Mark Wilson (Scottish footballer)
Wilson began his career in 1998 in the youth of Dundee United. In 2000 he got his first professional contract and in January 2002 he made his league debut. A few months later, he extended his contract by two years. In the season 2002/ 03 he became a regular player. In December 2002, he scored with a header against Hibernian Edinburgh his first league goal as a professional player. Five days later, he was named " Young Player of the Month" of November. He said it was a great honor for him to have received this award. Before the end of the season Wilson signed a new contract, which was dated to June 2006.
On 6 November 2004, he was referred to the derby against Dundee FC for an alleged handball of the field, although the TV pictures showed that Wilson played the ball with his head. The Scottish Football Association said that despite the failure of the arbitrator, the Association against the red card can not appeal. This is only possible when the red card with violent background. This decision of the Scottish Association has been heavily criticized by the media, the journalists spoke of a " big mistake ".
A few days later, the English club Everton expressed an interest to sign him, but a change did not materialize.
Through his good and consistent performances and the subsequent nomination to the award for "Young Player of the Year" Manchester City wanted to sign him for next season and was only one of many interested parties from the Premier League. Nevertheless, Wilson confirmed to want to stay in the foreseeable future and signed a new three-year contract in August 2005.
In early 2006, wanted to commit Glenn Hoddle, former coach of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Wilson. Clubs also Heart of Midlothian, Leeds United and Celtic FC competed for a commitment in his new contract a get-out clause of £ 500,000 had left to record. In January 2006, Wilson moved for committed £ 500,000 to Celtic and Celtic got 25 per cent of the transfer fee. Two weeks later he was just against his old club his debut for Celtic. In the season 2006/ 07 he suffered several serious injuries, including a broken leg and a knee injury and subsequent surgery.
Under coach Neil Lennon Wilson grew slowly toward first-team regular. On 1 February 2011, he scored in the 3-0 win over FC Aberdeen his first league goal for Celtic. His second goal of the season followed twelve days later in a 3-1 victory at his old club Dundee United. On 2 March, he scored the Cup derby against Rangers the decisive 1-0 win matches in a very spirited Derby, which ended with three red cards for Rangers.
In August 2012, the defender signed a contract at Bristol City in the Football League Championship England's second division.
The first big event that he played with a youth national teams, was the U-16 Football Championship in 2001, when they reached the third place in a group with France, Croatia and Finland, and thus did not qualify for the finals. In February 2004, completed his first of a total of 19 U-21 internationals, as he lost 1-2 against Hungary. In November, he was nominated for the B match against the German team in 2006, which was called for perspective players for the Football World Cup 2006 in Germany to life. The Team 2006 won by two goals from Benjamin Auer and Thorben Marx 3-0.
With his move to Celtic Glasgow, Wilson hoped more potential for use in the Scottish national football team, but many injuries threw him back again and he came himself in his club too little inserts. In November 2010 he was nominated for a friendly against the Faroe Islands, but had to cancel due to injury. In February 2011 he was again nominated for the national team. In the 3-0 win over Northern Ireland played his first senior international game when he came on in the 58th minute for Phillip Bardsley.
- Scottish Premier League: 2005/ 06, 2006/ 07, 2007/ 08, 2011/12
- Scottish League Cup: 2005/ 06, 2008/ 09
- Scottish FA Cup: 2006/ 07, 2010/11