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Emlyn Hughes

Liverpool FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

62 caps, 1 goal

P 62 W 32 D 20 L 10 F 95: A 38
*(actual F 90: A 38)
68% successful

1969-80

disciplined: none
captaincies:
23
minutes played:
5367

Profile

Full name Emlyn Walter Hughes OBE (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 28 August 1947 in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumberland [registered in Barrow in Furness, September 1947].
Married to Barbara Dixon [registered in Barrow in Furness, September 1972]. Two children, Emma and Emlyn.
Died 9 November 2004, aged 57 years x days [registered in Sheffield, November 2004], of a brain tumour after a 15-month fight, at his home in Sheffield.  Funeral held on 17 November 2004 at Sheffield Cathedral.
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 11st. 13lbs [1975], 12st. 6lbs [1980].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Crazy Horse - Emlyn Hughes (London: Arthur Barker, 1980).
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in North Lancashire, and played in Blackpool with Roose FC as a youth player, before signing professionally for Blackpool FC in September 1964. Transferred to Liverpool FC for £65,00 in February 1967. Leaving for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in August 1979 for £90,000. Signed for Rotherham United FC as a player-manager in July 1981, to Hull City AFC in March 1983, Mansfield Town FC in August 1983 and Swansea City FC in September 1983.  Retired in October 1983.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1970-71, 1976-77, winners 1973-74; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1971, winners 1974, 1976, 1977; Football League Champions 1972-73, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, UEFA Cup winners 1972-73, 1975-76; European Cup winners 1976-77, 1977-78, European Super Cup winners 1977; Football League Cup runners-up 1977-78, winners 1979-80; European Super Cup runners-up 1978,
Individual honours FWA Player of the Year 1977; Football League (four appearances);
Distinctions Awarded the OBE 1980 for services to sport. Appeared on ITV's This Is Your Life 27 February 1980; Emlyn Hughes was one of the pallbearers of Bill Shankley's coffin in 1981.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Managerial Career

Club(s) Rotherham United FC July 1981 until he was sacked on 20 March 1983.  Became a director of Hull City AFC during the 1988-89 season.

England Career

Player number 861st player to appear for England.
Position(s) Left/right back, central defender.
First match No. 436, 5 November 1969, Netherlands 0 England 1, a friendly match at the Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, aged 22 years 69 days.
Last match No. 542, 24 May 1980, Scotland 0 England 2, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Glasgow, substituted (70), aged 32 years 270 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1970; European Championship Finals 1980;
British Championships
1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80;
Team honours British Championships winners, 1970-71, 1972-73, 1974-75, 1977-78, 1978-79, shared 1969-70, 1971-72, 1973-74;
Individual honours England U23 (eight appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After his playing career, Hughes became a popular figure on British television, appearing regularly as team captain on the BBC's A Question Of Sport, and then ITV's Sporting Triangles. He was also a successful after-dinner speaker. In addition to his TV appearances, Hughes worked for Yorkshire-based Real Radio as their main sports pundit for two and a half years. After launching their phone-in, he worked for the station until the end of last season. His punditary meant that he was in attendence at both the Heysel Stadium disaster and the tragic Hillsborough disaster. He was also vice-president of the Dystonia Society, concerned with the neurological disorder. - Various Media

 

Emlyn Hughes - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
69+ 62 41 59 3 1 5367 1 5367 min 0 23 None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Emlyn Hughes - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 30 15 10 5 55 18 +37 7 16 1.833 0.60 66.7 +10
Away 32 17 10 5 40 20 +20 10 20 1.25 0.625 68.8 +11
All 62 32 20 10 95 38 +57 17 36 1.533 0.613 67.7 +22

 

Emlyn Hughes - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 52 29 14 9 86 33 +53 13 30 1.654 0.635 69.2 +20
Red 10 3 6 1 9 5 +4 4 6 0.90 0.50 60.0 +2
All 62 32 20 10 95 38 +57 17 36 1.533 0.613 67.7 +22

 

Emlyn Hughes - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

8 4 2 2 12 6 +6 2 4 1.50 1.333 62.5 +2
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
World Cup 8 4 2 2 12 6 +6 2 4 1.50 1.333 62.5 +2

ECP

13 8 4 1 26 8 +18 2 9 2.00 0.615 76.9 +7
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
European Championship 13 8 4 1 26 8 +18 2 9 2.00 0.615 76.9 +7
British Championship 20 10 6 4 21 9 +12 7 13 1.05 0.45 65.0 +6
Friendly 21 10 8 3 36 15 +21 6 10 1.714 0.714 66.7 +7
All 62 32 20 10 95 38 +57 17 36 1.533 0.613 67.7 +22

