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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Celtic Fanzine · Feb 27

John Hughes “Feed the Bear” – The Weekend Long Read

The Celtic Star · Feb 26

Neil Lennon: How it All Went Pete Tong – Apologies Given after Dingwall Disaster

Sports Mole · Feb 26

John Hughes: ‘Celtic win counts for nothing unless we beat St Mirren’

‘I can only sympathise’ – Why manager isn’t taking blame for Lennon’s Celtic departure

John Hughes says Neil Lennon’s unsuccessful strive for Celtic consistency mirrors his own challenge at Ross County

Vital Celtic · Feb 24

“Be careful what you wish for” – Premiership managers warning to Celtic fans

67HailHail · Feb 23

What now after Celtic’s latest shambles?

The Scotsman · Feb 23

Rangers midfielder thanks ex-boss for Premiership title race boost over Celtic

The Celtic Star · Feb 23

“That can’t happen,” says Murdo, “It’s zonal marking, we work on it and it’s how we do it,” explains Broony

Daily Record · Feb 23

Rangers star Scott Arfield sent Celtic text to John Hughes after Ross County win

Herald Scotland · Feb 22

Ross County striker Jordan White on what his winner against Celtic meant to his Rangers-daft family

Manager names the star who was ‘different class’ during Ross County Celtic

The Celtic Star · Feb 22

“That is criminal defending,” BBC Pundits analyse Celtic defending at Ross County goal

67HailHail · Feb 22

John Hughes noted the Celtic Achilles heel pre-match; he called exactly how Ross County would win

‘Joined the ranks of AC Milan’ – Fans left stunned as County achieve shocking Celtic feat

The Celtic Star · Feb 22

Video: Highlights as shocking Celtic beaten in Dingwall

Ross County boss John Hughes hopes Celtic win provides his players with confidence and momentum

Three things we learned as Celtic sink to lowest low against Yogi’s County

Ross County 1 Celtic 0: Another Night of Misery for Shambolic Celts

Herald Scotland · Feb 21

Ross County 1 Celtic 0: Neil Lennon’s men stay 18 points behind as John Hughes’ team move off bottom spot

Evening Times · Feb 21

Ross County 1 Celtic 0: Neil Lennon’s men stay 18 points behind as John Hughes’ team move off bottom spot

BBC · Feb 21

Ross County 1-0 Celtic: John Hughes’ side off Premiership basement

Ref Madden Mystery

Confirmed: Broony Returns

Ross County v Celtic starting XI’s confirmed: Hoops influence on Staggies as captain returns

Celtic Trends · Feb 21

Ross County (preview)

Celts Are Here · Feb 20

John Hughes ‘Laughing’ Over Celtic Star Speculation

Sports Mole · Feb 20

Ross County boss John Hughes thinks Celtic “have got their mojo back”

Lenny’s Sideswipe at ‘Brilliant’ Timing

John Hughes calls for clinical edge when Ross County face Celtic

The Celtic Star · Feb 19

Yogi on Celtic: “They’ve got their mojo back, I’d say, after that sticky spell,” Ross County boss

Ross County manager John Hughes feels Celtic have “mojo” back ahead of Dingwall encounter

‘Big miss’ – Manager details two season-ending injuries ahead of Celtic clash

The Celt · Feb 13

The MacBride Diaries [january-may 1965]

Celtic Fanzine · Feb 11

Bertie & the Scottish Cup of 69’

The Celt · Feb 11

E.A.MacBride’s Celtic Diaries [august-december 1963]

Mark Hughes Ready to Get Back into Management; Welshman Speaks to Celtic Podcast

Ntcham at Marseille Latest: AVB interview had Fabricated Subtitles, Malicious Intent Suspected

Mark Hughes & Mark Bowen with A Celtic State of Mind // Welsh legends discuss a return to management

Mark Hughes & Mark Bowen with A Celtic State of Mind // Welsh legends discuss a return to management

Leo Hjelde statistics show willingness to drive forward as Ross County loanee looks to follow Kristoffer Ajer pathway to success

John Hughes ‘very pleased’ with how Celtic loan starlet handled daunting Ross County debut

The Celt · Jan 24

E.A.MacBride’s Celti cDiaries [aug-dec 1959]

Celts Are Here · Jan 23

Celtic Loan Bhoy Starts at Ibrox

The Scotsman · Jan 22

Celtic loan defender to former Hoops centre-back John Hughes at Ross County

Evening Times · Jan 22

Ross County snap up Celtic youngster on season-long loan deal as John Hughes hails ‘hungry talent’

Herald Scotland · Jan 22

Ross County snap up Celtic youngster on season-long loan deal as John Hughes hails ‘hungry talent’

Celts Are Here · Jan 22

Done Deal: Celtic Announce Loan Move for Young Defender

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