Celtic Fixtures & Results 2012-2013

125th Anniversary Season 1888 - 2013

Scottish League: Champions
Scottish FA Cup: Winners
League Cup: Semi-Final
Champions League: Round of 16

Manager: Neil Lennon (2010 - 2014)

Celtic score always first.

Opponents Match Stats

HJK Helsinki 01/08/12
HJK HELSINKI

01/08/2012
UEFA Champions League
3rd qualifying round, 1st leg
Celtic Park
2-1 - Hooper, Mulgrew

Celtic needed to win through two rounds to qualify for the Group stages - the Third qualifying round and the Play-offs round. In the third qualifying round and the play-off stage, clubs play two matches against each other on a home-and-away basis. The club which scores the greater aggregate of goals qualifies for the next round, with away goals and then penalties used to determine the winner in the event of a draw. If Celtic lose either the Third qualifying round tie or the Play-off, they will drop into the Europa League.

Aberdeen 04/08/2012 SPL
ABERDEEN

04/08/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 1
Celtic Park
1-0 - Commons.

 

HJK Helsinki 08/08/2012 Champions League
HJK Helsinki

08/08/2012
UEFA Champions League
3rd qualifying round, 2nd leg
Sonera Stadium
2-0 - Ledley, Samaras.

No programme
DUNDEE UTD

11/08/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL Round 2
Celtic Park
p-p Postponed. No programme.

Each SPL club is allowed to postpone one match at the start of the season. Celtic will postpone this match to play a friendly challenge against Real Madrid in the USA instead of the SPL2 match. The match has been rearranged for 19/01/2013.

Match programme
Ross County

18/08/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 3
Victoria Park
1-1 - Commons

Helsingborg IF 21/08/2012  Champions League
Helsingborgs IF

21/08/2012
UEFA Champions League
Play-off round, 1st leg
Olympia, Helsingborg
2-0 - Commons, Samaras.

Programme sold on ebay for £14 on 30/06/13.

Match programme
Inverness CT

25/08/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 4
Caledonian Stadium
4-2 - Wanyama, Watt (2), Mulgrew.

Joe Chalmers debut. Anthony Watt and Patrik Twardzik first SPL start.

Helsingborgs IF 29/08/2012 Champions League qualifier
HELSINGBORGS IF

29/08/2012
UEFA Champions League
Play-off round, 2nd leg
Celtic Park
2-0 - Hooper, Wanyama.

 

 

Match programme
HIBERNIAN

01/09/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 5
Celtic Park
2-2 - Lustig, McPake (og)

Jackson Irvine competative debut.

08/09/2012 - Scotland 0 Serbia 0 - FIFA World Cup qualifier.

11/09/2012 - Scotland 1 Macedonia 1 - FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Match programme
St Johnstone

15/09/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 6
McDairmid Park
1-2 - Commons.

Nicolás Fedor debut. Lassad Nouiou debut.

SL Benfica 19/09/2012 Champions League
SL BENFICA

19/09/2012
Champions League
Group G Match 1
Celtic Park, Glasgow
0-0

Match programme
DUNDEE

22/09/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 7
Celtic Park
2-0 - Hooper, Wanyama

Efetobore Ambrose Emuobo debut. Lassad Nouiou starting debut.

Raith Rover 25/09/2012, League Cup R3
RAITH ROVERS

25/09/2012
Scottish League Cup Round 3.
Celtic Park
4-1 - Hooper (4)

Efetobore Ambrose Emuobo starting debut

Match programme
Motherwell

29/09/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 8
Fir Park
2-0 - Hooper, Cummins (og).

Spartak Moskva 02/10/2012 Champions League
FC Spartak Moskva

02/10/2012
Champions League
Group G Match 2
Luzhniki Stadium
3-2 - Hooper, Kombarov (og), Samaras.

Gary Hooper's 60th Celtic goal. Efi Ambrose first European club match.

Match programme
HEARTS

07/10/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 9
Celtic Park
1-0 - Samaras.

Celtic wore the white 125th anniversary strip for the first time.

12/10/2012 - Wales 2 Scotland 1 - FIFA World Cup qualifier.

