Jozo Simunovic

Read all about Jozo Simunovic of Celtic FC. Position: Defender. Jozo Simunovic was born in Zagreb on 4 August 1994 (age 23). Follow @SimunovicJozo on Twitter.

Jozo Simunovic Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

Jozo Simunovic signed for Celtic on transfer deadline day 2015. The highly rated central defender became Ronny Deila’s eighth signing of the summer, following on from fellow deadline day acquisition Ryan Christie.

Simunovic started his career at Dynamo Zagreb, progressing through their youth ranks before making his senior debut in March 2013. The defender also featured at home for Dynamo against Celtic in last season’s Europa League tie when he was introduced as an 11th minute substitute.

He has also earned international recognition with Croatia’s U21 side, having previously played for his country from age 14.
Simunovic becomes the first Croatian to play for Celtic.

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Celtic’s Forgotten Signing Set To Discover Parkhead Future

MARVIN COMPPER came into Celtic at a time when the Celtic defence was perceived to be at its worst.

23-year-old wants to stay, but Celtic must accept any offers for out-of-form former mainstay

COMMENT Despite Jozo Simunovic making a brief return to the Celtic first-team as a second-half sub in the Scottish Cup Final win over Motherwell, there is little doubt that if a big enough offer came in for the 23-year-old the Hoops would sell...

‘Still very happy’ – Celtic outcast makes admission after unexpected cup final reprieve

Celtic centre-back Jozo Simunovic has admitted that the second-half of the season was frustrating for him but he wants to stay and fight for his first-team place with the Hoops...

Scotzine · May 22

‘I’ll Fight for Celtic Place,’ Jozo

JOZO SIMUNOVIC will stay and fight for his Celtic place – after a heart-to-attack chat with Brendan Rodgers...

Scotzine · May 22
Celts Are Here · May 22

‘I’m going Nowhere’ – Celtic Star Reveals Rodgers Talks

JOZO SIMUNOVIC has declared he’s ready to fight for his place in the Celtic side next season as the bhoys prepare to try and win the treble treble.

Celts Are Here · May 22
The Celtic Star · May 22

‘It was nice to get on the pitch at Hampden,’ Simunovic’s staying at Celtic

WE didn’t see much of Jozo Simunovic after that ‘Red Red Red’ shout on the first of the three Beautiful Sundays – still loving the fact that the club is playing this tune now!

The Celtic Star · May 22
The Scotsman · May 22

Jozo Simunovic: I’ll stay and fight for Celtic place

Jozo Simunovic has revealed a heart-to-heart meeting with manager Brendan Rodgers has left him content to stay at Celtic and fight to regain his first team place...

The Scotsman · May 22

Shock cup final sighting hands Celtic outcast major boost over future at Parkhead

COMMENT One of the most shocking aspects of Celtic’s Scottish Cup Final victory over Motherwell was the appearance of Jozo Simunovic, who replaced Kristoffer Ajer in the 76th minute of the game...

Profiling Celtic target Thomas Isherwood

Celtic are looking to bolster their defence this summer and have their eye on a young Bayern Munich centre-back who has considerable potential Jozo Simunovic and Erik Sviatchenko, who is currently on loan at FC Midtjylland, could both leave the club at the end of this season and the league champions will be looking for reinforcements...

Football Hitz · Apr 23

Celtic set to complete shocking summer move to two-time SPL winners – reports

Both Jozo Simunovic and Erik Sviatchenko are both linked with summer exits from the club in the summer, according to reports...

Football Hitz · Apr 23
VideoCelts · Apr 18

Collum to referee Celtic’s potential title clincher

Sean Goss and Fabian Cardoso both escaped with just bookings for brutal attacks on Moussa Dembele and Kieran Tierney while Jozo Simunovic was red carded on the hysterical instructions of assistant ref Douglas Ross...

VideoCelts · Apr 18
HITC · Apr 10

Former Ibrox ace gives his take on 23-year-old Celtic star’s international situation

Former Rangers star Sasa Papac seems to understand Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic’s stance regarding playing for Bosnia and Herzegovina...

HITC · Apr 10

Brendan Rodgers: Andrew Davies getting the same ban as Jozo Simunovic? That’s clearly not right

BRENDAN Rodgers believes the quality of Scottish football will suffer if the SFA fail to stamp out the over-the-top challenges which Celtic captain Scott Brown has been subjected to this season...

Evening Times · Apr 4

Brendan Rodgers: Jozo Simunovic getting exactly the same ban as Andrew Davies? That’s clearly not right

BRENDAN Rodgers believes the quality of Scottish football will suffer if the SFA fail to stamp out the over-the-top challenges which Celtic captain Scott Brown has been subjected to this season...

Evening Times · Apr 4

Celtic 23-year-old could be unlikely hero in crunch semi-final v Rangers

COMMENT Jozo Simunovic hasn’t had the best of seasons for Celtic, but he could become an unlikely hero should he start the upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers...

Celts Are Here · Mar 28

Celtic Defender’s Old Trafford Dream

Having played in the atmosphere at Celtic Park there are not too many stadiums out there what would impress Jozo Simunovic...

Celts Are Here · Mar 28

Struggling Rodgers favourite not to be trusted at Celtic – still to start O** F*** clash

COMMENT Celtic centre-back Jozo Simunovic has been struggling for the Hoops this season, after a stellar year with the Hoops last season...

Manager demands Celtic 23-year-old to make public explanation

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic has been asked to explain his decision to refuse an international call-up to Bosnia by manager Robert Prosinecki...

HITC · Mar 21

Champions League winner shares what he told £7m-rated Celtic man last week

Celtic’s Jozo Simunovic does not want to represent Bosnia & Herzegovina seemingly...

HITC · Mar 21
Celts Are Here · Mar 21

Furious Boss Hits Back at Celtic Star in International Tug of War

JOZO SIMUNOVIC has angered his Bosnian International coach by rejecting his call up to the national side...

Celts Are Here · Mar 21
Daily Record · Mar 21

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic must tell fans why he turned his back on Bosnia demands boss Robert Prosinecki

The Hoops defender decided he no longer wanted to represented Bosnia and Prosinecki has revealed he won’t beg him to play...

Daily Record · Mar 21

Simunovic Dilemma

JOZO SIMUNOVIC’S international career is in limbo after FIFA declared he could not change his mind twice...

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