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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Daily Record · Feb 4

Ofir Marciano hopes Celtic vs Hibs will provide backdrop for reunion with old pal Nir Bitton

Since the Israeli goalkeeper followed his pal’s path to Scotland, the duo have joked about what it would be like to do battle on the pitch...

Daily Record · Feb 4

Team News – Same again Celtic side to face St Johnstone, Jerry Toljan is on the bench

BRENDAN RODGERS has opted to name an unchanged team to face St Johnstone today with new signing Jerry Toljan starting on the bench.

Inside Futbol · Feb 1

He Looks In Great Shape – Celtic Star Delights At Returning Bhoy

Scott Sinclair has expressed his delight with the return to action of Nir Bitton against St Johnstone...

Inside Futbol · Feb 1
Soccer Souls · Jan 28

Derby signing this talented 27-year-old Celtic star on loan would be a win-win for all parties involved

Why Derby County must sign Nir Bitton on loan from Celtic After 11 frustrating months on the sidelines due to a knee injury, Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton made his return in the 3-0 victory against Airdrieonians in the Scottish Cup earlier this month...

Soccer Souls · Jan 28
The Celtic Star · Jan 23

‘It’s great to be back,’ says ‘Buzzing’ Bitton, Farewell Johnny, ‘YNWA TG CSC’

WHILE it was exciting to see Timothy Weah come on from the bench in the second half against Airdrie – and what a start he made to his Celtic career – it was also lovely to welcome Nir Bitton back after an horrendous 11 months on the sidelines with a knee injury...

The Celtic Star · Jan 23

Welcome Back, Nir Bitton

ISRAELI international midfielder Nir Bitton has played 10 minutes of first team football in the last 11 months.

Transfer Tavern · Jan 21

‘Hopefully can keep fit now’ – Loads of Celtic fans were delighted to welcome this ace back

Celtic fans were absolutely loving life on Saturday evening when their side overcame Airdrieonians 3-0 at Parkhead as they continued their defence of the Scottish Cup.

Transfer Tavern · Jan 21
Celts Are Here · Jan 18

Forgotten Celtic Midfielder Likely to Make Squad – Rodgers Confirms Comeback

BRENDAN RODGERS has confirmed the return of Nir Bitton to the Celtic squad after 11-months out with an injury!

Celts Are Here · Jan 18
The Scotsman · Jan 12

Caltic’s Nir Bitton emerges from 11 months of despair

Nir Bitton burst into tears as the full extent of his knee injury hit home and now, he admitted, his emotions will probably get the better of him when he pulls on a Celtic jersey again...

The Scotsman · Jan 12
STV Sport · Jan 11

Nir Bitton: I’m back and I’m back to win Celtic trophies

Nir Bitton has made his return to training with Brendan Rodgers’ squad in Dubai...

STV Sport · Jan 11
Inside Futbol · Jan 10

Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie Praised By Celtic Team-Mate

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has expressed his admiration for the duo of Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie because of their versatility...

Inside Futbol · Jan 10
Read Celtic · Jan 9

Nir Bitton makes emotional return to Celtic training

Nir Bitton has returned to Celtic training as he made the trip to Dubai along with his teammates for their winter training camp.

Read Celtic · Jan 9
EatSleepSport · Jan 9

Bitton hoping to play part

Nir Bitton is targeting a return to full fitness as he hopes to take on a big role for Celtic in the second half of the season...

EatSleepSport · Jan 9

I Thought My Celtic Career Was Over – Midfielder Breaks Silence on Emotional Year

There is light at the end of the tunnel now for Nir Bitton but in the dark days of early 2018, it all seemed like it was over for Nir as he was dealt the cruellest of blows...

Inside Futbol · Jan 8

I’ll Keep Pushing – Celtic Star Keen To Step Up Comeback Bid

Nir Bitton has admitted that it was hard staying away from football and he hopes to help Celtic in the second half of the season...

Inside Futbol · Jan 8
Celts Are Here · Feb 13

Thumbs Up If You Megged Timo Weah

It’s easy to get a preconceived notion about footballers when most of the time you just watch them playing football for ninety minutes.

Celts Are Here · Feb 13
Celtic FC · Jan 23

Nir Bitton: It’s great to be back playing in Paradise

LAST season, Nir Bitton suffered a knee injury which saw the 27-year-old sidelined for 11 months...

Celtic FC · Jan 23

‘I’ll Play in Goal,’ Forgotten Celt

NIR BITTON is so desperate for first team action after a year on the sidelines he has told Brendan Rodgers he will even play in GOAL!

Celtic FC · Jan 10

Nir Bitton: I’ll play anywhere to help the team

AFTER a year on the sidelines following knee surgery, Nir Bitton is delighted to be back fit and back training...

Celtic FC · Jan 10
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