16/10/2012 - Belgium 2 Scotland 0 - FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Match programme
St Mirren

20/10/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 10
St Mirren Park
5-0 - Hooper, Ambrose, Wanyama (2), Watt

Efe Ambrose first goal for Celtic

No programme
FC Barcelona

23/10/2012
Champions League
Group G Match 3
Camp Nou, Barcelona
1-2 - Samaras.

No programme.

Match programme
KILMARNOCK

27/10/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 11
Celtic Park 15:00
0-2

Match programme
ST JOHNSTONE

30/10/2012
Scottish League Cup Round 4
Celtic Park
5-0 - Commons (3), Hooper, Mulgrew.

Kris Commons hat-trick

Match programme
Dundee Utd

04/11/2012

Clydesdale Bank SPL 12
Tannadice
2-2 - Miku, Watt.

Nicolás Fedor (Miku) first Celtic goal

FC Barcelona 07/11/2012 Champions League
FC BARCELONA

07/11/2012
Champions League
Group G Match 4
Celtic Park
2-1
- Wanyama, Watt.

Match programme
ST JOHNSTONE

11/11/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 13
Celtic Park
1-1 - Watt

Match programme
Aberdeen

17/11/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 14
Pittodrie Stadium
2-0 - Lassad Nouioui, Mulgrew.

Lassad Nouioui's first goal for Celtic

No programme
SL Benfica

20/11/2012
Champions League
Group G Match 5
Estadio Da Luz
1-2 - Samaras.

Goergios Samaras sets a Celtic record by scoring in five consecutive European away matches

Match programme
INVERNESS

24/11/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 15
Celtic Park
0-1

Match programme
Hearts

28/11/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 16
Tynecastle, Edinburgh
4-0
- Nouioui, Lustig, Stevenson (o.g.), Hooper

Fraser Foster saved a Zaliukas penalty 2 mins from time

Raith Rover 25/09/2012, League Cup R3
ARBROATH

01/12/2012
Scottish Cup Round 4
Celtic Park
1-1 - Keddie (og).

Starting debuts for Rabiu Ibrahim and Joe Chalmers

Spartak Moscow, Champions League 05/12/2012
FC SPARTAK MOSKVA

05/12/2012
Champions League
Group G Match 6
Celtic Park
2-1
- Hooper, Commons.

Celtic qualified for the last 16 with this victory

Match programme
Kilmarnock

08/12/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 17
Rugby Park
3-1 - Brown, Ledley, Samaras

Match programme
Arbroath

12/12/2012
Scotish Cup R4 replay
Gayfield Park, Arbroath
1-0 - Matthews

Match programme
ST MIRREN

15/12/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 18
Celtic Park
2-0 - Wanyama, Hooper

Match programme
ROSS COUNTY

22/12/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 19
Celtic Park
4-0 - Brown, Hooper (2), Forrest

John Herron debut.

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Dundee

26/12/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 20
Dens Park
2-0 - Samaras, Hooper

Match programme
Hibernian

29/12/2012
Clydesdale Bank SPL 21
Easter Road
0-1

Match programme
MOTHERWELL

02/01/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 22
Celtic Park
1-0 - Hooper.

Fraser Forster saved a penalty at 0-0

Winter Break - first Winter break since 2002/2003

Match programme
HEARTS

19/01/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 23
Celtic Park
4-1 - Hooper (2), Samaras, Lassad

Celtic Legend Sean Fallon 31 July 1922 - 18 January 2013 - Requiescat in Pace.

Match programme
DUNDEE UTD

22/01/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 2
Celtic Park
4-0 - Hooper (2), Wanyama, Brown.

Rearranged match from the start of the season.

No programme
St Johnstone

26/01/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 24
McDairmid Park
p-p.
Postponed because Celtic are in the League Cup semi-final. Rearranged for 19/02/2013.

