Celtic confirm transfer of Colin Kazim-Richards to Coritiba

Colin Kazim-Richards played 12 games for Celtic

Celtic striker Colin Kazim-Richards has left the club and joined Brazilian outfit Coritiba, the Scottish Premiership outfit announced on Thursday.

The 29-year-old, who lists Fenerbahce and Galatasaray amongst his former club – after starting his career at Bury 12 years ago and then moving on to Brighton and Sheffield United – joined the Scottish champions earlier this year from Dutch side Feyenoord.

Celtic wrote on their official website: “Celtic FC can confirm that Colin Kazim-Richards has left the club and will be joining Coritiba. Everyone at the club wishes Colin the very best for the future.”

Turkey international Kazim-Richards scored two goals in 12 appearances last season for the Hoops and has signed a contract with the Paranaense side until December 31, 2017.

A statement on the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A club’s official website,, read: “The striker Kazim is officially the new reinforcement of Coritiba. Kazim has already started the training with his team-mates of Coritiba on the afternoon of Thursday (June, 9).”

Kazim-Richards will wear the number 10 shirt for Coritiba.

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