- Address: The Celtic Way, Glasgow
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 60,000
- Opened: 1892
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Celtic (football)
Extra stadium info – Celtic Park
The stadium, which is located next to a cemetery, is also known as Paradise or Parkhead. Celtic FC, the first Scottish sports club with 1 million followers on its main social media page, use the venue for home games. The football club was founded in 1887. Celtic have been tenants of the stadium since 1892. They are also known as The Bhoys, The Celts and The Hoops.
Celtic and the Rangers
Celtic played their first-ever official match against their arch-rivals Rangers FC. Celtic won the game. In 1893, Celtic won the Scottish top-flight football league for the first time in their history. The Rangers finished second place that year. The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1938, when Celtic played against the Rangers. The derby between Celtic and the Rangers is known as the Old Firm. Celtic have a historic association with Irish people and Roman Catholics, while the Rangers have a historic association with Northern Irish people and Protestants.
The Rangers became the first club with 50 Scottish top-flight football league titles, followed by Celtic in 2019. In 1967, Celtic won the European championship for football clubs for the first time in their history after beating FC Internazionale Milano from the Italian Republic. 45,000 people attended the final, which took place in the Portuguese city of Lisbon. Celtic FC drew an average home league attendance of 31,000 during that football season. In 1970, Celtic played their second final of the European championship for football clubs. The Dutch side Feyenoord won the game 2-1. Feyenoord became the first football club from the Netherlands with a European championship title, followed by Ajax and PSV.
On 18 October 1967, Celtic played their first-ever world championship match against the Argentine side Racing Club. The match, which took place in Glasgow, ended in a 1-0 victory for Celtic. The second game of the two-legged final took place in the Argentine Republic. Racing Club defeated Celtic 2-1 in Avellaneda. A play-off match was needed. The play-off game took place in the Uruguayan city of Montevideo. The match was played at the stadium which hosted the inaugural FIFA World Cup final in 1930. The national football team of Uruguay won the inaugural final of the world championship for national football teams.