Lubomir Moravcik

Celtic hero Lubomir Moravcik was born in Nitra on 22 June 1965 (age 54).

Lubomir Moravcik · Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

Renowned for his technical ability, Moravčík was capable of unleashing powerful, accurate shots, and pinpoint crosses with both feet.

The 1990s saw him moving to Western Europe to play for Saint-Étienne, Bastia and MSV Duisburg before moving to Celtic in November 1998. Signed by fellow Slovak Dr Jozef Vengloš for a fee of just £300,000. Initially sceptical of the impact a player aged then 33 could have, he became a hero in the eyes of the Parkhead faithful, forming an outstanding partnership with Henrik Larsson.

Moravčík’s first two goals for Celtic came against their arch-rivals Rangers on 21 November 1998, in what turned out to be a memorable 5–1 victory in the midst of a very poor season. He stayed at Celtic Park for a total of four seasons, winning two SPL championships, one Scottish Cup and two Scottish League Cups. Former team-mates Chris Sutton and Stiliyan Petrov have both highlighted his two-footedness, his ability with both feet.

Sentinelcelts · Apr 2

A Gift from God

It’s probably fair to say that Lubomir Moravcik was nearing the twilight years of his career when the 33year old was signed from Duisburg in Germany, by Celtic in November...

67HailHail · Mar 12

Lubomir Moravcik delivers verdict on lack of Celtic fans at derby

Continue reading “Lubomir Moravcik delivers verdict on lack of Celtic fans at derby” on 67HailHail.

Lubo Spells Out Why Celtic Must Win at Ibrox

CELTIC hero Lubomir Moravcik emphasised Neil Lennon’s side MUST win at Ibrox on Sunday – for the fans.

Herald Scotland · Mar 12

Celtic legend Lubo Moravcik explains why all the pressure is on Rangers for O** F*** derby

LUBOMIR MORAVCIK says that all the pressure is on Rangers ahead of this weekend’s O** F*** clash, with the Celtic legend predicting his old team will pile on the misery for Steven Gerrard’s beleaguered side at Ibrox...

Evening Times · Mar 12

Celtic legend Lubo Moravcik explains why all the pressure is on Rangers for O** F*** derby

LUBOMIR MORAVCIK says that all the pressure is on Rangers ahead of this weekend’s O** F*** clash, with the Celtic legend predicting his old team will pile on the misery for Steven Gerrard’s beleaguered side at Ibrox...

Scottish Cup · Feb 8

Celtic 1-3 Inverness Caledonian Thistle | Super Caley Go Ballistic Celtic Are Atrocious | 2000

One of the great Scottish Cup upsets – on 8 February 2000, as Inverness Caledonian Thistle defeated Celtic 3-1 at Celtic Park, sparking the famous headline: Super Caley Go Ballistic, Celtic Are Atrocious.

Scotzine · Jan 8

Hoops Icon Backs Bayo, Rates Sporar

CELTIC legend Lubomir Moravcik has urged his old club not to give up on struggling frontman Vakoun Issouf Bayo.

Transfer Tavern · Nov 3, 2019

1998 Celtic signing defied numerous critics to make Henrik Larsson’s best XI – Opinion

In our latest instalment of the Flashback series, we take a look back at a certain moment and look at how things might have changed those initial reactions.

Celtic Quick News · Jul 9, 2019

Karamoko Has That Lubo Magic: View From a Rival

MIGHTY MITE Karamoko Dembele has earned an ultimate accolade from an opponent.

Celtic Quick News · Jul 3, 2019

Compper, Boyata’s strike and Brendan’s recruitment

In 1998, MSV Duisburg sold Celtic 33-year-old Lubomir Moravcik.

Evening Times · May 5, 2019

“Mikael Lustig is one of the greatest signings in Celtic’s history – I want to keep him at Parkhead”

NEIL Lennon played alongside two men at Celtic who are widely considered to be among the best signings the Parkhead club have made in their entire 131 year history – Lubomir Moravcik and Henrik Larsson...

Herald Scotland · May 5, 2019

“Mikael Lustig is one of the greatest signings in Celtic’s history – I want to keep him at Parkhead”

NEIL Lennon played alongside two men at Celtic who are widely considered to be among the best signings the Parkhead club have made in their entire 131 year history – Lubomir Moravcik and Henrik Larsson...

Celtic FC · Jan 9, 2019

Lubo: Bayo is a proven goalscorer who can thrive at Paradise

THIS week, Celtic welcomed Vakoun Issouf Bayo to Paradise in a four-year deal which sees him join the club until 2023...

