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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Nir Bitton Destroys Racist Dons Fan With Sinclair Reply

NIR BITTON has owned the Racist Aberdeen fan who called Scott Sinclair a ‘Black B***ard’ at the recent cup final between Celtic and the dons.

Celtic Star Pranks New Parkhead Bhoy

It’s been a long time since Nir Bitton has properly been among the first team in training after spending nine months in recovery and rehab.

Transfer Tavern · Nov 23

‘What a headache to have’: Plenty of Celtic fans buzzing with huge Lennoxtown boost

On Thursday morning, photos arose from Celtic’s Twitter account featuring Scott Brown, Leigh Griffiths and Nir Bitton...

Transfer Tavern · Nov 23
Celts Are Here · Nov 22

Celtic Injury Boost as Nine Month Absentee Joins First Team Training

Long term injured Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton looks like he’s running ahead of schedule as the Israeli trained with the first team squad ahead of their game against Hamiton at the weekend...

Celts Are Here · Nov 22
Celts Are Here · Nov 21

Returning Celtic Star Admits He May Cry When He Makes Parkhead First Team

Long term injured Celtic star Nir Bitton admitted he could cry upon his full return to the Celtic team as his injury hell looks to be coming to an end...

Celts Are Here · Nov 21
The Celtic Star · Nov 20

‘It will be emotional when I’m back in the Celtic squad,’ Bitton

NIR BITTON has admitted that he will get emotional when he makes it back into The Celtic squad after ten months of injury hell.

The Celtic Star · Nov 20
Soccerlens · Nov 9

Celtic have seven players out for Livingston clash, midfielder could return

originally posted on Sportslens.com Celtic will be without seven players for Saturday’s Scottish Premiership meeting with Livingston – Kouassi Eboue (knee), Daniel Arzani (knee), Leigh Griffiths (calf), Cristian Gamboa (hamstring), Jozo Simunovic (ankle), Scott Brown (calf), Nir Bitton (fitness).

Soccerlens · Nov 9
Read Celtic · Nov 7

Celtic’s forgotten man closing in on long-awaited return from injury

Nir Bitton appears to be taking positive steps towards a Celtic return after being pictured training ahead of the RB Leipzig clash.

Read Celtic · Nov 7
Celts Are Here · Oct 30

Patrick Roberts Sends Hilarious Message to Injured Celtic Star

PATRICK ROBERTS may not be a Celtic player anymore but he keeps in touch with all his former teammates.

Celts Are Here · Oct 30
Celts Are Here · Oct 20

Forgotten Celt Makes Lennoxtown Return

It seems like an eternity since we seen Nir Bitton in a Celtic jersey but after a successful operation earlier in the year and intense rehab, the player is finally back on the training field...

Celts Are Here · Oct 20
HITC · Oct 19

Report: Forgotten man spotted in Celtic first-team training; welcome boost for Rodgers

Nir Bitton has not made a Scottish Premiership appearance for Celtic since February but he is set to boost Brendan Rodgers...

HITC · Oct 19
90 Minute Cynic · Oct 19

Celtic – Hibernian | Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Full audio of Brendan Rodgers press conference before the game against Hibernian, discussing: Leigh Griffiths: Scotland and fitness Kiernan Tierney Scott Brown: Contract and coaching ambitions Celtic’s current form and upcoming match against Hibernian Kristoffer Ajer and Nir Bitton injury updates...

90 Minute Cynic · Oct 19
Talking Baws · Oct 12

Video: Nir Bitton Taunts Scott Brown Over Scotland’s Miserable Loss to Israel

With Scotland falling to a humiliating 2-1 defeat in Haifa last night Israel international Nir Bitton immediately took to Instagram to tease his Celtic team-mate Scott Brown.

Talking Baws · Oct 12
Soccerlens · Sep 20

‘We want him back ASAP’: Rodgers names the Celtic player who is working tirelessly

originally posted on Sportslens.com Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Nir Bitton is likely to return to the first team squad after the end of the October international break.

Soccerlens · Sep 20
Celts Are Here · Nov 22

Rodgers Confirms Trio Back in Training

BRENDAN RODGERS has confirmed today that Scott Brown, Leigh Griffiths and Nir Bitton are all back in training!

Celts Are Here · Nov 22
Celts Are Here · Nov 22

Scott Brown Posts Hilarious Picture of Him and Kieran Tierney

SCOTT BROWN has posted a hilarious picture of him and Kieran Tierney photoshopped with Marv from the scheme after Nir Bitton had questioned both of their dress sense on Instagram...

Celts Are Here · Nov 22
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