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Glasgow Celtic FC Honours

Major Honours

Scottish League Championships: 1893, 1894, 1896, 1898, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1922, 1926, 1936, 1938, 1954, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008

Scottish Cup: 1892, 1899, 1900, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1923, 1925, 1927, 1931, 1933, 1937, 1951, 1954, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007

Scottish League Cup: 1956–57, 1957–58, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1974–75, 1982–83, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2005–06, 2008–09

European Cup: 1967

Minor Honours

Glasgow Cup: 1891, 1892, 1895, 1896, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1939, 1941, 1949, 1956, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1975*, 1982, 2008
British League Cup: 1902
Ferencvaros Vase: 1914
Navy and Army War Fund Shield: 1918
Empire Exhibition Trophy: 1938
Victory In Europe Cup: 1945
Saint Mungo Cup: 1951
Coronation Cup: 1953
Alfredo di Stefano Trophy: 1967
CNE Cup of Champions: 1968
France Football European Team of the Year: 1970
Drybrough Cup: 1974
Translink Cup: 2009
World of Soccer Cup: 1977
Feyenoord Tournament: 1981
Dubai Gold Cup: 1989
Wembley Cup: 2009
Jock Stein Friendship Cup: 2008, 2009
Scottish Youth Cup: 1984, 1987, 1989, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006
Under 18 Scottish Premier League: 2000, 2003
Under 19 Scottish Premier League: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010
Under 21 Scottish Premier League: 2002, 2003, 2004
Reserve Scottish Premier League: *1975, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

* 1975 trophy shared with Rangers after a 2–2 draw

Ferencváros Vase

The Ferencváros Vase (also known as The Budapest Cup) is a football trophy won by Celtic on a European tour in 1914. Celtic arrived in Budapest and played Burnley in what evolved into a bad tempered affair. Ferencváros had agreed to award a trophy to the winner but the match ended in a draw and both teams refused to play extra time. A replay couldn't be organised in Budapest as Celtic were travelling back to Glasgow. After winning the coin toss to play the game at home, Burnley played host to Celtic. The visitors won 2–0 and part of the gate money was sent to the Hungarian Charity Fund, however Celtic were not presented with the trophy, which had been sold to raise funds for the war effort.

Seventy four years later, in 1988, Celtic were celebrating their centenary and Ferencváros remembered they owed the club a trophy. In the absence of the original trophy they brought a decorative white porcelain vase, fashioned in the traditional shape of a football cup, to Glasgow. It was presented at Celtic's centenary championship winning match against Dundee in April 1988.

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Victory in Europe Cup

The Victory in Europe Cup was a one-off football tournament won by Celtic on 9 May 1945. To celebrate Victory in Europe Day in 1945, the Glasgow Charity Cup committee presented the Victory in Europe Cup to be awarded to the winners of a charity cup final. Rangers were invited to participate but declined as they had a forthcoming cup tie against Motherwell. This allowed Queen's Park to step in and play Celtic. The game was well contested in front of a large crowd and Celtic won only by the margin of a corner kick after the teams could not be separated by goals.

The winning Celtic team was: Miller, Hogg, P. McDonald, Lynch, Mallan, McPhail, Paton, M. MacDonald, Gallacher, Evans, McLaughlin and Dey. After this win Celtic endured one of the worst periods in their history only avoiding relegation on the last day of the season in the 1947–48 campaign.

Special honours

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award

In 1967, Celtic Football Club were presented this award following their all conquering team of the 1966/1967 season. As well as winning a domestic treble (League, League Cup and Scottish Cup) they became the first Northern European and British Football Club to win the European Cup. Over and above this competitive haul of silverware, Celtic also added the Glasgow Cup and Alfredo di Stefano Trophy to their list of honours of what was the clubs most successful season of all time.

France Football European Team of the Year

In 1970 after winning the domestic double (Scottish League and Scottish League Cup) and getting to the European Cup Final of 1970, Celtic F.C. were presented with European Team of the Year by France Football. At this time in European football, Celtic were a force to be reckoned with and the winning of the League title was one of their 9 in a row from 1966 to 1974.

Although Celtic F.C. lost the final in Italy (Milan, San Siro) to Feyenoord, the media coverage in the semi-final between Celtic F.C. and Leeds United (2nd leg at Hampden Park on 15 April 1970) was very intense, newspapers on both sides of the border reported it and said it to be "one of the most exciting battle of Britain yet". The attendance for the match was also a record at a UEFA competitive match (136,505). In the League Cup, Celtic won against mid-table team St Johnstone and in the League Celtic won against Rangers by a margin of 12 points.

Polar Bear Trophy

The Polar Bear Trophy was presented to Celtic F.C by Valur of Iceland to mark the meeting of the two clubs in the opening round of the 1975/76 Cup Winners Cup. The trophy carved from stone is a model of a polar bear eating a seal. The teams met in Reykjavík on 16 September 1975. Goals from Wilson and MacDonald gave Celtic a two goal lead to take back to Celtic Park. They progressed to the next round with a 7-0 victory in Glasgow two weeks later win giving them an aggregate score of 9-0. The goals were scored by Edvaldsson, Dalglish, P. McCluskey, Deans, Callaghan and a double from Harry Hood. The brother of Celtic's 'Shuggie' Edvaldsson who scored in the second leg and missed a twice taken penalty in Reykjavik was also playing but in the colours of Valur.

Real Madrid Silver Cabin

This piece of silverware was presented to Celtic F.C by Real Madrid to mark the meeting between the two clubs in the quarter final of the European Cup in 1979. It consists of a silver cabin with a cross on one end of the roof mounted on four silver legs on a marble base. Celtic outplayed the Spaniards in the first leg at Celtic Park and gained a two goal cushion going into the second leg of the tie at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium with goals from George McCluskey and Johnny Doyle. Real Madrid won the second game and progressed to the semi final with a 3-0 win on the night. The cabin remains one of the most magnificent and unique items in the Parkhead trophy room.

UEFA Fair Play Award

2003 (awarded to the 80,000 Celtic supporters who journeyed to the UEFA Cup Final, Seville)


Written by Stephen McGowan

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