Jozo Simunovic

Jozo Simunovic of Celtic FC (Defender) was born in Zagreb on 4 August 1994 (age 25). Follow @SimunovicJozo on Twitter.

Jozo Simunovic · Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

Jozo Simunovic signed for Celtic on transfer deadline day 2015. The highly rated central defender became Ronny Deila’s eighth signing of the summer, following on from fellow deadline day acquisition Ryan Christie.

Simunovic started his career at Dynamo Zagreb, progressing through their youth ranks before making his senior debut in March 2013. The defender also featured at home for Dynamo against Celtic in last season’s Europa League tie when he was introduced as an 11th minute substitute.

He has also earned international recognition with Croatia’s U21 side, having previously played for his country from age 14.
Simunovic becomes the first Croatian to play for Celtic.

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Unprecedented period, our No. 9

Drawing Clyde away in the next round of the Scottish Cup means eight of Celtic’s first 10 games after the winter break are away from home.

67HailHail · Jan 19

Our View: Late cameo could be most significant moment of Celtic win

Celtic’s 2-1 Scottish Cup win over Partick Thistle was notable for a few reasons.

Daily Record · Jan 18

Neil Lennon provides Celtic injury update as Hoops set for double boost ahead of crucial run

The Hoops boss was also pleased by the return of Daniel Arzani and Jozo Simunovic after long absences...

67HailHail · Jan 18

Lennon delighted with Celtic performer; acknowledges ‘issues’ player has dealt with

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic made his return to the Hoops side perhaps earlier than expected in the 2-1 Scottish Cup win over Partick Thistle.

67HailHail · Jan 7

Our View: Celtic star should treat Instagram post as a warning

Jozo Simunovic was keen to let the Celtic support know that he was back earlier this week.

Watch: Celtic Dubai Training as Big 2020 Looms

Celtic arrived in Dubai on Saturday and have returned to the pitches in the heat.

Evening Times · Jan 6

Celtic star Jozo Simunovic joins training at Dubai camp after five months out with knee injury

Celtic’s crocked defender Jozo Simunovic has returned to training after his knee surgery...

Jozo: Better Late Than Never

JOZO SIMUNOVIC will ease the pressure on Celtic boss Neil Lennon to sign a new defender by proving he is ready for the rigours of the second half of a crucial season...

‘I’m back’ – Celtic Receive Dubai Training Boost

Celtic have been given a timely boost with Jozo Simunovic posting he’s officially back on the training field after suffering an injury early on this season.

67HailHail · Jan 5

Our View: Fresh Benkovic blow fully justifies apparent Celtic stance

Neil Lennon’s Celtic could do with signing a central defender during the January transfer window.

The Celtic Bhoys · Dec 23, 2019

Brazilian in court trying to force through Celtic transfer

Celtic transfer target, Fabricio Bruno, is in court trying to force a move away from current side Cruzeiro after they failed to pay his wages...

Celtic Quick News · Dec 17, 2019

Bitton contract averts risk at CL qualifiers

Celtic have four central defenders in the first team squad, although Jozo Simunovic’s injury record and Jack Hendry’s complete absence from match day squads effectively reduces that figure to two.

67HailHail · Dec 17, 2019

Our view: Reported £2.5m bid is bad news for Celtic defender

According to Globo Esporte, Celtic have had a bid of £2.5 million rejected for a potential replacement for Jozo Simunovic.

Read Celtic · Dec 15, 2019

Neil Lennon has provided a return update for injured Celtic star

Neil Lennon has provided an update on when Celtic supporters could expect to see Jozo Simunovic back in action.

67HailHail · Dec 14, 2019

Celtic boss provides update on long-term absentee’s progress

Celtic have been without Jozo Simunovic for months.

Evening Times · Nov 17, 2019

Jozo Simunovic on comeback trail as Celtic defender shares video of knee rehab

Celtic star Jozo Simunovic is on the road to recovery after undergoing knee surgery earlier this season...

67HailHail · Nov 17, 2019

Celtic star at work as he edges closer to apparent return date

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic has posted a promising Instagram update that shows clear improvement in his mobility.

VideoCelts · Nov 13, 2019

Crocked Celtic defender posts ‘never stop working’ video

Jozo Simunovic has posted two stories on Instagram as he battles back to fitness.

Celts Are Here · Nov 13, 2019

Injured Celtic Star Gives Fans Timely Reminder

Jozo Simunovic has given Celtic fans a timely reminder he’s on his way back and working hard every day in order to return to the first team.

VideoCelts · Oct 27, 2019

New bhoy could come in from the cold today

Celtic are already without Mikey Johnston, Olivier Ntcham, Jozo Simunovic and Leigh Griffiths for today’s match with Ryan Christie missing through suspension...

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