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 27).

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.

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The Celtic Noise on European Nights is Amazing reckons Big Jozo

THE CELTIC central defensive pairing in Sarajevo last Tuesday – Nir Bitton and Jozo Simunovic have been speaking to the official Celtic website about their ambitions for Celtic this season in the Champions League...

Inside Futbol · Jul 17

Celtic Star Sees Big Benefit To Champions League Qualifiers

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton is confident that the Bhoys’ Champions League qualifiers will help the team gel...

Inside Futbol · Jul 17
67HailHail · Jul 14

Defender proved Lennon can ditch worrying Celtic experiment

Neil Lennon’s Nir Bitton experiment can now surely be put to bed after Christopher Jullien’s display yesterday.

67HailHail · Jul 14
The Celtic Star · Jul 13

Henderson and Morgan impress against Stade Rennais, Sinclair’s ‘Newborn Giraffe’ Moment

CELTIC 0 Stade Rennais 0 CELTIC fans got a chance to welcome new and old faces alike in today’s friendly against Rennes at Celtic Park.

The Celtic Star · Jul 13
The Celtic Star · Jul 13

Two Debuts and Griff Starts for Stade Rennais visit

NEIL LENNON has handed Christopher Jullien and Luca Connell their first starts in the Hoops as Stade Rennais visit Celtic Park this afternoon.

The Celtic Star · Jul 13
Indy Celts · Jul 11

Where’s my Right Back?

In the last 48 hours since playing with Kris Ajer at Right Back and Nir Bitton at Centre half in a competitive fixture, Celtic have been linked with Romain Sawyers, Britt Assombalonga, Jose Cifuentes and James Lea Siliki, some attacking mids and a striker...

Indy Celts · Jul 11
Scotzine · Jul 11

‘We Know What Needs to Be Done’: Comeback Bhoy’s Euro Target

NIR BITTON is determined to make up for lost time after missing almost a year with a complicated knee injury.

Scotzine · Jul 11
The Celtic Star · Jul 11

Celtic’s Mutual Appreciation Society, starring Nir Bitton and Neil Lennon

NIR BITTON has been given a huge boost by Neil Lennon who has urged the Israeli star to push his way into his starting eleven this season...

The Celtic Star · Jul 11
67HailHail · Jul 11

Celtic boss to fringe man: I want a big season from you

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has claimed that he wants a big year from Nir Bitton this season.

67HailHail · Jul 11
Daily Record · Jul 11

The Nir Bitton Celtic omen as stand-in centre-back stakes Champions League claim

The Israeli turned in a solid display as the Hoops defeated FK Sarajevo in their first qualifying first leg on Tuesday night...

Daily Record · Jul 11
Evening Times · Jul 10

Neil Lennon hails Nir Bitton but admits he wants more defenders

NIR BITTON was singled out for praise by Neil Lennon in the wake of Celtic’s Champions League qualifier win in Sarajevo as the Celtic manager admitted he needs more defenders...

Evening Times · Jul 10
Daily Record · Jul 10

Neil Lennon confirms two Celtic transfer areas of priority as he heaps praise on stand-ins

Celtic boss was thrilled with Nir Bitton and Kristoffer Ajer’s performances in Sarajevo but knows he needs to add quality...

Daily Record · Jul 10
67HailHail · Jul 10

Popular Celtic experiment can’t be risked in later qualifiers

Nir Bitton’s appearances at this stage of the season tend to be in his secondary role as a centre-back.

67HailHail · Jul 10
67HailHail · Jul 10

Unexpected start for utility man could have an impact on Celtic transfer plans

Neil Lennon’s Celtic team selection for the match against Sarajevo on Tuesday night contained an unexpected start at centre-back for Hoops utility man Nir Bitton.

67HailHail · Jul 10

Magic Johnston Steals The Show As Celtic Ease To A Win In Sarajevo

That was nice tonight. Nice to see. Good football, an expansive, attacking style, a decent debut for the new boy (although my heart was in my mouth watching him go off), a Scott Sinclair goal, another wonderful finish from French Eddie and a Nir Bitton cameo where he was a little careless at times but...

Confirmed Celtic XI vs FK Sarajevo: New £7m signing on bench with returning Scotland star in squad

Celtic begin their Champions League campaign against FK Sarajevo tonight, with some new and returning faces in the squad for the clash.

VideoCelts · 13h

Team News: Jullien misses out but Bolingoli starts against Sarajevo

Kris Ajer plays in the problem right-back role with Jozo Simunovic and Nir Bitton paired together again in the centre of defence...

VideoCelts · 13h

‘Not Ideal’: Hoops Boss’ Revelation

NIR BITTON answered Neil Lennon’s SOS to play as a makeshift central defender in the 3-1 win over FK Sarajevo in the opening Champions League qualifier in Bosnia on Tuesday night...

Celts Are Here · Jul 11

Unlikely Celt to Get a Second Chance Under Lennon

NEIL LENNON has intimated he’s ready to use Nir Bitton on his way to nine in a row after the player got a solid pre-season under his belt and featured as a centre back against Sarajevo...

Celts Are Here · Jul 11
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