Match programme
St Mirren

27/01/2013
League Cup semi-final.
Hampden Park
2-3 - Hooper, Mulgrew

Match programme
KILMARNOCK

30/01/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 25
Celtic Park
4-1 - Ledley, Matthews (2), Stokes

Match programme
Raith Rovers

03/02/2013
Scottish Cup Round 5
Stark's Park
3-0 - Commons (pen), Forrest, Mulgrew

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Inverness CT

09/02/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 26
Caledonain Stadium
3-1 - Commons, Gershon, Miku.

Rami Gershon scoring debut. Tom Rogic debut.

Juventus, Champions League Round of 16, 12/02/2013
JUVENTUS FC

12/02/2012
Champions League
Round of 16 1st leg
Celtic Park
0-3

Match programme
DUNDEE UTD

16/02/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 27
Celtic Park
6-2 - Ambrose, Commons (2), Ledley, Stokes (2).

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St Johnstone

19/02/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 24
McDairmid Park
1-1 - Ambrose.

This match was postponed from its original date of 26/01/13 because of the League Cup semi-final.

Match programme
DUNDEE

24/02/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 28
Celtic Park
5-0 - Ledley (2), Forrest (pen), McGeouch, Hooper.

Gary Hooper's 24th goal of the season.

Match programme
Motherwell

27/02/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 29
Fir Park
1-2 - Samaras

Match programme
St Mirren

02/03/2013
Scottish Cup Quarter-Final
St Mirren Park
2-1 - Ledley, Stokes

No programme
Juventus FC

06/03/2012
Champions League
Round of 16 2nd leg
Juventus Stadium
0-2

Match programme
Ross County

09/03/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 30
Victoria Park
2-3 - Mulgrew, Hooper.

Gary Hooper scored his 25th goal of the season. Charlie Mulgrew scored directly from a corner kick.

Match programme
ABERDEEN

16/03/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 31
Celtic Park
4-3 - Commons, Mulgrew, Hooper, Samaras.

Kris Commons scores the fastest ever SPL goal 12.12 seconds.

Celtic were 1-3 down in this match

22/03/2013 - Scotland 1 Wales 2 in a FIFA World Cup qualifier Charlie Mulgrew played for Scotland at left back and Joe Ledley played for Wales. Fraser Forster unused sub for England in San Marino 0 England 8. Mikel Lustig played for Sweden in Sweden 0 R. of Ireland 0.

 

26/03/2013 - Serbia 2 Scotland 0 in a FIFA World Cup qualifier - no Celtic players in the team. Joe Ledley played in Wales 1 Croatia 2. Paddy McCourt on in 78 mins in N.Ireland 0 Israel 2 and Rami Gershon played and Beram Kayal was an unused sub for Israel. Fraser Forster unused sub for England in Montenegro 1 England 1.

Match programme
St Mirren

31/03/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 32
St Mirren Park
1-1 - Commons

Match programme
HIBERNIAN

06/04/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 33
Celtic Park
3-0
- Commons (2), Lustig.

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Dundee United

14/04/2013
Scottish Cup Semi-Final
Hampden Park
4-3 - Commons (2), Wanyama, Stokes.

Hibs play Falkirk in the other semi-final.

LEAGUE SPLIT - The SPL splits into two leagues after this point. The top six clubs play each other in the remaining 5 rounds of matches as do the bottom six clubs. The split was first introduced in 2000/01 when the league was increased from 10 to 12 clubs. During the first phase of the season all clubs play each other three times for a total of 33 games, meaning they will have played 16 matches at home and 17 away, or vice versa. The split then kicks in and clubs have another five matches against opponents in their half of the table for a total of 38 games over the campaign. - SPL Website.

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INVERNESS

21/04/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 34
Celtic Park
4-1
- Hooper (2), Ledley, Samaras.

Clinched the title with this match - 15 points above Mothewell with 4 games to play.

Celtic have won the league 44 times.

Match programme
Motherwell

28/04/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 35
Fir Park
1-3 - Hooper.

Match programme
Ross County

05/05/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 36
Victoria Park
1-1 - Stokes

Match programme
ST JOHNSTONE

11/05/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 37
Celtic Park
4-0 - Ledley, Mulgrew, Forrest, Wright (og).

SPL Trophy presented after this match.

