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).

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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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Sports Mole · Sep 14

Celtic to hold talks with Nir Bitton?

Celtic manager Neil Lennon hints that the Scottish Premiership leaders are ready to hold contract talks with Nir Bitton...

Sports Mole · Sep 14
Celtic Fanzine · Sep 14

Celtic Team News

Celtic fans will get their first chance to have a look at Mohamad Elyounoussi when he makes his debut today at New Douglas Park when Celtic take on Hamilton Accies.

Celtic Fanzine · Sep 14
Celts Are Here · Sep 14

New Parkhead Deal for Faithful Celtic Servant – Lennon Confirms Talks

NEIL LENNON has praised the work of Nir Bitton after the player helped Celtic through yet another defensive injury crisis where he not only stepped in at centre-back but excelled in the position as of late...

Celts Are Here · Sep 14

Exclusive: Celtic 27-yr-old offer knocked back, improved deal being submitted

By Pete O’Rourke and Wayne Veysey Celtic are ready to offer Nir Bitton an improved contract after he rejected their opening offer, Football Insider has learned...

Celt’s Contract Boost

NIR BITTON is about to land a contract extension at Celtic to cap his courageous fightback from a long-term knee problem.

The Celtic Star · Sep 14

‘He’s been absolutely superb,’ Lenny confirms new deal planned for Nir Bitton

NOW that the transfer window has closed Celtic will turn their attention to extending contracts of several of the club’s top stars.

The Celtic Star · Sep 14
Herald Scotland · Sep 13

Neil Lennon looks to tie up Nir Bitton on extended Celtic deal

CELTIC manager Neil Lennon has revealed that he is hoping to tie up Nir Bitton on an extended contract with the club as soon as possible...

Herald Scotland · Sep 13
Evening Times · Sep 13

Neil Lennon looks to tie up Nir Bitton on extended Celtic deal

CELTIC manager Neil Lennon has revealed that he is hoping to tie up Nir Bitton on an extended contract with the club as soon as possible...

Evening Times · Sep 13

Video: Nir Bitton trolls Ryan Christie with brilliant throwback clip

Nir Bitton is one of the most hilarious footballers on social media and the Celtic star has proven it again by posting a throwback video with Ryan Christie from his Inverness days...

Read Celtic · Sep 13

‘Trolling hard,’ ‘Tremendous’ – Celtic star mocks teammate to the delight of these fans

Celtic supporters have reacted to Nir Bitton’s story on Instagram, with the Israeli posting a video of him completely selling Ryan Christie with a wonderful piece of skill...

Read Celtic · Sep 13
67HailHail · Sep 13

Celtic boss confirms that trio will miss trip to Hamilton

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed that three players will miss the Hoops’ match against Hamilton on Saturday.

67HailHail · Sep 13
Transfer Tavern · Sep 13

Report: Lennon is thinking about deploying 28 y/o at heart of defence amid injury crisis

Neil Lennon could be set to deploy Hatem Abd Elhamed as an emergency centre-back for Celtic as the Hoops travel to Hamilton on Saturday for the Premiership clash...

Transfer Tavern · Sep 13
Read Celtic · Sep 13

Celtic star set for new role amid injury crisis – Why this emphasises his importance to the side

Hatem Abd Elhamed is reportedly set to start at centre-back against Hamilton this weekend, as his importance to the side is already being emphasised following his summer move...

Read Celtic · Sep 13

Lennon plots emergency option for Hamilton clash after multiple Celtic blows – Sources

By Wayne Veysey Neil Lennon is plotting using Hatem Abd Elhamed as an emergency centre-back in Celtic’s Scottish Premiership clash against Hamilton on Saturday, Football Insider has learned...

Revealed: Celtic face being without six stars for clash v Hamilton

By Wayne Veysey Celtic face being without six senior stars for this weekend’s Scottish Premiership clash against Hamilton, Football Insider understands.

67HailHail · Sep 10

New contracts for Celtic duo shouldn’t be decided yet

One of the talking points after Sunday was the potential idea of providing new contracts to Jonny Hayes and Nir Bitton.

67HailHail · Sep 10
Celts Are Here · Sep 13

Neil Lennon Confirms Fresh Injury Blow for Ibrox Hero

Neil Lennon has given an update on the squad ahead of Saturday’s game against Hamilton and there’s one more squad injury we didn’t account for.

Celts Are Here · Sep 13
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