Paul McGowan

Paul McGowan was born in Bellshill on 7 October 1987 (age 32).

McGowan made his Celtic debut in the 5–0 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle in September 2007, where he came on as a substitute. He scored his first senior goal for Celtic on 7 August 2008 in a pre-season friendly against Manchester City at Celtic Park. He had the chance to score his second senior goal to win the game for Celtic but his shot hit the crossbar and the game ended 1–1. McGowan made his Champions League debut against Villarreal on 10 December 2008, as a 75th-minute substitute for Aiden McGeady. Celtic won the match 2–0 but finished bottom of their group.

In the 2009–10 season, McGowan soon became part in the first team, under manager Tony Mowbray. On 17 December 2009, just over a year to the day of his European debut, McGowan made his Europa League debut in a 3–3 draw away to Rapid Vienna. He made an impact in the 91st minute by scoring his first competitive goal for the Hoops to complete a comeback from 3–0 down to draw 3–3. On 24 January 2010, McGowan made an impressive display when he provided double assist for Marc-Antoine Fortuné and Paddy McCourt, as Celtic made a comeback from 1–0 down to 4–1 up, against St Johnstone.

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SPFL TV · Oct 26, 2019

Ayr 1-2 Dundee | Ayr Miss Opportunity To Go Top With Home Defeat | Ladbrokes Championship

New Ayr United boss Mark Kerr lost his first game in charge as Declan McDaid and Paul McGowan scored for Dundee.

Herald Scotland · Oct 16, 2017

Proud Paul McGowan reveals new-look Dundee team is relishing Neil McCann’s attack-minded approach

PAUL McGowan has revealed the Dundee players are relishing Neil McCann’s attack-minded approach to games in the wake of their narrow loss to Celtic, writes Matthew Lindsay...

Herald Scotland · Oct 16, 2017

Proud Paul McGowan reveals new-look Dundee team is relishing Neil McCann’s attack-minded approach

PAUL McGowan has revealed the Dundee players are relishing Neil McCann’s attack-minded approach to games in the wake of their narrow loss to Celtic, writes Matthew Lindsay...

Herald Scotland · Aug 9, 2017

Dundee 2 Dundee United 1: Paul McGowan the cup hero to set up quarter-final tie against Celtic

DUNDEE now have a home Betfred Cup quarter-final tie against Celtic to savour, their neighbours United will turn their focus to trying to escape from the Championship, while for everyone else there is only a sense of regret that this was probably the final meeting between these teams for another year...

Herald Scotland · Aug 9, 2017

Dundee 2 Dundee United 1: Paul McGowan the cup hero to set up quarter-final tie against Celtic

DUNDEE now have a home Betfred Cup quarter-final tie against Celtic to savour, their neighbours United will turn their focus to trying to escape from the Championship, while for everyone else there is only a sense of regret that this was probably the final meeting between these teams for another year...

HITC · Oct 4, 2016

Rival says Celtic are on a different level to Rangers, highlights impeding factor

Glasgow Rangers and Aberdeen are not at the level of Celtic, says Dundee midfielder Paul McGowan...

Daily Record · Oct 3, 2016

Dundee can take heart from Celtic display says former Hoops man Paul McGowan

RELEGATION will not be an issue for the Dark Blues believes McGowan who reserved special praise for new signing Kevin Gomis...

Daily Mail · Oct 3, 2016

Dundee midfielder Paul McGowan insists Celtic are ‘the best team in the country by far’ under Brendan Rodgers

The odds against Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic side conceding so much as an inch of ground to their would-be league rivals over the coming months are growing longer by the day...

Herald Scotland · Apr 6, 2016

Celtic feel the nerves as another two points are dropped at Dens Park

PAUL McGOWAN, the Dundee captain, revealed he felt Celtic were nervous at Dens Park in a draw that left the door open for Aberdeen in the race for the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership...

Daily Record · Dec 30, 2015

We got off the bus and the fans were waiting for us: Paul McGowan on Tony Mowbray, Ronny Deila and the pressures of playing for Celtic

THE Dundee playmaker isn’t surprised to see Ronny Deila and his players under the cosh and revealed how he was shocked by the events leading up to former boss Mowbray’s sacking...

Morning Star · Apr 15, 2015

McGowan spared jail after third police assault

Dundee stood by Paul McGowan yesterday after the midfielder avoided jail following a third police assault conviction.McGowan will be unable to play evening games for the next 16 weeks — including two upcoming games against Celtic — and will be confined to his home from...

STV Sport · Mar 19, 2015

Dundee player Paul McGowan faces jail after kicking police officer

The attack, which happened 24-hours after match against Celtic in 2013...

STV Sport · May 27, 2014

Paul McGowan to depart St Mirren after four years in Paisley

The playmaker made 154 appearances for the Buddies after joining from Celtic...

Daily Record · Apr 18, 2014

Bad Buddie Paul McGowan desperate to put past mistakes behind him as he focuses on finishing the season on a high with St Mirren

THE former Celtic player has been doing community service after being arrested for assaulting two policemen and says a strong finish to the season and dodging relegation would make up for months of stress and worry...

Vital Football · Mar 31, 2013

Ten-man Celtic move step closer

Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama was dismissed as St Mirren earned a late draw courtesy of a Paul McGowan penalty in a controversial encounter in Paisley.Kris Commons had already headed in Efe Ambrose’s sixth-minute cross for the lead by the time Wany...

Football.co.uk · Mar 31, 2013

Celtic held by St Mirren after contentious penalty

A controversial Paul McGowan penalty 10 minutes from time helped St Mirren claim a 1-1 draw against ten men Celtic on Sunday...

Football.co.uk · Mar 31, 2013

SPL: St Mirren 1-1 Celtic

Paul McGowan’s penalty nine minutes from time earned St Mirren a 1-1 draw with Celtic in a controversial match in Paisley...

Morning Star · Mar 31, 2013

St Mirren 1 Celtic 1: Hoops denied as McGowan keeps cool on the spot

Scottish football: Ten-man Celtic had to settle for a share of the points at St Mirren today as Paul McGowan’s late penalty denied the league leaders...

The Times · Mar 31, 2013

St Mirren 1 Celtic 1: Controversial penalty denies SPL leaders win

Paul McGowan’s late penalty gave St Mirren a share of the spoils against ten-man Celtic in a controversial Clydesdale Bank...

Celtic FC · Mar 31, 2013

Points shared in controversial Paisley clash

March 31, 2013Scottish Premier LeagueSt Mirren ParkAtt: 6,066ST MIRREN 1(McGowan pen 81)CELTIC 1(Commons 6)A LATE equaliser from Paul McGowan denied 10-man Celtic all three points in a heated and controversial affair in Paisley, as the sides drew 1-1...

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