5 January 2007

Aaron Hughes


Preceded by
Succeeded by
2004 - 2011
Preceded by
Succeeded by
2002


courtesy of Neil Fentie
Northern Ireland's captain for close to a decade, Aaron Hughes' leadership got off to a disastrous start with a 5-0 defeat by Spain, but thereafter he led the team to a number of historic results...

Name: Aaron William Hughes
Born: 8 November 1979, Cookstown
Height: 6.00 ft
Weight: 11.02 st
Position: Defender
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Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Full (1998-date), 2 'B' Caps (1997-1998); 5 Under-18 Caps / 1 Goal; 2 Under-16 Caps; 11 Schoolboy Caps.
Club Honours: (with Fulham) UEFA Europa League Runners-Up 2009/10; (with QPR) Football League Championship Play-Off Winner 2013/14 (unused sub); (with Kerala) Indian Super League Runner-Up 2016.
Awards: Northern Ireland International Player of the Year 2002.
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Club Career:
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Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
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Coagh United
Newcastle Utd
Aston Villa
Fulham
QPR
Brighton & H.A.
Melbourne City
Kerala Blasters
Heart of Midl'n
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2016
16/17- date
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Jan-14
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Jul-16
Jan-17
Youth
Youth
£1.0m
£1.0m
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Free
Free
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Free
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50 (4)/0
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7 (3)/0
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Biography:

On 27 June 2007 Aaron Hughes teamed up with his former international boss, Lawrie Sanchez, at Fulham.

No player has captained Northern Ireland more times.

In August 2011 became the first Northern Ireland player to make 400 appearances in the English Premier League. When he played his 455th and final Premier League match in January 2014 he had never been sent-off, a record only bettered by Ryan Giggs.

Hughes announced that he would retire from international football at the end of the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. However, he reversed that decision in February 2012.

He has featured in every defensive role for Northern Ireland and is now the second most capped player of all time, and the most capped outfield player.

In 2015 Hughes signed for A-League side Melbourne City. In 2016 he joined Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters as their marquee player and helped them to the championship final where they lost out to Atletico de Kolkata on penalties.

Irish FA Bio
Aston Villa Bio
Wikipedia Article
Whiteside Can't Jump

BBC Video - 13th Anniversary of debut
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Still active

Northern Ireland B Cap Details:
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Portugal
Rep..Ireland
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Summary: 1(1)/0. Won 2, Drew 0, Lost 0.

Pictures by Roy Cathcart and Chopper1 from the OWC forum.





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