 

Emlyn Hughes - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1972-74 4 1 2 1 3 4 -1 1 1 0.75 1.00 50.0 =0
WCP 1976-78 4 3 0 1 9 2 +7 1 3 2.25 0.50 75.0 +2
WCP All 8 4 2 2 12 6 +6 2 4 1.50 0.75 62.5 +2
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1970 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
WCF All 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
World Cup Preliminary Competitions and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1972-74 4 1 2 1 3 4 -1 1 1 0.75 1.00 50.0 =0
WC1976-78 4 3 0 1 9 2 +7 1 3 2.25 0.50 75.0 +2
WC All 8 4 2 2 12 6 +6 2 4 1.50 0.75 62.5 +2
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1970-72 7 4 2 1 13 4 +9 1 5 1.857 0.571 71.4 +3
ECP 1974-76 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 1 3 1.333 0.00 83.3 +2
ECP 1978-80 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 0 1 3.00 1.333 83.3 +2
ECP All 13 8 4 1 26 8 +18 2 9 2.00 0.615 76.9 +7
European Championship Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1980 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
ECF All 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
European Championship Preliminary Competitions and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1970-72 7 4 2 1 13 4 +9 1 5 1.857 0.571 71.4 +3
EC 1974-76 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 1 3 1.333 0.00 83.3 +2
EC 1978-80 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 0 1 3.00 1.333 83.3 +2
EC All 13 8 4 1 26 8 +18 2 9 2.00 0.615 76.9 +7
British Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1969-70 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 1 1 1.333 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1970-71 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC 1971-72 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 1 2 1.333 0.333 66.7 +1
BC 1972-73 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 0 2 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2
BC 1973-74 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 1 2 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1974-75 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC 1976-77 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 1 0 0.50 1.50 00.0 -2
BC 1977-78 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 0 2 1.00 0.00 100.0 +2
BC 1978-79 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC 1979-80 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
BC All 20 10 6 4 21 9 +12 7 13 1.05 0.45 65.0 +6
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 8 4 2 2 12 6 +6 2 4 1.50 0.75 62.5 +2
EC 13 8 4 1 26 8 +18 2 9 2.00 0.615 76.9 +7
BC 20 10 6 4 21 9 +12 7 13 1.05 0.45 65.0 +6
All 41 22 12 7 59 23 +36 11 26 1.439 0.561 68.3 +15

 

Emlyn Hughes - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 59 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 29 full capsx

Age 20
- u23 1 November 1967 - Wales U23 1 England U23 2, Vetch Field, Swansea Fr AW Start ?
- u23 20 December 1967 - England U23 1 Italy U23 0, City Ground, Pavilion Road, Nottingham Fr HW Start ?
Age 21
4 u23 22 May 1969 - Netherlands U23 2 England U23 1, Adelaarshorst, Deventer Fr AL Start ?
5 u23 25 May 1969 - Belgium B 0 England U23 1, Albertparkstadion, Oostende Fr AW Start ?
4 u23 28 May 1969 - Portugal U23 1 England U23 1, Albertparkstadion, Oostende Fr AD Start ?
Age 22
1 436 5 November 1969 - Netherlands 0 England 1, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam Fr AW Start 3
2 437 10 December 1969 - England 1 Portugal 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 3
3 439 25 February 1970 - Belgium 1 England 3, Stade Émile Versé, Parc Astrid, Anderlecht, Bruxelles Fr AW Start 6
4 440 18 April 1970 - England 1 Wales 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC HD Start 3
5 441 21 April 1970 - England 3 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 3
6 442 25 April 1970 - Scotland 0 England 0, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AD Start 3
- 445 2 June 1970 - Romania 0 England 1, Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico WCF NW squad member 16
- 446 7 June 1970 - Brazil 1 England 0, Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico NL
- 447 11 June 1970 - Czechoslovakia 0 England 1, Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico NW
- 448 14 June 1970 - West Germany 3 England 2, Estadio Guanajuato, León, Mexico NL
Age 23
7 449 21 November 1970 - England 3 German Democratic Republic 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 2
8 450 3 February 1971 - Malta 0 England 1, The Stadium, Gzira ECP AW Start 3
9 451 21 April 1971 - England 3 Greece 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 3
10 452 12 May 1971 - England 5 Malta 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 6
11 454 19 May 1971 - England 0 Wales 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HD Start 6
Age 24
12 457 10 November 1971 - England 1 Switzerland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HD Start 11
13 458 1 December 1971 - Greece 0 England 2, Karaiskaki Stadio, Piraes AW Start 3
14 459 29 April 1972 - England 1 West Germany 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HL Start 3
15 460 13 May 1972 - West Germany 0 England 0, Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin AD Start 3
16 461 20 May 1972 - Wales 0 England 3, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 25 3
17 462 23 May 1972 - England 0 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HL Start 3
18 463 27 May 1972 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AW Start 3
Age 25
19 465 15 November 1972 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff WCP AW Start 3
20 466 24 January 1973 - England 1 Wales 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HD Start 3
21 467 14 February 1973 - Scotland 0 England 5, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow Fr AW Start 3
22 469 15 May 1973 - England 3 Wales 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Start 3
23 470 19 May 1973 - England 1 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 3
24 472 6 June 1973 - Poland 2 England 0, Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów WCP AL Start 3
25 473 10 June 1973 - USSR 1 England 2, Lenin Stadium, Moskva Tour AW Start 3
26 474 14 June 1973 - Italy 2 England 0, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino AL Start 3
Age 26
27 475 26 September 1973 - England 7 Austria 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 3
28 476 17 October 1973 - England 1 Poland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HD Start 3
29 477 14 November 1973 - England 0 Italy 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Start 3
 

