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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90 Minute Cynic · Apr 20

Hibs – Celtic | The Preview

A man from the Middle East – battered, betrayed and beaten – makes an incredible return in near impossible circumstances.

90 Minute Cynic · Apr 20
Celts Are Here · Apr 17

The Last Supper? Three Out of Five Players Set for Parkhead Exit

Nir Bitton shared a picture on his Instagram story yesterday evening after the ‘amigos’ sat down for dinner, perhaps for the last time.

Celts Are Here · Apr 17
67HailHail · Apr 8

Is Celtic renaissance man suddenly fifth choice?

Nir Bitton had been going through something of a renaissance under Brendan Rodgers, but is it safe to say that’s stopped now?

67HailHail · Apr 8
Celts Are Here · Mar 30

Parkhead Exit All But Confirmed For Deila Signing

NEIL LENNON told Celtic fans yesterday that there are currently THREE Celtic players in contract negotiations with the club over their future.

Celts Are Here · Mar 30
Read Celtic · Mar 30

Lennon reveals Celtic duo have entered contract talks

Interim Celtic boss Neil Lennon has revealed that Scott Sinclair and Nir Bitton have both entered talks to extend their Parkhead careers, per the Daily Record.

Read Celtic · Mar 30
Soccer Souls · Mar 30

Celtic Injury News: Key Duo doubtful for O** F*** derby

Celtic FC Injury News: Celtic duo Tom Rogic and Nir Bitton remain doubtful for the Sunday’s O** F*** clash.

Soccer Souls · Mar 30
67HailHail · Mar 30

Celtic planning for the future as Lennon confirms trio are in contract talks

No matter who the manager at Celtic is next season, it looks like the Hoops are moving ahead with plans for next season.

67HailHail · Mar 30

Confirmed: Celtic Trio in Deal Talks

NEIL LENNON has confirmed Celtic are holding contract talks with three key men as they look ahead to next season.

67HailHail · Mar 25

Worst case scenario Celtic XI vs Rangers: What if all injury doubts missed the game?

Ahead of a potentially season-defining home clash vs Rangers, it’s starting to look as though the gods have deserted us.

67HailHail · Mar 25

Double Doubt for Hoops

DEDRYCK BOYATA and Nir Bitton are doubts for Neil Lennon as he prepares his Celtic team for tomorrow’s Premiership encounter against Dundee at Dens Park.

Talking Baws · Mar 15

Lennon Provides Positive Injury Update on McGregor, Benkovic and Ntcham

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has provided Hoops supporters with a positive injury update on midfielders Callum McGregor & Olivier Ntcham, as well as defender Filip Benkovic...

Talking Baws · Mar 15

Bitton’s Trophy Targets

NIR BITTON has revealed he feared his Celtic career could be WRECKED as he struggled to overcome his long-term knee injury.

Bitton relieved to be back among the Bhoys

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton revealed his near year-long frustration of watching from the sidelines as he recovered from a knee injury...

Celtic TV · Mar 8

💬 Full Media Conference: Nir Bitton (08/03/19)

“When you’re part of a club like Celtic, you always want to win the trophies and be part of it.

Celtic TV · Mar 8
BBC · Mar 8

Bitton feared for career amid 11-month injury lay-off

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton admits he worried he may never overcome a long-term injury but is relishing working under Neil Lennon again...

BBC · Mar 8

“Dire”, “Outstanding”, “Useless”, “Underrated” – These Celtic fans are split on 19-cap ace

Loads of Celtic fans have been reflecting on the weekend’s cup action, and they’re completely split on the quarter-final performance of Nir Bitton...

Confirmed: Calmac’s Comeback

CALLUM McGREGOR will return to first team action at Dundee this afternoon as Neil Lennon makes four changes to his starting line-up following last week’s frustrating goalless draw with Aberdeen at Parkhead.

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