Nir Bitton

Nir Bitton of Celtic FC (Midfielder) was born in Ashdod on 30 October 1991 (age 28).

Nir Bitton · Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

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.

Read Celtic · Apr 1

Photo: Celtic star makes two brilliant digs at 19 y/o teammate on social media

Mikey Johnston has replied to some of Jeremie Frimpong’s Q&A answers on Instagram with two brilliant comebacks.

Read Celtic · Mar 31

Celtic ace brilliantly mocks teammate with social media post

Leigh Griffiths has brilliantly mocked Luca Connell’s pool playing skills in a Q&A he did on Celtic’s official Instagram story on Monday.

Bitton Calls Out Celtic Captain In Q&A

Nir Bitton calls out Celtic captain Scott Brown as the midfielder gains control of the club’s official Instagram account...

Inside Futbol · Mar 29

He Was A Magician – Celtic Star Picks Out Favourite

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has picked out Brazil great Ronaldinho as his favourite player while growing up...

Read Celtic · Mar 27

Photo: Scott Brown roasted by teammate with brilliant dig on social media

Nir Bitton has brilliantly roasted Scott Brown on Celtic’s official Instagram story by revealing he is the worst dressed player in the Hoops’ squad...

67HailHail · Mar 26

Nir Bitton opens up on proving Celtic’s doubters wrong

Continue reading “Nir Bitton opens up on proving Celtic’s doubters wrong” on 67HailHail.

The Boot Room · Mar 26

‘His feet are a joke’: Nir Bitton names most technical player at Celtic

Nir Bitton has claimed that current teammate Tom Rogic is the most technically gifted player he’s played alongside during his time at Celtic.

Celtic FC · Mar 26

Bitton on the button: Nir fields fans’ questions on Instagram

WITH the Scottish football calendar postponed due to the current coronavirus crisis, the official Celtic Instagram caught up with Nir Bitton this afternoon, between home-based training sessions, for an exclusive fan-led Q&A...

Celtic Star Returns Home For Quarantine

Nir Bitton is on his way back to Israel and announced that he and his family will be in quarantine for around 14 days...

Read Celtic · Mar 19

Photo: Celtic star reveals that he’s about to go into a 14-day quarantine

Nir Bitton has revealed on his Instagram story that he is set to go into a 14-day quarantine period when he returns home.

Daily Record · Mar 10

Odsonne Edouard in Celtic appeal as star man front and centre of club’s campaign

He follows on from the likes of Jeremie Frimpong, Nir Bitton and Chris Jullien who have also made personal requests to fans...

67HailHail · Mar 8

Nir Bitton sends heartfelt message to Hatem Abd Elhamed

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‘Lucky’: Celt’s View of 3-Goal Griff

NIR BITTON had a one-word response when he was asked for his view on the hat-trick performance of Leigh Griffiths in Celtic’s 5-0 win over St Mirren yesterday.

Celtic TV · Mar 7

Griffiths & Bitton on the Match | Celtic 5-0 St Mirren | Griffiths scores hat-trick in 5-0 win!

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Video: Classy Griffiths Makes it 2-0

Celtic go into the halftime break with a 2-0 advantage over St Mirren as we look to go 16 points clear at the top of the Premiership table.

‘Everyone Wanted Us To Fail’, Nir Bitton On 9-In-A-Row

Nir Bitton spoke to BBC Sport Scotland about Celtic’s quest for a ninth consecutive league title today.

67HailHail · Mar 6

Nir Bitton says Celtic fans told him Rangers score

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Read Celtic · Mar 6

Celtic star reveals how the Hoops were made aware of Rangers score on Wednesday – it could’ve inspired their late comeback

Nir Bitton has revealed how Celtic were made aware of the Rangers score during Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Livingston, and that moment could well have inspired the Hoops to keep fighting for a point...

67HailHail · Mar 6

Our View: Nir Bitton should be a Celtic centre-back from now on

Continue reading “Our View: Nir Bitton should be a Celtic centre-back from now on” on 67HailHail.

67HailHail · Mar 6

Nir Bitton says everyone wanted Celtic to fail after derby loss

Continue reading “Nir Bitton says everyone wanted Celtic to fail after derby loss” on 67HailHail.

Celtic Star Makes Strong Glasgow Derby Claim

NIR BITTON has hit the nail on the head when it comes to the mood surrounding Celtic’s defeat to Rangers* in December.

‘Everyone Killed Us,’ Bitton Blasts Back

NIR BITTON insists the stinging criticism following the loss to Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side before the turn of the year sparked Celtic to respond in kind.

Daily Record · Mar 6

Nir Bitton reveals the Celtic fan clue that let players know Rangers were in deep trouble

The defender says he was doing his best to ignore the background noise but the visiting support made it impossible...

Nir Bitton on how Celtic fans make it hard to ignore Rangers slip-ups

CELTIC’S players may be repeating the mantra that they have adopted tunnel vision in their pursuit of the league title, and it may very well be true that they care little for what Rangers are doing as they focus on their own matches...

Evening Times · Mar 5

Nir Bitton on how Celtic fans make it hard to ignore Rangers slip-ups

CELTIC’S players may be repeating the mantra that they have adopted tunnel vision in their pursuit of the league title, and it may very well be true that they care little for what Rangers are doing as they focus on their own matches...

Nir Bitton: Everyone wanted Celtic to fail

NIR BITTON says that Celtic’s doubters fired them up to roar back from their defeat to Rangers to open up their current 13-point gap at the top of the Premiership...

