Club Name: Celtic Football Club
Founding Year: 1887
Home Stadium: Celtic Park
Training Ground: Lennoxtown Training Complex
Current League: Premiership
Current Manager: Brendan Rodgers
Rival Clubs: Rangers

Celtic are one of the most successful football clubs in Scotland and have a great tradition of success. The Glasgow natives also have roots in Ireland having been founded in 1887 to help remove poverty in the East End parishes of the city among the Irish immigrant population.

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Celtic club name

The founding fathers of Celtic opted to name the club as such as a nod to the common roots of the Scots and Irish. They took the word from its use in the 17th century when pronounced with a soft C for Seltic. While the nickname The Bhoys has an H for the phonetical Irish pronunciation.

Nicknames: The Bhoys, The Hoops, The Celts

Celtic founding year

Celtic’s founding year is 1887 when the club was constituted in St Mary’s Church Hall. It was decided to establish the club to help alleviate poverty in Glasgow’s East End. While the first general meeting was held in January 1888 before their first match took place in May 1888.

Celtic home stadium

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Celtic Park has been the home stadium of Celtic since 1892 and has undergone a number of renovations over the years. The most recent works carried out on their ground also took the capacity to over 60,000. While it is also often referred to as Parkhead owing to its location.

First stadium: Celtic Park, Dalmarnock Street (1888-1892)

Current stadium: Celtic Park (1892-present)

Capacity: 60,800

Nicknames: Parkhead, Paradise

Celtic training ground

Celtic’s training ground has been the Lennoxtown Training Complex since 2007 as the club outgrew their previous Barrowfield base. The Bhoys had originally trained at Celtic Park before Jock Stein convinced the club’s hierarchy to construct their first purpose-built training facility.

Previous training ground: Celtic Park (1888-1950s)

Previous training ground: Barrowfield (1950s-2007)

Current training ground: Lennoxtown Training Complex (2007-present)

Location: Celtic Training Facility, Celtic Way, Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, G66 7LP

Celtic current league

Celtic’s current league has been the Premiership since the 2013/14 season as one of the founding members of the division. The club have competed in the top-flight since first entering a league in 1890/91. They had previously competed in the Premier League from 1998 to 2013.

Current league: Scottish Premiership (2013-present)

Previous league: Scottish Premier League (1998-2013)

Celtic current manager

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Celtic appointed Brendan Rodgers as the club’s latest manager in June 2023 to replace Ange Postecoglou with a three-year contract. It marked a return to Glasgow for the North Irishman, who lifted seven titles from 2016 to 2019. He also oversaw their centurions season in 2016/17.

Current manager: Brendan Rodgers (2023-2026 expected)

Previous manager: Ange Postecoglou (2021-2023)

Celtic contact details


Phone: 0871 226 1888

Tickets, email: [email protected]

Tickets, phone: 0141 230 1967

Fan liaison, phone: 0141 551 4209

Fan liaison, email: [email protected]

Address: Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, G40 3RE

Celtic tickets

Fans wishing to buy tickets for Celtic’s home and away games can do so from the club’s official website. The Bhoys release tickets for their away games to eligible season ticket holders first. While the club also release any tickets which remain unsold on general sale at a later point.