Joos Valgaeren

Date of birth03 March 1976
Place of birthLouvain
NationalityBelgian
Weight78 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionCentre back

A tall central defender, Joos established his reputation with KV Mechelen before joining Dutch club Roda JC. He won a place in the Belgian team for the Euro 2000 finals where he impressed with some fine performances and soon afterwards new Celtic boss Martin O'Neill paid £3.5 million for him. He settled in quickly at Parkhead and was a member of the team that won the treble in 2000-01.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Roda JC 28 Jul 2000
Celtic 28 Jul 2000

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Celtic Scottish FA Cup 6
1
1
2000-01 Celtic Scottish League Cup 3
1
2000-01 Celtic Scottish Premier League 35
3
5
2000-01 Celtic UEFA Champions League 1
2000-01 Celtic UEFA Cup 3
2001-02 Celtic Scottish FA Cup 1
2001-02 Celtic Scottish League Cup 2
2001-02 Celtic Scottish Premier League 20
2
4
1
2001-02 Celtic UEFA Champions League 8
1
2
2001-02 Celtic UEFA Cup 1
2002-03 Celtic Scottish Premier League 24
2
1
2002-03 Celtic UEFA Champions League 2
2002-03 Celtic UEFA Cup 8
1
2003-04 Celtic UEFA Cup 1
1
2004-05 Celtic Scottish Premier League 18
1
1
2004-05 Celtic UEFA Champions League 4
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 Jul 2000 Dundee United v Celtic W 1-2 Scottish Premier League
05 Aug 2000 Celtic v Motherwell W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
13 Aug 2000 Celtic v Kilmarnock W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
19 Aug 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Celtic W 2-4 Scottish Premier League
27 Aug 2000 Celtic v Rangers W 6-2 Scottish Premier League
05 Sep 2000 Celtic v Raith Rovers W 4-0 Scottish League Cup 3rd round
09 Sep 2000 Celtic v Hibernian W 3-0 Scottish Premier League
14 Sep 2000 Celtic v HJK Helsinki W 2-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
18 Sep 2000 Dunfermline Athletic v Celtic W 1-2 Scottish Premier League
23 Sep 2000 Celtic v Dundee W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
28 Sep 2000 HJK Helsinki v Celtic L 2-1 UEFA Champions League 1st round 2nd leg
01 Oct 2000 Aberdeen v Celtic D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
14 Oct 2000 Celtic v St Mirren W 2-0 Scottish Premier League
17 Oct 2000 St Johnstone v Celtic W 0-2 Scottish Premier League
21 Oct 2000 Celtic v Dundee United W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
26 Oct 2000 Bordeaux v Celtic D 1-1 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Oct 2000 Motherwell v Celtic D 3-3 Scottish Premier League
01 Nov 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Celtic W 2-5 Scottish League Cup Quarter-final
05 Nov 2000 Kilmarnock v Celtic W 0-1 Scottish Premier League
09 Nov 2000 Celtic v Bordeaux L 1-2
Agg: 2-3
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Nov 2000 Celtic v St Johnstone W 4-1 Scottish Premier League
18 Nov 2000 Celtic v Heart of Midlothian W 6-1 Scottish Premier League
26 Nov 2000 Rangers v Celtic L 5-1 Scottish Premier League
29 Nov 2000 Hibernian v Celtic D 0-0 Scottish Premier League
02 Dec 2000 Celtic v Dunfermline Athletic W 3-1 Scottish Premier League
10 Dec 2000 Dundee v Celtic W 1-2 Scottish Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Celtic v Aberdeen W 6-0 Scottish Premier League
23 Dec 2000 St Mirren v Celtic W 0-2 Scottish Premier League
26 Dec 2000 Dundee United v Celtic W 0-4 Scottish Premier League
02 Jan 2001 Celtic v Kilmarnock W 6-0 Scottish Premier League
28 Jan 2001 Stranraer v Celtic W 1-4 Scottish FA Cup 3rd round
04 Feb 2001 Heart of Midlothian v Celtic W 0-3 Scottish Premier League
17 Feb 2001 Dunfermline Athletic v Celtic D 2-2 Scottish FA Cup 4th round
21 Feb 2001 Celtic v Motherwell W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
04 Mar 2001 Dunfermline Athletic v Celtic W 0-3 Scottish Premier League
07 Mar 2001 Celtic v Dunfermline Athletic W 4-1 Scottish FA Cup 4th round replay
11 Mar 2001 Celtic v Heart of Midlothian W 1-0 Scottish FA Cup
14 Mar 2001 St Johnstone v Celtic W 1-2 Scottish Premier League
18 Mar 2001 Kilmarnock v Celtic W 0-3 Scottish League Cup Final
01 Apr 2001 Aberdeen v Celtic W 0-1 Scottish Premier League
04 Apr 2001 Celtic v Dundee W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
07 Apr 2001 Celtic v St Mirren W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
15 Apr 2001 Celtic v Dundee United W 3-1 Scottish FA Cup Semi-final
22 Apr 2001 Celtic v Heart of Midlothian W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
29 Apr 2001 Rangers v Celtic W 0-3 Scottish Premier League
06 May 2001 Hibernian v Celtic W 2-5 Scottish Premier League
13 May 2001 Celtic v Dundee L 0-2 Scottish Premier League
26 May 2001 Celtic v Hibernian W 3-0 Scottish FA Cup Final
