Kelvin Wilson

Kelvin Wilson was born in Nottingham on 3 September 1985 (age 34).

Having signed a pre-contract agreement with Celtic on 7 January 2011, Wilson officially joined the club on 1 July 2011. Celtic manager Neil Lennon had played alongside Wilson during Lennon’s brief spell at Forest in 2007. Lennon said about Wilson, “I like him a lot. I played with him for six months when I was at Forest. He was 22 then and still developing physically. We have watched him for the last couple of years and he has been very consistent in the Championship”, adding “He’s very quick, composed on the ball and decent in the air as well”.

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 opportunities 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 Wilson 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.

The Celtic Bhoys · Oct 14, 2019

Tony Watt blasts former Celtic teammate for recent criticism

Tony Watt has taken to Twitter to hit back at former Celtic teammate, Kelvin Wilson, after a recent quote from the English defender appeared online suggesting that Watt was more concerned with stardom than being a great professional footballer...

Celtic Quick News · Oct 14, 2019

Ex-Celts in Public Fall-Out

FORMER Celtic team-mates Kelvin Wilson and Tony Watt have got involved in an offield war of words.

67HailHail · Oct 13, 2019

Couldn’t care less” Ex Celtic star hits back at criticism

Former Celtic striker Tony Watt has hit back at Kelvin Wilson’s criticism of why he never made it at Parkhead.

The Dugout · Oct 13, 2019

‘I Couldn’t Care Less’: Tony Watt hits back at ex-Celtic player

Tony Watt has come out on Twitter to hit out at former Celtic teammate Kelvin Wilson when a former quote appeared online.

Evening Times · Oct 13, 2019

Tony Watt bites back at ex-Celtic teammates Kelvin Wilson over criticism about professionalism

Tony Watt has hit back at former teammate Kelvin Wilson after the defender claimed he wasn’t focused enough to be a Hoops star...

Celts Are Here · Oct 13, 2019

‘Couldn’t Care Less’ Tony Watt Fires Back at Old Celtic Teammate

IT has been a long time since either played for the club but Tony Watt has come out on social media after an old quote from Kelvin Wilson surfaced online...

Football Scotland · Apr 30, 2019

How Celtic kept Lionel Messi quiet in the Champions League

Adam Matthew and Kelvin Wilson recall facing the greatest player in the world...

The Celtic Star · Mar 16, 2019

‘That second half is why you go to the football,’ Celtic supporter

KRIS COMMONS gave Celtic the lead the first ten SECONDS, Tony Stokes almost made it two shortly afterwards but an error by Kelvin Wilson almost on the half time whistle, allowed Aberdeen in and Vernon to score...

VideoCelts · Feb 15, 2019

‘Some player you are getting’ Derby fans get mixed messages as they sign Ambrose

Alongside Kelvin Wilson he formed a cut-price central defence that engineered an incredible win over Barcelona on route to 10 points and a place against Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League...

Celts Are Here · Jan 30, 2019

‘Shut up, Sit There’ – Ex-Celtic Defender Goes In on Former Parkhead Goal Hero

KELVIN WILSON has pulled no punches when it comes to talking about one of his former teammates.

Open Goal · Jan 28, 2019

Si Ferry Meets. Kelvin Wilson | Forest & Davies, Celtic Career and UCL Adventure

Former centre-half Kelvin Wilson joins us to talk about his playing days with his boyhood club Nottingham Forest as well as his exciting time with Celtic during one of the club’s most memorable periods including their famous win over Champions League elite, Barcelona.Kelvin is in top form as he speaks openly and honestly about the ups and downs throughout his career with added wit and insight into the different characters he’s played with and under...

Open Goal · Jan 28, 2019

Si Ferry Meets. Kelvin Wilson | Forest & Davies, Celtic Career and UCL Adventure

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Celts Are Here · Jan 26, 2019

Having A Few Beers In The Drug Room

Isn’t alcohol a drug? Kelvin Wilsons hilarious account of a post-match victory over a star-studded Barcelona team has the internet in a giggle.

