Nir Bitton

Nir Bitton of Celtic FC (Midfielder) was born in Ashdod on 30 October 1991 (age 29).

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 Star · Jan 21

‘Worst signing in history?’: Reaction to pathetic summer signing’s turnout

Read Celtic · Jan 21

Celtic fans unimpressed with Nir Bitton in Livingston draw

Green Light for Edouard? Griff Doubt

Soccerlens · Jan 21

‘He’s dreadful’ – Some Celtic fans tear into 29-yr-old after last night’s performance

Glasgow Live · Jan 20

Six takeaways from Celtic’s draw with Livingston

Celts Are Here · Jan 20

Video: Nir Bitton Puts Celtic Ahead

The Celtic Star · Jan 20

Video: Bitton gives Celtic the lead after clever assist

Celts Are Here · Jan 17

Incredibly Frustrating: Celtic Snub Should Never Have Happened

Glasgow Live · Jan 16

Celtic fans don’t understand Nir Bitton and Stephen Welsh decision

The Celtic Star · Jan 16

Reaction to Team News: “Is Strachan picking players out of a bingo machine?”

Celts Are Here · Jan 16

Celtic Team Confirmed; Defender Dropped, Robertson and Dembele on Bench

67HailHail · Jan 16

Celtic line-up vs Livingston confirmed: Ralston and Bitton return, stream details, fans react

VideoCelts · Jan 16

Team News: Lennon drops Welsh and Harper as Ralston makes surprise return

The Celtic Star · Jan 16

Team’s Up – Bitton and Ralston start, Welsh and Harper drop to bench

Celtic FC · Jan 16

Celtic starting XI to face Livingston at Paradise

Celt Gets All-Clear

67HailHail · Jan 15

Celtic vs Livingston will answer important Nir Bitton question

VideoCelts · Jan 11

STV reporter names the 13 Celtic players self-isolating

Duffy Out, Elhamed Stands By

Sports Mole · Jan 10

Team News: Shane Duffy, Nir Bitton absent for Celtic

Celtic condemn low-life who abused Nir Bitton and his family after Ibrox Dismissal

Celtic slam vile abuse aimed at Nir Bitton following Rangers red card

Evening Times · Jan 9

Celtic slam vile abuse aimed at Nir Bitton following Rangers red card

Celtic Condemn ‘Vile’ Bitton Abuse

Sky Sports · Jan 8

Celtic condemn ‘vile’ online abuse aimed at Bitton

The42.ie · Jan 8

Celtic hit out at ‘vile’ anti-Semitic online slurs aimed at Bitton after red card in Rangers defeat

Sports Mole · Jan 8

Celtic condemn “vile” online abuse directed at Nir Bitton

Glasgow Live · Jan 8

Celtic condemn vile Nir Bitton abuse from ‘faceless’ individuals

67HailHail · Jan 8

Celtic release statement on unacceptable ‘vile’ abuse aimed at Nir Bitton

Daily Record · Jan 8

Celtic slam Nir Bitton online abuse as club alert police over vile messages

The Celt · Jan 8

21st century bad Bhoys

The Scotsman · Jan 7

‘Hugely offensive and a disgraceful accusation’: Celtic answer after being criticised by anti-discrimination charity

67HailHail · Jan 6

7 realistic targets who could solve Celtic’s centre-back crisis this month

Rubbish – Exclusive: English pundit sneers at Barry Ferguson’s Celtic claim

The Boot Room · Jan 5

‘Sign him up’, ‘Why’: Some Celtic fans react as report claims international wants Parkhead move

The Scotsman · Jan 5

Celtic and SFA slammed for failing to condemn racial abuse of Nir Bitton

20MT#240 – What Happened Bitton?

Ex-EPL referee has his say on Celtic’s Nir Bitton red card, Shane Duffy’s Kent challenge and Morelos on Frimpong

Evening Times · Jan 4

Ex-EPL referee has his say on Celtic’s Nir Bitton red card, Shane Duffy’s Kent challenge and Morelos on Frimpong

The Damning Bobby Madden ‘Compare and Contrast’ Video

The Sun · Jan 4

Celtic ace Nir Bitton’s wife Bar abused by vile troll who says she ‘deserves to be hung in the streets’ with Hoops ace

67HailHail · Jan 4

Jullien and Bitton out? Time for Celtic to give Stephen Welsh an overdue chance

Etims Podcast · Jan 3

Only Nir Excuse

Bobby Madden, Neil Lennon And The Perfect Storm At Celtic.

Glasgow Live · Jan 3

Celtic star Nir Bitton and wife targeted by sick trolls after red card

Daily Record · Jan 3

Kenny Dalglish insists Bobby Madden called Celtic red card perfectly

Gone in Three Seconds: Madden’s Quick-Draw Red Card

Rangers vs Celtic: Sir Kenny Dalglish has his say on Bobby Madden’s decision to send Nir Bitton off

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