28 Jul 2001 Celtic v St Johnstone W 3-0 Scottish Premier League
04 Aug 2001 Kilmarnock v Celtic W 0-1 Scottish Premier League
08 Aug 2001 Ajax v Celtic W 1-3 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
22 Aug 2001 Celtic v Ajax L 0-1
Agg: 3-2
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
08 Sep 2001 Celtic v Dunfermline Athletic W 3-1 Scottish Premier League
15 Sep 2001 Dundee v Celtic W 0-4 Scottish Premier League
18 Sep 2001 Juventus v Celtic L 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group E
25 Sep 2001 Celtic v FC Porto W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
30 Sep 2001 Rangers v Celtic W 0-2 Scottish Premier League
10 Oct 2001 Celtic v Rosenborg BK W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
13 Oct 2001 Motherwell v Celtic W 1-2 Scottish Premier League
17 Oct 2001 FC Porto v Celtic L 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
20 Oct 2001 Celtic v Dundee United W 5-1 Scottish Premier League
23 Oct 2001 Rosenborg BK v Celtic L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
27 Oct 2001 Celtic v Kilmarnock W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
31 Oct 2001 Celtic v Juventus W 4-3 UEFA Champions League Group E
03 Nov 2001 St Johnstone v Celtic W 1-2 Scottish Premier League
25 Nov 2001 Celtic v Rangers W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
01 Dec 2001 Celtic v Hibernian W 3-0 Scottish Premier League
06 Dec 2001 Celtic v Valencia W 1-0
Agg: 1-1
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
09 Dec 2001 Dunfermline Athletic v Celtic W 0-4 Scottish Premier League
15 Dec 2001 Celtic v Dundee W 3-1 Scottish Premier League
19 Dec 2001 Livingston v Celtic W 0-2 Scottish League Cup Quarter-final
22 Dec 2001 Aberdeen v Celtic L 2-0 Scottish Premier League
26 Dec 2001 Celtic v Livingston W 3-2 Scottish Premier League
02 Jan 2002 Celtic v Motherwell W 2-0 Scottish Premier League
12 Jan 2002 Kilmarnock v Celtic W 0-2 Scottish Premier League
19 Jan 2002 Celtic v St Johnstone W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
23 Jan 2002 Celtic v Heart of Midlothian W 2-0 Scottish Premier League
26 Jan 2002 Kilmarnock v Celtic W 0-2 Scottish FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 2002 Livingston v Celtic W 1-3 Scottish Premier League
05 Feb 2002 Rangers v Celtic L 2-1 Scottish League Cup Semi-final
03 Aug 2002 Celtic v Dunfermline Athletic W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
10 Aug 2002 Aberdeen v Celtic W 0-4 Scottish Premier League
14 Aug 2002 Celtic v FC Basel W 3-1 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
17 Aug 2002 Celtic v Dundee United W 5-0 Scottish Premier League
24 Aug 2002 Partick Thistle v Celtic W 0-1 Scottish Premier League
28 Aug 2002 FC Basel v Celtic L 2-0
Agg: 3-3
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
01 Sep 2002 Celtic v Livingston W 2-0 Scottish Premier League
10 Sep 2002 Motherwell v Celtic L 2-1 Scottish Premier League
14 Sep 2002 Celtic v Hibernian W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
19 Sep 2002 Celtic v FK Suduva W 8-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
22 Sep 2002 Dundee v Celtic W 0-1 Scottish Premier League
28 Sep 2002 Celtic v Kilmarnock W 5-0 Scottish Premier League
06 Oct 2002 Celtic v Rangers D 3-3 Scottish Premier League
20 Oct 2002 Heart of Midlothian v Celtic W 1-4 Scottish Premier League
27 Oct 2002 Dunfermline Athletic v Celtic W 1-4 Scottish Premier League
31 Oct 2002 Celtic v Blackburn Rovers W 1-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
03 Nov 2002 Celtic v Aberdeen W 7-0 Scottish Premier League
10 Nov 2002 Dundee United v Celtic W 0-2 Scottish Premier League
14 Nov 2002 Blackburn Rovers v Celtic W 0-2
Agg: 0-3
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
17 Nov 2002 Celtic v Partick Thistle W 4-0 Scottish Premier League
24 Nov 2002 Livingston v Celtic W 0-2 Scottish Premier League
28 Nov 2002 Celtic v Celta Vigo W 1-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
01 Dec 2002 Celtic v Motherwell W 3-1 Scottish Premier League
04 Dec 2002 Hibernian v Celtic W 0-1 Scottish Premier League
07 Dec 2002 Rangers v Celtic L 3-2 Scottish Premier League
15 Dec 2002 Kilmarnock v Celtic D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
21 Dec 2002 Celtic v Dundee W 2-0 Scottish Premier League
26 Dec 2002 Celtic v Heart of Midlothian W 4-2 Scottish Premier League
29 Dec 2002 Celtic v Dunfermline Athletic W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
02 Jan 2003 Aberdeen v Celtic D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
20 Feb 2003 Celtic v VfB Stuttgart W 3-1 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
27 Feb 2003 VfB Stuttgart v Celtic L 3-2
Agg: 4-5
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
13 Mar 2003 Celtic v Liverpool D 1-1 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
