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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HITC · 3h

Director reacts as Celtic and Burnley reportedly target his £3m star

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Transfer Tavern · Jun 24

Celtic could land Tierney replacement in the form of £3.15m-rated flyer – Opinion

We all know that it will be a sad day at Parkhead when Kieran Tierney makes his bow with the Bhoys, but that day could be set to come very soon and whilst the goodbye will tough, finding a replacement will be key, that’s where the links to Boli Mbombo come in...

Transfer Tavern · Jun 24
Read Celtic · Jun 24

Celtic identify Europa League defender as possible bargain buy

Celtic are reportedly lining up a £3 million bid for Rapid Vienna left-back Boli Mbombo as Kieran Tierney’s future at the club continues to come into question.

Read Celtic · Jun 24
HITC · Jun 24

Report: Celtic are battling Napoli and English duo for £3m target

Is Boli Mbombi heading to the Scottish Premiership or Serie A as Celtic reportedly want the Rapid Vienna left-back...

HITC · Jun 24
Celts Are Here · Jun 24

Rapid Vienna Star Emerges as £3million Celtic Target – Reports

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Celts Are Here · Jun 24

Hoops Target Mbombo and Lowe As Second KT Bid Gets the Boot

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Daily Mail · Jun 24

Celtic eye move for £3m-rated Mbombo as they seek replacements for Arsenal target Kieran Tierney

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Daily Mail · Jun 24
The Celtic Star · Jun 21

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The Celtic Star · Jun 21
Talking Baws · Jun 8

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Talking Baws · Jun 8

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The Celtic Star · May 26

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The Celtic Star · May 26
Into Football · Jun 16

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