Erik Sviatchenko

Read all about Erik Sviatchenko of Celtic FC. Position: Defender. Erik Sviatchenko was born in Viborg on 4 October 1991 (age 26). Follow @eriksviat on Twitter.

Erik Sviatchenko Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

Danish stopper Erik Sviatchenko joined Celtic from FC Midtjylland as Ronny Deila’s first acquisition of the 2016 January transfer window.

The 24-year-old centre-half captained his former side to the Danish Superliga title in 2015 and led them to the knockout stages of the Europa League but joined the Bhoys on a four and a half year deal after a total of 10 years at Midtjylland.

Capable of playing at left-back as well as in the middle of defence, Sviatchenko has appeared for his national side and has one international goal to his name.

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Quiet summer points to Celtic being stuck with fringe duo for a while yet

COMMENT Celtic have done well to get some players out of the club this summer, but it has gone all quiet on the Hoops future of some high-profile fringe players...

Celtic are doomed! Doomed I tell you!

It’s amazing the amount of partisan posts within the mainstream media that are lauding every single piece of business that Rangers do in the transfer window, yet criticise Celtic for not rushing in and signing players before the transfer window opens.

Daily Record · Jun 10

Erik Sviatchenko feeling the love of Celtic fans and insists club is ‘everywhere’ after meeting Hoops supporters on holiday

The Danish centre-back left to re-join former club FC Midtjylland following the end of last season...

Daily Record · Jun 10

‘How big the jump is’ – Hay delivers verdict on recent Celtic departures

Former Celtic boss Davie Hay believes the recent departures of Erik Sviatcheno and Nadir Citfci from the Hoops are the best moves for both the players and the club.

HITC · Jun 5

Is Brendan Rodgers becoming ruthless in search of Celtic perfection?

Scottish Premiership giants Celtic have already bid farewell to three players, Jamie Lindsay, Sam Wardrop and Erik Sviatchenko, this summer...

HITC · Jun 5

Midfielder Heads for Parkhead Exit With More Set to Follow

CELTIC have followed up the sale of Erik Sviatchenko and Sam Wardrop by letting longtime Celtic developmental player Jamie Lindsay leave on a permanent deal to Ross County...

Another Parkhead Exit Confirmed as Rodgers Steps Up Clear Out

CELTIC parted ways with their second player in a week by announcing Sam Wardrop had left the club to sign a two-year deal with Dundee United.

Inside Futbol · May 30

Departing Celtic Star Hails Ronny Deila and Brendan Rodgers

Departing Celtic star Erik Sviatchenko has hailed Ronny Deila and Brendan Rodgers...

Inside Futbol · May 30

Player set to leave Celtic as he gets close to retirement

Celtic completed the deal that saw Erik Sviatchenko leave the club on Monday.

It takes more than just ability to be a Celtic player

Erik Sviatchenko made an instant impact on Celtic’s defensive performances when he arrived in January 2016, six months after the departure of Virgil van Dijk and Jason Denayer.

HITC · May 29

BBC pundit praises £1m star for quitting Celtic

Erik Sviatchenko officially left Celtic on Monday afternoon...

HITC · May 29

‘A bit surprised’ – Hartson shock after 26-year-old enforcer exits Celtic

Former Celtic striker John Harton has expressed his surprise that Erik Sviatchenko has left the Hoops on a permanent basis.

‘Thanks for the Memories,’ Sviatchenko

ERIK SVIATCHENKO has said a fond farewell to Celtic after sealing his £1.1million move to FC Midtjylland.

Defensive Ace Leaves Celtic: 3 Replacements For Rodgers To Consider Including Newcastle United Star!

Erik Sviatchenko, the 26-year-old Celtic defender, spent a loan spell at his former club FC Midtjylland since January and has now completed a permanent deal with them...

Celtic Confirms Departure Of 26 Y/O Out-Of-Favour Defender: Good Move For All Parties?

Celtic have parted ways with Erik Sviatchenko after enjoying his services for just two seasons.

Sports Mole · May 28

Erik Sviatchenko leaves Celtic to rejoin FC Midtjylland

Danish defender Erik Sviatchenko returns to FC Midtjylland from Celtic on a full-time basis after spending the second half of 2017-18 on loan at his former club...

Sports Mole · May 28
Talking Baws · May 28

Erik Sviatchenko Sends Classy Goodbye to the Celtic Support After Leaving on Permanent Deal

Erik Sviatchenko has sent the Celtic support a very classy goodbye message this afternoon after sealing his transfer away from the Scottish champions once and for all...

Talking Baws · May 28
BBC · May 28

Erik Sviatchenko: Midtjylland signing marks Celtic exit with thanks

Erik Sviatchenko says Celtic gave him some of his “biggest experiences” in football after formalising a return to Midtjylland...

BBC · May 28
Celts Are Here · Jun 23

Confirmed: Two More in Parkhead Exit as Armstrong Talks Terms

BRENDAN RODGERS has not been messing around when it has come to trimming his squad.

Celts Are Here · Jun 23
Evening Times · Jun 8

Davie Hay: No real surprise to see Nadir Ciftci and Erik Sviatchenko go

The movement always tends to be slow at this time of the season, all the more so when there is a major tournament on...

Evening Times · Jun 8

Farewell To Sviatchenko

Erik Sviatchenko has returned to FC Midtjylland two and a half years into a four and a half year deal.

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