Bobby Lennox

Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero Bobby Lennox was born in Saltcoats, Ayrshire on 30 August 1943 (age 76).

Bobby Lennox

Celtic signed Lennox from Scottish Junior team Ardeer Recreation on provisional forms in 1961 at the age of 18, and he made his first team debut the following March. He went on to score 273 goals in all competitions, second only to Celtic’s all time top scorer Jimmy McGrory’s total of 468 goals. Of his 273 goals, 167 were scored in the Scottish league, making him the fifth top league scorer in Celtic. He won eleven League medals, eight Scottish Cup medals, and five League Cup medals (scoring 63 goals in the competition) and was a member of the 1967 European Cup winning Celtic team, known as the Lisbon Lions, who defeated Inter Milan 2–1 in the Estádio Nacional stadium in Lisbon, Portugal.

He scored in 13 consecutive league games (21 goals) between 2nd March 1968 and 7th September 1968, a record only beaten by Evelyn Morrison of Falkirk in the 1928/1929 season, who scored in 14 consecutive league games and equalled by Finn Dossing of Dundee United in the 1964/1965 season.

He played in a second European Cup final with Celtic in 1970, losing 2–1 after extra time to Feyenoord Rotterdam of the Netherlands at the San Siro stadium, Milan. He was an extremely fast winger and was known by fans as ‘Buzz Bomb’ or ‘Lemon’ as they thought he made defenders look like ‘suckers’. He left Celtic in March 1978, and moved to the United States to play for Houston Hurricane in their debut season in the NASL. After a disappointing 3 goals in 30 games for a struggling team, he got a surprise offer to rejoin Celtic in September 1978. It was a good move, as Celtic took the League Championship that year and the Scottish Cup in 1980. He was the last Lisbon Lion to retire as a player when he joined Celtic’s coaching staff in November 1980.

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ACSOM · Jun 30

Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – The Story Of The Jersey: Bobby Lennox v Fiorentina 1970

The Celtic Star · Jun 27

Video – Archie Macpherson interviews Lisbon Lions John Clark, Willie Wallace, Bobby Lennox, Jim Craig and Bertie Auld

The Celt · May 29

Mick Conroy [speaking to Celtic author Stephen Murray]

Celtic FC · May 26

Bobby Lennox hails fellow winger and Ayrshire boy James Forrest

Evening Times · May 25

Scott Brown hails James Forrest as quiet man who has been front and centre of Celtic’s nine-in-a-row run

Herald Scotland · May 25

Scott Brown hails James Forrest as quiet man who has been front and centre of Celtic’s nine-in-a-row run

Celtic 2-1 Inter Milan – Auld & Lennox Interviews.

Herald Scotland · May 21

Celtic’s James Forrest humbled as Lisbon Lion Bobby Lennox compares him to Jimmy Johnstone

Evening Times · May 21

Celtic’s James Forrest humbled as Lisbon Lion Bobby Lennox compares him to Jimmy Johnstone

Evening Times · May 21

James Forrest keen to add to nine successive Celtic league titles

Herald Scotland · May 21

James Forrest keen to add to nine successive Celtic league titles

Transfer Tavern · May 21

‘No greater praise’ – These Hoops fans react as Bobby Lennox comments on 89-goal ace

James Forrest keen to add to nine successive Celtic league titles

Celtic FC · May 20

Forrest: to be spoken of with McNeill, Johnstone, Lennox is amazing

Celtic FC · May 20

Bobby Lennox compares nine-in-a-row winners Jinky and Jamesy

Transfer Tavern · May 15

‘Great jersey and a great man’ – These Hoops fans drool over 304-goal ace in ‘beautiful’ kit

Forty Years Ago: the Buzzbomb’s Last Hurrah on Football’s Day of Shame

Mick Conroy – a Hero of 1980 Remembers

The Celtic Star · Apr 30

On This Day: Bobby Lennox makes it 3-in-a-row for Stein’s Celtic

Big Billy Leads Celtic to 4-0 Final Romp Over Gers – and It’s Farewell to Fergie

The Spirit of 67: the Lion Who Reckoned Stevie Did Inter a Favour

BILLY REMEMBERED: BOBBY LENNOX (Day Two)

A Celtic State of Mind: The Neilly Mochan Story Part 2 – The 1970 European Cup final

The Celtic Star · Mar 27

Dalglish At The Double

VideoCelts · Mar 27

BBC Scotland come up with must-watch Lisbon documentary tonight for Celtic fans

That Season in Paradise: the Great American Dream: Chapter Four

Transfer Tavern · Mar 17

‘What a player’, ‘Miss him everyday’ – These Celtic fans profess love for ‘king’

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 1970-1979 is Bobby Lennox

Brilliant Video – Celtic in 1980, interviews with Billy McNeill, Johnny Doyle and Bobby Lennox

ACSOM · Feb 4

A Celtic State of Mind – Further LIVE dates announced for 2020

ACSOM · Jan 7

A Celtic State of Mind – LIVE dates for 2020 including Martin O’Neill, Brian McClair, Chris Sutton, John Hartson & Danny McGrain

A Celtic State of Mind – Acoustic Sessions: Volume 2

ACSOM · Jan 1

A Celtic State of Mind – The VHS Years: When Celtic entered the Video Age

67HailHail · Nov 4, 2019

Celtic star could break Lisbon Lion’s 50 year old record against Rangers

Celtic Quick News · Sep 15, 2019

In Pictures: Hamilton Accies 0 Celtic 1

Celtic Quick News · Sep 11, 2019

Night Celtic Won 10-0: Did Big Jock Make a Fuss? ‘Not a Chance,’ Answered 5-Goal Hero

Evening Times · Sep 9, 2019

Craig Brown recalls smashing Bobby Lennox with elbow on Celtic debut leaving him drenched in blood

Celtic Fanzine · Sep 3, 2019

Potters Players Bobby Lennox

A Celtic State of Mind · Aug 18, 2019

Eddie Clarke with A Celtic State of Mind

Celtic Fanzine · Aug 15, 2019

the Celtic Family Like Father Like Son

Celtic Quick News · Jun 14, 2019

Billy Remembered: Bobby Lennox

The Celtic Star · May 16, 2019

Celtic’s 50 Flags – Bobby Lennox scored, after 12 long years, Celtic were Champions

The Celtic Star · May 3, 2019

Listen to Archie Macpherson’s Lisbon Lion interview with Clark, Craig, Lennox, Auld and Wallace

Celtic Quick News · May 1, 2019

Yogi Clears Up Lions Mystery

VideoCelts · Apr 29, 2019

Brian McClair’s touching tribute to Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Apr 27, 2019

Farewell to the King

VideoCelts · Apr 26, 2019

Fifty years ago today Billy McNeill enjoyed one of his greatest Hampden moments

The Celtic Star · Mar 13, 2019

What Jock Stein growled after his second game in charge of Celtic

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