20 Mar 2003 Liverpool v Celtic W 0-2
Agg: 1-3
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
14 Apr 2004 Villarreal v Celtic L 2-0
Agg: 2-0
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
08 Aug 2004 Celtic v Motherwell W 2-0 Scottish Premier League
14 Aug 2004 Kilmarnock v Celtic W 2-4 Scottish Premier League
22 Aug 2004 Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Celtic W 1-3 Scottish Premier League
29 Aug 2004 Celtic v Rangers W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
11 Sep 2004 Celtic v Dundee W 3-0 Scottish Premier League
14 Sep 2004 Celtic v Barcelona D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
19 Sep 2004 Hibernian v Celtic D 2-2 Scottish Premier League
25 Sep 2004 Celtic v Dunfermline Athletic W 3-0 Scottish Premier League
29 Sep 2004 AC Milan v Celtic D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
03 Oct 2004 Dundee United v Celtic W 0-3 Scottish Premier League
30 Oct 2004 Motherwell v Celtic W 2-3 Scottish Premier League
02 Nov 2004 Celtic v Shakhtar Donetsk D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
06 Nov 2004 Celtic v Kilmarnock W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
13 Nov 2004 Celtic v Inverness Caledonian Thistle W 3-0 Scottish Premier League
20 Nov 2004 Rangers v Celtic L 2-0 Scottish Premier League
24 Nov 2004 Barcelona v Celtic D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group F
28 Nov 2004 Dundee v Celtic D 2-2 Scottish Premier League
04 Dec 2004 Celtic v Hibernian W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
07 Dec 2004 Celtic v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
12 Dec 2004 Dunfermline Athletic v Celtic W 0-2 Scottish Premier League
18 Dec 2004 Celtic v Dundee United W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
13 Apr 2005 Livingston v Celtic W 0-4 Scottish Premier League
16 Apr 2005 Celtic v Aberdeen W 3-2 Scottish Premier League
30 Apr 2005 Celtic v Hibernian L 1-3 Scottish Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Belgium UEFA Under-18 3
1995-96 Belgium UEFA Under-21
2
1996-97 Belgium UEFA Under-21 4
1997-98 Belgium UEFA Under-21 2
1999-00 Belgium International Friendly 3
1999-00 Belgium UEFA European Championship 3
2000-01 Belgium FIFA World Cup 5
1
2000-01 Belgium International Friendly 2
2002-03 Belgium International Friendly 1
1
2002-03 Belgium UEFA European Championship 3
2003-04 Belgium International Friendly
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
03 Nov 1993 Cyprus v Belgium W 0-2 UEFA U18 Group 5
24 Nov 1993 Belgium v Cyprus D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 5
26 Apr 1994 Belgium v Germany L 0-0 (2-4) UEFA U18 2nd round group 5
06 Oct 1995 Armenia v Belgium W 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 2
15 Nov 1995 Cyprus v Belgium D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
08 Oct 1996 San Marino v Belgium W 1-5 UEFA U21 Group 7
13 Dec 1996 Belgium v Netherlands D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 7
28 Mar 1997 Wales v Belgium L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
29 Apr 1997 Turkey v Belgium W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 7
05 Sep 1997 Netherlands v Belgium L 5-2 UEFA U21 Group 7
10 Oct 1997 Belgium v Wales W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
23 Feb 2000 Belgium v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Norway v Belgium W 0-2 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Denmark v Belgium D 2-2 International Friendly
10 Jun 2000 Belgium v Sweden W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
14 Jun 2000 Belgium v Italy L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2000 Belgium v Turkey L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
16 Aug 2000 Bulgaria v Belgium W 1-3 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Belgium v Croatia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
07 Oct 2000 Latvia v Belgium W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
24 Mar 2001 Scotland v Belgium D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
25 Apr 2001 Czech Republic v Belgium D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Belgium v Latvia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
06 Jun 2001 San Marino v Belgium W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
21 Aug 2002 Poland v Belgium D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Andorra v Belgium W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
16 Oct 2002 Estonia v Belgium W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
29 Mar 2003 Croatia v Belgium L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
30 Apr 2003 Belgium v Poland W 3-1 International Friendly
20 Aug 2003 Belgium v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.