2005–06 Celtic F.C. season

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2005–06 season
Chairman Brian Quinn
Manager Gordon Strachan
Ground Celtic Park
Glasgow, Scotland
(Capacity: 60,355)
Scottish Premier League 1st
Scottish Cup Third Round
Scottish League Cup Winners
Champions League Second qualifying round
Top goalscorer League:
John Hartson (18)
Maciej Żurawski,
John Hartson (20)
Home colours

Celtic started the season 2005–06 looking to win the Scottish Premier League trophy and retain the Scottish Cup. They competed in the Scottish League Cup, and entered the Champions League at the qualification stage.

Celtic were knocked out of the Scottish Cup in the third round by Clyde, losing 2–1. They won the Scottish League Cup with a comfortable 3–0 victory over Dunfermline on 19 March 2006, while the league was regained after a 1–0 win over Hearts. Rival managers were quick to praise the manner in which Celtic have regained the SPL title, with Rangers manager Alex McLeish "conceding that Celtic deserved to win the Scottish Premier League".[1]


Scottish Premier League[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Main article: 2005-06 Scottish Cup



Player From Fee
Scotland Mark Wilson Scotland Dundee United £500,000
Republic of Ireland Roy Keane England Manchester United Free
China Du Wei China Shanghai Shenhua Loan
Scotland Paul Telfer England Southampton £200,000
Scotland Adam Virgo England Brighton & Hove Albion £1.5 million
Japan Shunsuke Nakamura Italy Reggina £2.5 million
Poland Maciej Żurawski Poland Wisła Kraków £2.5 million
Poland Artur Boruc Poland Legia Warsaw £900,000
Guinea Mohammed Camara England Burnley Free


Player From Fee
China Du Wei China Shanghai Shenhua End of loan
England Chris Sutton England Birmingham City Free
Spain David Fernández Scotland Dundee United Free
Scotland Jackie McNamara England Wolverhampton Wanderers Free
Switzerland Stéphane Henchoz England Wigan Athletic Free
Scotland Robert Douglas England Leicester City Free
Guinea Mohammed Sylla England Leicester City Free
Scotland Paul Lambert Scotland Livingston Free
Belgium Joos Valgaeren Belgium Club Brugge Free
Denmark Ulrik Laursen Denmark Odense BK Free
Sweden Magnus Hedman England Chelsea Free
Total spending: Decrease £7.6 million
Total income: Increase £0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "McLeish: "Celtic deserved title"". BBC Sport. 6 April 2006. Retrieved 13 July 2011.