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sport news Scottish football left in mourning after former Celtic favourite John 'Yogi' ... trends now
sport news Scottish football left in mourning after former Celtic favourite John 'Yogi' ... trends now

sport news Scottish football left in mourning after former Celtic favourite John 'Yogi' ... trends now

Farewell to a true legend: Scottish football left in mourning after former Celtic favourite and Lisbon Lion John 'Yogi' Hughes dies at the age of 79... with ex-forward a key part of 1967 European Cup-winning squad Scottish football is mourning the loss of a Celtic icon after John Hughes' death Prolific forward 'Yogi' scored 189 goals in 416 appearances for the Parkhead side Hughes, who passed away at the age of 79, was a giant of the Jock Stein era 

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Scottish football was on Monday night mourning the loss of a Celtic legend after the death of John 'Yogi' Hughes at the age of 79.

The prolific forward scored 189 goals in 416 appearances for the Parkhead club and was a key part of the famous 1967 European Cup-winning squad.

Hughes agonisingly missed the 2-1 final win against Inter Milan in the Portuguese capital through injury but he was awarded a winners' medal having played a major role in the run to glory.

Hughes was a huge player for Celtic during the Jock Stein era, winning seven league titles, five League Cups and four Scottish Cups in his 11 years up until his departure from Parkhead in 1971. 

Yogi also featured in the 1970 European Cup final as Celtic lost 2-1 against Feyenoord in Milan and scored in the iconic semi-final win over Leeds United at Hampden.

In a glittering career, he also represented Crystal Palace and Sunderland and was capped eight times by Scotland, scoring one goal. 

On Monday night, Hughes' family confirmed the sad news that the popular former Glasgow publican had died.

In a statement, they said: 'John 'Yogi' Hughes, age 79, passed away peacefully in hospital today after a short illness. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Scottish football was on Monday night mourning the loss of John 'Yogi' Hughes (right) at the age of 79

Scottish football was on Monday night mourning the loss of John 'Yogi' Hughes (right) at the age of 79

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