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 · 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
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

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.

Ruthless: If Lennon wants to win later it’s time to get tough on £3.6m-rated Celtic man – Verdict

Celtic have been flying high in the Scottish Premiership in recent times and some fans are still buzzing off their recent O** F*** victory, thanks to James Forrest...

‘He’s been a bombscare’ – These Celtic fans weren’t happy with this ace’s St Mirren display

Celtic fans may have been pleased to get over the line last night against St Mirren but it was a game marred by controversy...

The Video Clip To Get Celtic Fans Buzzing For Summer Squad Addition

When most Celtic fans were in the habit of being on the side of their ex-manager, Brendan Rodgers, they were all a bit taken aback by his comments on an incoming transfer back in January.

Celts Are Here · Mar 29

‘Almost Time’ – Celtic Star Buzzing for Glasgow Derby

TIMO WEAH took part in Celtic’s Friday training session ahead of the Glasgow Derby on Sunday and afterwards took to Instagram revealing his excitement.

Celts Are Here · Mar 29
FootballFanCast · Mar 28

“Absolutely delighted”, “Buzzing”, “Best news” – Many Celtic fans react to club announcement

Loads of Celtic fans have been reacting to this week’s huge news from the club, as Leigh Griffiths has returned to club’s training centre...

FootballFanCast · Mar 28

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...

The Celtic Star · Mar 13

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

ON this day in 1971, Celtic travelled to Central Park, Cowdenbeath to beat the home side 5-1 with two goals from Harry Hood (one of them a penalty), and one each from John Hughes, Billy McNeill and Bobby Lennox...

The Celtic Star · Mar 13
67HailHail · Apr 4

There was a notable Celtic absentee last night – surely not another injury?

There was one notable omission from the squad last night that took us by surprise – Jonny Hayes.

67HailHail · Apr 4
The Celtic Star · Mar 12

‘The house was still buzzing, the previous evening we had won The Coronation Cup’

WITH The Shamrock publishing their new book ‘Said Lizzie to Philip,’ today, as we’ve just featured on The Celtic Star, we thought we’d look back at an early article on our site which was written by Hugh Cairns...

The Celtic Star · Mar 12

The Fog

Ian slipped off his Celtic scarf and tossed it into the back seat of the car.

There Is A Section Of Our Support Who Simply Be Must Removed From It.

Tonight we secured three more points and took a giant step towards the title, but I am not writing about that; instead I’m writing about the goons with their smoke bombs and flares and the particular specimen who throw a firecracker onto the park, to the injury of the St Mirren keeper...

It was all Big Bad Broony’s fault.

It comes as no surprise to see and read that all the trouble yesterday was caused by Big Bad Scott Brown, Broony has been physically attacked by three different Sevco players, but it’s his fault, a bit like his Boss Lenny, when he was getting bombs and bullets sent to him, and when he was attacked by the Scumbag John Wilson at Tynecastle while just doing his job, the media told us he brings it on himself.I was surprised by the terminology used by Graham Spiers, one of the few Scottish journalists I have r...

The Day Big Jock Returned to Paradise

ON JANUARY 30 1965, John Hughes ran amok as he thumped in five goals during a ruthless 8-0 destruction of Aberdeen at Parkhead.

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