Glasgow Celtic FC are the most famous football club in Scotland with the largest following and the biggest football stadium in the country with a 60,800 capacity. They are Scotland's wealthiest football club and the first British team to win the European Cup. The club has always been a non-sectarian institution who are open to all.
Many Celtic supporters are of Irish Catholic origin and the club itself was formed in 1888 to provide funds for Irish immigrants in the late 19th century. This is why the team's colours are green and white.
Celtic fans have an excellent reputation throughout the world for good sporting behavior and were awarded the FIFA and UEFA Fair Play Awards in 2003 for their excellent conduct at the UEFA Cup Final in Seville.
Celtic form one half of the "Old Firm", the other half being Glasgow Rangers (a club which excluded all Catholics for 116 years before being threatened with expulsion from European competition if they did not end their sectarian signing policy).
"Oh Hampden in the sun, Celtic 7 Rangers 1" is a line from a song celebrating the most famous Old Firm derby match ever played. The 1957 League Cup final in which Glasgow Celtic destroyed their rivals 7-1. It remains the greatest margin of victory in an official Old Firm derby and is the record margin of victory for a British cup final.
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