Celtic confirm funeral arrangements for Parkhead icon and Lisbon Lion John ‘Yogi’ Hughes

Hughes earned club legend status at Parkhead during an incredible period of success in the 1960s.

Celtic have confirmed the funeral arrangements for Parkhead legend and Lisbon Lion John ‘Yogi’ Hughes.

The striker, who scored 189 goals for the Hoops between 1959 and 1971, died last week at the age of 79 following a short illness.

John Hughes pictured at a Lisbon Lions tribute lunch at the Hilton Doubletree in Glasgow in 2017.

The club have now shared information on Hughes’ funeral plans, which will take place this coming Friday, August 12 with a Requiem Mass to be held at St Mary’s Church in the Calton area of Glasgow at 12.30pm.

The funeral cortege will then pass Celtic Park at approximately 1.45pm where supporters will have the chance to pay their final respects and have been asked to wear something green in a poginant tribute to Hughes by his family.

The service will be broadcast on Celtic TV and the club’s YouTube channel for fans unable to attend the stadium.

Those wishing to attend Parkhead have been asked to arrive at The Celtic Way at around 1.30pm in time for the cortege to pass.

A club statement read: “The funeral of Celtic legend, John Hughes will take place this Friday, and the cortege will pass Celtic Park following the Requiem Mass.

“The Mass will be held at St Mary’s, Calton on Friday, August 12 at 12.30pm, and following the service, the funeral cortege will then make its way to Celtic Park at approximately 1:45pm.

“The service will be broadcast on Celtic TV and the club’s official YouTube channel for those who can’t be at Celtic Park on the day but who still want to pay respects to a Hoops hero and a fellow Celtic supporter.

“Fans who wish to pay their respects in person are encouraged to arrive at The Celtic Way outside Celtic Park for 1.30pm in time for the cortege passing Paradise.

“John’s family have intimated that a fitting tribute would be the wearing of some green to acknowledge John’s Celtic connection and lifelong love of the club for those in attendance on Friday.

Lisbon Lions (from left) John Hughes, Bobby Lennox, Jim Craig, John Clarke, and Celtic captain Callum McGregor during the 55th Anniversary Lunch to commemorate the club's European Cup victory of 1967. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

“Big Yogi, who was a star of the golden years of the club in the 1960s and an all-time Celtic great, passed away on Monday, August 1 at the age of 79.

“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic Park are with John’s family and friends at this sad time.”

Hughes won seven league titles, five League Cups, four Scottish Cups and the European Cup across a 12-year spell in Glasgow’s East End.