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Saturday, 6 November 2010

On this day in Scottish History

6 November 1887 - Celtic Football Club was formally constituted in Calton.

The club was the brainchild of an energetic Irish priest known as Brother Walfrid who devoted his life to helping the poor. Following the success of Edinburgh's Hibernian club, it was decided that the poor inhabitants of Glasgow's East End would benefit from a similar Irish team, and the first Celtic Park was established on a vacant lot next to St Mary's church.

You can find out more about the history of sport in Scotland in Scottish Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Scotland the Brave, by Jonathan Green.

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