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Celtic F.C. (full name The Celtic Football Club) was officially founded at St Mary's Church in what was then East Rose Street, now Forbes Street, Calton. The purpose of founding the team was stated as being a move to 'alleviate poverty in the east end parishes of Glasgow'. The team played its first game in 1888, a friendly against Rangers, which it won 5-2. In 1889 Celtic reached the final of the Scottish Cup in the club's first full season, losing to the well established Third Lanark. In 1892 Celtic defeated Queens Park to win the Scottish Cup for the first of 34 victories, up to and including the 2007 win. In 1893 Celtic won the Scottish League championship for the first time. By the end of the 2006-07 season, Celtic had won the title 41 times. They became the first British club to win the European Cup in 1967, and to this date are the only British club to win the trophy with purely home grown talent. The name of the club, the green and white colours and the shamrock on the club badge all are indicative of the club's roots in the Irish immigrant population of Glasgow.


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