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 32). 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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‘You Can’t Say It’s Down to Nerves,’ Admits Calmac

CALLUM McGREGOR praised the conquering Valencia players following the Spaniards’ 2-0 Europa League last-32 triumph at Parkhead last night.

KT’s Celtic Park Return

KIERAN TIERNEY did make an appearance at Parkhead last night – unfortunately it was AFTER full-time.

Daily Record · Feb 14

Celtic player ratings as Scott Brown and Emilio Izaguirre suffer night to forget

Brendan Rodgers’ side were off the boil and two of his most experienced players suffered against Valencia...

Daily Record · Feb 14
Talking Baws · Feb 14

Video: Valencia Expose Celtic Offside Trap as Fans Point Finger at Izaguirre & Simunovic

Valencia scored a priceless away goal in tonight’s Europa League tie away to Celtic after the Spaniards ruthlessly exposed the Hoops’ sloppy offside trap.

Talking Baws · Feb 14

Confirmed: Izzy’s Euro Comeback

BRENDAN RODGERS has brought back Emilio Izaguirre for tonight’s Europa LeaGue last-32 encounter against Valencia at Parkhead.

The Celtic Star · Feb 14

Celtic team confirmed for Valencia challenge

The Celtic team to face Valencia this Erving is exactly as we told you at lunchtime on The Celtic Star.

The Celtic Star · Feb 14
VideoCelts · Feb 14

Team News: Izaguirre makes the staring XI to face Valencia

After seven domestic wins without even conceding a goal Celtic’s defence are sure to be tested tonight with Scott Bain making his European debut...

VideoCelts · Feb 14
Celts Are Here · Feb 14

Confirmed: Celtic Team V Valencia – Izzy Back In

We reported earlier on today that Emilio Izaguirre was due to return to first-team action tonight against Valencia.

Celts Are Here · Feb 14
The Celtic Star · Feb 14

Latest Team News – Simunovic starts, Izaguirre returns after injury, Burke leads the line

THERE were three positions open to speculation in Brendan Rodgers’ team selection for tonight’s mouth-watering Europa League tie against Valencia at Celtic Park...

The Celtic Star · Feb 14
The Celtic Star · Feb 14

Celtic on This Day – Bhoys survive late scare in Perth, Gordon celebrates double save

ON THIS DAY in 2015 Celtic warmed up for the UEFA Cup visit from Inter Milan with a decent 2-1 win away at St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership, on the way to another title win.

The Celtic Star · Feb 14

Legend Backs Emilio

CELTIC legend Davie Hay reckons Emilio Izaguirre will do a great job for the team against Valencia tonight – if he returns to the left-back position.

BBC · Feb 13

Izaguirre fit for Celtic, but no place for Tierney

Celtic full-back Emilio Izaguirre returns for the first leg of the Europa League last-32 tie against Valencia but Kieran Tierney will not be considered...

BBC · Feb 13
Celts Are Here · Feb 13

Hopes Dashed – Brendan Rodgers Confirms Tierney is Out

BRENDAN RODGERS has today dashed the hopes of thousands of Celtic fans by confirming the left back is not ready to return to action for the bhoys against Valencia.

Celts Are Here · Feb 13
Read Celtic · Feb 12

Premiership defender banned for two games after injuring Celtic star

Hibernian defender Darnell Johnson banned for two games after his horror challenge on Celtic full-back Emilio Izaguirre.

Read Celtic · Feb 12
BBC · Feb 12

Hibernian’s Johnson given two-game ban after unsuccessful appeal

Hibernian defender Darnell Johnson is banned for two matches for his challenge on Celtic’s Emilio Izaguirre...

BBC · Feb 12
VideoCelts · Feb 15

32-year-old is the latest to discover that it’s never quite the same second time around

Charlie Nicholas, Andy Walker and Frank McAvennie discovered that the old magic isn’t quite the same when you return to the scene of past glories, sadly Izaguirre is discovering the same painful lesson...

VideoCelts · Feb 15
VideoCelts · Feb 12

Chris Sutton’s incredible suggestion for SFA Compliance Officer

Last week we discovered that the Compliance Officer can review incidents in which players have already been punished when Darnell Johnson had a yellow card upgraded to a red for his horror attack on Emilio Izaguirre...

VideoCelts · Feb 12

Izzy: Hibs Defender’s 2-Match Ban

HIBS defender Darnell Johnson has been hit by a two-match ban for serious foul play...

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