Emilio Izaguirre

Inside Biography

Defender Emilio Arturo Izaguirre Giron, who was named the Scottish Premier League PFA Player of the Year (2011), is a footballer who has represented his nation Honduras at the 2010 World Cup and the 2007 Gold Cup and has accomplished to show the world that Honduras national team “does care” about the World Cup. Emilio had an elemental role in all the triumphs that Celtic and Motagua acquired while he was in the team. Emilio is one of the most cherished players of his national team Honduras.

Early Life And Career Of Emilio Izaguirre

Born on May 10, 1986, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Emilio started his football career in a Honduran football club named Club Deportivo Motagua (also called Motagua) located in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He joined Motagua on 2003 and on 20 March 2004 made his Honduran League debut with a 3-0 win over Universidad in Danli.

Emilio took part in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship which was held in the Netherlands and in the year 2007, Izaguirre took part in UNCAF National Cups and CONCACAF Gold Cup. Emilio made his debut for his national football team in a friendly match against Denmark in January 2007.

However he made an impact in a friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago in Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula, Honduras on June 2, 2007, where he scored a single conquering goal. Even after a 17- day trial on July 2008 with Ipswich Town F.C, Emilio botched to win a contract with them as he was unable to play in any matches not having received international authorization from Motagua.

He played for team Motagua until 2010. During his stay in the team, he appeared in 143 matches and delivered 4 goals. He played two games against Chile and Spain from the Honduras national team for the 2010 world cup.

The Celtic Football Club in Glasgow Scotland that plays in the Scottish Premiership had their eyes fixated on Emilio after his great performances in Motagua so on August 18, 2010, Izaguirre pledged his future to Celtic with a 4-year contract. 

Emilio was given the shirt no.3.The transfer fee that Celtic had to pay to bring Emilio from Motagua is estimated to be 642 thousand pounds. Having a height of 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) and a weight of 74 kg Emilio cannot be named to have the appropriate athletic body, but while being rather short, he cannot be easily pushed around by opponents.

Emilio’s salary is not set but his current market value is said to be a whopping 396 million pound. He has been doing great in his current team Celtic and also has received much recognition ever since.

Emilio made his debut in Scottish Premier League with a 1-0 win over Motherwell F.C. on August 29, 2010. Later Emilio played many SPL’s including the victorious one at Rugby Park on September 19, 2010, where he set up fellow Antony Strokes for a winning goal over Kilmarnock F.C with 2-1.

He made his first ever Celtic goal on 30 October 2010 in yet another SPL against St.Johnstone F.C where Emilio seized a back pa s s then flipped the ball over St. Johnstone’s center back Dave MacKay and finally slit the goal under the goalkeeper.

The Celtic won the League and Emilio was awarded Man of the match for his epic performance. He made a total of 111 appearances in matches ever since he comes to Celtic and has made that single goal. He played in the Scottish club in 2011 and 2013.

He won several awards and titles while in Celtic which includes SPFA Players Player of the Year, Clydesdale Bank SPL Player of the Year, Celtic Players Player of the Year and Scottish Football Writers Player of the Year all in 2011.

Emilio whose main position is Left back and the second position is left midfield is doc u mented for his overlapping runs and knack to trendy attacking moves with amazing dribbling skills. Emilio Izaguirre contributed in representing his nation in 17 FIFA World Cup qualifications and is currently preparing for the World Cup by training in Miami, USA. 

Emilio Izaguirre's Net Worth

His total salary boosted his net worth. His present net worth is around 396 million pound. 

Emilio Izaguirre's Personal Life 

His wife name is Virginia Izaguirre. 


by monika, 13 Jun, 2014

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