John Hughes was a hugely popular Celt, played a great part in Celtic’s most successful period in the Stein era, and is remembered as an Celtic all time great.
The 1966/67 season was never to be forgotten but John was to miss out in the European Cup final win in Lisbon with injury. He had been in the side as late as May 3rd 1967 against Dundee United but was not fit for the final after declaring an injury, something he would regret doing in later years. He had played a major part in the success of that season and was at outside left in October 1966 for the 1-0 win over Rangers in the League Cup final.
He played in five of the nine European games that season and in many other games and deserves to be remembered as a fully fledged Lisbon Lion.
Honours with Celtic
League Championship medals
1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71
Scottish League Cup