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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67HailHail · Jul 25

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

Former Celtic defender John Hughes has piled the praise on Ryan Christie after seeing the attacker in action in midweek.

67HailHail · Jul 25

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.

Scotzine · Mar 8

Big Yogi: the Five-Goal Hammer of the Dons

JOHN HUGHES, Big Yogi to the Celtic fans, recalls an afternoon back on January 30, 1965 when he ran amok and scored FIVE goals in an 8-0 rout against Aberdeen...

Scotzine · Mar 8

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...

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...

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.

Into Football · Mar 3

Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – John Hughes memories at Cathkin Park

When Celtic made the short journey across the city to play Third Lanark on the afternoon of Saturday, 28 November 1964, it would be their last league visit at the home of their hosts...

Into Football · Mar 3

‘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.

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...

Birthday Bhoy Billy Mcneill: Big Yogi’s Accolade

JOHN HUGHES reckons Billy McNeill, who celebrates his 79th birthday today, was already a veteran of the Celtic side at the age of 20 when the giant forward made his debut in 1960...

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.

Sportsound Podcast : 03 March 19. A stalemate at Pittodrie between Aberdeen & Rangers while Caley Thistle reach cup semi-finals

Richard Gordon, John Rankin & John Hughes discuss Inverness reaching the Scottish Cup semi-finals, while Aberdeen & Rangers will replay their QF tie at Ibrox...

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