A panel of FIFA legends has selected Celtic, Dortmund and Copenhagen fans as finalists on the 2017 FIFA Fan Awards.
The three groups of supporters will now take part in a global online vote to determine which of the three are recognised as the best supporters in the world by FIFA for this year. (Click on image below to vote for Celtic supporters!)
The award is in its second year with Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool supporters sharing the inaugural prize.
The FIFA fan Award recognises an outstanding fan moment or gesture from November 2016 to August 2017 and is open to any group of fans regardless of league level, gender or nationality.
The footballing public will vote from now until 22 October, the day before the awards show in London. The winner will be revealed at the ceremony the following day.
Voting takes two seconds and all Celtic supporters will undoubtedly want to get behind this brilliant opportunity to win a FIFA award.
CELTIC SUPPORTERS – vote HERE
Celtic 2-0 Hearts / Scottish Premiership / 21 May 2017
Celtic’s final match of the league season coincided with the 50th anniversary of winning the European Cup in 1967 – the first British club to lift the trophy. The Celtic fans honoured the team, known as the “Lisbon Lions”, with a stunning full 360-degree card display around Celtic Park. The Hoops went on to win the match to secure an entire league season undefeated on their way to winning the Scottish Premiership – part one of their ‘invincible treble’. Here is the awesome display from the Celtic supporters…
And here are the very worthy opponents that we face to win this award…
Borussia Dortmund v AS Monaco / 11-12 April 2017
Ahead of their UEFA Champions League home game against AS Monaco, a bomb attack hit Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, causing the match to be postponed by one day. Borussia Dortmund fans started a spontaneous campaign – most notably on social media – offering a bed and shelter for Monaco fans needing to stay the extra night. Borussia Dortmund’s nomination for the 2017 award follows them winning the 2016 FIFA Fan Award, jointly with Liverpool supporters.
FC Copenhagen 3-1 Brondby / DBU Pokalen Final / 25 May 2017
After winning the Danish Cup final against Brondby, FC Copenhagen players offered the trophy to their fans. The supporters decided to pause their celebrations to deliberately carry the trophy into the hands of a wheelchair-bound fan. The inclusive gesture was a touching moment amidst the Danish side’s jubilant celebrations. As the rest of the support built up to a cacophony of noise, the fans lifted the trophy with the wheelchair-bound fan.
‘YOU’RE NOT RANGERS ANYMORE,’ ROCK STAR PAUL GALLAGHER
To get you in the mood for tomorrow we thought we’d re-post the launch edition of the CQN Podcast – A Celtic State of Mind, for you to enjoy. If you missed it the first time around you are in for a real treat.
You’ll love Paul Gallagher’s Celtic stories and will enjoy his digs at Sevco Rangers, specifically his forcefully stated views on the same club myth.
Paul is featured in the second half of the podcast if you want to jump forward…
The CQN Podcast is presented by Paul Dykes with Kevin Graham and you can catch up on all the subsequent podcasts on Celtic Quick News.