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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The Celtic Star · Nov 11

Christie Tips Ex-Celt Defender for Hibs Vacancy

Ryan Christie has tipped former Celtic defender, John Hughes for the vacancy at Easter Road.

The Celtic Star · Nov 11
The Celtic Star · Oct 17

Draper Delight at Christie Suspension

Ross County’s Ross Draper has admitted his delight when he found out that Ryan Christie would be suspended for his side’s visit to Celtic Park this weekend...

The Celtic Star · Oct 17
Daily Record · Oct 7

What makes James Tavernier a good Rangers captain as a skipper’s role is thrust under the microscope

The full-back has his doubters but John Hughes can see what he brings to the table having played alongside Celtic great Paul McStay...

Daily Record · Oct 7
The Celtic Star · Sep 16

Read this Mr Beaton – Referee Mr Callaghan’s 8 week SFA Ban following Rangers Complaint

“CELTIC, who rarely reckon that they get the best of the refereeing decisions, must to-day consider themselves fortunate that they had eleven players on the field right through the game...

The Celtic Star · Sep 16
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.

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...

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.

BBC Sportsound · Oct 22

Sportsound Podcast: 22 Oct 19

Ian McCall, John Hughes and new Ayr Utd manager Mark Kerr join Kenny Macintyre...

BBC Sportsound · Oct 22
BBC Sportsound · Oct 18

Sportsound Podcast: 18 Oct 19

Scotland international Johnny Russell pops in for a chat about his career.

BBC Sportsound · Oct 18
BBC Sportsound · Sep 27

Sportsound Podcast: 27 Sep 19

Kevin Kyle, John Hughes and Alloa manager Peter Grant discuss the weekend football action plus they discuss the difficulties in dealing with injury...

BBC Sportsound · Sep 27
BBC Sportsound · Sep 20

Sportsound Podcast: 20 Sep 19

We preview a massive Edinburgh derby with John Hughes, Kevin Kyle & Jim Duffy plus we ask the question “Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?

BBC Sportsound · Sep 20

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

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.

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