Nir Bitton

Read all the news about Nir Bitton of Celtic FC. Position: Midfielder. Nir Bitton was born in Ashdod on 30 October 1991 (age 28).

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On 30 August 2013, Biton signed a four-year deal with Scottish Premiership club Celtic, for a fee of around £700,000 and a 20% sell-on clause for Israeli Premier League club FC Ashdod.

He made his debut for the club on 18 September, in a Champions League group stage match against AC Milan, coming in to the game as a late substitute at the 89th minute. Three weeks later he made another Champions League appearance for Celtic, coming as a 77th-minute substitute against Ajax on 22 October, but was sent off eleven minutes later for a late tackle on Thulani Serero. The resulting suspension and a few niggling injuries hindered Biton’s efforts to establish himself in the team, but he still managed to make a total of 20 appearances for Celtic by the end of his first season there. Celtic won their third successive league title, and Biton’s 15 league appearances saw him pick up his first major honour.

In the 2014-15 season, Biton scored in Celtic’s first league match of the season from the penalty spot after a controversial red card for St Johnstone defender Dave Mackay. Celtic winger Derk Boerrigter was later given a 3-match ban for simulation. Later in the season, Biton scored a stunning 30-yard goal against Dundee. in a 5–0 win. He scored another long distance strike on 12 August 2015, netting from 25 yards into the top corner in a 2–2 draw with Kilmarnock.

To begin the 2015–16 season, on 19 August 2015 Biton scored against Swedish side Malmö FF in a 3–2 win at Celtic Park in the first leg of the Champions League playoffs.

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Bitton’s ‘50-50’ Hampden Clash

CELTIC midfielder Nir Bitton believes Israel’s Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Scotland in March is “a 50-50 game”.

67HailHail · Jan 7

“Putting words in my mouth” – Celtic hero puts the press straight over recent claim

Celtic skipper Scott Brown has hit back at the press, saying that he never said he would come out of international retirement if Scotland qualify for Euro 2020.

67HailHail · Jan 7
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.

67HailHail · Jan 5
67HailHail · Jan 4

Eventual return of long-term absentee should not alter Celtic transfer plans

Celtic’s January transfer window business will certainly be intriguing, particularly when it comes to centre-backs.

67HailHail · Jan 4
67HailHail · Dec 29, 2019

Our View: The bamboozling Lennon decision that offered Celtic nothing

When Celtic needed a game-changing substitution today, Neil Lennon decided to bring in Nir Bitton and change things to a 3-5-2.

67HailHail · Dec 29, 2019
67HailHail · Dec 28, 2019

Recent Celtic moves show that club is looking beyond 10 in a row

Celtic have spent the last few months giving long-term contracts to some of their most important players.

67HailHail · Dec 28, 2019
Football Insider · Dec 22, 2019

Exclusive: Hutton suggests Celtic player in uphill battle despite major boost under Lennon

Alan Hutton suggested that Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton was in an uphill battle when it comes to regularly featuring.

Football Insider · Dec 22, 2019
Celts Are Here · Dec 21, 2019

Celtic Open Talks With Midfielder – Lennon Confirms

Neil Lennon tied up Nir Bitton on a new contact this week with the player’s current deal running out at the end of the season...

Celts Are Here · Dec 21, 2019
The Celtic Star · Dec 18, 2019

Team’s Up – Christie and Hayes start as Celtic return to 4-2-3-1 formation

NEIL LENNON looks like he’s decided to revert to the standard Celtic formation this evening at Tynecastle.

The Celtic Star · Dec 18, 2019
Transfer Tavern · Dec 17, 2019

‘Cracking bit of business’ – Many Celtic fans go crazy over news of 28 y/o who ‘always turns up’

Celtic announced yesterday on their official website that defensive midfielder Nir Bitton has signed a new contract at the club that will keep him at Parkhead until 2023, with the news also shared on their official Twitter channel @CelticFC...

Transfer Tavern · Dec 17, 2019
67HailHail · Dec 17, 2019

Our View: Recent Celtic decision may impact transfer window plans

It will be interesting to see how Nir Bitton’s new contract at Celtic, which he signed on Monday, will have an impact, if any, on the club’s plans for the January transfer window.

67HailHail · Dec 17, 2019
67HailHail · Dec 17, 2019

Our View: One down, one to go for new Celtic deals

The recent announcement from Celtic that Nir Bitton had signed a new deal with the club was one that was overdue.

67HailHail · Dec 17, 2019
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.

Celtic Quick News · Dec 17, 2019
The Celtic Star · Dec 17, 2019

Neil Lennon challenges Celtic star to fulfill his potential

Celtic announced yesterday that Nir Bitton had signed a new 3-and-a-half year contract.

The Celtic Star · Dec 17, 2019
67HailHail · Dec 17, 2019

Celtic boss has his say on utility man’s best position

Celtic’s move to get Nir Bitton tied down on a new contract until 2023 has to go down as a good piece of business by the club.

67HailHail · Dec 17, 2019
67HailHail · Dec 17, 2019

“We all have ears” – Celtic star bites back at media criticism

Celtic utility man Nir Bitton has hit back at previous media criticism over his ability.

67HailHail · Dec 17, 2019
Daily Record · Dec 17, 2019

Nir Bitton admits Celtic fears as he explains wacky alternative career plan

The Israeli international is delighted to be staying with the Hoops after re-emerging under Neil Lennon...

Daily Record · Dec 17, 2019
Herald Scotland · Dec 16, 2019

Nir Bitton fare pleased to seal Celtic future after contemplating life as a cabbie

IT wasn’t so very long ago that Celtic’s Nir Bitton was contemplating a life of picking up hires instead of picking up runs from the likes of Nicklas Bendtner, but with a new contract from Celtic in his possession, he has licence to contemplate a future in football once again...

Herald Scotland · Dec 16, 2019
Evening Times · Dec 16, 2019

Nir Bitton fare pleased to seal Celtic future after contemplating life as a cabbie

IT wasn’t so very long ago that Celtic’s Nir Bitton was contemplating a life of picking up hires instead of picking up runs from the likes of Nicklas Bendtner, but with a new contract from Celtic in his possession, he has licence to contemplate a future in football once again...

Evening Times · Dec 16, 2019
Sentinelcelts · Dec 18, 2019

Jackie Of All Trades-And Master Of Most!

Morning,all. The news that Nir Bitton has finally been rewarded with a three year contract extension couldn’t be more welcome...

Sentinelcelts · Dec 18, 2019
Celtic Quick News · Dec 17, 2019

Lenny Orders Star to Accept ‘More Responsibility’

NEIL LENNON has issued a challenge to Nir Bitton following the Israeli international’s contract extension, as reported in CQN.

Celtic Quick News · Dec 17, 2019
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