Amido Balde

Amido Balde was born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau on 16 May 1991 (age 28). Follow @AmidoBalde89 on Twitter.

On 13 June 2013, Baldé signed a four-year contract with Scottish Premier League champions Celtic. On arrival, he stated that his new team were “one of the best clubs in Europe and they are going to play in the Champions League.” He made his official debut on 23 July, replacing James Forrest for the last 15 minutes of the second leg Champions League qualifier tie against Cliftonville.

Baldé scored his first competitive goal on 28 September 2013, coming in as a late substitute and netting the last goal in a 5–2 win at Kilmarnock. On 27 October, at Partick Thistle, he took to the pitch in the 67th minute and scored the 2–1 winner eight minutes later. However, he failed to establish himself as a regular in the team, and although he made 20 league appearances over the season, most were as a substitute. His only other goal came in a 4–0 league win over Kilmarnock, on 29 January 2014.

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The Celtic Star · Oct 19, 2019

“It’s like a good marriage” New appointment should help revamp Celtic’s recruitment

Getting player recruitment right is one of the biggest reasons for Celtic’s success over the years.

Celts Are Here · Sep 12, 2019

New Celtic Star Reveals ‘Dramatic’ Moment He Pushed Through Parkhead Deal

Hatem Abd Elhamed made the move to Celtic this summer with Neil Lennon taking a recommendation from the defender’s agent Dudu Dahan.

Indy Celts · May 12, 2019

Former Celt Amido Balde slaughters Tavernier on Twitter

Amido Balde didn’t have the greatest of Celtic careers with a goal against Liverpool in Dublin being the highlight of his spell in Hoops, but wasn’t going to put up with any guff from Sevco right back Tavernier on twitter...

67HailHail · Apr 19, 2019

‘I feel bad about defending him’ Celtic flop Amido Balde is finding it tough in Indonesia

Former Celtic flop Amido Balde isn’t wanted by fans at his new club Persebaya Surabaya.

Celts Are Here · Apr 19, 2019

Former £1.5m Celtic Flop Struggling at New Club

FORMER £1.5m Celtic striker Amido Balde is having a very tough time at his new club with fans calling for his head.

Daily Record · Apr 19, 2019

Celtic flop Amido Balde slaughtered but boss tells irate fans he’s ‘trying his best’

The striker has lived a nomadic existence since leaving Parkhead and is now struggling to impress at Persebaya Surabaya in Indonesia...

Celts Are Here · Feb 18, 2019

Former Celtic Flop Smashes Four Goals in His Debut for New Club

We reported a few weeks back on former Celtic striker Amido Balde finding a new club.

HITC · Feb 5, 2019

£1.5m flop joins his seventh club since leaving Celtic in 2015

Amido Balde was a £1.5m flop at Scottish Premiership champions Celtic and his globe-trotting career is showing no signs of slowing...

Celts Are Here · Feb 5, 2019

Amido Balde Propaganda

AMIDO BALDE should be a name that most Celtic fans remember.

VideoCelts · Feb 5, 2019

Former Celtic striker joins his 13th club at the age of 27!

Amido Balde has signed a contract with Indonesian side Persebaya Surabaya.

Evening Times · Jan 2, 2019

The new Moussa Dembele? Or another Amido Balde? No guarantees for Brendan Rodgers in Celtic striker search

THE players Celtic have been linked with since Brendan Rodgers revealed he wanted to bring in two new strikers during the January transfer window have created much excitement among fans of the Parkhead club...

Herald Scotland · Jan 2, 2019

The new Moussa Dembele? Or another Amido Balde? No guarantees for Brendan Rodgers in Celtic striker search

THE players Celtic have been linked with since Brendan Rodgers revealed he wanted to bring in two new strikers during the January transfer window have created much excitement among fans of the Parkhead club...

Celtic Quick News · Sep 30, 2017

When Lenny Met Brendan – And Amido Balde Was The Star Of The Show!

NEIL LENNON 1, BRENDAN RODGERS 0. That’s the scoreline from the managers’ only dug-out clash in the past...

VideoCelts · Jun 4, 2017

Could Celtic pull off the strangest transfer triangle?

Brendan Rodgers plans to be sparing in his spending and would rather invest a lot in quality than take four of five punts- as Celtic did in 2013 when van Dijk arrived alongside Teemu Pukki, Amido Balde, Nir Bitton and Derk Boerrigter...

Talking Baws · Apr 1, 2017

Celtic Fan Meets Amido Balde in Glasgow Claims He’s There For Title Party

A Celtic fan met Amido Balde in Glasgow today – and then jokingly claimed that the former Hoops striker told him he was there to celebrate his old team potentially winning the Scottish Premiership...

The Scotsman · Mar 28, 2017

Ex-Celtic striker could be forced to retire after blood clot

Ex-Celtic striker Amido Balde could be forced to quit football after being diagnosed with a blood clot between his heart and his lungs...

HITC · Mar 20, 2017

Things have not got much better for Amido Balde since Celtic release

The striker scored only three goals for Celtic but his record since leaving is even worse...

VideoCelts · Nov 6, 2016

Ten flop Celtic strikers before Dembele broke the mould

Amido Balde and Mo Bangura were the biggest flops in terms of playing contribution and transfer losses but unfortunately there has been plenty of other contenders in the Hall of Shame...

VideoCelts · Apr 27, 2016

Could this La Liga striker be about to get his chance at Celtic?

The 26-year-old appeared to be the square peg being hammered into Ronny Deila’s 4-2-3-1 system but few fans would bracket him alongside Teemu Pukki, Mo Bangura, Amido Balde and the others who were clearly never going to make the grade at Celtic...

BBC · Jul 16, 2015

Balde leaves Celtic to join Metz

Amido Balde signs for French second-tier club Metz after being released following two troubled years with Celtic...

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