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 26).

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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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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 · Sep 20

Injury Boost – 26-Year-Old Celtic Star Close to Return

BRENDAN RODGERS has given Celtic fans a timetable for the return of long term injured midfielder Nir Bitton.

Celts Are Here · Sep 20
HITC · Sep 7

Is Celtic player stuck in limbo with first-team role uncertain?

Nir Bitton is facing an uncertain future in the Scottish Premiership with Celtic, even if he didn’t leave on transfer deadline day...

HITC · Sep 7
Celts Are Here · Aug 26

Celtic Star Sends Heartfelt Message to Patrick Roberts

NIR BITTON has sent out a heartfelt message on Instagram to Patrick Roberts as the midfielder gets ready to return from 6 months out injured.

Celts Are Here · Aug 26
Celts Are Here · Aug 23

‘Not Long Now’ – Forgotten Celtic Midfielder Makes Social Media Statement

NIR BITTON has taken to Instagram to show Celtic fans he’s nearly ready for action with some heavy duty training clips.

Celts Are Here · Aug 23

Celtic Get Possible Revenge Mission

CELTIC have been handed a Champions League play-off against Malmo or Videoton – if they take care of business against AEK Athens in the third round.

Done? Centre-back arrives Parkhead amidst speculation

Despite having Jozo Simunovic, Dedryck Boyata, Jack Hendry, Kristoffer Ajer, Marvin Compper and even Nir Bitton at their beck and call, most Celtic fans would argue that their side needs to acquire the services of a new centre-back this summer...

No Quick Return – Rodgers Rules Out Injured Celtic Star

BRENDAN RODGERS has given Celtic fans an update on the progress of Nir Bitton after the midfielder went under the knife back in February to fix a recurring knee problem...

Celtic Ace Injury Setback – Out for Two Months

CELTIC’S Israeili international midfielder Nir Bitton will be out of action for another two months.

Quiet summer points to Celtic being stuck with fringe duo for a while yet

COMMENT Celtic have done well to get some players out of the club this summer, but it has gone all quiet on the Hoops future of some high-profile fringe players...

Future looks to be uncertain for long-term Celtic injury victim

COMMENT Nir Bitton’s future at Celtic seems to be a bit uncertain, as the Israeli international recovers from a serious knee injury.

VideoCelts · May 29

Celtic step up interest in 23 year old SPFL stand out

Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham were the first picks at the end of the season with Callum McGregor, Stuart Armstrong, Eboue Koussai and Nir Bitton also offering options in that area...

VideoCelts · May 29
Daily Record · May 28

Erik Sviatchenko and Celtic’s Nir Bitton the latest victims of Sky Sports Scottish football gaffe

The Danish stopper departed the Hoops for FC Midtylland on Sunday but the broadcasting giant were left red-faced after mistaking him for Bitton...

Daily Record · May 28
VideoCelts · May 28

Sky Sports in Sviatchenko fail

Sky Sports News has produced another epic mix up by using a picture of Nir Bitton against the story of Erik Sviatchenko’s departure from Celtic.

VideoCelts · May 28
EatSleepSport · May 23

Bitton bites back at Instagram trolls

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has hit out at fans who abuse him and his family on social media because he is Israeli...

EatSleepSport · May 23
The Scotsman · May 22

Nir Bitton hits out at fans who abuse him ‘for being Israeli’

Celtic’s Nir Bitton has slammed the supporters who subject him to abuse on social media for being Israeli and called on them to stop mixing politics and football...

The Scotsman · May 22
The Scotsman · May 22

Celtic’s Nir Bitton hits out at fan abuse ‘for being Israeli’

Celtic’s Nir Bitton has slammed the supporters who subject him to abuse on social media for being Israeli and called on them to stop mixing politics and football...

The Scotsman · May 22
Talking Baws · May 22

Celtic’s Nir Bitton Hits Out at ‘Idiots’ Insulting Him and His Wife Because of His Nationality

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has hit out at online trolls who are constantly abusing him and his wife because he is an Israeli international...

Talking Baws · May 22
VideoCelts · Jun 22

‘Good riddance’ Sutton’s brutal verdict on Armstrong

Armstrong started the 2016/17 season outside of Brendan Rodgers’ side but by November had played his way into the holding midfield role alongside Scott Brown at the expense of Nir Bitton...

VideoCelts · Jun 22
The Celtic Star · May 23

The Green Brigade, Walid Abdou Hamde and a ton of mini-donuts

IT’S been an uncomfortable read looking at the spat between Nir Bitton and some trolls that has been reported over the past 24 hours...

The Celtic Star · May 23
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