Emilio Izaguirre

Read all about Emilio Izaguirre of Celtic FC. Position: Defender. Emilio Izaguirre was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on 10 May 1986 (age 32). Follow @Emilio_HN on Twitter.

Emilio Izaguirre Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

A revelation in his first season in Scottish football, Izaguirre ended the 2010/11 campaign in possession of the awards for SPFA Players’ Player of the Year, SPL Player of the Year and Football Writers Player of the Year – a remarkable individual achievement.

The Honduras internationalist represented his country at the 2010 World Cup and was snapped up by Celtic later that summer from Montagua, making an impressive debut in a 1-0 win over Motherwell.

Assured in defence and a potent attacking threat, Izaguirre’s progress was then curtailed because of a broken ankle at the start of the 2011/12 season. The full-back was an impressive performer for Celtic in season 2013/14 and committed his future to the Hoops at the end of that campaign, signing a new three-year deal.

After starring for his country at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, he has continued to be a regular in the side under Ronny Deila. Izaguirre scored his first Celtic goal in four years in the 6-0 League Cup victory over Partick Thistle in November 2014, adding another in a 2-0 win away to Kilmarnock at the start of 2015.

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Celtic must seal swoop for impressive Leeds player reportedly wanted by PL club

COMMENT Celtic will need a new left-back in the summer transfer window after Brendan Rodgers failed to replace Emilio Izaguirre last year...

The Celtic Star · May 10

‘I strove for my team and heard the songs in my ears,’ Happy Birthday Emilio

A very happy birthday to Emilio, Celtic loves you more than you will know Happy birthday, Emilio Izaguirre! Celtic loves you more than you will know 💚 pic...

The Celtic Star · May 10
HITC · May 7

Former Celtic star shares what Lennon once told him about Scott Brown

Emilio Izaguirre left Celtic last summer for a reported £1...

HITC · May 7
Daily Record · May 7

Celtic favourite Emilio Izaguirre details how Brendan Rodgers inspired him to become a manager

The former Hoops defender wants to return to his Honduran homeland before retiring and moving into management...

Daily Record · May 7
EatSleepSport · Apr 11

Izaguirre – ‘agent problems’ forced me to quit Celtic

Former Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre says ‘agent problems’ forced him out of Celtic and that Brendan Rodgers was not happy about it...

EatSleepSport · Apr 11
HITC · Mar 22

Celtic fans feel Rodgers made a mistake in the transfer market

Scottish Premiership giants Celtic did not sign a replacement for Emilio Izaguirre last summer and now Kieran Tierney is injured...

HITC · Mar 22
HITC · Mar 15

‘You can’t have regrets’; Has six-time title winner hinted at snubbing Leeds?

Emilio Izaguirre says he turned down offers from the Championship when leaving Celtic last summer – and Leeds United had wanted him at Elland Road...

HITC · Mar 15

‘I Felt Guilty Leaving Celts,’ Izzy

EMILIO IZAGUIRRE insists losing his Celtic first team place to Kieran Tierney was not the reason he left the champions last summer...

The Scotsman · Mar 14

Emilio Izaguirre: Why I had to leave Celtic

Former Celtic left back Emilio Izaguirre has revealed why he felt he had to leave Celtic after seven years last summer...

The Scotsman · Mar 14
Read Celtic · Mar 13

Izaguirre on his regret after leaving Celtic; reveals personal problems led to exit

Former defender Emilio Izaguirre has revealed he regrets leaving Celtic, but is unwilling to talk about exactly why he left the club after nearly seven years...

Read Celtic · Mar 13
Celts Are Here · Mar 13

‘Rodgers Got Angry’ – Celtic Cult Hero Opens up About Leaving the Club

Celtic cult hero Emilio Izaguirre has given some insight into his Celtic Park departure...

Celts Are Here · Mar 13
VideoCelts · Feb 7

Broony’s Bhoys- what happened to the team -mates that celebrated the first Broony?

Rather than sit back Celtic went on the offensive with full-backs Mark Wilson and Emilio Izaguirre combining to create the chance for Brown...

VideoCelts · Feb 7
VideoCelts · Dec 6, 2017

First Scot voted into the Best Celtic XI since 1988

With Artur Boruc in goals the side is starting to take shape with Mikael Lustig and Tierney the full-backs with the Wishaw bhoy leading the poll ahead of Emilio Izaguirre...

VideoCelts · Dec 6, 2017
Daily Record · Nov 15, 2017

Celtic star Tom Rogic praised by boss Ange Postecoglou as he helps Australia secure World Cup place

Socceroos claim 3-1 win over Honduras to book their place in Russia as former Hoops star Emilio Izaguirre is stretchered off...

Daily Record · Nov 15, 2017
Daily Record · Nov 14, 2017

World Cup ‘espionage’: Former Celtic team-mates Tom Rogic and Emilio Izaguirre caught up in spying scandal

Celtic midfielder Rogic and former Hoops star Izaguirre have been dragged into a major qualifying row...

Daily Record · Nov 14, 2017
VideoCelts · Nov 9, 2017

Former Celt reveals the perfect football transfer

Speaking to the AFC website Izaguirre said: “I spent seven seasons at Celtic, winning 11 trophies, playing almost 50 UEFA Champion League games, nearly 300 matches overall, I carry them in my heart...

VideoCelts · Nov 9, 2017
Celts Are Here · Nov 8, 2017

Former Celtic Player Opens Up About Leaving the Club

It’s safe to say most Celtic fans have a wee place in their hearts for Emilio Izaguirre...

Celts Are Here · Nov 8, 2017
Celtic Quick News · Nov 8, 2017

‘You’re In My Heart, Celtic,’ Emilio

EMILIO IZAGUIRRE is Celtic through and through, just like the young left back who eventually took his place in the starting eleven...

Celtic Quick News · Nov 8, 2017
Herald Scotland · Nov 8, 2017

Emilio Izaguirre says ‘I carry Celtic in my heart’ ahead of World Cup showdown with former teammate

The 31-year-old ended a seven-year spell at Parkhead in the summer when he penned a deal with Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Feiha...

Herald Scotland · Nov 8, 2017
Herald Scotland · Nov 8, 2017

Emilio Izaguirre says ‘I carry Celtic in my heart’ ahead of World Cup showdown with former teammate

The 31-year-old ended a seven-year spell at Parkhead in the summer when he penned a deal with Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Feiha...

Herald Scotland · Nov 8, 2017
Evening Times · Nov 8, 2017

Emilio Izaguirre says ‘I carry Celtic in my heart’ ahead of World Cup showdown with former Hoops teammate

The 31-year-old ended a seven-year spell at Parkhead in the summer when he penned a deal with Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Feiha...

Evening Times · Nov 8, 2017
VideoCelts · Nov 6, 2017

Five years ago tonight these unlikely bhoys were about to make history

When Neil Lennon got round to picking his side there were some notable names missing such as Scott Brown, Gary Hooper, Anthony Stokes and Emilio Izaguirre...

VideoCelts · Nov 6, 2017
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