Match programme
Dundee United

19/05/2013
Clydesdale Bank SPL 38
Tannadice
4-0 - Commons, Samaras (2), Stokes.

Bahrudin Atajic debut

Match programme
Hibernian

26/05/2013

William Hill Scottish Cup Final.
Hampden Park
3-0 - Hooper (2), Ledley.

Celtic win the Scottish Cup for a record 36th time.

Neil Lennon joins Jock Stein and Billy McNeill as only the third Celt to win the league and cup double as a player and as a manager.

First time officials are used behind the goals in a Scottish domestic match.

 

Celtic Friendlies 2012/2013
Opponents Comments

No programme
FC Augsburg 07

10/07/2012
Tour of Germany friendly
Stauferpark-Stadion, Donauworth
0-0

Match report on Celticfc.net

Match programme
SV Stuttgart Kickers

15/07/2012
Tour of Germany friendly
Waldau GAZi Stadion, Stuttgart
0-1

Official website for Stuttgart Kickers

No programme
VfR Aalen

17/07/2012
Tour of Germany friendly
Scholz Arena, Aalen.
2-1 - Hooper, Stokes.

Official website for VfR Aalen.

No programme
Ajax

21/07/2012
Amsterdam ArenA
0-4
No programme.

Match programme
NORWICH CITY

24/07/2012
Celtic Park
0-1
This match was included in the season ticket, match tickets are scarce.

Match programme
INTER MILAN

28/07/2012
Celtic Park
1-1 - Commons.
Jackson Irvine debut.
Celtic's 125th Anniversary match.

No programme
Real Madrid

11/08/2011
World Football Challenge match.
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia.
0-2
Real Madrid are Spanish champions. No match programme issued

No programme
Steaua Bucuresti

15/01/2013
Estadio Municipal San Pedro, Marbella
2-1 Samaras, Bangura.
Kenny Ramsay photographs of Celtic arriving at Marbella airport.
Winter shut-down friendly to be played in Spain during Celtic's winter training camp in Malaga.

Celtic Development Squad 2012/2013

Opponents Match Stats
Leonardo Da Vinci Tournament 14/07/2012
Portugal.
Leonardo Da Vinci tournament July 14 to July 28.
Celtic U17's.

Read the story at CelticFC.net.

Derry Foyle Cup 16/07/2012
Derry Foyle Cup
Brandywell Showgrounds, Derry.
Celtic U14's.

20th Anniversary Tournament 1992 - 2012. Tournament takes place at several locations. Celtic Under 14's qualifying matches will be at the Brandywell Showgrounds and Templemore Central in Group B with Maiden CIty Academy, Coleraine and Donegal Schoolboys.

Official Website. @Facebook.

Match programme
Partick Thistle

21/07/2012
ARR Craib Cup.
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow.
0-2
Celtic XI.

Tournament programme. Everton v Airdrie Utd in the other match.

Match programme
Airdrie United

22/07/2012
ARR Craib Cup - Third/Fourth place Play-Off.
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow.
4-0

In the final, hosts Partick Thistle beat an Everton XI 3-1 to lift the ARR Craib Cup

Click this for more details at the PTFC website.

Various 22/07/2012
Nike Cup July 22 to July 25.
Shanghai, China.

Celtic U15's.

Match programme
Cliftonville

28/07/2012
Solitude 3G, Belfast.
2-2 -
Watt, McGregor.

Celtic XI.

Match report

Match programme
Selkirk

04/08/2012
Yarrow Park, Selkirk.
0-0

Celtic U19's.

Match programme
Motherwell

14/08/2012
Fir Park
3-1 - Atajic, Fisher, Johnstone.

Under 20's League

Match programme
Hibernia

17/08/2012
Hibernia Youth Footbal Tournament 2012.
Pearse Park, Sallynoggin

Celtic Under 15's.

Match programme
Aberdeen

25/09/2012
Glebe Park, Brechin
1-0
- Atajic.

Under 20's League.

Match programme
Rangers

14/03/2013
Auchenhowie
2-2
- Henderson, McMullen.

Glasgow Cup - Under 17's.

