Former Rangers starlet Billy Gilmour made his Champions League debut for Chelsea in a 4-0 win over Sevilla on Wednesday night.

Gilmour started out with the Gers and is regarded as one of the most talented players to ever come through the Academy system.

Billy Gilmour in Scottish Youth Cup Final action for Rangers. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He didn’t stay with the club long enough to make his first-team debut, though, as he opted to join Chelsea in 2017 aged just 15.

It was initially reported that the starlet’s compensation fee was £500k [Sky Sports], but it’s since been claimed that the amount was actually closer to £2m, with the Gers receiving £250k when he made his senior debut and set to land a further £250k after he makes 10 starts [The Sunday Post].

Gilmour earned a host of plaudits for his performances last season, with the midfielder even securing the Man of the Match award in an FA Cup win over Liverpool.


A knee injury that required surgery has since halted his progress somewhat. However, after several months out of action, he recently featured for both Scotland U21s and Chelsea U23s.

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Former Rangers starlet Billy Gilmour in Premier League 2 action for Chelsea. (Photo by Clive Howes – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

The 19-year-old proved his fitness in action for those sides and made his senior comeback on Wednesday night, coming off the bench in the closing stages of a 4-0 rout at Sevilla.

Olivier Giroud scored all four goals for the away side and Gilmour replaced Jorginho with five minutes remaining to make his first-ever Champions League appearance.

The former Ger will be hoping to get back to challenging for playing time in the Premier League over the coming weeks and he only needs to make a handful more senior starts for Chelsea before the Gers will be due a bonus payment.

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