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Celtic Supporters Nominated For FIFA Fans Award

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 16: Celtic fans are seen prior to the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs Round First Leg match between Celtic FC and FK Astana at Celtic Park on August 16, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic are one of three clubs to have been nominated for the FIFA Fans Award for 2017.

The Scottish Premiership side are one of three clubs to be shortlisted for this year’s award, the other two being Borussia Dortmund and FC Copenhagen.

Celtic’s atmosphere is somewhat famous across Europe, with many of the game’s legends remarking upon it having faced the 60,000-strong crowd in Glasgow. Nonetheless, they face stiff opposition if they are to be voted on as having the best fans over the past year.

The award was brought in by football’s governing body last year to pay tribute to the best supporters from the previous year. This is Borussia Dortmund’s second year in contention for the honour, having shared the prize with Liverpool last year for their joint rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” before a Europa League clash at Anfield in 2016.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14:  (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Fans of Liverpool celebrate during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: Second Leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The award will be given out in early 2018 at FIFA’s “The Best” awards, wherein their Player and Coach of the Year prizes will also be handed out.

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