Bobby Lennox

Read all the news about Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero Bobby Lennox. Bobby Lennox was born in Saltcoats, Ayrshire on 30 August 1943 (age 75).

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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Steven Gerrard Comments on Celtic Guard of Honour

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Yogi Clears Up Lions Mystery

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The Celtic Star · Apr 30

Celtic’s Catch 22 Moment – The Home Cup Ticket Scheme Con Trick

In Joseph Heller’s satirical classic Catch 22 the Americans bomb their own airfield for the Germans because it is cheaper to do so, those getting bombed had no reason to feel bitter about it either as they were going to get bombed anyway.

The Celtic Star · Apr 30
VideoCelts · Apr 29

Brian McClair’s touching tribute to Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers

In 393 Celtic appearances he scored 228 goals making him the fourth highest scorer in the club’s history with only Jimmy McGrory, Bobby Lennox and Henrik Larsson scoring more...

VideoCelts · Apr 29
Celts Are Here · Apr 28

‘Deluded’ – Sutton Sticks the Boot Into Ibrox Club Over ‘Average’ Celtic

We can’t keep up with Chris Sutton this weather. The former Celtic striker has been dropping truth bombs all morning and afternoon on BT Sport...

Celts Are Here · Apr 28
67HailHail · Apr 28

Celtic have made a total mess of this deal – a missed chance

The combination of Celtic and Timothy Weah, if we’re all being honest with ourselves, hasn’t worked out.

67HailHail · Apr 28
VideoCelts · Apr 26

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

At Hampden the stage was set for a classic Scottish Cup Final, it wasn’t a contest but a demonstration as Celtic won 4-0 with McNeill, Bobby Lennox, George Connolly and Stevie Chalmers providing the goals...

VideoCelts · Apr 26
Celts Are Here · Apr 21

Neil Lennon Drops Injury Bombshell After Hibs Draw

Celtic are still on the brink of their eighth consecutive title but while having to wait the fans are becoming frustrated and the bombshell Neil Lennon has dropped after the game is concerning...

Celts Are Here · Apr 21
The Celtic Star · Apr 14

BR-Exit – ‘It’s not bothering us, we’re ready to go and buzzing,’ Celtic Star

KIERAN TIERNEY knows what it takes to win a treble and a double treble from the point of view of a player and also a supporter...

The Celtic Star · Apr 14
The Scotsman · Apr 10

Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer has ‘every chance’ of emulating Virgil van Dijk

The Scandinavian connection has provided Celtic with personnel capable of producing real pyrotechnics...

The Scotsman · Apr 10

Coconuts & Dead Squirrels Thrown Onto Pitches – Only In Scotland

If you thought you were done with the drama/stupidity of a banger thrown onto the pitch when Celtic played St.

“Mr Flanagan” has his court name reprised

I read Newco’s statement last night with a meme, “She’s turned the SFA Review Panel against me” buzzing around my head.

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

DO yourself a favour and listen to this. Archie Macpherson in conversation last night with John Clark, Bobby Lennox, Bertie Auld, Jim Craig and having just arrived in Scotland from his home Australia, Willie Wallace...

Sports Mole · Apr 19

Michael Smith “buzzing” for first major cup final

The Northern Irishman is gearing up for his first showpiece occasion against Celtic next month...

Sports Mole · Apr 19

9th April 1969: Celtic v Falkirk – League

7th April 1969 It was a wonderful day to report for training, as the sun blazed down from a cloudless sky...

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