Daily Record · Jan 25, 2019

Former Celtic star Kelvin Wilson recalls epic Charlie Mulgrew story after famous Barcelona win

The ex-Hoops stars enjoyed a playful exchange with Xavi and Co after the historic 2-1 victory...

The Scotsman · May 18, 2017

Kelvin Wilson: Celtic’s win over Barca trumps treble

When Kelvin Wilson helped Celtic retain the Premiership title in 2012/13, they lost seven fixtures and, while they also won the Scottish Cup that season, they were also beaten by unfancied St Mirren in the semi-finals of the League Cup...

Herald Scotland · May 17, 2017

Kelvin Wilson: Beating Barcelona with Celtic better than becoming Invincibles

So was that a greater achievement than the current side who are looking to win a treble and also go the whole domestic campaign undefeated?

Herald Scotland · May 17, 2017

Kelvin Wilson: Beating Barca with Celtic better than becoming Invincibles

COMPARING players and teams from different eras is always an imprecise science but good fun nevertheless, an ongoing game of Top Trumps where there are no right answers but merely endless material for debate...

Scotzine · May 16, 2017

Hibs Swoop For Former Celtic Star Kelvin Wilson

KELVIN WILSON, the former Celtic central defender, is the shock target for his former boss Neil Lennon at Hibs...

BBC · May 16, 2017

Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Celtic, Aberdeen, Hibernian, St Johnstone, St Mirren, Wolves, Rotherham, Dundee

Rangers eye Aberdeen’s Ryan Jack and Cagliari defender Bruno Alves as Kelvin Wilson reveals talks with Hibernian...

Edinburgh Evening News · May 16, 2017

Former Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson on Hibs’ radar

HIBS manager Neil Lennon hopes to add former Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson to his squad for next season...

The Scotsman · May 16, 2017

Neil Lennon keen on adding Kelvin Wilson to Hibs squad

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon hopes to add former Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson to his squad for next season’s Premiership campaign...

Herald Scotland · May 15, 2017

Kelvin Wilson open to reunion with Neil Lennon at Hibernian

KELVIN WILSON, the former Celtic defender, has revealed he has spoken to Neil Lennon about a possible summer switch to Hibernian...

Inside Futbol · Nov 23, 2016

Celtic Up There With Top Four Or Five Premier League Sides Insists Former Bhoy

Kelvin Wilson is of the opinion that Celtic are up there with the Premier League’s elite...

Evening Times · Nov 23, 2016

How to put the shackles on Messi? Remind yourself he’s just a human being like you, says Kelvin Wilson

Kelvin Wilson has told the Hoops defence that if they want to put the shackles on Lionel Messi tonight they have to win their own mental battles first...

Evening Times · Nov 23, 2016

How to put the shackles on Messi? Remind yourself he’s just a human being like you, says Kelvin Wilson

Kelvin Wilson has told the Hoops defence that if they want to put the shackles on Lionel Messi tonight they have to win their own mental battles first...

Evening Times · Nov 23, 2016

How to stop Messi? Remind yourself he’s just a human being like you, says Kelvin Wilson

Kelvin Wilson has told the Hoops defence that if they want to put the shackles on Lionel Messi tonight they have to win their own mental battles first...

Evening Times · Nov 23, 2016

Kelvin Wilson: We put Barcelona into hibernation after 2-1 win

Continue reading “Kelvin Wilson: We put Barcelona into hibernation after 2-1 win” on Evening Times.

Evening Times · Nov 23, 2016

Kelvin Wilson: We put Barcelona into hibernation after 2-1 win

Continue reading “Kelvin Wilson: We put Barcelona into hibernation after 2-1 win” on Evening Times.

Evening Times · Nov 23, 2016

We put Barcelona into hibernation, says Kelvin Wilson

Continue reading “We put Barcelona into hibernation, says Kelvin Wilson” on Evening Times.

Celtic Quick News · Sep 6, 2016

‘Celtic Fans Will Blow ‘Em Away,’ Wilson

FORMER Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson reckons his old club will be a big noise in Paradise again this season...

Celts Are Here · Aug 3, 2016

Former Celt Joins Former Celt

Former Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson has found a new club after being released by Nottingham Forest back in May...

