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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Transfer Tavern · Dec 11

Key men: Celtic fans must be buzzing about what these 2 did for them in 2018

2018 saw Celtic complete back-to-back domestic trebles as Brendan Rodgers looks to carry the Bhoys on their journey for 10 in a row...

Transfer Tavern · Dec 11
FootballFanCast · Nov 27

Celtic’s Europa League qualification hopes hugely effected after bombshell from Group B rivals

Celtic have received a huge boost ahead of Thursday’s vital Europa League clash, as Rosenborg are set to field a reserve side ahead of their Norwegian Cup final...

FootballFanCast · Nov 27
Celts Are Here · Nov 27

Rodgers Drops Cup Final Bombshell

BRENDAN ROGERS has confirmed one starter for his League Cup Final team already and to use an ice hockey saying, he’s pulling the goalie!

Celts Are Here · Nov 27
Transfer Tavern · Nov 23

‘What a headache to have’: Plenty of Celtic fans buzzing with huge Lennoxtown boost

On Thursday morning, photos arose from Celtic’s Twitter account featuring Scott Brown, Leigh Griffiths and Nir Bitton...

Transfer Tavern · Nov 23
Celtic TV · Nov 19

Celtic FC – Bobby Lennox statue

🦁 A statue honouring Lisbon Lion Bobby Lennox was unveiled in his hometown of Saltcoats yesterday...

Celtic TV · Nov 19
VideoCelts · Nov 18

Manchester United legend sends special tribute to Bobby Lennox

Manchester United followed Celtic by winning the European Cup in 1968 with a special friendly rivalry between the two managers, Matt Busby and Jock Stein...

VideoCelts · Nov 18
BBC · Nov 18

Bobby Lennox ‘a true legend’ – John Clark

John Clark says Bobby Lennox is “a true legend”, as a statue of the Celtic hero is unveiled in his hometown of Saltcoats...

BBC · Nov 18
Celtic FC · Nov 18

Bobby Lennox statue unveiled, a fitting tribute to a true great

SALTCOATS honoured one of its favourite and most famous sons today when a statue of Bobby Lennox was unveiled in the centre of the town where the Celtic legend and his wife, Catherine, have stayed their whole lives...

Celtic FC · Nov 18
The Celtic Star · Nov 18

It’s Bobby Lennox Day! The men who gave us The Celtic Star

The men who put the star above the crest The history of Celtic is littered with the great From Patsy through to Henrik, we’ve watched them celebrate But in our hearts there is a team, standing out above the rest The eleven Lions of Lisbon, who put the star above the crest...

The Celtic Star · Nov 18
Celtic FC · Nov 18

Saltcoats to honour its most famous Bhoy with statue unveiling

BOBBY Lennox is one of Celtic’s greatest players, part of Jock Stein’s famous Lisbon Lions side that won the European Cup in 1967...

Celtic FC · Nov 18
The Celtic Star · Nov 18

‘Room 107! A wee story about Bobby Lennox on his big day,’ Cairney

This is a big day in the life of Bobby Lennox, as a statue of him in action is being unveiled in his home town of Saltcoats.

The Celtic Star · Nov 18
Celts Are Here · Nov 14

Lustig’s Hilarious Photobomb as the Star Heads on International Duty

MIKAEL LUSTIG is known for his sense of humour. Over the years the Celtic defender has done many whacky things on and off the field.

Celts Are Here · Nov 14
Inside Futbol · Nov 13

Never Known Better Atmosphere – Celtic Star Buzzing From RB Leipzig Experience

Celtic star Ryan Christie says he has never experienced a better atmosphere than the RB Leipzig game...

Inside Futbol · Nov 13
The Celtic Star · Nov 11

Celtic v Livingston: ‘Everybody’s buzzing,’ says Celtic Star

JAMES FORREST has had a look at the fixture list for the rest of the year – including the two Scotland games that will follow on from today’s trip to Livingston – remember, All Quiet of the West Lothian Front please – see HERE, and is buzzing at the challenge as Celtic look to get...

The Celtic Star · Nov 11
VideoCelts · Dec 12

Rodgers bombshell: Griffiths will be out with ‘issues’

Earlier this season the 28-year-old signed a contract extension despite a number of rumours about problems in his personal life...

VideoCelts · Dec 12

Bertie and Bobby: Why Auld Will Never Forget His First Game with Lennox

BERTIE AULD admits he will never forget the first time he played alongside fellow-Lisbon Lion Bobby Lennox.

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