Match programme
Rangers

29/04/2013
City of Glasgow Cup Final 2013
Firhill Stadium
2-3 - McMullen (2).

Match programme
Dunfermline

01/05/2013
SFA Youth Cup Final
Hampden Park
3-1
- Lindsay, Atajic, Johnstone.

Celtic youth team wins the SFA Youth Cup for the thirteenth time.

 

UEFA Youth League 2012/2013

no programmes issued for these matches

Opponents Comments
SPORTING CLUBE DE PORTUGAL

06/09/2012
Firhill Stadium
1-2
- Johnstone

Celtic under 19's.

Open to the Under 19's team of clubs that qualified for the group stage of the Champions League.

Aston Villa

19/09/2012
NextGen Series match 2.
Villa Park
1-2 - Irvine.

Match highlights on Youtube.

Match report.

PSV EINDHOVEN

03/10/2012
NextGen Series match 3.
Firhill Stadium
3-1
- P.Twardzik, McGregor, Herron.

Match report.

ASTON VILLA 24/10/2012
NextGen Series match 4
Firhill Stadium
2-2 - Devine (og), P.Twardzik.

Match report.

Sporting Clube de Portugal

21/11/2012
NextGen Series match 5.
Academia Sporting Stadium, Alcochete, Lisbon
1-2 - Kidd.

Match report.

PSV Eindhoven

28/11/2012
NextGen Series match 6.
Philips Stadion
0-1

Match report.

 

Celtic FC First Team Player Pool 2012/2013
Goal
1.Fraser Forster, Lukasz Zaluska, Robbie Thomson, Leo Fasan.
Defence
Thomas Rogne, Charlie Mulgrew, Emilio Izaguirre, Jason Marr, Joshua Thompson, Lewis Toshney (on loan to Dundee) Kelvin Wilson, Adam Matthews, Marcus Fraser, Andre Blackman (on loan to Inverness CT), Mikael Lustig, Efetobore Ambrose Emuobo, Rami Gershon (on loan from Standard Liege).
Midfield
Scott Brown, Patrick McCourt, James Forrest, Ryan Conroy, Joe Ledley, Beram Kayal, Kris Commons, Filip Twardzik, Patrik Twardzik, Paul Slane, Victor Wanyama, Jackson Irvine, Tom Rogic.
Offence
Georgios Samaras, Daryl Murphy (on loan to Ipswich Town), Gary Hooper, Anthony Stokes, Nicholas Riley, James Keatings, Paul George, Mohamed Bangura (on loan to Elfsborg until Jan 2014), Dylan McGeouch, Anthony Watt, Nicolás Fedor (aka Miku, on loan from Getafe CF), Lassad Nouioui.

Celtic Transfer Timeline 2012/2013
07/06/2012 - Cha Du Ri transferred to Fortuna Dusseldorf.
08/06/2012 - Dominic Cervi, Darren O´Dea, Niall McGinn and Richie Towell all let go.
21/06/2012 - Efráin Juárez signed for Club America (Mexico). Played 20 times, scored 2 goals.
03/07/2012 - Fraser Forster signed for £2M from Newcastle Utd.
19/07/2012 - Glenn Loovens signs for Real Zaragoza
01/08/2012 - Morten Rasmussen transferred to FC Midtjylland
24/08/2012 - Ki Sung-Yueng sold to Swansea City.
31/08/2012 - Nigerian international Efetobore Ambrose Emuobo (Efi Ambrose) signed from FC Ashdod.
31/08/2012 - Venezuelan international striker Nicolás Fedor on loan from Getafe CF.
31/08/2012 - Slovakia international goalkeeper Ľuboš Kamenár on loan from Nantes Atlantique.
01/09/2012 - Tunisian international Lassad Hassen Nouioui signed on a two year contract.
03/01/2013 - Rabiu Ibrahim transferred to Kilmarnock.
Ľuboš Kamenár returns to Nantes after his loan deal.
09/01/2013 - Israeli internationalist Rami Gershon transferred on loan from Standard Liege.
17/01/2013 - Australian midfielder Tom Rogic signed from Central Coast Mariners.