1888–89 Celtic F.C. season

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The 1888–89 season was the first season of football by Celtic. They competed in the Scottish Cup, Glasgow Exhibition Cup, Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup, Glasgow Cup and Glasgow North Eastern Cup.

1888-89 season
Chairman Dr John Conway
Stadium Celtic Park
Glasgow Exhibition Cup Runners-up
Scottish Cup Runners-up
Glasgow Cup Semi-finals
Glasgow North Eastern Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League: N/A
Willie Groves (11)
Home colours

Results & fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Glasgow Cup[edit]

Glasgow Exhibition Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Glasgow North Eastern Cup[edit]

Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup[edit]


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Scotland GK Willie Dunning
Scotland DF Mick McKeown
Scotland DF Willie Maley
Scotland DF Jas Kelly
Scotland DF Jas McLaren
Ireland DF Alexander Collins
Scotland MF Johnny Coleman
Scotland MF Mick Dunbar
Scotland MF Tom Maley
Scotland MF Paddy Gallagher
No. Position Player
Scotland MF Neil McCallum
Scotland FW Willie Groves

Team Statistics[edit]


Competition Started round Current
position / round
position / round
First match Last match
Scottish Cup 1st Round Runners-up 1 September 1888 9 February 1889

Last updated: 21 May 2017 (2017-05-21).
Source: Competitions

See also[edit]