Brendan Rodgers to carry SPFL trophy on to pitch before Legends Match

Celtic FC Foundation is delighted to announce that Celtic manager, Brendan Rodgers will carry the Scottish Premiership trophy on to the pitch before our upcoming charity match against Borussia Dortmund Legends at Celtic Park, this Sunday, May 26.

Last weekend saw the Irishman clinch his third league title as Celtic manager, and we are excited that he will be a part of another fantastic occasion, with a host of Celtic greats returning to Paradise, all for a great cause.

The Scottish Premiership trophy will be bedecked in green and white ribbons as the manager comes out on to the pitch at 1.45pm, ahead of the 2pm kick off.

The match – sponsored by Dafabet – will once again see Scott Brown pull on the captain’s armband to lead the Celtic Legends squad, with former Borussia Dortmund and Celtic legend, Paul Lambert, managing the Hoops, assisted by Tom Boyd and Tosh McKinlay.

It is sure to be a competitive fixture, with the Borussia Dortmund Legends squad boasting no fewer than six players who featured in their starting XI for the 2013 UEFA Champions League final.


The Legends Charity Match promises to be a fantastic occasion for all the family and tickets are on general sale now, priced at:

  • Adults – £15
  • Concessions – £7



A range of Matchday Hospitality packages are available for the Legends Charity Match at Celtic Park, starting at just £30 per person.

You can register your interest in these packages here or check regularly for the latest updates.


Funds raised through the match will focus on feeding people in need of support, to reflect the heritage of the club and respond to the current cost of living crisis, which is overwhelming so many families and individuals.

This will include continuation and development of Celtic FC Foundation’s Paradise Pit Stop project at Celtic Park.

In addition, we will look to secure new locations for food provision with local partners in Inverclyde and Lanarkshire, plus London and Ireland to complement our current delivery of key projects in those areas.

With Scott Brown set to captain the side, we’re delighted to confirm that a donation will also be made to Dundee Cancer Centre at Ninewells Hospital, in memory of his sister Fiona, who sadly passed away in 2008 aged just 21.

For those unable to attend the match, you can still offer your support by making a donation online HERE or by texting ‘CELTIC’ followed by ‘£1’, ‘£5’ or ‘£10’ to 70085*

*Texts will cost the donation amount, plus one standard rate message.