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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The Celtic Star · Jan 30

Jim Craig – Big Yogi ran riot that afternoon, scoring five

Halfway through December in 1964, Celtic were in 5th place in the league table, behind Hearts, Kilmarnock, Hibs and Dunfermline...

The Celtic Star · Jan 30
Celtic Quick News · Dec 29, 2018

Big Yogi Hails ‘Brave’ Brendan

CELTIC legend John Hughes reckons Brendan Rodgers will remain unbeaten after his 13th Glasgow derby this afternoon.

Celtic Quick News · Dec 29, 2018
BBC Sportsound · Dec 28, 2018

Sportsound Podcast: 28 Dec 18

Scott McDonald, Billy Dodds, John Hughes & Liam McLeod join David Currie in studio to preview the weekend’s matches including Rangers v Celtic and the Edinburgh derby...

BBC Sportsound · Dec 28, 2018
Celtic Quick News · Dec 2, 2018

Five Alive! Big Yogi’s Hampden Wish

JOHN HUGHES hopes Celtic enjoy High Fives in the Betfred League Cup Final against Aberdeen this afternoon – just as he did in a memorable performance against the Dons at Parkhead on January 30 1965...

Celtic Quick News · Dec 2, 2018
Inside Futbol · Nov 13, 2018

This Is Ryan Christie’s Natural Position – Former Inverness Boss

Former Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Hughes feels Celtic’s Ryan Christie is best suited to a number 10 role...

Inside Futbol · Nov 13, 2018
The Scotsman · Oct 31, 2018

Celtic star tipped by former boss to be answer to Scotland’s striker woes

Alex McLeish could do worse by turning to Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie as the answer to his problems up front, according to the player’s former manager John Hughes...

The Scotsman · Oct 31, 2018
Soccerlens · Oct 31, 2018

John Hughes names which Celtic player could solve Scotland’s problem in attack

originally posted on Sportslens.com John Hughes believes Ryan Christie could solve Scotland’s problem in attack, with the 23-year-old being in fine form of late.

Soccerlens · Oct 31, 2018
The Celtic Star · Oct 26, 2018

Jim Craig – 9-0 to Celtic then goalkeeper Frank Haffey misses a penalty!

On this day in 1963, a Celtic side ran out at Parkhead to face Airdrie in a league match.

The Celtic Star · Oct 26, 2018
The Celtic Star · Oct 23, 2018

‘John Hughes who made the difference,’ Jim Craig

One year after losing to Rangers in the final of the league Cup in 1964, Celtic ran out at Hampden on this day a year later for the League Cup final of 1965, when the Light Blues were once again the opponents...

The Celtic Star · Oct 23, 2018
The Celtic Star · Oct 23, 2018

Jim Craig – It was outside-left John Hughes who made the difference

One year after losing to Rangers in the final of the league Cup in 1964, Celtic ran out at Hampden on this day a year later for the League Cup final of 1965, when the Light Blues were once again the opponents...

The Celtic Star · Oct 23, 2018
VideoCelts · Oct 14, 2018

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, 2018
The Celtic Star · Oct 13, 2018

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, 2018
The Celtic Star · Oct 9, 2018

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...

The Celtic Star · Oct 9, 2018
Celtic Underground · Oct 6, 2018

Indian Summers – John Hughes

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

Celtic Underground · Oct 6, 2018
The Celtic Star · Sep 25, 2018

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, 2018
Celtic Quick News · Sep 24, 2018

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.

Celtic Quick News · Sep 24, 2018
Celtic Quick News · Sep 23, 2018

‘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.

Celtic Quick News · Sep 23, 2018
Celtic Quick News · Sep 20, 2018

‘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’...

Celtic Quick News · Sep 20, 2018
BBC Sportsound · Dec 20, 2018

Sportsound Podcast: 20 Dec 18

Title race, basement battle and December fixtures with David Currie, Steven Thompson, Stephen McManus and John Hughes...

BBC Sportsound · Dec 20, 2018
BBC Sportsound · Nov 7, 2018

Sportsound podcast 07 Nov 18

Europa League preview with Kenny Miller, John Rankin and John Hughes...

BBC Sportsound · Nov 7, 2018
BBC Sportsound · Oct 30, 2018

Sportsound Podcast: 30 Oct 18

Scotland striker problems, Premiership preview & the dark arts of the game with Kris Commons, Leanne Crichton and John Hughes...

BBC Sportsound · Oct 30, 2018
BBC Sportsound · Oct 16, 2018

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, 2018
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