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Old Firm

Football has a high profile in Glasgow. Historically, the city had an important role to play in the formation of the modern game.

Professional (as opposed to amateur) football became the norm from 1893 and in the same decade the ‘Old Firm’ of Celtic and Rangers began their dominance of the game. The whole story, from the days when a football match in mediaeval times was an excuse for a riot, to the situation today is told at the Scottish Football Museum in Hampden Park, the home of Queen's Park F.C. This venue is the oldest continually used international stadium in the world, while the museum is the world’s first football museum.