Lubomir Moravcik

Read all the news about Celtic hero Lubomir Moravcik. Lubomir Moravcik was born in Nitra on 22 June 1965 (age 53).

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.

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The Celtic Star · Feb 14

Watch Penalty Shoot-out after Celtic beat Valencia 1-0 in 2001

CELTIC LEGEND Lubo Moravcik played in the Celtic team that lost that dramatic penalty shoot-out against Valencia in 2001 so tonight is our chance to get our revenge!

The Celtic Star · Feb 14
Celtic FC · Feb 14

Lubo: Celtic’s twelfth man can play its part against Valencia

LUBO Moravcik knows all about the passion of Paradise on a European night, having experienced some great occasions during his time with the Hoops...

Celtic FC · Feb 14
Celtic FC · Jan 9

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...

Celtic FC · Jan 9
Inside Futbol · Jan 1

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...

Inside Futbol · Jan 1
Evening Times · Jan 1

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...

Evening Times · Jan 1
Evening Times · Jan 1

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

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...

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...

A Celtic State of Mind · Dec 16, 2018

Jackie McNamara & Simon Donnelly with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was recently named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards.

A Celtic State of Mind · Dec 16, 2018
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.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Nov 24, 2018
The Celtic Star · Nov 8, 2018

Hugh Keevins – a Muppet or a Puppet?

HUGH KEEVINS was interviewed yesterday on Celtic TV and he apologised for his remarks in his Sunday Mail column 20 years ago regarding Celtic’s signing of Lubo Moravcik.

The Celtic Star · Nov 8, 2018
The Celtic Star · Nov 8, 2018

Lubo? ‘Laughable?’ Keevins has had egg on his face for 20 years

TWENTY YEARS after having a free kick at Celtic, Hugh Keevins was at Celtic Park yesterday to admit that he got it 100% wring with his infamous Celtic Sign Dud Check story...

The Celtic Star · Nov 8, 2018
Daily Record · Nov 7, 2018

‘I was 100 per cent wrong’ Hugh Keevins on THAT Lubo Moravick verdict before Celtic debut

The playmaker burst onto to the scene and bagged a brace against Rangers during a thrilling 5-1 win...

Daily Record · Nov 7, 2018
Evening Times · Oct 30, 2018

John Hartson: Celtic got more than a footballer when GENIUS Lubo Moravcik signed 20 years ago

THE first time I trained with Lubo Moravcik was one of the most astonishing days of my football life...

Evening Times · Oct 30, 2018
The Scotsman · Oct 6, 2018

Stevie Mallan’s shooting is best since Lubo Moravcik says Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon hailed his goalscoring midfielder Stevie Mallan for having the technique of Celtic great Lubo Moravcik but the Hibernian manager insisted he wasn’t “getting excited” about his side closing the gap on Hearts at the top of the league...

The Scotsman · Oct 6, 2018
Daily Record · Oct 6, 2018

‘The new Lubo’ Stevie Mallan is the best since Celtic hero Moravcik beams Neil Lennon

Hibs boss says Mallan is the most consistent striker of a football he’s seen since his former Hoops team mate Moravcik...

Daily Record · Oct 6, 2018
The Celtic Star · Sep 18, 2018

Jim Craig – Juventus steal a win over Celtic in Champions League

This was Celtic’s first-ever Champions’ League group match and it ended in controversy...

The Celtic Star · Sep 18, 2018
Celtic TV · Sep 9, 2018

Celtic FC – ICONS with Jackie McNamara

In the second episode of ICONS on #CelticTV, we speak to Jackie McNamara about his long and glittering career.

Celtic TV · Sep 9, 2018
Celtic Underground · Sep 8, 2018

Indian Summers – Lubo Moravcik

This is the first in a short series of articles which puts the focus on players who joined Celtic late in their careers when their best days were reckoned to be over but who gave tremendous service to the club.

Celtic Underground · Sep 8, 2018
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 FC · Nov 7, 2018
VideoCelts · Sep 22, 2018

Sutton reveals the player that O’Neill let away with murder on the training ground

“No joking, Lubo would slope off to left-back. Some guys would be doing two miles during the session and he’d jog about 100 metres...

VideoCelts · Sep 22, 2018
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