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24.4.17

Celtic v English Clubs in the 19th Century


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1888-89
1888 was Celtic’s foundation year- they played their first match in May. They reached the final of the Scottish Cup in the 1888-89 season.

31.12.88
Celtic                    
7
1
Mitchell St George's
03.01.89
Celtic
6
2
Corinthians
16.02.89
Corinthians
3
1
Celtic
23.03.89
Newcastle West End
3
4
Celtic
19.04.89 
Bolton Wanderers
2
0
Celtic
20.04.89
Burnley                
1
3
Celtic
23.05.89 
Celtic
5
1
Bolton Wanderers            
25.05.89 
Celtic
2
1
Preston North End     

1889-90
During this season Celtic lost to Queen’s Park in the first round of the Cup.

21.09.89 
Sunderland            
0
1
Celtic
28.09. 89
Celtic
3
2
Sunderland
03.10.89
Celtic
1
0
Blackburn Rovers
12.10.89 
Celtic             
0
2
Everton   
21.12.89
Sunderland        
1
2
Celtic
01.01.90
Celtic
3
2
Everton
22.02.90
St George’s  
5
2
Celtic
04.04.90 
Bolton Wanderers
4
0
Celtic
05.04.90 
Everton
3
1
Celtic
07.04.90
Blackburn Rovers
1
1
Celtic
12.04.90 
Celtic                    
1
1
Notts County                
10.05.90 
Celtic
2
2
Bolton Wanderers            
17.05.90
Celtic
4
2
Wolverhampton Wanderers
22.05.90 
Celtic
1
0
Preston North End           

1890-91
The inaugural season of league football in Scotland saw Celtic finish behind Dumbarton and Rangers. They reached the last 8 in the Cup.

02.10.90
Celtic
2
2
Sunderland
27.03.91 
Bolton Wanderers
2
2
Celtic
28.03.91 
Ardwick
2
7
Celtic
30.03.91
Blackburn Rovers
0
2
Celtic
31.03.91 
Wednesday
1
3
Celtic
13.04.91
Celtic
5
5
Blackburn Rovers
18.04.91 
Celtic
2
0
Bolton Wanderers           
21.04.91 
Celtic
4
0
Preston North End           

1891-92
Celtic finished runners-up in the League and won the Scottish Cup.

01.10.91
Celtic
3
2
Blackburn Rovers
04.04.92
Celtic
4
1
Nottingham Forest  

1892-93                                               
Celtic were League champions and lost in the Cup Final.

01.09.92 
Sheffield United
1
0
Celtic
02.09.92 
Middlesbrough
0
2
Celtic
03.09.92 
Newcastle East End
0
1
Celtic
05.09.92 
Sunderland
1
0
Celtic
06.10.92
Celtic
0
3
Sunderland
07.11.92
Stoke
0
5
Celtic
26.12.92 
Ardwick
0
5
Celtic
31.12.92 
Ardwick
0
1
Celtic
03.01.93
Celtic
1
1
Notts County                
01.04.93
Celtic
3
0
London Caledonian
15.04.93
Celtic
2
2
Blackburn Rovers
18.04.93
Celtic
1
2
Everton
23.04.93
Celtic
2
0
Everton

1893-94
Celtic were League champions and were beaten by Rangers in the Cup Final.

28.09.93
Celtic
3
2
Sunderland
21.10.93
Celtic
3
1
Preston North End
02.01.94
Celtic
0
4
Everton
31.03.94
Celtic
1
3
Sunderland
07.04.94
Celtic
2
1
London Caledonians
09.04.94
Celtic
2
3
 Aston Villa
10.04.94
Celtic
2
3
Bury
11.04.94
Blackburn Rovers
0
0
Celtic
21.04.94
Celtic
2
1
Aston Villa
28.04.94
Celtic
4
1
Everton

1894-95
Reached the last 8 of the Cup, runners up in the League.

27.09.94
Celtic
2
3
Sunderland
01.12.94
Manchester City
0
0
Celtic
26.12.94
Celtic
0
3
Everton
31.12.94
Celtic
0
2
Burnley
02.01.95
Celtic
4
1
Everton
15.04.95
Celtic
1
3
Blackburn Rovers

1895-96
Knocked out in the 1st round of the Cup, Celtic were League champions.

02.09.95
Manchester City
3
0
Celtic
03.09.95
Liverpool
2
0
Celtic
04.09.95
Newcastle United
3
0
Celtic
21.09.95
Preston North End
3
2
Celtic
26.09.95
Celtic
1
1
Sunderland
30.09.95
Celtic
2
3
Sunderland
14.10.95
Sheffield United
0
1
Celtic
25.12.95
Bury
2
2
Celtic
26.12.95
Everton
3
2
Celtic
08.02.96
Celtic
4
1
Bolton Wanderers
13.04.96
Celtic
3
2
Sunderland *

Some sources have a 2-2 draw with Sheffield United on this date- which is an error.

20.04.96
Celtic
3
2
Aston Villa
22.04.96
Celtic
2
1
Everton
27.04.96
Celtic
1
0
Derby County   
28.04.96
Celtic
2
1
Burnley

1896-97
Knocked out in the 1st round of the Cup again, Celtic finished 4th in the League.

28.09.96
Celtic
2
3
Sunderland
25.12.96
Celtic
1
6
Everton
06.02.97
Celtic
2
4
Sunderland
13.02.97
Corinthians
4
0
Celtic
15.02.97
Woolwich Arsenal
4
5
Celtic

1897-98
Celtic were League champions but went out of the Cup in the 2nd round.

26.12.97
Celtic
1
0
Sunderland
12.03.98
Sheffield United
1
0
Celtic
28.03.98
Celtic
1
3
Blackburn Rovers
16.04.98
Celtic
1
1
Sheffield United

1898-99
Celtic won the Scottish Cup and finished 3rd in the League.

10.04.99
Celtic
0
2
Wigan County
15.04.99
Celtic
2
0
Liverpool

1899-1900
Celtic won the Scottish Cup for the 3rd time and were runners up in the League.

23.12.99
Celtic 
2
3
Blackburn Rovers

1900
Celtic were runners up in both League and Cup.

03.09.00
Aston Villa
2
1
Celtic
20.10.00
Celtic
2
0
Everton
21.12.00
Aston Villa
3
1
Celtic
25.12.00
Celtic
1
2
Blackburn Rovers

Key to opponent’s status:
Division One
Division Two
Minor Leagues
Non League 


Overall:
P
W
D
L
F
A
92
44
13
35
175
159

Home:
P
W
D
L
F
A
57
30
8
19
124
100

Away:
P
W
D
L
F
A
35
14
5
16
51
59

v First Division opposition:
P
W
D
L
F
A
67
28
12
27
119
117

v Corinth:

P
W
D
L
F
A
3
1
0
2
7
9



Celtic's first meeting with an English side was a benefit match for East End Poor Children's Dinner against the Birmingham club Mitchell St George's.
Celtic had only been in existence for 7 months when they attracted a crowd of 20,000 for a match against Corinthian FC that raised  £400  for charity.