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 Scotsman · Oct 6

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
Daily Record · Oct 6

‘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
Celtic TV · Sep 9

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

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.

Evening Times · Sep 8

Lubo Moravcik: I would tell Stan Petrov every day that he would become Celtic’s best player

STYLIAN Petrov turned up at Celtic without a word of English to his name, no friends, a homesickness that could have felled a horse, stuck in a flat far too big and lonely for him and a backside that could blank out the sun...

Evening Times · Sep 8

Lubo Moravcik: I would tell Stan Petrov every day that he would become Celtic’s best player

STYLIAN Petrov turned up at Celtic without a word of English to his name, no friends, a homesickness that could have felled a horse, stuck in a flat far too big and lonely for him and a backside that could blank out the sun...

‘A Match For Cancer’ – Charity game tickets now on general sale

CELTIC FC Foundation are delighted to confirm that tickets are now on general sale for ‘A Match for Cancer’, this year’s charity game, which will take place at Celtic Park on Saturday, September 8, 2018 (KO: 2pm).The match will see Celtic legend, Stiliyan Petrov and Liverpool midfielder, James Milner pull together opposing squads, and a number of former players are already lined up, including Henrik Larsson, Lubo Moravcik, Hristo Stoichkov and Luis Garcia...

The Celtic Star · Jul 17

Celtic supporter Brian McEwan, star struck meeting Henrik, Lubo and Big Bobo

Over and Over We Will Follow You The Celtic Star’s new feature on supporters who follow the team home and away and enjoy the European away day adventures.

The Celtic Star · Jul 17
Celts Are Here · Jun 22

‘One of the Best’ – English Premier League Star Hails Celtic Legend

WEST HAM midfielder Robert Snodgrass has hailed Lubo Moravcik as ‘one of the best’ he’s seen in a Celtic jersey while responding to Chris Sutton.

Celts Are Here · Jun 22
Celtic TV · Jun 14

Celtic FC – A Match For Cancer

CELTIC FC Foundation are delighted to confirm that tickets are now on sale to season ticket holders first for ‘A Match for Cancer’, this year’s charity game, which will take place at Celtic Park on Saturday, September 8, 2018 (KO: 2pm).

Celtic TV · Jun 14
The Celtic Star · Apr 22

Jim Craig’s 7am start: Lubo gets the party started

A crowd of 59,298 was present at Celtic Park on this day in 2001 to see the team presented with the League Championship trophy after the match against Hearts, which the Hoops won 1-0...

The Celtic Star · Apr 22

Both Feet Forward For Morgan – Just Like Lubo!

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

Daily Record · Oct 3, 2017

Celtic icon Lubo Moravcik says Hoops’ six-in-a-row success HAS been devalued by a lack of challenge from Rangers

Moravcik reckons the Hoops’ dominance in recent years can’t be compared to when he won two titles under Martin O’Neill...

Daily Record · Oct 3, 2017
Daily Record · Oct 3, 2017

Gordon Strachan is known in Slovakia as the man who always loses to our teams so we’ve no fear says Lubo Moravcik

Celtic legend insists 3-0 defeat for Scotland against his countrymen and the Hoops 5-0 loss to Artmedia Bratislava under Strachan give Slovakians great hope they can get a World Cup victory at Hampden...

Daily Record · Oct 3, 2017
VideoCelts · Sep 22

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
The Celtic Blog · Mar 23

The Cull Starts At Sevco As They Tear Up “Lubo” Kranjcar’s Expensive Contract.

Sevco tonight terminated the contract of Niko Kranjcar, who’s finest hour in a Sevco shirt was when he posed with it after signing his big bucks contract...

The Celtic Blog · Mar 23
Talking Baws · Mar 12

Jackie McNamara Reveals Eric Cantona Went Looking For Lubo Moravcik’s Shirt

Jackie McNamara has revealed Manchester United legend Eric Cantona went looking for Lubo Moravcik’s shirt following a testimonial match in 2001...

Talking Baws · Mar 12
VideoCelts · Oct 3, 2017

Lubo: It’s not the same with no Rangers

“It is not the same without Rangers. It was a rivalry but it is not the same...

VideoCelts · Oct 3, 2017
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
Daily Express · Jan 6

Celtic news: New signing Lewis Morgan vows to emulate Lubo Moravcik

LEWIS MORGAN has vowed to try and bring a bit of the old Lubo Moravcik magic back to Parkhead...

Daily Express · Jan 6
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