Nir Bitton

Read all about Nir Bitton of Celtic FC. Position: Midfielder. Nir Bitton was born in Ashdod on 30 October 1991 (age 26).

Nir Bitton Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

On 30 August 2013, Biton signed a four-year deal with Scottish Premiership club Celtic, for a fee of around £700,000 and a 20% sell-on clause for Israeli Premier League club FC Ashdod.

He made his debut for the club on 18 September, in a Champions League group stage match against AC Milan, coming in to the game as a late substitute at the 89th minute. Three weeks later he made another Champions League appearance for Celtic, coming as a 77th-minute substitute against Ajax on 22 October, but was sent off eleven minutes later for a late tackle on Thulani Serero. The resulting suspension and a few niggling injuries hindered Biton’s efforts to establish himself in the team, but he still managed to make a total of 20 appearances for Celtic by the end of his first season there. Celtic won their third successive league title, and Biton’s 15 league appearances saw him pick up his first major honour.

In the 2014-15 season, Biton scored in Celtic’s first league match of the season from the penalty spot after a controversial red card for St Johnstone defender Dave Mackay. Celtic winger Derk Boerrigter was later given a 3-match ban for simulation. Later in the season, Biton scored a stunning 30-yard goal against Dundee. in a 5–0 win. He scored another long distance strike on 12 August 2015, netting from 25 yards into the top corner in a 2–2 draw with Kilmarnock.

To begin the 2015–16 season, on 19 August 2015 Biton scored against Swedish side Malmö FF in a 3–2 win at Celtic Park in the first leg of the Champions League playoffs.

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The Guardian · May 19

Celtic v Motherwell: 2018 Scottish Cup final – live!

Updates from Hampden Park as Celtic seek double-TrebleSign up to The Fiver, our daily football emailAnd why not email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 1.

The Guardian · May 19
Celts Are Here · Apr 25

Celtic Star Ponders Career Change

NIR BITTON has been hard at work while being out injured and today he showed off his Basketball skills which has him pondering a career change...

Celts Are Here · Apr 25
Talking Baws · Apr 24

Video: Patrick Roberts Showcases Nir Bitton’s Pretty Impressive Basketball Skills

Celtic winger Patrick Roberts has been showing off Nir Bitton’s impressive basketball skills on his Instagram account, and it’s fair to say the Hoops midfielder has some pretty impressive hidden talents...

Talking Baws · Apr 24
Football Weeks · Apr 24

Good news as Celtic favourite reaffirms desire to stay at Parkhead

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has made it clear he has no desire to leave the club, amid rumours linking him with a move to Israeli Premier League side Maccabi Haifa, reports The Sn...

Football Weeks · Apr 24
Read Celtic · Apr 24

Celtic midfielder claims he is not interested in leaving

Speaking to The Daily Record, Celtic’s Nir Bitton has made it clear he wants to remain at the club despite interest in his home country from Israeli side Maccabi Haifa...

Read Celtic · Apr 24
Daily Record · Feb 26

Celtic star Nir Bitton goes under the knife as Brendan Rodgers provides positive update on Hoops’ injuries

Bitton’s season has been ended by a knee problem but he looked in good spirits as he shared a snap from his hospital bed...

Daily Record · Feb 26
Vital Football · Feb 15

Midfielder could miss rest of season

Celtic may have lost midfielder Nir Bitton for the remainder of the season due to a knee problem...

Vital Football · Feb 15
Football Weeks · Feb 15

Eboue Kouassi to start in place of Nir Bitton: Can he shine for Celtic v Zenit?

It was confirmed by The Daily Telegraph via Football Weeks yesterday night that Nir Bitton, 26, will undergo surgery after sustaining a knee injury which could potentially ruled the player out of Celtic’s season...

Football Weeks · Feb 15
HITC · Feb 15

Has four-time title winner already played his last game for Celtic?

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic appear to have little use for Israeli international Nir Bitton now...

HITC · Feb 15
Football Weeks · Feb 15

“gutted” to miss Euro clash but backs Celtic to get through – Fans react to Rodgers injury update

Celtic fans are gutted after boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Nir Bitton would “probably” be out for the rest of the season...

Football Weeks · Feb 15
Read Celtic · Feb 15

Celtic’s injury crisis deepens as another player is ruled out for the season

As confirmed by The Telegraph, Celtic defender Nir Bitton is the latest casualty in an injury-hit season for the Hoops as the Israeli will require surgery on a knee injury that could see him miss the rest of the season...

Read Celtic · Feb 15
BBC · Feb 15

Celtic: Nir Bitton could be sidelined until the summer

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the season with a knee injury...

BBC · Feb 15
The Celtic Star · Feb 15

Celtic injury crisis latest! Lustig out and Bitton blow, Israeli’s season is over

“Nir Bitton will probably be out for the season which is a blow for us,” Brendan Rodgers revealed yesterday...

The Celtic Star · Feb 15

Bitton Blow – Out for Season

CELTIC have suffered another massive injury blow with the news Nir Bitton is out for the rest of the season...

ESPN · Feb 15

Tom Rogic set to miss Europa League clash, Nir Bitton out for the season

Tom Rogic’s hopes of returning to action in time for Celtic’s Europa League clash with Zenit St Petersburg at Parkhead on Thursday night appear to have been dashed...

ESPN · Feb 15
BBC · Feb 15

Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Bitton, Tavernier, Goncalves, Kilmarnock

Celtic face battle to progress in Europa League as midfielder Nir Bitton could be ruled out for the rest of the season...

BBC · Feb 15
The Scotsman · Feb 15

Massive blow for Celtic as Nir Bitton faces knee surgery

Celtic have been hit by yet another injury blow ahead of their Europa League last 32 tie against Zenit St Petersburg tonight with Nir Bitton expected to be ruled out for the rest of the season...

The Scotsman · Feb 15
Daily Record · Feb 15

Celtic hit by Nir Bitton blow as Israeli midfielder is ruled out for rest of the season

Bitton needs knee surgery and it will force him to miss the rest of the season...

Daily Record · Feb 15
Daily Mail · Feb 15

Celtic blow as knee operation ends Nir Britton’s season

Celtic have suffered another savage injury blow after learning Nir Bitton’s season is over...

Daily Mail · Feb 15
Football Weeks · Feb 15

Nir Bitton out for the season, Patrick Roberts back to Man City – More blow for Celtic ahead of Zenit

Nir Bitton is likely to be out of action for the rest of the season, Brendan Rodgers revealed as he assessed Celtic’s injury-blighted squad prior to Thursday’s Europa League meeting with Zenit St Petersburg at Parkhead in the first leg of their round of 32 tie...

Football Weeks · Feb 15
Evening Times · Feb 15

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton out for rest of the season

Nir Bitton has been added to Celtic’s extensive list of casualties after Brendan Rodgers revealed that the Hoops midfielder’s season is over...

Evening Times · Feb 15
Indy Celts · Apr 30

Bitton and Allan plus cash for McGinn

Nir Bitton is currently crocked but is due to resume training in the coming weeks and will be available for selection in the 2018-19 season, however, will he be selected?

Indy Celts · Apr 30
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