Emilio Izaguirre

Emilio Izaguirre of Celtic FC (Defender) was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on 10 May 1986 (age 33). Follow @Emilio_HN on Twitter.

Emilio Izaguirre · Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

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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Celtic Quick News · Dec 12, 2019

Ex-Celt Banned after ‘Corrupt’ Claims

FORMER Celtic fans’ favourite Emilio Izaguirre has been BANNED by Honduran football authorities after sensationally accusing them of being corrupt.

Daily Record · Dec 12, 2019

Emilio Izaguirre banned as former Celtic star accuses Honduran football of being corrupt

The 33-year-old is back in his homeland after two successful spells at Celtic but isn’t happy with the authorities...

The 4th Official · Dec 1, 2019

‘We Want Him’ Lennon Wants To Secure This Celtic Ace’s Future Soon: Right Call From The Gaffer?

Celtic were facing a significant crisis in defence before the start of the season.

The 4th Official · Nov 13, 2019

Celtic’s Summer Target Reveals Why His Move To Scotland Failed: Did Lennon Make The Right Call?

Celtic were in the mix (Daily Record) to sign France’s u-21 international Romain Perraud in the summer.

VideoCelts · Sep 27, 2019

Lennon: I’m not here to keep players happy!

Neil Lennon isn’t in the business of keeping his full-back’s happy- he’d rather that they kept him happy!

HITC · Sep 19, 2019

‘A blessing’: Recently-departed Celtic ace is inspiring his new club’s title challenge

Emilio Izaguirre walked away from Celtic after winning a seventh Scottish Premiership title with Neil Lennon’s side...

Celtic Quick News · Sep 11, 2019

Defiant Boli Up for Battle

BOLI BOLINGOLI is prepared for the Battle of the New Bhoys after the £2.25million arrival of Kilmarnock’s Greg Taylor last week.

67HailHail · Sep 5, 2019

“Football yes, war no” – Former Celtic man used in emphatic anti-riots message

Former Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre has been used to promote an emphatic peace message following recent riots in Honduras.

Herald Scotland · Aug 26, 2019

Bolingoli, Meling or Taylor? Who is best-suited to fill Kieran Tierney’s boots at Celtic?

IT is no secret that Celtic are still in the market for at least one other left-back despite the arrival of Boli Bolingoli at the club in the summer...

Evening Times · Aug 26, 2019

Bolingoli, Meling or Taylor? Who is best-suited to fill Kieran Tierney’s boots at Celtic?

IT is no secret that Celtic are still in the market for at least one other left-back despite the arrival of Boli Bolingoli at the club in the summer...

Celtic Quick News · Aug 25, 2019

Boss Spells Out Qualities Needed to Join Hoops

THE transfer merry-go-round will come to a halt at midnight a week tomorrow...

Read Celtic · Aug 24, 2019

Celtic defensive target effectively rules out move – have the Hoops missed out massively on a major target?

Celtic’s hopes of signing Brentford defender Rico Henry appear to have been scuppered by the Championship club.

Celtic Quick News · Aug 24, 2019

CELTIC £7m DEAL HOPES DASHED

CELTIC’S hopes of making a move for Brentford left-back Rico Henry have been scuppered.

Evening Times · Aug 19, 2019

Honduras’ President vows to punish ‘terrorists’ as Emilio Izaguirre rushed to hospital and three die at violent derby

Honduras’ President has vowed to punish the ‘terrorists’ who landed former Celtic star Emlio Izaguirre in hospital following riots in the capital before a derby match...

Herald Scotland · Aug 19, 2019

Honduras’ President vows to punish ‘terrorists’ as Emilio Izaguirre rushed to hospital and three die at violent derby

Honduras’ President has vowed to punish the ‘terrorists’ who landed former Celtic star Emlio Izaguirre in hospital following riots in the capital before a derby match...

Read Celtic · Aug 18, 2019

“No room for this in football,” “YNWA Emilio” – These fans offer their support to former Celtic defender following injury in crowd violence

Football supporters have offered their support for Emilio Izaguirre after the former Celtic defender was injured after rival football fans clashed during a match in Honduras.

90min.com · Aug 18, 2019

Former Celtic Player Emilio Izaguirre Among 10 Injured as 3 Die in Honduras Derby Riots

Clashes between rival fans in Honduras left three people dead and ten injured, with former Celtic player Emilio Izaguirre hurt in the violence.

Talking Baws · Aug 18, 2019

Video: Emilio Izaguirre Injured During Riots Between Rival Fans in Honduras

Former Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre has been injured after being caught-up in a series of clashes between rival supporters in Honduras...

Evening Times · Aug 18, 2019

Emilio Izaguirre suffers glass in eye after violent Honduras derby saw three killed

Ex-Celtic star Emilio Izaguirre has revealed he suffered shards of GLASS in his eye after shameful riots erupted during his Motagua side’s derby with Olimpia – leaving three people dead...

Herald Scotland · Aug 18, 2019

Emilio Izaguirre suffers glass in eye after violent Honduras derby saw three killed

Ex-Celtic star Emilio Izaguirre has revealed he suffered shards of GLASS in his eye after shameful riots erupted during his Motagua side’s derby with Olimpia – leaving three people dead...

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