Managed by Brendan Rodgers, Celtic are the reigning Scottish Premiership champions. By clinching the 2023/24 league title, the club secured their 54th league championship and lifted their total trophy haul to 118 in all competitions. Celtic's Scottish Cup win on May 25, 2024 marked the 42nd time they'd lifted world football's oldest trophy. 

Founded in the East End of Glasgow on November 7, 1887 by Irish Marist Brother Walfrid, Celtic played its first match on May 28, 1888 – a 5-2 friendly win over city rivals Rangers at Celtic Park, with outside-right player Neilly McCallum having scored Celtic's first-ever goal.

Nicknamed the Hoops and the Bhoys, Celtic first played in an all-white top before switching to green and white vertical stripes in 1889. This remained the case for 14 years, before the club switched to its now signature home kit colours and hooped design. During its 137-year history, Celtic has won a total of 116 major trophies, including 41 Scottish Cups, 21 Scottish League Cups, the aforementioned 53 League Titles, and one European Cup; the latter of which saw the Glasgow club overcome Italian Serie A side Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon on May 25, 1967.

Since the club's inception, there have been 18 Celtic managers – from Willie Maley, who led the team for a staggering 43 years, to the legendary Jock Stein, ex-players Billy McNeill, Davie Hay, Tommy Burns and Neil Lennon; Ange Postecoglou, and current boss Brendan Rodgers to name but some of its most iconic leaders.

Read on for our full Celtic profile - everything you need to know about the Hoops.

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Celtic FC fixtures

Celtic's final game of the 2023/24 season was against Rangers in the Scottish Cup Final 2024 at Hampden. A late Adam Idah strike made the difference on the day, securing Celtic's 42nd Scottish Cup triumph, and their 118th trophy all told. 

The next run of Celtic fixtures take us into the club's pre-season schedule.  

Pre-season friendlies  

  • Ayr United vs Celtic (Friday, July 5, kick-off 7.45pm), Somerset Park
  • Queens Park vs Celtic (Wednesday, July 10, kick-off 7.45pm), The City Stadium (Lesser Hampden) 

USA Tour

  • D.C. United vs Celtic (Sunday, July 21, 12.30am UK; 7.30pm local), Audi Field
  • Manchester City vs Celtic (Tuesday, July 23, kick-off TBC), Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chelsea vs Celtic (Saturday, July 27, kick-off TBC), Notre Dame Stadium 

Celtic top goalscorer

Celtic's top scorer for the 2023/24 season in all competitions was midfielder Matt O'Riley with 19 goals.

Who is the Celtic manager?

The Celtic manager is Brendan Rodgers, who joined the club for a second time in the summer of 2023. Having previously managed Celtic between 2016 and 2019, the Irishman led the club to its renowned 'Invincibles Treble' during the 2016/17 season, when Celtic secured all three domestic trophies in an unbeaten (and unprecedented) run that lasted 69 domestic matches. During this spell, Brendan Rodgers went on to win two League Titles, two Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups.

Upon his return, Brendan Rodgers won a traditional league and cup double, securing the club's 54th league title and its 42nd Scottish Cup in the process. 

Who are the Celtic coaches?

The Celtic assistant manager is John Kennedy, who was appointed as Brendan Rodgers' number two upon the Irishman's return in the summer of 2023. Before this, John Kennedy was assistant to ex-manager Ange Postecoglou, and first-team coach to Ronnie Deila and Brendan Rodgers during his first spell at the club.

John Kennedy's career as a player was cut short due to injury, but, after coming through the ranks at Celtic, the central defender made 44 appearances for the Hoops, scoring one goal along the way. Celtic also have two first-team coaches in Gavin Strachan and Adam Sadler, while Stevie Woods is the club's goalkeeping coach.

Celtic players 

Here is the full list of first-team players that comprise the full Celtic squad for the 2023/2024 season, organised by position and squad number.

Celtic goalkeepers

29. Scott Bain
31. Benjamin Siegrist

Celtic defenders

 2. Alistair Johnston
3. Greg Taylor
4. Gustaf Lagerbielke
5. Liam Scales
17. Maik Nawrocki
18. Yuki Kobayashi
20. Cameron Carter-Vickers
56. Anthony Ralston
57. Stephen Welsh

Celtic midfielders

15. Odin Thiago Holm
16. James McCarthy
24. Tomoki Iwata
33. Matt O'Riley
41. Reo Hatate
42. Callum McGregor (Captain)
49. James Forrest

Celtic forwards

7. Luis Palma
8. Kyogo Furuhashi
10. Nicolas Kuhn
38. Daizen Maeda

Celtic FC stadium

Celtic plays its home games at Celtic Park, a 60,411-seater capacity stadium and the biggest football arena in Scotland. First opened in 1892, Celtic Park has undergone a number of facelifts over the years – the most significant of which came during the 1994/95 season, when the existing stadium was demolished and rebuilt.

In 2014, the Celtic Way was built as a thoroughfare that runs from London Road to the doors of the front entrance of the stadium itself. In 2015, the club was granted permission to install rail seating in the ground's north-east corner, which is where the club's most prominent fan group, the Green Brigade, are situated in the stadium.

Celtic FC honours

During the club's 137-year history, Celtic have won a total of 118 major trophies. The Celtic FC honours list includes being crowned Scottish Champions 54 times, Scottish Cup winners 42 times, League Cup winners 21 times, and European Cup winners once.

Celtic FC tickets

Celtic ticket information across the men's, women's and B Team sides can be found via Celtic FC's official club website.