John Hughes

Lisbon Lion and Celtic Legend John Hughes was born in Coatbridge, Scotland on 3 April 1943. He passed away on 1 August 2022, aged 79.

John Hughes

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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The Cynic Weekly – 04.08.2022
The Cynic · Aug 4

The Cynic Weekly – 04.08.2022

A Celtic State of Mind’s Bulletin // John ‘Yogi’ Hughes – Tribute to a Lisbon Lion
ACSOM · Aug 3

A Celtic State of Mind’s Bulletin // John ‘Yogi’ Hughes – Tribute to a Lisbon Lion

89: Ryan Christie’s tears, John Hughes exclusive, Hibernian preview
The Grand Auld Podcast · Nov 16, 2020

89: Ryan Christie’s tears, John Hughes exclusive, Hibernian preview

Scottish Football Forums · May 28, 2020

S9E53 Yogi Bears All

John Yogi Hughes with A Celtic State of Mind (in association with The Longest 40)
ACSOM · May 6, 2020

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

Sportsound Podcast: 21 Nov 19
BBC Sportsound · Nov 21, 2019

Sportsound Podcast: 21 Nov 19

Yogi – Once a Celt, Always A Celtic
Celtic Underground · Mar 9, 2019

Yogi – Once a Celt, Always A Celtic

Sportsound podcast 15 Aug 18
BBC Sportsound · Aug 15, 2018

Sportsound podcast 15 Aug 18

31 Mar 18 Chris McQueer and John Hughes
Off the Ball · Mar 31, 2018

31 Mar 18 Chris McQueer and John Hughes

Off the Ball: 21 Oct 17
Off the Ball · Oct 21, 2017

Off the Ball: 21 Oct 17

TMT#95 – TMT With John ‘Yogi’ Hughes (Part Two)
20 Minute Tims · Aug 5, 2017

TMT#95 – TMT With John ‘Yogi’ Hughes (Part Two)

TMT#94 – TMT With...John ‘Yogi’ Hughes (Part One)
20 Minute Tims · Aug 3, 2017

TMT#94 – TMT With...John ‘Yogi’ Hughes (Part One)