Celtic have fielded non-catholic players from the earliest days and it's vitually impossible to actually say who the first one was. [67][68] In his first season the club won their 100th major trophy, defeating Aberdeen in the League Cup Final in November 2016,[69] and clinched the league title in April 2017 with a record eight league games to spare. [14] Matters improved in the early 1950s with the Coronation Cup win in 1953 and a league and cup double in 1954. Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by teesside_bhoy, Sep 5, 2008.

[19] On succeeding from McGrory, Stein took full control of all team matters. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. The 30 major honours Maley won during his tenure are the most a manager has achieved at Celtic. Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and is currently on the Boston Celtics roster: Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game with the Boston Celtics : x: Denotes player who is currently on the Boston Celtics roster: 0.0 [26] He led Celtic to a further European Cup final in 1970, knocking out Benfica and Leeds United en route, but lost to Feyenoord 2–1 after extra time in the final. Discuss protestant celtic players??

Any player from northern Europe is more likely to be Protestant and there's been a few of them over the years.

[2] The club enjoyed their greatest successes during the 1960s and 1970s under Jock Stein when they won nine consecutive league titles and the European Cup. [81], Into the first full season of his second spell as manager, Neil Lennon led Celtic to a 1–0 win over Rangers in the 2019 Scottish League Cup Final, the club's tenth consecutive domestic trophy. Although to tell the truth I know very few religious people. players. [27] He was seriously injured in a car accident in July 1975 and spent the next year recuperating, with assistant manager Sean Fallon taking over managerial duties for the season. He also guided Celtic to their first UEFA Champions League knockout stage in 2006–07[59] and repeated the feat in 2007–08[60] before departing the club in May 2009, after failing to win the SPL title. [41][42] After two seasons without any honours, McNeill was sacked in 1991. This unwritten policy would only be broken in 1989 when Graeme Souness signed Maurice Johnston, a Catholic and ex Celtic player. Willie Maley had played for the team since their inaugural match in May 1888, and on his retirement at the age of 29 was appointed secretary-manager in April 1897, effectively becoming the team's first ever manager. [63] Celtic narrowly lost out to Rangers in the league in Lennon's first season in charge, but he did gain consolation by defeating Motherwell 3–0 in the 2011 Scottish Cup Final. The Celtic Football Club (/ ˈ s ɛ l t ɪ k / SEL-tik) is a Scottish professional football club based in Glasgow, which plays in the Scottish Premiership.The club was founded in 1887 with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow.They played their first match in May 1888, a friendly match against Rangers which Celtic won 5–2.