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.

Lubomir Moravcik in the news

Read all the news mentioning Lubomir Moravcik.

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

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, 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...

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...

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

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...

Load More That's All Folks!
View the latest Celtic FC news
or browse the Celtic FC news archive