Inside Futbol · Jan 1, 2019

Former Celtic Star Feels Bhoys Transfer Target Could Follow Moussa Dembele’s Path

Lubomir Moravcik has urged Celtic to sign Vakoun Issouf Bayo and feels the Ivorian can be as successful as Moussa Dembele...

Evening Times · Jan 1, 2019

Bargain buy Lubomir Moravcik confident Ivorian striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo would be money well spent by Celtic

CELTIC will be hard pushed to sign a player who fares as well as Lubomir Moravcik during the forthcoming January transfer window...

Evening Times · Jan 1, 2019

Lubomir Moravcik: Celtic target Bayo can score goals in Scotland – then win a move to a top European club

CELTIC signing target Vakoun Issouf Bayo is capable of emulating Moussa Dembele by scoring goals in Scotland and winning a move to a major club in Europe, according to Parkhead great Lubomir Moravcik...

Herald Scotland · Jan 1, 2019

Bargain buy Lubomir Moravcik confident Ivorian striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo would be money well spent by Celtic

CELTIC will be hard pushed to sign a player who fares as well as Lubomir Moravcik during the forthcoming January transfer window...

Herald Scotland · Jan 1, 2019

Lubomir Moravcik: Celtic target Bayo can score goals in Scotland – then win a move to a top European club

CELTIC signing target Vakoun Issouf Bayo is capable of emulating Moussa Dembele by scoring goals in Scotland and winning a move to a major club in Europe, according to Parkhead great Lubomir Moravcik...

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Nov 24, 2018

The sweetest thing

Desmond Daly stood beside his son Charlie in the huge bowl of Celtic Park as the sound of U2 echoed in the dark November sky.

Celtic FC · Nov 7, 2018

Lubo – it was 20 years ago today

IT was 20 years ago today, on November 7, 1998 that the legendary Lubomir Moravcik first donned the Hoops on the day that Jock Brown resigned as General Manager of the club...

Celtic Quick News · Jan 7, 2018

Both Feet Forward For Morgan – Just Like Lubo!

NEW Bhoy Lewis Morgan is remarkably hoping to reignite memories of Lubomir Moravcik at Celtic...

Evening Times · Oct 3, 2017

Lubo Moravcik reckons Leigh Griffiths is Scotland’s crucial player...but Marek Hamsik will be the main man at Hampden

Lubomir Moravick reckons that Leigh Griffiths has become Scotland’s most important player – but he has insisted that the Hoops striker will be overshadowed by Slovakia’s Marek Hamsik...

Evening Times · Oct 3, 2017

Lubo Moravcik reckons Leigh Griffiths is Scotland’s crucial player...but Marek Hamsik will be the main man at Hampden

Lubomir Moravick reckons that Leigh Griffiths has become Scotland’s most important player – but he has insisted that the Hoops striker will be overshadowed by Slovakia’s Marek Hamsik...

Evening Times · Oct 3, 2017

Lubomir Moravcik warns that Slovakia will go for it at Hampden

Lubomir Moravcik has insisted that Slovakia will go for it against Scotland on Thursday night at Hampden as Gordon Strachan’s side push for two wins from their final two Group F games...

Evening Times · Oct 3, 2017

I’ll take Gordon Strachan’s job if he loses it, jokes Lubo Moravcik

Lubomir Moravcik has joked that he will take Gordon Strachan’s job if Scotland fail to land a play-off spot for Russia...

Herald Scotland · Oct 3, 2017

I didn’t recognise Scotland when we beat them 3-0 last year says Lubomir Moravcik

It says much about where Scotland were to where they are now that Lubomir Moravcik, the former Celtic playmaker, admitted that he did not recognise Gordon Strachan’s side when they limped out of his homeland this time a year ago...

Herald Scotland · Oct 3, 2017

I didn’t recognise Scotland when we beat them 3-0 last year says Lubomir Moravcik

It says much about where Scotland were to where they are now that Lubomir Moravcik, the former Celtic playmaker, admitted that he did not recognise Gordon Strachan’s side when they limped out of his homeland this time a year ago...

BBC · Oct 2, 2017

Lubomir Moravcik expects Slovakia to pick up a point against Scotland

Former Celtic star Lubomir Moravcik believes a draw is the likely outcome when his countrymen face Scotland at Hampden...

Evening Times · May 31, 2017

Lubo Moravcik: Moussa Dembele a bigger bargain then me!

LUBOMIR MORAVCIK believes that Moussa Dembele is a better bargain that he was at Celtic as the French striker will net Celtic a tidy profit whenever the time comes for him to move on...

Celtic Quick News · May 31, 2017

‘Dembele’s A Better Buy Than Me,’ Moravcik

CELTIC great Lubomir Moravcik believes Moussa Dembele will prove to be a bigger bargain than he was when he joined for a mere £350,000 in 1998...

