Celtic Football Supporter character jug modeled by Stanley J. Taylor and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1992-1999. Celtic was founded in 1888 as a way to raise funds to help impoverished members of Glasgow's Irish community. Under their first manager, Willie Maley, the "Bhoys" won their first league title in 1893. There followed thirty major trophies in the next forty-three years. Although the fans of both Old Firm clubs have a reputation for sectarianism, Celtic has frequently had a substantial number of non-Catholics on its roster. On the other hand, eternal rival Rangers did not sign a Catholic player until 1989. Indeed, the rumor in the West of Scotland was that, given the choice between a Catholic and a Protestant player of equal skill, Celtic would sign the latter, as they knew that Rangers would not then sign the Catholic player. Playing at Celtic Park, the club attracts and average attendance of over fifty-seven thousand, second in average attendance behind Manchester United. Celtic won the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Cup in 2006-07. A team colored scarf forms the handle of the jug.
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