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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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
The Celtic Star · Apr 17

The Boxing Bhoys. The day Muhammad Ali visited Celtic Park and got to meet Big Yogi

World boxing champions who had an affiliation with Celtic and Celtic Park 20 August 1964 and the boxer who is considered the best pound for pound fighter in the world is happily drumming away at a live recording of the song “CELTIC...

The Celtic Star · Apr 17

Exclusive! Birthday Bhoy Yogi’s 100-Goal Wish for Griff

JOHN HUGHES celebrates his 75th birthday today – and wishes Leigh Griffiths all the best in his bid to become a Celtic centurian...

The Celtic Star · Mar 13

“I see now why I am here,” the Celtic manager growled at BBC reporter

ON this day in 1971, Celtic travelled to Central Park, Cowdenbeath to beat the home side 5-1 with two goals from Harry Hood (one of them a penalty), and one each from John Hughes, Billy McNeill and Bobby Lennox...

The Celtic Star · Mar 13

Exclusive! Big Yogi: ‘This Celtic Team Won’t Get Bullied by Anyone’

JOHN HUGHES – Big Yogi to legions of Celtic fans in his rampant goalscoring days in the sixties – continues his exclusive countdown to the Hoops’ visit to Ibrox...

Exclusive! Big Yogi: ‘Time to Silence Ibrox Noise’

JOHN HUGHES – ‘Big Yogi’ to the adoring Celtic fans in the sixties – thrived on playing games against old enemy Rangers...

BBC Sportsound · Feb 20

Sportsound Podcast: 20 Feb 18

We look ahead to Zenit St Petersburg v Celtic & look back on the career of John Hughes...

BBC Sportsound · Feb 20
Celtic Quick News · Nov 26, 2017

‘Remember Thistle,’ Warns Yogi

CELTIC great John Hughes dodged a bullet when he missed out on the club’s blackest day in the League Cup...

Celtic Quick News · Nov 26, 2017
Edinburgh Evening News · Nov 14, 2017

John Hughes revels his sadness – and hopes – for Liam Miller

Former Hibs manager John Hughes has offered his support to Liam Miller in the 36-year-old’s battle against cancer, and has described the former Hibs, Celtic and Manchester United midfielder as ‘one of the best professionals’ he has worked with...

Edinburgh Evening News · Nov 14, 2017
Edinburgh Evening News · Nov 14, 2017

John Hughes reveals his sadness – and hopes – for Liam Miller

Former Hibs manager John Hughes has offered his support to Liam Miller in the 36-year-old’s battle against cancer, and has described the former Hibs, Celtic and Manchester United midfielder as ‘one of the best professionals’ he has worked with...

Edinburgh Evening News · Nov 14, 2017
The Scotsman · Nov 14, 2017

John Hughes hails Liam Miller ‘a fighter’ in battle with cancer

Former Hibernian manager John Hughes has offered his support to Liam Miller in the 36-year-old’s battle against cancer, and has described the former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder as “one of the best professionals” he has worked with...

The Scotsman · Nov 14, 2017
Celtic Quick News · Nov 5, 2017

New CQN Podcast Out Now Featuring Lisbon Lion, John Hughes

A Celtic State of Mind returns with its 21st installment of insightful discussion into the culture of Celtic Football Club, the city of Glasgow, and fans of the reigning invincible Scottish champions...

Celtic Quick News · Nov 5, 2017
Celtic Quick News · Nov 5, 2017

Mayhem In Montevideo

JOHN HUGHES was ordered off during the most sensational, unruly game in the history of Celtic as they lost 1-0 to Racing Club in the third and deciding game of the World Club Cup Final in Uruguay...

Celtic Quick News · Nov 5, 2017
A Celtic State of Mind · Nov 5, 2017

The CQN Podcast: A Celtic State of Mind (EP20) Celtic AM with Lisbon Lion, John Hughes

A Celtic State of Mind offers an insight into the culture of Celtic Football Club, the city of Glasgow, and fans of the reigning invincible Scottish champions...

A Celtic State of Mind · Nov 5, 2017
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
Evening Times · Jun 10

John Hughes says Scott Brown is the man to match for pretenders Graeme Shinnie and Scott Arfield

AS you might expect, considering he led his Inverness Caledonian Thistle team to Scottish Cup glory, John Hughes is a paid-up member of the Graeme Shinnie fan club...

Evening Times · Jun 10
Off the Ball · Mar 31

31 Mar 18 Chris McQueer and John Hughes

Scotland – the verdict, shoe shops, testimonials & the Cheese XI with author Chris McQueer and John ‘Yogi’ Hughes...

Off the Ball · Mar 31
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