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The only club that won the Champions League with a team consisting entirely of local players

There is this famous saying "records are meant to be broken" but whoever said it, has perhaps not been told about this record. Then he will conclude not all records can be broken.

It is definitely not possible to break this particular football record

Celtic won the European Cup in 1967 with a team consisting of players born and raised in the vicinity of the stadium. Dubbed the Lisbon lions, they won the European Cup after beating Internazionale 2-1 in the final at Estadio Nacional. It was a 15-man squad, 14 of whom were born within 10 miles of Celtic Park and one born within 20 miles. They are all local born, meaning they are born and brought up in the surroundings of the Club.

The victory was compounded by the style in which they dominated the tournament. The Lions were known to be an expansive team, able to play with great alacrity. This victory will go down in history as the most complete and convincing, having achieved the intended purpose of association football in order to groom local talent and increase the stature of the locality. 

This incredible achievement will never be replicated, with globalisation taking its effect on football and fans' increasing fervour for expensive signings. It is a record is assured of its standing in history. 

This club is one and the only football club to achieve this feat

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Celtic Park Champions League Estadio Nacional Internazionale Lisbon


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