Bobby Lennox

Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero Bobby Lennox was born in Saltcoats, Ayrshire on 30 August 1943 (age 76).

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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ACSOM · Jan 7

A Celtic State of Mind – LIVE dates for 2020 including Martin O’Neill, Brian McClair, Chris Sutton, John Hartson & Danny McGrain

Paul John Dykes has interviewed some of Celtic’s greatest icons, including Kenny Dalglish, Danny McGrain, George Connelly, Bertie Auld, Bobby Lennox and Neil Lennon...

A Celtic State of Mind – Acoustic Sessions: Volume 2

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

ACSOM · Jan 1

A Celtic State of Mind – The VHS Years: When Celtic entered the Video Age

Celtic announced the release of their first video – The Celtic Story – in the match programme for the league encounter against Morton on 27 December 1982...

67HailHail · Nov 4, 2019

Celtic star could break Lisbon Lion’s 50 year old record against Rangers

James Forrest could become the first Celtic player to score in four winning Scottish League Cup finals, when we play Rangers at Hampden in December.

Celtic Quick News · Sep 15, 2019

In Pictures: Hamilton Accies 0 Celtic 1

EXACTLY fifty-one years and three days before the Premiership visit to Hamilton yesterday, Celtic scored TEN goals against Accies in a League Cup quart-final romp at Parkhead, as CQN reported.

Celtic Quick News · Sep 11, 2019

Night Celtic Won 10-0: Did Big Jock Make a Fuss? ‘Not a Chance,’ Answered 5-Goal Hero

CELTIC scored a landslide TEN goals in a League Cup quarter-final annihilation of unfortunate Hamilton Accies exactly FIFTY-ONE years ago.

Evening Times · Sep 9, 2019

Craig Brown recalls smashing Bobby Lennox with elbow on Celtic debut leaving him drenched in blood

Ex-Scotland boss Craig Brown has recalled smashing Lisbon Lion Bobby Lennox with an elbow on his Celtic debut – leaving him covered in blood...

Celtic Fanzine · Sep 3, 2019

Potters Players Bobby Lennox

Last week Bobby Lennox celebrated his 76th birthday, David Potter looks back at his career and legacy “Little Lennoxie” as he was affectionately named by an adoring fan was a star.

A Celtic State of Mind · Aug 18, 2019

Eddie Clarke 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.

Celtic Fanzine · Aug 15, 2019

the Celtic Family Like Father Like Son

It is rare for fathers and sons to play for the same football team.

Celtic Quick News · Jun 14, 2019

Billy Remembered: Bobby Lennox

IT’S Day Fourteen of CQN’s tribute to Celtic legend Billy McNeill.

The Celtic Star · May 16, 2019

Celtic’s 50 Flags – Bobby Lennox scored, after 12 long years, Celtic were Champions

The vital game was at Morton on 30 April 1966 only a few days after the depressing Scottish Cup final defeat.

The Celtic Star · May 3, 2019

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...

Celtic Quick News · May 1, 2019

Yogi Clears Up Lions Mystery

CELTIC fans were puzzled at the non-appearance of John Hughes – known to the supporters as “Yogi” – during the tribute to club legend Billy McNeill before Saturday’s 1-0 win over Kilmarnock at Parkhead on Saturday...

VideoCelts · Apr 29, 2019

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 26, 2019

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...

The Celtic Star · Mar 13, 2019

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...

Celtic Quick News · Mar 9, 2019

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.

Jim Craig's Football50 · Mar 5, 2019

5th March 1969: Celtic v Arbroath – League

3rd March 1969 There was an eye-catching headline in one of the morning dailies – Stein Fixed Cup Saints Before Match This was a reference to Jock Stein’s late tactical switch which was only announced just before the start of the match, with Bobby Lennox at outside-right, Willie Wallace at centre-forward and John Hughes...

The Celtic Star · Feb 10, 2019

Jim Craig – Dundee’s captain Tommy Gemmell, got a great reception from The Celtic support

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.

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