Celtic Football Club is a Scottish football club based in the
Parkhead area of Glasgow, which currently plays in the Scottish Premier League.
The club was established in 1887, and played its first game in 1888. Celtic have
won the Scottish League Championship on 42 occasions, most recently in the
2007/08 season, the Scottish Cup 34 times and the Scottish League Cup 14 times.
Celtic's home stadium is Celtic Park, the biggest football stadium in Scotland,
with a capacity of 60,832. Together with their Glasgow rivals, Rangers, they
form the Old Firm, one of the most famous and fierce rivalries in sport. The
club's traditional playing colours are green and white hooped shirts with white
shorts and white socks. In 1967, Celtic became the first British team, and only
Scottish team, to win the European Cup: the players, subsequently known as the
Lisbon Lions, were all born within a 30-mile radius of Parkhead. Celtic won
every competition they entered that season: the Scottish League Championship,
the Scottish Cup, the Scottish League Cup, the European Cup and the Glasgow Cup.
Celtic also reached the 1970 European Cup Final, but were beaten by Feyenoord.
In 2003, Celtic reached the UEFA Cup Final, where they lost 3-2 to FC Porto. An
estimated 80,000 Celtic supporters travelled to Seville for the occasion. Celtic
fans received awards from UEFA and FIFA for their behaviour at the match. In
April 2003 the club was estimated to have a fan base of nine million people,
including one million in North America.