Coach: Joe Mercer - 7 full capsx

30 479 11 May 1974 - Wales 0 England 2, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Captain 4
31 480 15 May 1974 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, Londo HW Captain 4
32 481 18 May 1974 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL Captain 4
33 482 22 May 1974 - England 2 Argentina 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, Londo Fr HD Captain 2
34 483 29 May 1974 - German Democratic Republic 1 England 1, Zentralstadion, Leipzig Tour AD Captain 2
35 484 1 June 1974 - Bulgaria 0 England 1, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sredets, Sofija AW Captain 2
36 485 5 June 1974 - Yugoslavia 2 England 2, Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd AD Captain 2
 

Coach: Don Revie - 11 full capsx

Age 27
37 486 30 October 1974 - England 3 Czechoslovakia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Captain 3
38 487 20 November 1974 - England 0 Portugal 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD Captain 4
39 490 11 May 1975 - Cyprus 0 England 1, Tsirion Athletic Centre, Limasso ECP AW sub 43 ?
0-1 when substituting
40 491 17 May 1975 - Northern Ireland 0 England 0, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AD Start 3
Age 29
41 506 17 November 1976 - Italy 2 England 0, Stadio Olimpico, Roma WCP AL Start 6
42 508 30 March 1977 - England 5 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start 6
43 510 31 May 1977 - England 0 Wales 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London BC HL Start 6
44 511 4 June 1977 - England 1 Scotland 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HL Captain 6
45 512 8 June 1977 - Brazil 0 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro Tour AD Start 6
46 513 12 June 1977 - Argentina 1 England 1, Estadio Camilo Cichero, La Boca, Buenos Aires AD Start 6
47 514 15 June 1977 - Uruguay 0 England 0, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AD Start 6
 

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 15 full capsx

Age 30
48 515 7 September 1977 - England 0 Switzerland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Captain 6
49 516 12 October 1977 - Luxembourg 0 England 2, Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg WCP AW Captain 4
50 517 16 November 1977 - England 2 Italy 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW Captain 6
51 518 22 February 1978 - West Germany 2 England 1, Olympiastadion, München Fr AL Captain 6
52 521 16 May 1978 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Captain 6
53 522 20 May 1978 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AW Captain off 73 6
0-0 when substituted
54 523 24 May 1978 - England 4 Hungary 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Captain 6
Age 31
55 524 20 September 1978 - Denmark 3 England 4, Idrætsparken, København ECP AW Captain 6
56 525 25 October 1978 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin AD Captain 6
57 527 7 February 1979 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Captain 6
58 529 23 May 1979 - England 0 Wales 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London BC HD Captain 6
59 532 10 June 1979 - Sweden 0 England 0, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län Fr AD Captain 6
 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - 3 full caps  
Age 32
60 538 26 March 1980 - Spain 0 England 2, Nou Estadi del Futbol Club Barcelona, Barcelona Fr AW sub 82 ?
0-2 when substituting
61 541 20 May 1980 - England 1 Northern Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London BC HD Captain 6
62 542 24 May 1980 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AW sub 71 ?
0-1 when substituting
- 544 12 June 1980 - Belgium 1 England 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino, Italy ECF ND squad member 15
- 545 15 June 1980 - Italy 1 England 0, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino, Italy AL
- 546 18 June 1980 - Spain 1 England 2, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli, Italy NW

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