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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Celtic FC vs Dunfermline Live Blog: Score and Updates

Dunfermline Starting XI: Ryan Scully, Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Stuart Morrison, Lewis Martin, Paul Paton (c), Ryan Dow, Tom Beadling, Josh Edwards, Kyle Turner, Kevin Nisbet Substitutes: Gabby McGill, Andy Ryan, Danny Devine, Josh Coley, Matthew Todd, Lewis McCann, Cammy Gill Celtic Starting XI: Craig Gordon, Hatem Abd Elhamed, Christopher Jullien, Kristoffer Ajer, Nir Bitton, Mikey Johnston, – The Celtic Bhoys – The Celtic Bhoys – Celtic FC News, Scores and Transfer Rumors...

67HailHail · Aug 15

Is Neil Lennon considering a surprising new contract for Celtic outcast?

Nir Bitton’s contract may run out at the end of the season, but the Celtic midfielder may have a chance to impress Neil Lennon yet.

67HailHail · Aug 15

Nir Bitton Mocks Himself on Social Media

Nir Bitton poked fun at himself today after he helped Celtic to a 7-0 win from defence on Saturday afternoon.

Celtic vs St Johnstone Live Blog: Score and Updates

St. Johnstone Starting XI: Zander Clark, Richard Foster, Scott Tanser, Jason Kerr (c), Madis Vihmann, Wallace Duffy, Liam Craig, Murray Davidson, Ross Callachan, Matty Kennedy, Michael O’Halloran Substitutes: Elliott Parish, Steven Anderson, Danny Swanson, Ali McCann, Kyle McClean, Callum Hendry, Jordan Northcott Celtic FC Starting XI: Scott Bain, Hatem Abd Elhamed, Nir Bitton, Kristoffer Ajer, Boli – The Celtic Bhoys – The Celtic Bhoys – Celtic FC News, Scores and Transfer Rumors...

Like a new signing: Celtic ace’s versatility a major positive for Neil Lennon – opinion

Nir Bitton is back in action and already looking like the player we saw before a devastating knee injury kept him out for so long...

67HailHail · Aug 1

Celtic man can’t pass up opportunity to show that he should start qualifier

Nir Bitton has the chance to prove to Neil Lennon that he deserves to start for Celtic in next week’s Champions League match against Cluj.

67HailHail · Aug 1

Shved Tagged ‘Ukrainian Messi’ – in Under Half-An-Hour

MARIAN SHVED has already been tagged ‘The Ukrainian Messi’ by some Celtic fans – after only TWENTY-FIVE MINUTES of competitive action for the Hoops...

VideoCelts · Jul 30

New bhoy Shved shares ‘dream debut’ with fans on Insta

Injury delayed his competitive debut but after replacing Nir Bitton in the 70th minute he marked his competitive debut with a stoppage time goal against Nomme Kalju to give Celtic a 2-0 win on the night to complete a 7-0 aggregate...

VideoCelts · Jul 30
VideoCelts · Jul 30

‘Ukrainian Messi’ ‘World Class Player’ ‘Announce Lifetime Happiness’ Celtic fans’ joy at Shved debut goal

Neil Lennon sent on the for Karpaty Lviv to replace Nir Bitton in the 70th minute and was rewarded with a stoppage time strike from Shved...

VideoCelts · Jul 30
67HailHail · Jul 27

Celtic boss will be more than keen to give ever-present utility man a new contract

One of the most unexpected aspects of Celtic’s season so far, has been Nir Bitton’s continued presence in the side.

67HailHail · Jul 27
67HailHail · Jul 26

Should Celtic defender lose his place in the side he will rue rash challenge

At the moment, Neil Lennon has not settled on his preferred centre-back pairing for Celtic for the upcoming season.

67HailHail · Jul 26
Evening Times · Jul 25

Celtic star Hatem Abd Elhamed says conversations with Nir Bitton and Beram Kayal sold him on move

New Celtic signing Hatem Abd Elhamed has revealed conversations with Nir Bitton and Beram Kayal convinced him to join the Hoops...

Evening Times · Jul 25
Herald Scotland · Jul 25

Celtic star Hatem Abd Elhamed says conversations with Nir Bitton and Beram Kayal sold him on move

New Celtic signing Hatem Abd Elhamed has revealed conversations with Nir Bitton and Beram Kayal convinced him to join the Hoops...

Herald Scotland · Jul 25
Celts Are Here · Jul 25

‘Means A Lot’ Celtic Star Posts Brilliant Gesture to Celtic Support on Social Media

CELTIC’S makeshift centre back Nir Bitton posted the moment he made a young Celtic fan’s night by handing over his match-worn jersey at full time...

Celts Are Here · Jul 25

Celtic boss Neil Lennon confirms deal agreed for Hatem Abd Elhamed

Lennon also revealed how he went to Nir Bitton and former Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal for advice on the player...

Celts Are Here · Jul 23

Neil Lennon Confirms Deal – Reveals Kayal Chat

NEIL LENNON has confirmed Celtic have reached an agreement with Hapoel over the sale of Hatem Abd Elhamed days after the Israeli club confirmed the deal...

Celts Are Here · Jul 23

Europa D-Day for Ajer

NEIL LENNON should know today if Kristoffer Ajer will be fit for the Europa League visit of AIK Stockholm on Thursday night.

The Celtic Star · Aug 10

Christie and Edouard drop to bench as Lenny has one eye on Cluj

NEIL LENNON has shuffled the pack for the trip to Fir Park, after the midweek trip to Romania.

The Celtic Star · Aug 10
VideoCelts · Jul 23

Lennon explains the Jullien puzzle

Most fans expected to see Jullien paired with Kris Ajer but against the Estonian champions the hoops are likely to start with Nir Bitton and Jozo Simunovic in the heart of defence...

VideoCelts · Jul 23
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