Celtic FC SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT analysis of Celtic FC analyses the brand/company with its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats. Celtic FC is one of the leading brands in the sports teams and events sector. The table below also lists the top Celtic FC competitors and elaborates Celtic FC segmentation, targeting, positioning & USP.

Celtic F.C.

Parent Company

The Celtic Football Club and Athletic Club Ltd


Club Football


Sports Teams and Events

Tagline/ Slogan

Our Day will Come; Welcome to Paradise


First British team to win the European Cup, Scottish League Championship, the Scottish Cup, the Scottish league cup and the Glasgow cup

Celtic FC STP


Sports enthusiasts in the UK

Target Group

Football enthusiasts from Ireland and Scots of Irish descent


The football club of the Irish, for the Irish and by the Irish

Celtic FC SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Celtic FC. Strengths are:

1. One of the most loved Scottish football clubs with 45 league titles
2. Apart from the UK, Celtic has a large fan base in USA, Canada and Republic of Ireland with over 160 registered fan clubs in over 20 countries
3. Celtic has a high average home attendance compared to any side
4. Inspired many clubs outside Scotland like the Belfast Celtic F.C., Donegal Celtic, Bloemfontein Celtic F.C. and many more
5. The Celtic View, club magazine, is the oldest club magazine in the world and also the top selling football magazine in the UK
5. Celtics also have their own digital channel called Celtic TV
6. Celtic has never been relegated since 1888
7. Celtic, true to its roots, has been known to conduct lots of charitable activities


Here are the weaknesses in the Celtic FC SWOT Analysis:

1.Not performed as well on the European stage & have limited global appeal
2.Celtic’s rivals Rangers have won more league titles and have a larger following in the UK


Following are the Opportunities in Celtic FC SWOT Analysis:

1.Celtic F.C. can leverage its brand by opening up training centers in newer markets like South east Asia, India, China, Africa etc..
2.Celtic should reduce sectarianism by regularly launching campaigns against it


The threats in the SWOT Analysis of Celtic FC are as mentioned:

1.Increase in performance of other clubs can reduce their performances and positions 
2.Pro IRA groups are using Celtic F.C. as a platform to garner support for their cause
3.Interst of people shifting to different sports

Celtic FC Competition


Below are the top 3 Celtic FC competitors:

1.Rangers F.C.
2.Aberdeen F.C.
3. Hearts F.C.

The brandguide table above concludes the Celtic FC SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters. Similar analysis has also been done for the competitors of the company belonging to the same category, sector or industry.

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