Farewell to a real legend: Scottish soccer left in mourning after former Celtic favorite and Lisbon Lion John ‘Yogi’ Hughes dies on the age of 79… with ex-forward a key a part of 1967 European Cup-winning squad
- Scottish soccer is mourning the lack of a Celtic icon after John Hughes’ demise
- Prolific ahead ‘Yogi’ scored 189 targets in 416 appearances for the Parkhead aspect
- Hughes, who handed away on the age of 79, was an enormous of the Jock Stein period
Scottish soccer was on Monday night time mourning the lack of a Celtic legend after the demise of John ‘Yogi’ Hughes on the age of 79.
The prolific ahead scored 189 targets in 416 appearances for the Parkhead membership and was a key a part of the well-known 1967 European Cup-winning squad.
Hughes agonisingly missed the 2-1 last win towards Inter Milan within the Portuguese capital by way of damage however he was awarded a winners’ medal having performed a serious function within the run to glory.
Hughes was an enormous participant for Celtic through the Jock Stein period, successful seven league titles, 5 League Cups and 4 Scottish Cups in his 11 years up till his departure from Parkhead in 1971.
Yogi additionally featured within the 1970 European Cup last as Celtic misplaced 2-1 towards Feyenoord in Milan and scored within the iconic semi-final win over Leeds United at Hampden.
In a glittering profession, he additionally represented Crystal Palace and Sunderland and was capped eight occasions by Scotland, scoring one objective.
On Monday night time, Hughes’ household confirmed the unhappy information that the favored former Glasgow publican had died.
In a press release, they mentioned: ‘John ‘Yogi’ Hughes, age 79, handed away peacefully in hospital right this moment after a brief sickness. He was surrounded by his loving household.
Scottish soccer was on Monday night time mourning the lack of John ‘Yogi’ Hughes (proper) on the age of 79
‘He was dearly cherished and will probably be sorely missed. At all times remembered and celebrated with love by his spouse Theresa, his sons Kevin, Martin and John, his daughter Joanna, his six grandchildren and prolonged household.
‘He now joins the ranks of those that will probably be immortal so long as there is a Glasgow Celtic. The household ask for privateness at this terribly tough time, and can launch particulars of his funeral preparations in the end.’
Celtic additionally launched a press release to mark Hughes’ passing.
It learn: ‘Everybody at Celtic Soccer Membership is extraordinarily unhappy to listen to of the passing of Lisbon Lion, John ‘Yogi’ Hughes, who has died on the age of 79, and the ideas and prayers of everybody on the membership are with John’s household and buddies at this extraordinarily unhappy time.
‘John spent 12 years at Celtic between 1959 and ’71, taking part in his half in a golden period for the membership and establishing himself as an all-time nice within the inexperienced and white Hoops.
Hughes was a key a part of the well-known 1967 European Cup-winning squad labelled ‘Lisbon Lions’
The ahead scored 189 targets in 416 video games for Celtic – he will probably be remembered as Hoops icon
‘His listing of honours is a formidable one — seven league titles, 5 League Cups, 4 Scottish Cups and, after all, the European Cup in 1967 when he was a part of the legendary squad which turned the Kings of Europe, taking part in his half in most of the ties on the highway to Lisbon.
‘There are such a lot of highlights from John’s time within the Hoops, together with the well-known event the place he scored 5 targets in an 8-0 win over Aberdeen at a frosty Celtic Park carrying a pair of ‘sannies’ in January 1965.
‘He additionally scored a well-known objective within the European Cup semi-final second leg victory over Leeds United at Hampden, in entrance of a file crowd of 136,505, a consequence which noticed Celtic attain their second last in three years.
‘John Hughes left Celtic in 1971, becoming a member of Crystal Palace, whereas he additionally had a brief spell with Sunderland earlier than retiring. He was additionally capped eight occasions by Scotland, scoring one objective.
‘John ‘Yogi’ Hughes was vastly widespread amongst the Celtic help, who all the time recognised him as considered one of their very own, and the entire Celtic Household will mourn his passing.’