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 75).

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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VideoCelts · Oct 14

Former Celtic defender tipped for Championship job

According to a report in The Sun Caldwell is the front runner for the Firhill vacancy despite speculation linking Jim Duffy, Jim McIntyre, Scott Gemmill and John Hughes with the job...

VideoCelts · Oct 14
The Celtic Star · Oct 13

Jim Craig – The Honest Men and Ronnie Simpson’s dislocated shoulder

In the League Cup of 1969, Celtic had successfully negotiated a section involving Rangers, Airdrie and Raith Rovers with Willie Wallace getting 4 goals and both Harry Hood and John Hughes three each in the six-match total of 21...

The Celtic Star · Oct 13

Jim Craig – The lowest attendance for a European match at Celtic Park

Celtic had started their European Cup Winners’ Cup campaign of 1963/64 in superb fashion with a 5-1 demolition of Swiss side Basle in the Stadion St Jakob, the goals coming from John Divers, Bobby Lennox and John Hughes, who notched a hat-trick...

Indian Summers – John Hughes

In the summer of 1995, Celtic manager Tommy Burns was in the market for a centre half.

The Celtic Star · Sep 25

Jim Craig – Yogi’s final appearance for Celtic

Season 1971-72 started, as they always did in those days, with the sectional matches of the League Cup, where teams were brought together in groups of four...

The Celtic Star · Sep 25

Celtic Hero Jim Brogan Passes Away, Aged 74

CELTIC hero Jim Brogan passed away today at the age of 74 following a lengthy battle with dementia.

‘Only 88 Goals to Go!’ Big Yogi’s Message to Griff

CELTIC legend John ‘Yogi’ Hughes has told Leigh Griffiths he has four years to claim 88 goals and equal his Hoops record.

‘Billy Mcneill: in Praise of Caesar’: Big Yogi Reads All About It!

IF YOU KNOW THE HISTORY John ‘Yogi’ Hughes and Alex Gordon, author of the tribute book to Celtic’s Greatest-Ever Captain, ‘Billy McNeill: In Praise of Caesar’...

Mcgregor Debate: ‘a Hacker’s Dream,’ Warns Big Yogi

CELTIC legend John ‘Yogi’ Hughes told CQN readers on Tuesday that Allan McGregor had to be dealt with by the referee panel...

Mcgregor: SFA Justice!

ALLAN McGREGOR will NOT be punished by the SFA after kicking out at Kristoffer Ajer in Celtic’s 1-0 win over Sevco Rangers on Sunday.

‘Closing the Gap? You’re Just Kidding Yourselves!’ Big Yogi Lets Rip

CELTIC legend John Hughes insists Sevco Rangers are kidding themselves if they believe the gap is closing between the Glasgow clubs.

Billy Mcneill: Caesar Or Cesar? Your Last Chance to Vote – Verdict after Noon Today!

JOHN ‘YOGI’ HUGHES is adamant on the point: “Billy McNeill is known to his Celtic mates as Caesar after the Roman Emperor.

Billy Mcneill: Caesar Or Cesar? You Vote!

JOHN ‘YOGI’ HUGHES is adamant on the point: “Billy McNeill is know to the his Celtic mates as Caesar after the Roman Emperor.

Sixty Year Ago Today – Billy Mcneill’s Debut! Big Yogi Remembers

JOHN HUGHES reckons Billy McNeill was already a veteran of the Celtic side at the age of 20 when the giant forward made his debut in 1960...

Sportsound Podcast: 07 Aug 18

The latest transfer news, managing & we preview Celtic v AEK Athens, with Motherwell coach Stephen McManus, Livingston player-manager Kenny Miller & ex-Hibs & ICT boss John Hughes...

HITC · Jun 10

Ex-Celtic man reckons Rangers have signed their own Scott Brown

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers have their own equivalent of Celtic’s Scott Brown since Scott Arfield returned to the Scottish Premiership, claims John Hughes...

HITC · Jun 10
Daily Record · Jun 10

Celtic skipper Scott Brown will relish fierce midfield battles with Graeme Shinnie and Scott Arfield warns John Hughes

Can either of John Hughes’ former proteges Graeme Shinnie or Scott Arfield depose the Premiership’s midfield monarch Scott Brown from his throne?

Daily Record · Jun 10
BBC Sportsound · Oct 16

Sportsound Podcast: 16 Oct 18

Breaking news as Neil McCann is sacked by Dundee plus Partick Thistle manager Gary Caldwell talks about his appointment...

BBC Sportsound · Oct 16
BBC Sportsound · Sep 18

Sportsound Podcast: 18 Sept 18

VAR, Premiership lookback, Champions League & managerial words of wisdom with Kris Commons, Ian McCall and John Hughes...

BBC Sportsound · Sep 18
BBC Sportsound · Aug 28

Sportsound Podcast: 28 Aug 18

Managers under pressure, Hampden v Murrayfield & Scotland squad analysis with Kris Commons, Ayr Utd boss Ian McCall and John Hughes...

BBC Sportsound · Aug 28
BBC Sportsound · Aug 22

Sportsound podcast 22 Aug 18

David Currie is joined by Steven Naismith from Hearts, Stephen McManus & Yogi Hughes...

BBC Sportsound · Aug 22
BBC Sportsound · Aug 15

Sportsound podcast 15 Aug 18

Dons’ Mark Reynolds, Livingston’s Kenny Miller & John ‘Yogi’ Hughes join David Currie...

BBC Sportsound · Aug 15
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