Efe Ambrose

Efe Ambrose was born in Kaduna, Nigeria on 18 October 1988 (age 31).

Efe Ambrose · Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

A quick and versatile centre-back, who can also play in the heart of midfield, Ambrose joined the club on deadline day on August 31, 2012, from Israeli Premier League side, FC Ashdod. He started out in his homeland, before switching to the Israeli top flight. He signed a three-year deal with Celtic and was given the squad number 4.

A Nigerian internationalist and Olympic Silver medallist, Ambrose helped his country become African Cup of Nations champions for the first time in 19 years in February 2013. He also competed in the 2014 World Cup tournament in Brazil as the Super Eagles reached the last 16 of the competition.

At Celtic, the stopper has played a part in two league championship triumphs and one Scottish Cup success. He passed the 100-appearance milestone during the 2014-15 season. During this campaign, Ambrose has been used both at centre-half, right back and left-back where his forays forward have complimented Celtic’s style of attacking play.

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Scotzine · Jan 3

Livi Eyes on Efe

FORMER Celtic and Hibs defender Efe Ambrose looks to be heading for a return to Scotland with Livingston.

No Hat-Trick for Efe

EFE AMBROSE looks to be heading back to Scotland – but there will be no Neil Lennon hat-trick for the Nigerian defender.

Free Agent Former Celtic Star Set for SPFL Return – Reports

Former Celtic defender and cult hero Efe Ambrose could be coming back to Scotland with RecordSport reporting Livingston are keen on a move for the Nigerian.

Ambrose Set for Scotland Return as Hendry Nears Exit

Efe Ambrose is on the verge of returning to Scottish Football after it was reported in the Daily Record that the Nigerian defender had held discussions with Livingston about a potential move to West Lothian...

Celtic Now & Forever · Nov 18, 2019

Lennon Thankfully Not Signing Ambrose For A Third Time

Former Celtic defender Efe Ambrose is wanted by Hibs and St Johnstone, according to the Source...

67HailHail · Nov 18, 2019

Celtic fans will breathe sigh of relief as two clubs reportedly fight over former flop

Former Celtic defender Efe Ambrose is wanted by Hibs and St Johnstone, according to the Scottish Mail on Sunday.

The Dugout · Nov 17, 2019

Hibs and St Johnstone fight for Efe Ambrose

Hibernian and St Johnstone are set to fight for Efe Ambrose’s signature.

Scotzine · Nov 17, 2019

Back Page Bulletin: Former Celtic Ace is Hibs Target, Stoke Eye Cosgrove, Mckinnon Axed, Skelton Waits

FORMER Celtic defender Efe Ambrose has emerged as a target for ex-club Hibs and St Johnstone.

Celts Are Here · Nov 17, 2019

Out of Contract – Celtic Cult Hero Set for Scottish Football Return

It feels like a long time since the song ‘Efe Ambrose Ballon D’or’ has been chanted by the Celtic support but it was only in 2017 when the Nigerian defender cut ties with the club and moved to Hibernian...

67HailHail · Nov 6, 2019

‘One of the best’ – Celtic cult hero makes claim about former team-mate

Celtic cult hero Efe Ambrose remains a massive fan of his former Hoops team-mates Fraser Forster.

67HailHail · Nov 6, 2019

Celtic figure claims he’s open to Scotland return – but Hoops shouldn’t bite

Efe Ambrose’s comments today have certainly hinted that he could be open to a return to Scotland.

BALLS.ie · Nov 4, 2019

5 Of The Worst Sporting Movie Scenes Of All Time

On yesterday’s edition of The Racket, we discussed this pithy and brilliant review of The Titanic by Celtic’s Efe Ambrose...

Read Celtic · Sep 13, 2019

‘That’s not remotely funny’ – These Celtic fans don’t like the idea of re-signing former Parkhead man

Celtic supporters have been quick to respond to Efe Ambrose’s suggestion that he would be open to a return to Scottish football, with the free agent currently without a club following his departure from Derby County in the summer...

HITC · Sep 12, 2019

‘No’: Some Celtic fans react after former player’s comments

Efe Ambrose would like to return to the Scottish Premiership but will Neil Lennon bring the defender back to Celtic?

Celtic Now & Forever · Sep 12, 2019

Free Agent Former Celt Turns Down ‘Big Money’ Move

EFE AMBROSE let Celtic a little over two years ago and since then the player Source...

Read Celtic · Sep 12, 2019

Former Celtic star keen on shock Scotland return – Would he be a good signing?

Efe Ambrose has revealed he is keen on a surprise return to Scottish football, so should Celtic look to re-sign him?

Celts Are Here · Sep 12, 2019

Free Agent Former Celt Turns Down ‘Big Money’ Move

EFE AMBROSE let Celtic a little over two years ago and since then the player has played for Hibernian and had a short stint at Frank Lampard’s Derby at the back end of last season.

67HailHail · Sep 12, 2019

Premiership winner could come back to Scotland – Celtic can’t be an option

Former Celtic defender Efe Ambrose has admitted that a return to Scottish football does hold appeal for him.

Evening Times · Sep 12, 2019

Ex-Celtic star Efe Ambrose opens door to sensational return to Scottish football

Former Celtic star Efe Ambrose admits he’d be open to a return to Scotland...

Read Celtic · Sep 5, 2019

“Superb” – These Celtic fans left amused by hilarious comparison with Rangers star

Celtic fans have been left amused by a social media comparison between former Hoops player Efe Ambrose and new Rangers signing Ryan Kent.

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