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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Episode 186: No apologies necessary

Daily Record · Jan 18

Celtic should not accept a bid for Odsonne Edouard even if the title is gone

Ross County looking for new goalkeeper after Ross Doohan returns to Celtic

‘It was on the cards’ – Manager hunting for new stopper after Celtic recall star

The unannounced Celtic transfer decision that emerged during bonkers day

S10E46 Saturday Complainers

The TwoPointOne · Dec 31, 2020

The SPFL’s broadcast deal completely fails new and casual fans of Scottish football

The Press and Journal · Dec 30, 2020

Ross County boss John Hughes believes Staggies can upset the odds at Hibs

The Press and Journal · Dec 24, 2020

Fan view: John Hughes must work out which Ross County players can be relied upon in survival fight – and quickly

The Press and Journal · Dec 24, 2020

Ross County boss John Hughes says first experience of game without fans was ‘just not football’

67HailHail · Dec 24, 2020

John Hughes left Parkhead full of praise for Celtic

The Press and Journal · Dec 23, 2020

Ross County suffer 2-0 loss to Celtic in John Hughes’ first game in charge

Not the Old Firm · Dec 23, 2020

‘Delighted to be back’ – Manager speaks out after shock announcement ahead of Celtic Park return

Scottish Football Forums · Dec 22, 2020

S10E44 Hughes Highland Return

Not the Old Firm · Dec 21, 2020

‘Bad day for me’ – Manager delivers emotional interview ahead of Celtic task after bombshell announcement

67HailHail · Dec 21, 2020

John Hughes to make Parkhead return as Ross County boss

Not the Old Firm · Dec 21, 2020

Celtic hero returns to Scottish football as manager in huge shock

The Celt · Dec 12, 2020

Cyclops urges you to cheer up

Daily Record · Dec 1, 2020

Neil Lennon deserves to leave Celtic in proper way says John Hughes

67HailHail · Nov 20, 2020

Hibernian finalise Celtic PPV plans; John Hughes and John Collins involved; cost and how you can buy

The Grand Auld Podcast · Nov 16, 2020

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

67HailHail · Nov 13, 2020

Exclusive: John Hughes on the moment Ronny Deila fell in love with Celtic star Ryan Christie

67HailHail · Nov 13, 2020

“Eddie Howe phoned up” – John Hughes shares exclusive Ryan Christie transfer tale

67HailHail · Nov 13, 2020

The meteoric rise of Ryan Christie for Celtic and Scotland | With John Hughes

The Celtic Star · Nov 12, 2020

12 Nov, 1969, Celtic 3 Benfica 0 – “Their support was fantastic and it was worth an extra man to the team,” Jock Stein

The Celtic Star · Nov 3, 2020

Hampden Glory – Charlie Gallagher and the footballing genius of an ex-miner from the wilds of Lanarkshire

Transfer Tavern · Nov 1, 2020

‘Way off the pace’ – Ex-Hoop blasts ‘under-performing’ £13.5m-rated Celtic ace

Celtic Quick News · Nov 1, 2020

Let Mcgregor Flourish, Celtic Legend’s Hampden Hope

Celtic Quick News · Oct 31, 2020

Exclusive: Will the Real Odsonne Edouard Please Stand Up? Plea From Legend

Celtic Quick News · Oct 30, 2020

Exclusive: ‘Celtic Are Beginning to Look Like Celtic Again,’ Insists Legend

Celtic Quick News · Oct 29, 2020

‘Go for It, Griff,’ Legend Sets 72-Goal Target

Celtic Quick News · Oct 28, 2020

Exclusive: Here’s How to Shut Up the Critics: Legend’s Advice

Celtic Quick News · Oct 27, 2020

Exclusive: ‘Who at Ibrox Can Match Celtic’s Pedigree? No-One,’ Insists Legend

Celtic Quick News · Oct 26, 2020

Exclusive: Ten in a Row Gone with the Wind? No Chance, Insists Celtic Legend

Celtic Quick News · Oct 22, 2020

Exclusive: ‘Let’s See Some Good Old-Fashioned Celtic Spirit,’ Urges Legend

Celtic Quick News · Oct 21, 2020

Exclusive: ‘Big Jock Would Have Gone Up Through the Roof,’ Admits Legend

Celtic Quick News · Oct 20, 2020

Exclusive: Big Yogi’s Verdict on Klimala, Ajeti and Elyounoussi

Celtic Quick News · Oct 19, 2020

Exclusive: Big Yogi’s Questions for Lenny

Celtic Quick News · Sep 17, 2020

Happy Anniversary, Celtic: Yogi Hits Hat-Trick in First-Ever Euro Win 57 Years Ago

The Celtic Star · Sep 10, 2020

Celtic on the Road to Hampden but it’s Jock Stein’s Dunfermline who lift the Scottish Cup

Celtic Quick News · Sep 4, 2020

Exclusive: ‘Good Luck with the Jigsaw,’ Big Yogi

Celtic Quick News · Sep 3, 2020

Exclusive: ‘I Hope Odsonne Stays,’ Big Yogi

Celtic Quick News · Sep 2, 2020

Exclusive: ‘There Was No Arguing with Jock,’ Big Yogi

Celtic Quick News · Sep 1, 2020

Exclusive: ‘Celtic Players Should Be Proud,’ Big Yogi

Celtic Quick News · Aug 31, 2020

Exclusive: ‘Time for Celtic to Be United,’ Big Yogi

BBC Sportsound · Jul 26, 2020

Sportsound Podcast: 26 Jul 20

The Celtic Star · Jul 16, 2020

John Hughes tells Celtic to secure Christie’s long term future

Evening Times · Jul 16, 2020

John Hughes says his CV speaks for itself as he searches for route back into football

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