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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The Celtic Star · Sep 10

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BBC Sportsound · Jul 26

Sportsound Podcast: 26 Jul 20

The Celtic Star · Jul 16

John Hughes tells Celtic to secure Christie’s long term future

Evening Times · Jul 16

John Hughes says his CV speaks for itself as he searches for route back into football

Herald Scotland · Jul 16

‘The first time I saw him, I thought ‘oh oh, wow’’; John Hughes reflects on Ryan Christie’s journey from stand-out kid to Celtic star

Evening Times · Jul 16

‘The first time I saw him, I thought ‘oh oh, wow’’; John Hughes reflects on Ryan Christie’s journey from stand-out kid to Celtic star

Herald Scotland · Jul 16

John Hughes urges Celtic to tie Ryan Christie down to long-term deal

Evening Times · Jul 16

John Hughes urges Celtic to tie Ryan Christie down to long-term deal

BBC Sportsound · Jul 12

Sportsound Podcast: 12 Jul 20

‘Rest in Peace, Big Jack’: Yogi Pays Tribute to Leeds Legend

Open Goal · Jun 29

Si Ferry Meets. John ‘Yogi’ Hughes| Celtic w/ Tommy Burns, Playing & Managing Hibs & Career Laughs

S9E53 Yogi Bears All

Lisbon Lions: Missing Out: John ‘Yogi’ Hughes

Daily Record · May 24

Anthony Stokes should still be Celtic star now

The Celt · May 11

E.A.MacBride’s records [August – December 1936]

John Yogi Hughes with A Celtic State of Mind (in association with The Longest 40)

Scotzine · May 6

Misery in Milan: Celtic Legend Recalls the Club’s Biggest Upset

The Celtic Star · Apr 29

Cesar and Celtic: Part 5 – A sensational Hoops introduction for John Hughes

Stevie Remembered: John ‘Yogi’ Hughes

ACSOM · Apr 20

John Hughes on Ryan Christie: “I don’t think he’s even reached his potential yet, there’s more to come.”

Dueling with Captain Cutlass, Yogi Looks Back

Cup Win Drove Me to Drink, Admits Big Yogi

Celtic FC · Apr 3

Happy birthday to John ‘Yogi’ Hughes

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Celtic FC · Mar 29

Celtic View celebrates our greatest goalscorers – John ‘Yogi’ Hughes

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Sportsound Podcast: 06 Mar 20

BBC Sportsound · Feb 21

Sportsound Podcast : 21 Feb 20. Dundee Utd edge closer to the Championship title.

BBC Sportsound · Feb 14

Sportsound Podcast: 14 Feb 20

BBC Sportsound · Jan 24

Sportsound Podcast: 24 Jan 20

Daily Record · Jan 24

Kenny Miller calls for Celtic and Rangers SFA reprieve as he makes gesture claim

Herald Scotland · Jan 11

John Hughes compares Steven Gerrard’s Rangers revolution to Tommy Burns’s Celtic revival of the 90s

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