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Celtic legend John ‘Yogi’ Hughes has died on the age of 79. Hughes gained a...

Celtic legend John ‘Yogi’ Hughes has died on the age of 79.

Hughes gained a European Cup winners’ medal in 1967 however was not within the Lisbon Lions staff that beat Inter Milan within the remaining. He was awarded a winners’ medal on account of enjoying in earlier rounds.

The striker, who’s the membership’s eighth-highest scorer with 189 targets, was a daily at Celtic Park till not too long ago as a match-day hospitality host.

A household assertion on Monday evening learn: “John ‘Yogi’ Hughes, age 79, handed away peacefully in hospital right now after a brief sickness. He was surrounded by his loving household.

“He was dearly beloved and can sorely be missed. All the time 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 might be immortal so long as there is a Glasgow Celtic.”

Funeral preparations might be introduced in the end.

A Celtic assertion 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 mates at this extraordinarily unhappy time.

“John spent 12 years at Celtic between 1959 and ’71, enjoying his half in a golden period for the membership and establishing himself as an all-time nice within the inexperienced and white Hoops. In 416 appearances, he scored a powerful 189 targets, making him considered one of solely 29 gamers to have scored over a century of targets for Celtic.

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“…John ‘Yogi’ Hughes was massively standard amongst the Celtic help, who at all times recognised him as considered one of their very own, and the entire Celtic Household will mourn his passing.”

Hughes performed within the 1965 Scottish Cup remaining, which noticed Jock Stein win his first trophy as Celtic supervisor, gained six Scottish titles and performed in 4 League Cup remaining triumphs, hitting two penalties in a 2-1 win over Rangers in considered one of them.

Hughes additionally scored in Celtic’s European Cup semi-final victory over Leeds in 1970 and hit 5 targets in a single recreation in opposition to Aberdeen in January 1965.

Hughes moved on to Crystal Palace in 1971 and went on to play for Sunderland alongside his youthful brother, Billy. He later managed Baillieston Juniors and Stranraer.