John Hughes

Read all the news about Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero John Hughes. John Hughes was born in Coatbridge, Scotland on 3 April 1943 (age 76).

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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Big Yogi’s Lenny Plea to Celtic

CELTIC legend John Hughes has urged his old club to give Neil Lennon the manager’s job NOW.

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...

Into Football · May 29

David Sleight with A Celtic State of Mind – Illusions not solutions … the answer was here all the time

Former New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra once observed that “baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.” His maths might have left something to be desired but the sentiment was clear enough, and Celtic’s players have certainly had to draw upon their collective reserves...

Into Football · May 29

The Hampden O** F*** Rollercoaster: Big Yogi Reveals All

CQN has been paying tribute over the past five days to Celtic legend John Hughes after the former fans’ favourite celebrated his 76th birthday on Wednesday...

The Night Jock Blamed Me for Cup Final Loss: Big Yogi Reveals All

SCOTTISH football is still reeling from the aftershock of the tumultuous Glasgow derby at the weekend where Celtic swept to a 13-point advantage in their pursuit of their eighth successive crown – a feat which could be achieved this weekend if results go the right way...

Big Yogi’s Painful O** F*** Memory at the Fists of Gers Hard Man

CQN paid tribute to Big John Hughes, the original ‘Yogi to Celtic fans, as he celebrated his 76th birthday yesterday...

Ex-Scots Star’s Advice to Burke

FORMER Scotland international star Don Hutchison has urged Oliver Burke to remain at Celtic for at least another season.

5th April 1969: Celtic v Hibs – League Cup Final

2nd April 1969 The morning press was full of praise for our come-back the previous evening in Perth – Champion Celtic : Great Muirton Fightback There was also news of one of our colleagues in obvious difficulty – Hughes : Three Treatment Sessions Today And when we arrived at training on that Wednesday morning, Yogi...

‘Release the Beast,’ Urges Yogi

CELTIC legend John Hughes admits he can’t wait to get his first proper glimpse of Vakoun Issouf Bayo, the £2million striker who has yet to start since his January arrival from Slovakia...

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

Chalmers: ‘Honoured to Have Been a Team-Mate,’ Yogi

JOHN HUGHES paid a tearful tribute to his fellow-Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers who passed away yesterday at the age of 83.

Yogi – Once a Celt, Always a Celt.

“Once you’ve played for the Celtic, you’ll always be Celtic.” This week we move away from the Brendan gossip and back to the usual business...

Yogi – Once a Celt, Always A Celtic

“Once you’ve played for the Celtic, you’ll always be Celtic.” This week we move away from the Brendan gossip and back to the usual business.

The Spirit of 67: Big Yogi and the Nearly Men

CQN continue our extended tribute to the legendary Lisbon Lions who took their place in the annals of fame 52 years ago when they won the European Cup...

Sportsound podcast 05 May 19

John Hughes & Jim Duffy join Geoff Webster to review Saturday’s football action...

BBC Sportsound · Apr 11

Sportsound Podcast: 11 Apr 19

Sportsound is on the road tonight at Tynecastle, the home of Hearts with Willie Miller, Pat Bonner, Gary Locke and John Hughes...

BBC Sportsound · Apr 11
BBC Sportsound · Mar 15

Sportsound Podcast: 15 Mar 19

St Mirren captain Stephen McGinn, John Rankin & John Hughes join David Currie in studio.

BBC Sportsound · Mar 15

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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