When you ask a Celtic fan to name their club’s greatest ever player, a lot of them will jump straight to Bobby Lennox. The Hoops legend spent a total of 19 years at Parkhead over two spells and yesterday the club confirmed that he would be commemorated with a statue in his hometown, Saltcoats.
Saltcoats honours its most famous Bhoy with statue
25 major honours
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) 18 November 2018
Now 75-years-old, Lennox will never be forgotten for what he achieved in green and white. The front-man enjoyed an incredible career in Glasgow and will always be remembered as a legend. His 586 games for The Bhoys brought a healthy return of 277 goals and 25 trophies and to this day the only man to score more goals for the famous Scottish club is Jimmy McGrory.
Lennox was famously part of the Lisbon Lions team that won the European Cup in 1967. That Celtic side was famous for winning the European Cup for a number of reasons, with one of those being that every member of the side was born within a 30-mile radius of Parkhead, with Lennox residing the furthest away in Saltcoats where his statue now stands. The fact that the club has made the move to commemorate the club legend is a brilliant gesture, and considering what the 75-year-old gave to the club, it’s only right that they’re now giving back.
You can read The Bhoys’ verdict on Lennox’s statue here:
25 major honours. Unreal. Buzzbomb
— Ged Cairns (@GedCairns) 18 November 2018
Bobby’s a great guy and a proper Celtic legend
— Jamie (@Jamie9oct1967) 18 November 2018
Bout time Saltcoats got something on its high street other than for rent signs , charity shoaps , and bookies.
Its more than about "a" team , its about one of its sons.
— C Roberts (Millport Independence Party chair) (@CRobertsonUK) November 18, 2018
Terrific tribute to a legend hope it gets shown the respect it deserves but have my doubts
— Guy fox (@Callybfawkes) 18 November 2018
An absolute Gentleman, very well deserved x
— Eunice Craig (@EuniceCraig12) November 18, 2018
Well deserved too took too long for it to happen
— paul mcgivern (@paulmcgivern8) November 18, 2018
Well done all involved with it HH
— Mick McFarlane (@mick_mcfarlane) November 18, 2018
Need one of all the Lions in there home towns
— Lloyd Patrick Jepson (@lloydybhoy90) November 18, 2018
Superb & very much deserved
— Mark (@mark040608) 18 November 2018
The Bhoys are delighted with their club’s tribute and will be calling for a statue to be erected for every member of the Lisbon Lions side.
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