Evening Times · Mar 5

Nir Bitton: Everyone wanted Celtic to fail

NIR BITTON says that Celtic’s doubters fired them up to roar back from their defeat to Rangers to open up their current 13-point gap at the top of the Premiership...

Celtic Star Makes Parkhead Dressing Room Admission

Nir Bitton has hailed the fighting spirit that this current Celtic side has, stating that ‘Its a special dressing room’ In an interview with the Celtic Website, Bitton has given a lot of plaudits to how strong this team is and what it takes to play for a club like Celtic, after last night’s late...

Sports Mole · Mar 5

Nir Bitton: ‘Everyone wanted Celtic to fail after Rangers defeat’

The Light Blues’ 2-1 win at Celtic Park on December 29 took Steven Gerrard’s side to within two points of the champions at the top of the Premiership...

67HailHail · Mar 5

Some fans want Nir Bitton to stay in the Celtic team ahead of Jozo Simunovic

Continue reading “Some fans want Nir Bitton to stay in the Celtic team ahead of Jozo Simunovic” on 67HailHail.

67HailHail · Mar 5

Nir Bitton posts brilliant image with “brother” Efe Ambrose

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67HailHail · Mar 5

Nir Bitton hails Celtic’s ‘special dressing room’ after taking another title step

Continue reading “Nir Bitton hails Celtic’s ‘special dressing room’ after taking another title step” on 67HailHail.

Bitton’s “We’re Always Fighting” Celtic Attitude

Celtic player Nir Bitton has heaped praise on his fellow squad members even after their hard fought draw with Livingston...

Bitton Hails Celtic’s Attitude after Livingston Draw

Despite being disappointed to draw 2-2 away to Livingston last night, Nir Bitton has praised Celtic’s attitude in grabbing a late goal...

Scotzine · Mar 5

‘We Go Again,’ Bitton’s Rallying Call

NIR BITTON summed up Celtic’s never-say-die attitude in three words: “We go again.” The Israeli international put in a good shift in the 2-2 draw against Livingston in West Lothian last night where the champions actually increased their lead at the top of the Premiership to 13 points...

Celtic FC · Mar 5

Bitton: We were disappointed to draw but our attitude was great

IN the wake of last night’s (Wednesday) well-contested 2-2 draw with Livingston, Nir Bitton expressed disappointment in dropping points, but likewise praised Celtic’s inherent never-say-die attitude...

67HailHail · Mar 5

Is Nir Bitton a viable alternative to Jozo Simunovic for Celtic’s trophy chase?

Nir Bitton returned to the Celtic team at the weekend – filling in for Jozo Simunovic after the defender’s lacklustre performance against Copenhagen...

Read Celtic · Mar 4

“Great to see”, “Well deserved” – These Celtic fans congratulate 28 y/o Hoops ace following latest accolade

Nir Bitton was the only Celtic player to feature in the SPFL’s Team of the Week following his performance against St Johnstone at the weekend, and a number of Hoops supporters have praised him for his display...

Many Celtic fans react as “dependable” player who “was absolutely terrific” sees form recognised

Celtic supporters praise Nir Bitton as the 28-year-old’s performance against St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup is recognised...

Read Celtic · Mar 4

“Nowhere near good enough”, “One of my favourites” – Tweet about “unsung” Celtic ace has these Hoops fans disagreeing

A tweet from @FrankBtin about Nir Bitton has got a number of Celtic supporters sharing their views about the 28-year-old on social media.

Celtic Star Injured by Own Teammate in Bizarre Fashion

CALLUM MCGREGOR doesn’t miss many games for Celtic and even though he’s took a sore during the St Johnstone game at the weekend it looks like the midfielder will play against Livingston...

Daily Record · Mar 3

Callum McGregor suffers Celtic mishap as Nir Bitton ‘hammer’ leaves star in need of protective measure

Neil Lennon revealed the midfielder was left in some discomfort following an incident during Sunday’s win over St Johnstone...

‘Rolls Royce of a player’ – Many Celtic fans drool over ‘underrated’ ace who ‘always gives 100%’

Loads of Celtic fans were delighted by the performance on Nir Bitton on Sunday, as the Israel international once again showed his versatility with a mature and composed display...

Read Celtic · Mar 2

Gallery: Christie’s brilliance and Europa League fallout – Our ‘Four Findings’ from Celtic’s win over St. Johnstone

Celtic will be heading back to Hampden Park after they scrambled away with a 1-0 victory in the mud pit of McDiarmid Park in their Scottish Cup quarter-final against St.

“More reliable than Jozo” – Many Celtic fans discuss “Mr Steady” who “plays with a cigar out”

Celtic fans discuss the performance of Nir Bitton following their 1-0 victory over St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup quarter-final...

67HailHail · Mar 1

Some fans have their say on Nir Bitton’s Celtic display vs St Johnstone

Continue reading “Some fans have their say on Nir Bitton’s Celtic display vs St Johnstone” on 67HailHail.

Confirmed: Christie, Bitton and Griff Start

RYAN CHRISTIE, who was banned for the 3-1 Europa League loss to FC Copenhagen at Parkhead on Thursday night, returns to the line-up for the Scottish Cup quarter-final meeting with St Johnstone in Perth this afternoon...

VideoCelts · Feb 26

Injury latest- Midfield duo facing Copenhagen KO

Nir Bitton and Tom Rogic have been pencilled in for starting roles, with Ismaila Soro in contention for a place on the bench...

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