John Hughes

Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero John Hughes was born in Coatbridge, Scotland on 3 April 1943 (age 77).

Hughes signed for Celtic from Shotts Bon Accord in 1960, and scored 189 goals in 416 appearances during his eleven seasons with the club. He was part of the Celtic squad who won the 1967 European Cup and became known as the Lisbon Lions. Although Hughes was dropped for the side who won the final, he was awarded a winner’s medal in recognition of the part he played in the team. He had played in the requisite number of matches to qualify for a medal, as had Joe McBride and Charlie Gallagher.

Celtic reached the European Cup final for the second time in 1970, after they defeated English champions Leeds United in both legs of the semi-final. In the first leg, Celtic beat Leeds 1–0 at Elland Road with a goal from George Connelly. The second leg, which was played at Hampden Park in front of almost 140,000 people, was won 2–1 by Celtic. Hughes scored Celtic’s first goal in that match, after Billy Bremner had given Leeds an early lead and levelled the aggregate score. Celtic lost the final 2–1 after extra time to Dutch side Feyenoord, with Hughes playing the whole game. Despite playing primarily on the wing, Hughes remains one of Celtic’s highest all time highest goal scorers (6th) and is firmly established as a club legend.

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Lisbon Lions: Missing Out: John ‘Yogi’ Hughes

Daily Record · May 24

Anthony Stokes should still be Celtic star now

The Celt · May 11

E.A.MacBride’s records [August – December 1936]

John Yogi Hughes with A Celtic State of Mind (in association with The Longest 40)

Scotzine · May 6

Misery in Milan: Celtic Legend Recalls the Club’s Biggest Upset

The Celtic Star · Apr 29

Cesar and Celtic: Part 5 – A sensational Hoops introduction for John Hughes

Stevie Remembered: John ‘Yogi’ Hughes

ACSOM · Apr 20

John Hughes on Ryan Christie: “I don’t think he’s even reached his potential yet, there’s more to come.”

Dueling with Captain Cutlass, Yogi Looks Back

Cup Win Drove Me to Drink, Admits Big Yogi

Celtic FC · Apr 3

Happy birthday to John ‘Yogi’ Hughes

Celtic, Goals, Mcgrory and Going Solo: Birthday Bhoy Yogi Reveals All

Celtic FC · Mar 29

Celtic View celebrates our greatest goalscorers – John ‘Yogi’ Hughes

It Was 55 Years Ago Today: Big Jock, a Six-Goal Victory – and the Birth of a Legend

Sportsound Podcast: 06 Mar 20

BBC Sportsound · Feb 21

Sportsound Podcast : 21 Feb 20. Dundee Utd edge closer to the Championship title.

BBC Sportsound · Feb 14

Sportsound Podcast: 14 Feb 20

BBC Sportsound · Jan 24

Sportsound Podcast: 24 Jan 20

Daily Record · Jan 24

Kenny Miller calls for Celtic and Rangers SFA reprieve as he makes gesture claim

Herald Scotland · Jan 11

John Hughes compares Steven Gerrard’s Rangers revolution to Tommy Burns’s Celtic revival of the 90s

Evening Times · Jan 11

John Hughes compares Steven Gerrard’s Rangers revolution to Tommy Burns’s Celtic revival of the 90s

Former Celtic defender backs 19-caps Scotland international to fire Celtic to the title

John Hughes believes Olivier Ntcham should have started vs Rangers

67HailHail · Jan 4

Former Celtic man names player he wished had started in derby

67HailHail · Jan 4

Former manager details circumstances behind 30-goal man’s Celtic switch

67HailHail · Jan 4

‘Never give up’ – former Celtic man still has faith in misfiring hitman

Scotzine · Jan 4

Ex-Celtic Star’s View on How Gers Beat Hoops

Evening Times · Jan 3

Ryan Christie grab on Alfredo Morelos was ‘not quite Vinnie Jones’, says Hughes

John Hughes savouring title race, but says Neil Lennon will have plan to derail Rangers

Evening Times · Jan 3

John Hughes savouring title race, but says Neil Lennon will have plan to derail Rangers

John Hughes says Leigh Griffiths can come back and fire Celtic to the title

Evening Times · Jan 3

John Hughes says Leigh Griffiths can come back and fire Celtic to the title

Exclusive: Legend Pleads with Lenny

Not The View · Dec 30, 2019

Ian Young

A Celtic State of Mind · Dec 26, 2019

John McInally Jr with A Celtic State of Mind

Celtic Quick News · Dec 20, 2019

Billy Hughes: the Brother Who Got Away

Celtic Quick News · Dec 6, 2019

Big Yogi Reveals Cup Final ‘Secret’

BBC Sportsound · Nov 21, 2019

Sportsound Podcast: 21 Nov 19

The Celtic Star · Nov 11, 2019

Christie Tips Ex-Celt Defender for Hibs Vacancy

Celtic Quick News · Oct 25, 2019

Exclusive: ‘Big Billy Would Have Been Proud,’ Roars Lisbon Lion

BBC Sportsound · Oct 22, 2019

Sportsound Podcast: 22 Oct 19

BBC Sportsound · Oct 18, 2019

Sportsound Podcast: 18 Oct 19

The Celtic Star · Oct 17, 2019

Draper Delight at Christie Suspension

Daily Record · Oct 7, 2019

What makes James Tavernier a good Rangers captain as a skipper’s role is thrust under the microscope

BBC Sportsound · Sep 27, 2019

Sportsound Podcast: 27 Sep 19

BBC Sportsound · Sep 20, 2019

Sportsound Podcast: 20 Sep 19

The Celtic Star · Sep 16, 2019

Read this Mr Beaton – Referee Mr Callaghan’s 8 week SFA Ban following Rangers Complaint

67HailHail · Jul 25, 2019

Former Celtic man says what we’re all thinking about 24-year-old

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