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Lisbon Lion Hughes dies aged 79 after short illn

Celtic legend John 'Yogi' Hughes has died at the age of 79.

Hughes won a European Cup winners' medal in 1967 but was not in the Lisbon Lions team that beat Inter Milan in the final. He was awarded a winners' medal due to playing in previous rounds.

The striker, who is the club's eighth-highest scorer with 189 goals, was a regular at Celtic Park until recently as a match-day hospitality host.

A family statement on Monday night read: "John 'Yogi' Hughes, age 79, passed away peacefully in hospital today after a short illness. He was surrounded by his loving family.

"He was dearly loved and will sorely be missed. Always remembered and celebrated with love by his wife Theresa, his sons Kevin, Martin and John, his daughter Joanna, his six grandchildren and extended family.

"He now joins the ranks of those who will be immortal as long as there's a Glasgow Celtic."

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