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.

Evening Times · Mar 9

Kieran Tierney sends ‘hero’ ex-Celtic teammate Izaguirre signed Arsenal jerseys

Kieran Tierney sent former Celtic teammate Emilio Izaguirre a signed Arsenal jersey, dubbing the Honduran his “hero”...

67HailHail · Mar 8

Kieran Tierney sends brilliant “hero” message to Emilio Izaguirre

Continue reading “Kieran Tierney sends brilliant “hero” message to Emilio Izaguirre” on 67HailHail.

67HailHail · Feb 19

Emilio Izaguirre explains why he was fined £600 for two years at Celtic

Continue reading “Emilio Izaguirre explains why he was fined £600 for two years at Celtic” on 67HailHail.

67HailHail · Feb 19

Our View: Celtic hero Emilio Izaguirre’s transfer claim isn’t that far-fetched

Continue reading “Our View: Celtic hero Emilio Izaguirre’s transfer claim isn’t that far-fetched” on 67HailHail.

Soccerlens · Feb 19

109-cap International claims Celtic turned down Man Utd’s £9m offer to sign him

originally posted on Sportslens.com Former Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre has revealed that Manchester United tried to sign him during his time at Parkhead.

Scotzine · Feb 19

Back Page Bulletin: ‘Bolingoli is Done’ at Celtic, Claims Ex-Ger, Well Crisis, Goodwin’s Mixed Emotions, Hamilton Okay

BOLI BOLINGOLI is finished at Celtic, claims former Rangers striker Kevin Kyle.

Daily Record · Feb 19

Emilio Izaguirre claims Celtic rejected HUGE Manchester United bid as Hoops held out for incredible sum

The Honduran left-back was hot property at the time and one of the best players in the Scottish Premiership...

Tierney Comparison ‘Positive’, Admits Taylor

GREG TAYLOR arrived at Celtic in a £2.25million switch from Kilmarnock on the September 2 transfer deadline day.

KT’s Taylor made replacement, Sandman’s mate Ntcham, the Birthday Bhoy

MORE has been written about Celtic’s left back position this season than anywhere else on the park...

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...

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...

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...

Daily Mail · Aug 18, 2019

Sickening scenes sees three KILLED and seven injured as violence breaks out between fans in Honduras

Former Celtic star Emilio Izaguirre was rushed to hospital after he was injured in a riot between fans in Honduras that saw three supporters killed and seven injured...

Celtic Quick News · Aug 18, 2019

Izaguirre Hurt As Three Die in Riot

EMILIO IZAGUIRRE was injured and three people died in violent clashes between rival fans in Honduras.

The Celtic Star · Aug 18, 2019

Emilio Izaguirre Hurt in Terrifying Attack as 3 Die and 7 are Shot or Stabbed

FORMER Celtic star Emilio Izaguire has been injured by shards of glass that came into the team bus following an attack by opposition fans in what must have been a terrifying return for the player to his Honduran club Motagua.

Football Scotland · Aug 18, 2019

Celtic hero Emilio Izaguirre injured from Olimpia vs Motagua derby riots that leaves three dead

There were ugly scenes before the match in Honduras as the Motagua team bus was attacked...

Green Tinted Specs · Aug 18, 2019

Ex-Celtic star Emilio Izaguirre injured as three die in Honduras football riot

Shocking pictures have emerged after fans of Olimpia and Motagua clashed outside the National Stadium in the capital, Tegucigalpa...

Celts Are Here · Aug 18, 2019

Emilio Izaguirre Taken To Hospital After Riots

Former Celtic player Emilio Izaguirre was taken to hospital following deadly riots before a football match in his native Honduras.

BBC · Aug 18, 2019

Three dead & former Celtic full-back Izaguirre injured in Honduras derby riot

Three people are killed and former Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre is among those injured in violent clashes between fans in Honduras...

67HailHail · Aug 18, 2019

Celtic fans-favourite caught up in riots – posts on social media

Former Celtic star and fans-favourite Emilio Izaguirre has been caught up in horrific riots that stunned Honduran football last night.

Daily Record · Aug 18, 2019

Celtic hero Emilio Izaguirre injured in shocking Honduras football riot that leaves three dead

Bitter rivals Olimpia and Motagua clashed in wild scenes outside the National Stadium before the clash in the capital Tegucigalpa...

Celtic Quick News · Aug 15, 2019

Hoops Step Up Player Search

NEIL LENNON will step up his interest in Rosenborg left-back Birger Meling as the September 2 transfer deadline edges closer.

Evening Times · Aug 12, 2019

Ex-Celtic star Emilio Izaguirre re-signs for hometown club Motagua after failing to land MLS deal

Ex-Celtic star Emilio Izaguirre has signed for hometown club Motagua...

67HailHail · Aug 12, 2019

Celtic hero confirms he won’t be rejoining the club – was it ever on the cards?

Emilio Izaguirre’s career has found its next platform – and surprise surprise it isn’t Parkhead.

Football Scotland · Aug 10, 2019

Former Celtic star Emilio Izaguirre signs for his old club Motagua

The Honduran left-back has a special clause in his contract that could see him leave in the next six months...

Celtic Quick News · Aug 9, 2019

Elhamed Makes Boli Plea to Fans

HATEM ABD ELHAMED is backing full-back partner Boli Bolingoli to answer his critics after the Belgian defender’s shaky performance in the 1-1 draw against Cluj on Wednesday...

Read Celtic · Aug 6, 2019

Uncertainty at the back for Celtic with defenders’ future’s up in the air

In recent weeks, many Celtic supporters have breathed a little easier, with the signings of Christopher Jullien, Boli Bolingoli and Hatem Abd Elhamed filling the voids left by Dedryck Boyata, Filip Benkovic, Emilio Izaguirre and Mikael Lustig...

Celtic Quick News · Aug 3, 2019

BOSS WARNS OF STRONGER SQUAD, CELTIC v ST JOHNSTONE: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

CELTIC’S route to nine in a row kicks off this afternoon when St Johnstone visit Parkhead – and Neil Lennon has warned the champions’ squad could be even STRONGER than last season...

The 4th Official · Jul 28, 2019

Celtic Claimed To Have Made An Offer To Sign This Defender Again: Why It Makes Sense For Lennon?

Celtic might eventually lose Kieran Tierney to Arsenal towards the closure of the transfer window.

67HailHail · Jul 28, 2019

Parkhead return for Celtic hero would be absolutely dreadful

The idea of any potential Emilio Izaguirre return just doesn’t bear thinking about.

Celtic Quick News · Jul 28, 2019

No Go, Emilio

EMILIO IZAGUIRRE will NOT be offered short-term deal by Celtic, despite claims made by Montagua president Eddy Atala...

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