Evening Times · May 31, 2017

Lubo sold on Celtic star who will be a bigger bargain than he was

Lubomir Moravcik believes that Moussa Dembele is a better bargain for Celtic than he was because the French striker will net the Hoops a tidy profit when-ever the time comes for him to move on...

Celtic Quick News · May 9, 2017

A Genius, Lubo Briefly Honoured Celtic With His Skill

ONE of the most technically gifted players to have graced the Hoops, Lubomir Moravcik made 129 appearances for Celtic and scored 35 goals in a Celtic career that the Celtic support remembers more than fondly Moravcik signed from German side Duisburg in 1998 by Dr Joseph Venglos...

20 Minute Tims · May 4, 2017

TMT Episode 82 – TMT With...Lubomir Moravcik

Welcome to the latest episode of Twenty Minute Tims...

Scotzine · Apr 21, 2017

Moravcik Hails Celtic Skipper Brown

LUBOMIR MORAVCIK has heaped praise on Celtic skipper Scott Brown who will be free to face The Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday...

Evening Times · Apr 20, 2017

Exclusive: Don’t stop believing in Treble, says Celtic legend Lubo Moravcik

Lubomir Moravcik has told the current crop of Hoops players that collecting the Treble is as much about belief now than anything else...

Evening Times · Apr 20, 2017

Don’t stop believing in Treble, says Lubo

Lubomir Moravcik has told the current crop of Hoops players that collecting the Treble is as much about belief now than anything else...

Celtic FC Foundation · Apr 7, 2017

Charity match supports famine relief, dementia and local projects

SUNDAY, May 28, will see the return to Paradise of two Celtic greats – Henrik Larsson and Lubomir Moravcik...

Evening Times · Apr 3, 2017

Exclusive: Lubo Moravcik: Two Treble boxes ticked, now Celtic have three weeks to focus on Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers

Lubomir Moravcik was part of the last Celtic team to win a Treble, and the Slovakian believes that the current crop of Parkhead players will benefit in their quest to repeat history by the fact they have wrapped up the title so early...

Evening Times · Apr 3, 2017

Lubo Moravcik: Two Treble boxes ticked...now Celtic have three weeks to focus on Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers

Lubomir Moravcik was part of the last Celtic team to win a Treble, and the Slovakian believes that the current crop of Parkhead players will benefit in their quest to repeat history by the fact they have wrapped up the title so early...

Celtic Quick News · Jan 18, 2017

Lubo’s Treble Yell

CELTIC legend Lubomir Moravcik was a major part of the Hoops team that won 103 points in season 2001/02...

Evening Times · Jan 18, 2017

Lubo Moravcik rooting for current Celtic team to be Treble winners like Martin O’Neill’s men

Lubomir Moravcik enchanted the Celtic support for the three-and-a-half years he spent in Glasgow, but the little Slovak was also a key component of the Hoops side who set a modern points record in the top flight...

Evening Times · Jan 18, 2017

Lubo Moravcik rooting for current Celtic team to be Treble winners like Martin O’Neill’s men

Lubomir Moravcik enchanted the Celtic support for the three-and-a-half years he spent in Glasgow, but the little Slovak was also a key component of the Hoops side who set a modern points record in the top flight...

Evening Times · Jan 18, 2017

Lubo rooting for current Hoops to be Treble winners like Martin O’Neill’s men

Lubomir Moravcik enchanted the Celtic support for the three-and-a-half years he spent in Glasgow, but the little Slovak was also a key component of the Hoops side who set a modern points record in the top flight...

Evening Times · Jan 14, 2017

Games of our lives: Celtic legend Lubo Moravcik on the three matches that live long in his memory from three years in Paradise

Lubomir Moravcik was 33 when he was signed from German club Duisburg for just £200k...

Daily Record · Dec 26, 2016

Celtic heroes Henrik Larsson and Lubomir Moravcik set for Parkhead returrn for one-off charity match

Hoops fans will have the chance to see two of the club’s favourite sons back on Parkhead turf as they each lead a side in a fixture dubbed ‘Henrik’s Heroes versus Lubo’s Legends...

Legend Has a Message to Celtic Board

Former Celtic star Lubomir Moravcik has urged the Hoops to keep Moussa Dembele at the club for as long as possible...

Inside Futbol · Nov 15, 2016

Celtic Must Pull Out Stops To Keep Moussa Dembele Says Bhoys Legend

Lubomir Moravcik wants Celtic to keep Moussa Dembele at Paradise for as long as possible...

Inside Futbol · Nov 15, 2016

Celtic Legend Feels Brendan Rodgers Has Great Problem In Selection Dilemma

Lubomir Moravcik thinks Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers will enjoy having a selection dilemma in attack...

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