Nir Bitton

Nir Bitton of Celtic FC (Midfielder) was born in Ashdod on 30 October 1991 (age 28).

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.

Jozo in Euro Sweat

JOZO SIMUNOVIC missed Celtic’s NINTH successive triumph of 2020 with a hamstring strain, boss Neil Lennon has revealed.

Read Celtic · Feb 17

Gallery: Edouard, Griffiths and the bigger picture – ‘Four Findings’ from Celtic’s 2-1 win over Aberdeen

Celtic got the last laugh at Pittodrie on Sunday against a physical and passionate Aberdeen side.

Daily Record · Feb 16

Celtic boss Neil Lennon explains Jozo Simunovic absence as he provides injury update for Copenhagen clash

The defender missed the trip to Pittodrie as Nir Bitton came into the side as his replacement...

Celts Are Here · Feb 16

Jozo Simunovic Injury Update

NEIL LENNON provided an update on Jozo Simunovic with the player sitting out the Aberdeen game on Sunday.

Confirmed: Bitton in to Face Dons

NIR BITTON is the only change in the Celtic line-up for the High Noon showdown with Aberdeen at Pittodrie today.

The Celtic Star · Feb 16

Team’s Up – Bitton Returns

The team is announced and it’s no surprise that Celtic line-up with a very similar 11 to that which massacred Hearts at Celtic Park on Wednesday night.

Celts Are Here · Feb 16

Bitton Comes In At The Back – Confirmed Celtic Team V Aberdeen

Celtic are on a very impressive winning streak for 2020, so far they have conquered all before them.

Inside Futbol · Feb 16

Nir Bitton Starts – Celtic Team vs Aberdeen Confirmed

Celtic have confirmed their team and substitutes to go up against Aberdeen in an away league match...

67HailHail · Feb 15

Report: Frimpong and Bitton could return for Celtic against Aberdeen

Continue reading “Report: Frimpong and Bitton could return for Celtic against Aberdeen” on 67HailHail.

Celts Are Here · Feb 14

Neil Lennon Updates Fans On The Return of Frimpong, Bitton & Elhamed

If ever there was a time to get yourself a full fit squad this is it.

67HailHail · Feb 13

Our View: Celtic system change could suit Nir Bitton

Continue reading “Our View: Celtic system change could suit Nir Bitton” on 67HailHail.

Transfer Tavern · Feb 12

Opinion: Good news for Celtic man but he faces a fresh challenge

Celtic have been given a boost by the return of defender Hatem Abd Elhamed to training this week, with fellow Israeli Nir Bitton also back on the training ground...

Read Celtic · Feb 12

Celtic pair miss out on provisional squad for Hearts clash

Wednesday’s clash with Hearts appears to have come too early for both Hatem Abd Elhamed and Nir Bitton.

67HailHail · Feb 12

Lennon doesn’t expect Celtic duo to feature against Hearts

Neil Lennon had some good news for Celtic fans ahead of Wednesday night’s vital league game against Hearts, as disclosed on a video on Celtic’s YouTube channel.

Celtic Trio Injury Update

CROCKED Nir Bitton and Hatem Abd Elhamed have both returned to training for Celtic.

67HailHail · Feb 11

‘Brilliant’, ‘Hallelujah’: Tuesday news coming out of Celtic leaves some fans buzzing

Some Celtic fans have been left delighted with the news that Hatem Abd Elhamed has returned to full training at Lennoxtown.

67HailHail · Feb 11

Player unseen in Celtic action for over 3 months spotted at Lennoxtown

Celtic defender Hatem Abd Elhamed is closing in on a return to action in Neil Lennon’s first-team, The Scottish Sun report.

Evening Times · Feb 11

Hatem Abd Elhamed and Nir Bitton injury update as Celtic prepare for Hearts clash

Nir Bitton and Hatem Abd Elhamed have both returned to training for Celtic...

67HailHail · Feb 9

Celtic manager provides exciting boost for tomorrow

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed an exciting boost ahead of tomorrow, as he revealed that both Hatem Elhamed and Nir Bitton will return to training on Monday.

VideoCelts · Feb 9

Lennon’s injury update reveals Frimpong set-back

We’ve got Bitton and Elhamed, they’ll start training tomorrow, and then we just wait and see how long (Jeremie) Frimpong’s going to be...

Sports Mole · Feb 7

Team News: Ismaila Soro could get Celtic debut in Scottish Cup

Jeremie Frimpong, Nir Bitton, Hatem Abd Elhamed and forward Mikey Johnston are out...

‘He Gets it’, ‘Welcome to the Party’ – Have These Supporters Found a New Celtic Fan Favourite?

NEIL LENNON sprung a surprise at the weekend when he handed a debut to Stephen Welsh for the Hamilton game.

Bitton Is A Centre Half

By James Dailey Much angst and disgust were expressed in the dying moments of the transfer window on Friday.

Read Celtic · Jan 22

Lennon provides important injury updates ahead of title run-in

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has provided an update on defenders Hatem Abd Elhamed and Nir Bitton.

Evening Times · Jan 22

Ajer, Elhamed and Bitton in injury boost | Ross County agree fee for Shaw

ROSS COUNTY have agreed a fee for Hibernian striker Oli Shaw, Derek McInnes wants more January recruits and Estonia internationalist Mihkel Ainsalu is on trial at Easter Road...

