I’ve been sitting thinking over our amazing 125 year journey. From a club set up by Marist Brother Walfrid who with others set up a football team to put food on the table of the poor of Glasgows east end to the current Global football club competing at the very top of Club football.
I’ve thought about all the great players and managers even chairmen like Sir Bob Kelly who had the vision to allow Jock Stein total control of the football team from the first team to the youths.
There have been so many high points and records broke. Winning 9 championships in a row, winning every trophy we competed in in 1 season, the 7-1 humiliation of the now defunct Rangers. We have the highest goal scorer in British History in Jimmy McGrory, the wonderful Mr Celtic Willie Maley, Jinky,Henrik,McNeil the list goes on and on.
Lets not forget 2 European Cup finals and one UEFA Cup final where 80,000 Celtic fans won the hearts of the football world. We have also played in the largest attendance in a European match against Leeds Utd when a crowd in excess of 136,000 turned up then there is the final against Aberdeen when over 147,000 filled Hampden in 1937.
So many great memories through out our history it’s impossible to pick a favorite moment. Most I suppose would go for Lisbon 67 but I have decided to dedicate our Birthday to one of the greatest men ever to grace our club. Quite simply the man who made us world famous and changed how football was played around the world.
Bhoys and Ghirls I give you Mr Jock Stein