Kelvin Wilson - Club Career - Celtic


Wilson signed a pre-contract agreement with Celtic on 7 January 2011 and officially joined the club on 1 July 2011.

Wilson made his debut for Celtic in their opening match of the 2011-12 Scottish Premier League, a 2–0 win over Hibernian. He gave a strong performance, making two crucial interventions which denied Hibs goalscoring opportunites and kept Celtic's 1–0 lead intact. He played in Celtic's next two matches as they beat Aberdeen 1–0, then Dundee United 5–1. He was due to start in Celtic's first European match of the season against FC Sion on 13 August, but picked up a leg injury in the build-up to the match, which ended 0–0. This injury kept him out of Celtic's next two matches, both of which ended in defeat. He made his return on 28 August in a 2–0 win over St. Mirren. He then made his European debut in a 2–0 loss to Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón. On 18 September played in Celtic's 4–2 defeat against Old Firm rivals Rangers and was responsible for the first goal. His poor clearance allowed Steven Naismith to put Rangers in the lead. His next game for Celtic was against Ross County in the Scottish League Cup. Celtic won 2–0 but Wilson had to come off at half-time. Celtic later discovered that he had suffered an achilles tear and would be out for between eight and ten weeks.

After a lacklustre first season, Wilson put in an improved performance in the second leg of Celtic's Champions League play-off against Helsingborgs. Many Celtic fans have identified this game as the turning point of Wilson's Celtic career. His good European form continued into the SPL, solidifying his place within the Celtic starting eleven once again.

On 23 October 2012, Wilson put in one of the finest performances of his career, shutting out Lionel Messi in Celtic's narrow 2-1 defeat to Barcelona at Camp Nou. He put another brilliant perofrmance in the reverse fixture at Celtic Park, as Celtic pulled off an unbelievable result, beating Barca 2-1.

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