On the 25th of May 1967 Celtic won their first European Cup, now known as the Uefa Champions League. They were the first team from Northern Europe to win the trophy, the previous winners hailed from Spain, Portugal and Italy. The team have since been known as the ‘Lisbon Lions’ for their victory at the Estádio Nacional in Lisbon, Portugal. The side was remarkable in that all but one member of the team came from within 10 miles of Celtic Park, Celtic’s stadium. The final of the 1967 European Cup ended 2-1 to Celtic against Inter the champions in 1964 and 1965.
This is to this day Celtic’s only European honour, they were runners-up in the European Cup again in 1970 final being beaten by Dutch side Feyenoord. Celtic are still the only Scottish team to have won the famous European trophy and also have the distinction of being the first British side to win a European Cup/Champions League, they won one season before Manchester United won the European Cup.