are conerned Celtic's first European tie was played against Valencia C.F. in the Inter Cities Fairs Cup back in 1962. Technically, as UEFA does not recognise this tournament, the famous hOOPs strip did not actually grace the European scene until the 1963/64 season when they played our old friends FC Basle of Switzerland in the first round of the now defunct European Cup Winners Cup. This part of the site has info on every single game including the match programme, match ticket and more.

Celtic in Non-Competitive Matches

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A list of every non-competitive match played by celtic since 1945. Since the end of WWII Celtic have played in hundreds of friendly matches. Whether at Celtic Park or away in some far-flung corner of the globe, Celtic have played teams from almost every continent. This section lists every one of them (that we know of) and lets you know if a match programme was issued. Divided by season, there is a page for each match that includes the match programme, match ticket (where available), score, scorers, teams and more.

Celtic in the Drybrough Cup

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The Drybrough Cup was created in the 1970's by the Scottish Football League as a curtain raiser to the new season and to promote attacking football. The four highest goal scoring Clubs in the Premier Division plus the two highest goal-scoring Clubs in the First and Second Divisions qualified. Celtic Football Club played 16 matches in the Drybrough Cup between 1971 and 1980 and a total of nine programmes were issued for all games. This part of the site lists every match played with teams and scorers and an image of every programme issued.


Read Tom McGouran's history of Celtic FC match programmes.

Celtic did not publish a match programme until 1946. Older programmes exist but these were the work of private companies. The first official programme publish by the Club was for a 2-2 draw against Clyde at Celtic Park on the 14th of December 1946.

Tom McGouran is a Celtic supporter, collector and the author of two books related to collecting Celtic matchday programmes that were an absolute must for collectors in the days before the Internet. Yes the world did exist before the WWW.


Celtic in North America

USA, Canada, Mexico.

Celtic Football Club have a long history of playing football in the North American continent. Not surprising when you realise that they have thousands of supporters there that deserve to see their heroes in the flesh every few years.

From the first ever tour of the USA taken during the Great Depression of the 1930's through to their latest visit to Philadelphia to play Real Madrid in 2012, Celtic have played over 100 games in the vast continent producing many programmes,some of them very rare indeed and very valuable.


UEFA Cup Final 2003

In season 2002/2003 Martin O'God's Celtic team went all the way to the final of the UEFA Cup. On the way they beat English opponents in Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool. Before the Blackburn game, manager Graeme Souness claimed that it would be "men against boys". It was but they were the boys as the hOOps beat them 3-0 on aggregate. Liverpool were beaten 3-1 in the quarter-final but before that they went to Spain and Germany to put Celta Vigo and Stuttgart to the sword. In the semi-final against Boavista Oporto, a Henrik Larsonn goal in Glasgow and another in Porto was enough to beat the city rivals of our opponents in the final.


European Cup Final 1967

During the 1966/67 season Celtic won every competition that they entered. They won the Glasgow Cup, the Scottish League Cup, the Scottish F.A. Cup, the Scottish League and were the first non-Latin team to win the European Cup. With that glorious win in Lisbon on May 25 1967 Celtic became the first club ever to win their National Championship, their National Cup and the European Cup.  This European Cup victory is the greatest feat ever by a British team in Europe and paved the way for other British victories. No big money buys were involved in the winning Celtic team, every player was Scottish and every one born within a 30 miles radius of Celtic Park.


Celtic on ebay

As most will know, ebay is an great way to buy Celtic matchday programmes and other kinds of memorabilia to help complete your collection. Below are filtered results for Celtic FC collectors. Only Celtic FC items will appear in the lists - no keltic jewelery or ornaments, no Stalybridge or Farsley and definitley no Boston Celtics. For Celtic match tickets -

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The Jungle's Last Stand

The Jungle's Last Stand Badge

On the 15th of May 1993 the famous enclosure at the old Celtic Park known as 'the Jungle' was used as a standing area for the last time. To mark this event the pre-Fergus board arranged a sort of gala day and issued a special programme and certificate for the fans.