Evening Times · Jan 21

Celtic boosted by updates on injured trio ahead of Kilmarnock encounter

CELTIC have received positive news on injured trio Kristoffer Ajer, Nit Bitton and Hatem Elhamed ahead of their Ladbrokes Premiership match against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park tonight...

VideoCelts · Jan 21

Lennon’s injury update- Christie, Forrest, Elhamed, Ajer, Bitton

Injury wise he is fine but he has a suspension. Hopefully once the suspension lifts he’ll be available again as well...

67HailHail · Jan 19

Celtic manager provides update that could solve big problem for Wednesday

Celtic boss Neil Lennon hopes that both Kristoffer Ajer and Mikey Johnston will return to training tomorrow.

67HailHail · Jan 18

Lennon delighted with Celtic performer; acknowledges ‘issues’ player has dealt with

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic made his return to the Hoops side perhaps earlier than expected in the 2-1 Scottish Cup win over Partick Thistle.

Partick Thistle vs Celtic Live Blog: Scores and Live Updates

Keep up with the score and all the live updates as Celtic take on Partick Thistle in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

67HailHail · Jan 18

‘Love to see it’, ‘strong’ – Lennon announces Celtic team vs Partick Thistle; fans react

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has announced the Hoops team that will take on Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup fourth round at Firhill...

Celts Are Here · Jan 18

Griff Starts, Klimala Debut? And Arzani Return – Neil Lennon Starts 2020 With a Bang

There’s so much to digest from Celtic’s starting XI for tonight’s game against partick Thistle at Firhill...

The Celtic Star · Jan 18

Team’s Up – Celtic go 4-4-2 with Griffiths and Eddy Up Top

Neil Lennon has named his first team for 2020 as the Scottish Cup holders kick off their defence with a short trip to face Partick Thistle.

Bitton’s ‘50-50’ Hampden Clash

CELTIC midfielder Nir Bitton believes Israel’s Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Scotland in March is “a 50-50 game”.

67HailHail · Jan 7

“Putting words in my mouth” – Celtic hero puts the press straight over recent claim

Celtic skipper Scott Brown has hit back at the press, saying that he never said he would come out of international retirement if Scotland qualify for Euro 2020.

67HailHail · Jan 5

Our View: Fresh Benkovic blow fully justifies apparent Celtic stance

Neil Lennon’s Celtic could do with signing a central defender during the January transfer window.

67HailHail · Jan 4

Eventual return of long-term absentee should not alter Celtic transfer plans

Celtic’s January transfer window business will certainly be intriguing, particularly when it comes to centre-backs.

67HailHail · Dec 29, 2019

Our View: The bamboozling Lennon decision that offered Celtic nothing

When Celtic needed a game-changing substitution today, Neil Lennon decided to bring in Nir Bitton and change things to a 3-5-2.

The Guardian · Dec 29, 2019

Celtic v Rangers: Scottish Premiership – live!

Scottish Premiership updates from the 12.30pm GMT kick-offDerby last chance for Rangers to engage Celtic in title raceEmail John here or tweet @John_Ashdown 11.38am GMT Celtic: Forster, Frimpong, Jullien, Ajer, Bolingoli, Brown, McGregor, Forrest, Christie, Johnston, Edouard.

67HailHail · Dec 29, 2019

‘Perfect’, ‘What we all wanted’ – Lennon announces Celtic team v Rangers; fans react

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has announced his starting eleven to face Rangers at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership today, as per

67HailHail · Dec 28, 2019

Recent Celtic moves show that club is looking beyond 10 in a row

Celtic have spent the last few months giving long-term contracts to some of their most important players.

67HailHail · Dec 26, 2019

‘Glorious’ – Lennon announces Celtic team v St Mirren; fans react

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has announced the team that will take on St Mirren in Thursday afternoon’s Premiership encounter.

Football Insider · Dec 22, 2019

Exclusive: Hutton suggests Celtic player in uphill battle despite major boost under Lennon

Alan Hutton suggested that Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton was in an uphill battle when it comes to regularly featuring.

67HailHail · Dec 21, 2019

‘Solid’ – Lennon announces Celtic team v Aberdeen; fans react

Neil Lennon has announced the Celtic side that will take on Aberdeen...

Celts Are Here · Dec 21, 2019

Celtic Open Talks With Midfielder – Lennon Confirms

Neil Lennon tied up Nir Bitton on a new contact this week with the player’s current deal running out at the end of the season...

Celtic Down Under · Dec 19, 2019

Celtic Down Under – Episode 11

Welcome to the Celtic Down Under Podcast. On this podcast, Jarrod & Danny discuss the games against Sevco in the cup final, the loss to Cluj in the Europa League & the 2-0 wins against both Hibs & Hearts.

The Celtic Star · Dec 18, 2019

Team’s Up – Christie and Hayes start as Celtic return to 4-2-3-1 formation

NEIL LENNON looks like he’s decided to revert to the standard Celtic formation this evening at Tynecastle.

67HailHail · Dec 18, 2019

‘Beautiful’, ‘that’ll do’ – Lennon announces Celtic team v Hearts; fans react

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has announced the team which will take on Hearts at Tynecastle.

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