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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The Celtic Star · Feb 10

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At the beginning of February 1974, Celtic were top of the table, some ten points ahead of Rangers and heading for their 9th consecutive League title.

The Celtic Star · Feb 10

New Boyata Bombshell, is it worth calling Efe Ambrose?

CELTIC will face Valencia in the Europa League this month without the services of either Filip Benkovic or Dedryck Boyata...

HITC · Jan 29

Potential Celtic bombshell could take Rangers closer to 55

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers have a huge boost in pursuit of a 55th Scottish Premiership title if the rumours about one Celtic man are true...

HITC · Jan 29
The Celtic Star · Jan 23

‘It’s great to be back,’ says ‘Buzzing’ Bitton, Farewell Johnny, ‘YNWA TG CSC’

WHILE it was exciting to see Timothy Weah come on from the bench in the second half against Airdrie – and what a start he made to his Celtic career – it was also lovely to welcome Nir Bitton back after an horrendous 11 months on the sidelines with a knee injury...

The Celtic Star · Jan 23

Gerry McCulloch with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards.

HITC · Jan 14

‘A cracking player’: Some Celtic fans buzzing after hearing about 27-year-old

Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic reportedly want to sign Omar Elabdellaoui from Olympiacos in the January transfer window...

HITC · Jan 14
Celts Are Here · Jan 11

Marvin Compper Territory – Midfielder Told he Can Leave Parkhead after 5-months

BRENDAN RODGERS dropped the bombshell he would let Yousouff Mulumbu got out on loan so he can play games on a weekly basis.

Celts Are Here · Jan 11
The Scotsman · Jan 3

Rumour Mill: Transfer blow for Celtic | Key man drops January bombshell | Clubs join chase for Rangers star | Bristol want Hibs ace

Celtic dealt blow in defender pursuit, Hoops ace drops contract bombshell, more clubs join race for Carlos Pena’s services and which English club is targeting a Hibs striker?

The Scotsman · Jan 3
Soccerlens · Jan 3

‘We are not even talking’ – Agent drops big bombshell about Celtic key player

originally posted on Sportslens.com Jacques Lichtenstein has become a sort of nemesis among the Celtic fans.

Soccerlens · Jan 3

Boyata Bombshell – Player’s Agent Disrespects Celtic

DEDRYCK BOYATA’S agent has reportedly told Het Laatste Nieuws the player is done with Celtic and will leave in the summer or sooner depending on what unfolds in the coming weeks...

Celts Are Here · Dec 31, 2018

Transfer Bombshell: Scott Brown to ‘Hold Talks’ Over Parkhead Exit – Reports

Reports that Scott Brown is ready to hold talks with newly formed Western Australia have intensified after the club’s backers again reiterated their desire to land the midfielder.

Celts Are Here · Dec 31, 2018
The Celtic Star · Dec 28, 2018

Transfer Latest – ‘We’ll make George, Timothy Weah’s Dad,’ Rodgers

THE CELTIC STAR broke the story on the morning of Christmas Eve that Celtic wanted to sign PSG youngster Timothy Weah.

The Celtic Star · Dec 28, 2018
Celtic TV · Dec 20, 2018

Celtic FC – #CalMac2023: Celtic TV Exclusive Interview

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Celtic TV · Dec 20, 2018

Tom Rogic Injury Bombshell – Rodgers Confirms

BRENDAN RODGERS has delivered an injury bombshell with regards to Tom Rogic who will now miss the next six weeks of action due to a knee injury.

The HomeBhoys · Jan 17

HomeBhoys #265 – Back in the Saddle!

This week Joe and Scott conduct transfer business (speculation and waffle) and look at the movements during the break before Harper calls in and interrupts, then the lads go all over the place ending with a Naka appreciation buzz...

The HomeBhoys · Jan 17
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