Vital Football · Aug 2, 2016

Former defender on move

Vitalfootball: Celtic: 02/08/2016 15:58:00Former Celtic centre-back Kelvin Wilson has joined Rotherham United on a one-year deal...

This Is Celtic · Jul 23, 2016

Wes Morgan discloses what a ex-Celtic defender told him about his time with the Hoops

Wes Morgan has claimed that he has spoken to former Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson regarding his time at Parkhead and explained that the defender solely has positive memories from his spell, The Scottish Sun reports...

Celts Are Here · May 26, 2016

Barca Conquering Former Celt Released by Club

Being part of a team that put Barcelona to the sword is not a bad thing to have on your Cv but it wasn’t enough for former Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson from being released by his club this summer...

Football League World · Oct 20, 2015

Nottingham Forest defender has fond memories of time with Celtic

Nottingham Forest defender Kelvin Wilson has been one of the Reds’ standout performers so far this season in what has been a turbulent start to the 2015/16 campaign...

HITC · Oct 20, 2015

Nottingham Forest star explains his feelings for Celtic having left in 2013

Kelvin Wilson has admitted that he – and other players – miss Celtic...

· May 2, 2015

Kelvin Wilson Hails Henderson

KELVIN WILSON has revealed he is a fan of Celtic youngster Liam Henderson, who is currently on loan with Rosenborg...

HITC · May 2, 2015

Nottingham Forest defender compares teammate to Celtic talent currently out on loan

Nottingham Forest defender Kelvin Wilson played with Liam Henderson during his time at Scottish Premiership giants Celtic...

VideoCelts · Aug 31, 2014

Has the liquidation of Rangers caused Celtic’s Champions League ko?

Two Champions League campaigns have cleared the best part of £30m while the transfers of Ki Sung Yeung, Victor Wanyama, Gary Hooper, Kelvin Wilson, Fraser Forster and Tony Watt have cleared that figure with something to spare...

VideoCelts · Mar 21, 2014

Who are Celtic’s five summer signing targets?

As ever the arrivals will relate to departures with Fraser Forster and Virgil van Dijk the most likely players to follow Gary Hooper and Victor Wanyama on the money trail south with Lennon also losing Kelvin Wilson and Ki Sung-Yueng to the same source...

The Scotsman · Feb 7, 2014

Player sales boost Celtic profits to £21.3m

THE transfers of Victor Wanyama, Gary Hooper and Kelvin Wilson helped boost Celtic’s pre-tax profits by over £6 million, the club’s latest figures show...

· Oct 8, 2013

The beginning of a perfect partnership.

It’s early days yet, but from Efe Ambrose and Virgil Van Dijk’s performances over the past few games they have shown us many promising signs to suggest that the loss of Kelvin Wilson need not matter as the two ball-playing centre-halves look t...

Daily Record · Oct 5, 2013

I want to be a success in the Scottish Premiership like my old schoolmate Kelvin Wilson, says Motherwell winger Lionel Ainsworth

WELL star Lionel Ainsworth hopes to impress against Celtic as he aims to make his loan spell from Rotherham a success...

The Scotsman · Sep 14, 2013

AC Milan v Celtic: Pace key for Neil Lennon

CHANGE need not always mean being short-changed. The narrative of Celtic’s Champions League qualifying campaign was all about coping with loss...

· Sep 2, 2013

Celtic’s Summer Transfer Roundup

Peter Lawwell previously stated that Celtic always aim to strengthen the squad with each passing transfer window.

Celtic Quick News · Sep 2, 2013

Naughty footballers, financial transparency

After Celtic’s reversal in Astana I pinned the decision to allow Kelvin Wilson to leave after the Helsingborg tie as critical.

Vital Football · Aug 25, 2013

No blame says former defender

:00Former Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson has told fans to remain patient with the new central defensive partnership at Parkhead...

Daily Record · Aug 25, 2013

Centre-half Kelvin Wilson urges Celtic fans to give new defensive pairing time to find their feet

WILSON has experienced some rough times adjusting to life in Glasgow – but he is calling on fans to be patient with new pair...

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