With 50 Scottish Championships and 39 Scottish Cups in their trophy cabinet, it’s fair to say that Celtic FC is a club synonymous with Scottish football. Along with their domestic successes, they were the first British club to win the European Cup, having done so in 1967. In this article, let us have a look at some of the most Iconic Moments in the history of Celtic FC.
Here are the 10 Most Iconic Moments In The History Of Celtic FC, arranged according to the timeline.
10. Foundation of Celtic FC 
Celtic Football Club was formally constituted at a meeting in St. Mary’s church hall in East Rose Street , Calton, Glasgow, by Irish Marist Brother Walfrid on 6 November 1887, with the purpose of fundraising for the “Poor Children’s Dinner Table” charity. A year later, the club played its first official match against Rangers, thus setting the stage for a rivalry based as much on the clubs’ political and religious differences than on their on-field disputes. For the first couple of decades.
9. First League title 
Celtic won the first of their 50 League titles in 1893. It was the start of many successful eras that the club was going to see.
8. Willey Maley appointment 
Celtic became a private limited liability company, and Willie Maley was appointed secretary-manager. He won the Scottish League championship for the club in his first full season as manager. Celtic had been a buying club in their opening decade, spending heavily to bring professionals to the club. Maley decided to scrap that and rely almost entirely on recruiting youngsters fresh from junior football. Maley created a young team who won six consecutive league titles in a row between 1905 and 1910 and won the first Scottish League and Scottish Cup doubles. They were the best team in Glasgow, and the six-in-a-row record remained unbroken until the 1960s. As his six-in-a-row team began to age, Maley set about the task of building a younger team. This younger side, which included Patsy Gallacher and the apparently ‘ageless’ Jimmy McMenemy, would win four league titles in succession between 1914 and 1917. They also set a then UK record for an unbeaten run in 62 professional football matches.
7. Celtic thrash Rangers 7-1 in the League Cup final 
Rangers were the reigning league champions, and the hot favourites to beat Celtic, who were in the middle of the leanest spell in their history, having only won four trophies since 1938. The match was the 12th League Cup Final, and the first contested by the Old Firm. However , Celtic were on the top of their game that day and thrashed Rangers 7-1.
6. Jock Stein becomes manager 
Jock Stein was appointed as Celtic’s manager in March 1965, becoming the club’s first Protestant manager. Under him, Celtic went on to witness their most successful era and began their reign of dominance.