Emilio Izaguirre

Read all the news about Emilio Izaguirre of Celtic FC. Position: Defender. Emilio Izaguirre was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on 10 May 1986 (age 33). Follow @Emilio_HN on Twitter.

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A revelation in his first season in Scottish football, Izaguirre ended the 2010/11 campaign in possession of the awards for SPFA Players’ Player of the Year, SPL Player of the Year and Football Writers Player of the Year – a remarkable individual achievement.

The Honduras internationalist represented his country at the 2010 World Cup and was snapped up by Celtic later that summer from Montagua, making an impressive debut in a 1-0 win over Motherwell.

Assured in defence and a potent attacking threat, Izaguirre’s progress was then curtailed because of a broken ankle at the start of the 2011/12 season. The full-back was an impressive performer for Celtic in season 2013/14 and committed his future to the Hoops at the end of that campaign, signing a new three-year deal.

After starring for his country at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, he has continued to be a regular in the side under Ronny Deila. Izaguirre scored his first Celtic goal in four years in the 6-0 League Cup victory over Partick Thistle in November 2014, adding another in a 2-0 win away to Kilmarnock at the start of 2015.

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Into Football · May 17

A Celtic Statement of Mind’s Cult Hero XI – Left-Back

Completing the defence is the left-back position. In recent years the Celtic faithful have had Emilio Izaguirre and Kieran Tierney to purr over in a position which for years could be seen to be cursed, with players having one good season then never reaching the heights of...

Into Football · May 17
67HailHail · May 16

Will Sunday be the Celtic Park swansong for this veteran duo?

There is a very real chance that Sunday’s game against Hearts will be the last time we see two Celtic heroes in the Hooped jersey at Celtic Park.

67HailHail · May 16
Transfer Tavern · May 13

Celtic land Tierney replacement, long-term target arrives: Potential consequences of a swoop

Celtic fans know full well that one day the time will come that Kieran Tierney will leave the club for bigger and better things, and when that happens they don’t want to be stuck with Emilio Izaguirre...

Transfer Tavern · May 13
HITC · May 9

January report suggests Celtic may have to pay big for 23-year-old target

Emilio Izaguirre broke the news this week that Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are interested in signing Honduran and MLS star Alberth Elis...

HITC · May 9
Soccer Souls · May 9

Report: Celtic enquire about Honduras striker Alberth Elis

Celtic FC News: Celtic have been reportedly keeping tabs on MLS striker Alberth Elis, claims The Sun.

Soccer Souls · May 9
HITC · May 8

‘Has to improve’: Have Celtic been warned about signing prolific 23-year-old?

Scottish Premiership outfit Celtic are interested in signing MLS starlet and Houston Dynamo coach Alberth Elis, according to Emilio Izaguirre...

HITC · May 8

Celtic Have Asked ‘Several Times’ About £2m MLS Attacker

EMILIO Izaguirre has revealed the club has asked him about one or two Honduras internationals since he’s been back at the club with one player’s name cropping up more than the others...

67HailHail · May 8

Celtic’s Tierney replacement is right under their nose

Emilio Izaguirre’s likely departure from Celtic this summer means finding a replacement for Kieran Tierney has just become a top priority.

67HailHail · May 8
Read Celtic · May 8

Celtic defender confirms the club’s interest in international striker

Celtic left-back Emilio Izaguirre has admitted the Hoops have asked him about fellow Honduras international Alberth Elis ahead of a potential move for the forward.

Read Celtic · May 8
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