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. It was renamed Brooklyn St. Mary's Celtic in 1936.

Brooklyn Celtic I[edit]

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

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.


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


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]

Brooklyn Celtic
Full nameBrooklyn Celtic Football Club or Brooklyn St. Mary's Celtic Football Club
Nickname(s)The Celtics

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 replaced Brooklyn F.C. 12 games into the season, assuming their record.

Before the 1935/36 season, the club was renamed Brooklyn St. Mary's Celtic.


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
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 ?