Theres no doubt if you ask any Celtic fan what there favorite trophy is,young or old they’ll reply the European cup,Celtic football club have had the honor of being the first British football team to win club footballs most prestigious award ,what was more amazing was the locality of the players who achieved the feat ,all home grown Scottish players….
We all know the history of the 1967 cup final so theirs no point going over old ground ,ive compiled the top 10 European moments in the clubs history with video footage from you tube,most of the 10 will be off no surprise as these were games you would expect in a top 10 list….
When i visited Celtic park a number of yrs ago just after the stadium tours were introduced ,just being able to see this wonderful trophy up close filled your heart with pride ,knowing that the club we’ve all supported all our lives has actually won the cup,and …..considering only a small amount of teams have achieved the feat since,Celtic are truly a wonderful club and there history is matched by no one in British football aside from maybe Liverpool.
enjoy the list and please share or comment and feel free to suggest top 10 lists you’d like to see and il try and compile them for the site,this post will also be added to the top 10s page ,which already has some content on it you may like,hail hail to all the Celtic support have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year from everyone here at the Celtic foot-soldiers blog YNWA
TOP 10 EUROPEAN MOMENTS !!!
Valencia 4-2 Celtic
Estadio Mestalla, September 26, 1962
Celtic’s first ever European game saw them face holders Valencia in the Fairs Cities Cup. The Spanish side won the first leg 4-2, with Bobby Carroll scoring Celtic’s first ever European goal. The return leg at Celtic Park finished 2-2.
Celtic 2-1 Vojvodina Novi Sad
Celtic Park, March 8, 1967
A last-minute goal from Billy McNeill put Celtic into the semi-final of the European Cup. Vojvodina had won the first leg in Yugoslavia 1-0, but Stevie Chalmers scored in the return leg before Cesar headed home a Charlie Gallagher corner.
Celtic 2-1 Internazionale
Estadio Nacional, Lisbon, May 25, 1967
The greatest triumph in the history of Celtic as goals from Tommy Gemmell and Stevie Chalmers gave Jock Stein side a magnificent 2-1 victory over Inter Milan in Lisbon. Celtic became the first British team to lift the European Cup.
Celtic 2-1 Leeds United
Hampden, April 15, 1970
A European Cup record crowd of 136,505 crammed into Hampden to see Celtic beat English champions Leeds United 2-1 in the semi-final, thanks to goals from John Hughes and Bobby Murdoch. The Hoops had already won the first leg 1-0.
Celtic 1-2 Feyenoord (aet)
San Siro, Milan, May 6, 1970
Celtic were denied a second European Cup after they lost 2-1 in extra-time to Feyenoord. Tommy Gemmell scored in his second final but it was quickly cancelled out, and the Dutch side scored again near the end of the game.
Ajax 1-2 Celtic
Olympic Stadium, September 29, 1982
Goals from Charlie Nicholas and George McCluskey gave Celtic a memorable victory over Johan Cruyff’s Ajax in Amsterdam. The first leg in Glasgow had finished 2-2, but despite being underdogs, Billy McNeill’s side produced a wonderful performance to go through.
Liverpool 0-2 Celtic
Anfield, March 20, 2003
Celtic progressed to the semi-final of the UEFA Cup with a comprehensive victory over Liverpool. Having won the first-leg 1-0, Martin O’Neill’s side completed the job at Anfield, thanks to an Alan Thompson free-kick and a John Hartson wonder strike.
Celtic 2-3 Porto (aet)
Estadio Olimpico, Seville, May 21, 2003
Celtic lost out in extra-time of the UEFA Cup final, despite two wonderful Henrik Larsson goals. Over 80,000 fans had travelled to Seville and set an example to the world of how to support your team, regardless of the result.
Celtic 1-0 Manchester United
Celtic Park, November 21, 2006
A wonderful Shunsuke Nakamura free-kick gave Celtic victory over Manchester United and a place in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League for the first time. They also had goalkeeper Artur Boruc to thank for a late penalty save.
Celtic 2-1 Barcelona
Celtic Park, November 7 2012
Goals from Victor Wanyama and Tony Watt saw Celtic record a memorable victory over a side roundly hailed as the greatest in club football. A late reply by Lionel Messi wasn’t enough for the Catalan giants as Neil Lennon’s side held on for three crucial Champions League points, ultimately leading to qualification for the last 16.