Brooklyn Celtic

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Brooklyn Celtic was a name used by at least two U.S. football teams. The first was an early twentieth century amateur team which was formed in August 1910 and dominated the New York Amateur Association Football League from 1912 to 1917. The second was a member of the professional American Football League in the 1930s and early 1940s. A third Celtic club from Brooklyn, St. Mary's Celtic replaced the second club in the ASL before the 1935/36 season.

Brooklyn Celtic I[edit]

Brooklyn Celtic
Full nameBrooklyn Celtic Football Club
Nickname(s)"The Celtics"
Founded1908
Dissolved1920

The Brooklyn Celtic, also known as the Brooklyn Celtics and Celtic F.C., was an early twentieth century American football team which competed in the New York Amateur Association Football League. They won the second division in 1910–1911, gaining promotion to the first division. They proved their worth as a first division team in the 1911–1912 season when they tied New York Clan MacDonald for second place. The two teams met in a playoff for sole position of second, with Clan MacDonald winning 1–0.[1] The next season, Celtic went on a streak of five straight league championships.

Year-by-year[edit]

The 1913–14 champion team.
Year League Reg. Season American Cup National Cup
1910/1911 NYSAFL (Div 2) 1st
1911/1912 NYSAFL 3rd
1912/1913 NYSAFL 1st
1913/1914 NYSAFL 1st Runner-up
1914/1915 NYSAFL 1st Runner-up Runner-up
1915/1916 NYSAFL 1st Third round
1916/1917 NYSAFL 1st Semi-final Second round

Honours[edit]

National Challenge Cup

American Cup

American Amateur Football Association Cup

  • Winner (1): 1912

League Championship – Division I

  • Winner (5): 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917

League Championship – Division II

  • Winner (1): 1910

Sultana Cup

  • Winner (1): 1917

Southern New York State Cup

  • Winner (2): 1914, 1917

Notable players[edit]

Brooklyn Celtic II[edit]

The Brooklyn Celtic was an American soccer club based in Brooklyn, New York that was an inaugural member of the reformed American Soccer League. The club was newly organized in the fall of 1933 and joined the ASL soon after.[2]

The club was dropped from the league after the 1934/35 season and replaced by St. Mary's Soccer Club.[3]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs National Cup
1933/34 N/A ASL 5th No playoff First round
1934/35 N/A ASL 7th No playoff Second round

St. Mary's Celtic[edit]

Brooklyn Celtic
Full nameSt. Mary's Celtic Football Club
Nickname(s)The Gaels
Founded???
Dissolved1943
GroundCeltic Park

St. Mary's Celtic was an American soccer club based in Brooklyn, New York that was a member of the reformed American Soccer League. The club replaced Brooklyn Celtic before the 1935/36 season.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs National Cup
1935/36 N/A ASL 6th No playoff Semi-finals
1936/37 N/A ASL 1st, National Semi-finals Second round
1937/38 N/A ASL 2nd, National Final Second place
1938/39 N/A ASL 2nd, National 1st round Champion
1939/40 N/A ASL 8th No playoff ?
1940/41 N/A ASL 8th No playoff ?
1941/42 N/A ASL 7th No playoff ?

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Year in American Soccer – 1911". Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Korner Kicks". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 20 October 1933. page 28.
  3. ^ "St. Mary's Replaces Celtics in League". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 29 August 1935. p. 23.