But the English ace knows the history and understands completely just how significant winning in Moscow is to everyone connected with the SPL champions.
The horrible winless run in the Champions League group stage can now be consigned to the bucket. And Wilson is delighted he has been a part of the process.
As he reflected on the last-gasp 3-2 victory over Spartak last night, Wilson made no attempt to mask his pride. The man who arrived on a Bosman from Nottingham Forest last year is sampling football at this level for the first time in his career – and he's loving every minute of it.
Wilson said: "The gaffer has mentioned the club's away record a few times. It is not just nice to end that record, but to get an away win in Europe is fantastic."
Wilson was paired with another new Bhoy, Efe Ambrose, in the heart of the defence on the plastic pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium. And, with the partisan crowd urging the home side on, he had to stand firm against a quick and penetrating home side.
But even when they had watched their early lead be cancelled out before suffering as Spartak took the lead early in the second half, Wilson never lost faith that there was something in the game for Celtic.
He said: "Losing the second goal in the way we did was not the best thing to happen. But we had faith in ourselves, and the gaffer believed in us.
"With all the players we have going forward, we have always got a chance to score goals."
The introduction of James Forrest as a replacement for Victor Wanyama minutes after Spartak were reduced to 10 men lit the fuse on the fireworks which were to follow.
Few of the 200 Hoops fans who had made the journey to Moscow, or the thousands tuning in on TV back home, could have predicted just how dramatic the conclusion would be.
But Wilson revealed that a point was never going to satisfy him or his team-mates.
He said: "We did not go there to draw. We went there to win. We knew it would be tough place to go. But we also knew we had the boys to do something going forward, and the players at the back to try and keep the goals out.
"The winning goal came very late, and it was a strange one because we had scored the equaliser and then we were all rushing back because we knew we could go on to win the game.
"Normally, when you equalise away from home, you are taking your time because you have just got back into it.
"But we were rushing, and it paid off."
Wilson has no intention of resting on his laurels and wants to see everyone at the club push on.
Last night's result came after a steady build up of form and performances in places like Rennes, Udine, Helsinki and Helsingborgs.
Wilson said: "The last few away games have been pretty decent.
"But it is really nice to get that win in a group stage game and finally end that record."
Faced with the prospect of travelling to the Nou Camp for their next Group G game, Wilson smiled and said: "Yeah, that should be all right. We will look forward to that, and take it when it comes."
Celtic have drawn at home and won away, the revers of the predictions most people offered when the fixtures came out before the campaign started.
Wilson is not bothered how the points have been accumulated, so long as they are showing on the board.
He said: "Last night's result cancelled out the home draw against Benfica.
"When you play at home, you want to win. But to get a draw in our first Champions League game, when nine of us were making our debuts in this competition was a good result, and probably a fair result as well.
"And last night's win was definitely well deserved."