3 January 2007

Michael Hughes


Preceded by
Succeeded by
1999


Name: Michael Eamon Hughes
Born: 2 August 1971, Larne
Height: 5.06 ft
Weight: 10.08 st
Position: Midfielder/Forward
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Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 71 Full Caps/5 Goals (1991-2004), 2 Under-23 Caps (1989-1990), 1 Under-21 Cap (1990), 1 Under-19 Cap, 1 Under-18 Cap, 2 Under-17 Caps, 4 Under-16 Caps, 5 Under-15 Caps/1 Goal.
Club Honours: (with Palace) Football League Division One Play-Off Winner 2003/04 (promoted).
Awards: NI International Personality of the Year 1999; NI PFA Most Promising Newcomer 1988.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Others
Carrick Rgrs
87/88
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Youth
17 (1)/ 1
-
-
-
-
Man. City
88/89-91/92
Aug-88
Youth
25 (1)/ 1
1(0)/0
5(0)/0
-
1(0)/0
RC.Strasbourg
92/93/95/96
Aug-92
£450,000
83(??)/ 9
-
-
-
5(?)/0
West Ham Utd
94/95
Nov-94
Loan
15 (2)/ 2
2(0)/0
-
-
-
West Ham Utd
95/96
Oct-95
Loan
29 (0)/ 0
3(0)/1
2(0)/0
-
-
West Ham Utd
96/97-97/98
Aug-96
£1,600,000
33 (5)/ 3
2(0)/0
5(0)/0
-
-
Wimbledon
97/98-01/02
Sep-97
Loan
100(15)/13
8(1)/2
5(1)/2
-
-
Birmingham
01/02
Mar-02
Free
3 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
-
Crystal.Palace
03/04-06/07
Aug-03
Free
110(16)/ 7
4(0)/1
6(0)/2
-
5(0)/0
Coventry City
07/08
Jul-07
Free
16 (2)/ 0
2(0)/0
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-
-
St Noets Town
08/09
Mar-09
Free




TOTALS


£2,050,000
430(42)/36
22(1)/4
23(1)/4
-
11(0)/0

Biography:
Northern Ireland's most exiting player throughout the '90s, Michael Hughes will be best remembered for his goals to give us the lead against Germany in 1992 and 1997. Northern Ireland were denied Michael Hughes' talents for almost a year as he was forced out of football due to a contractual despute between Wimbledon and Birmingham - perhaps unsurprisingly his absense coincided with the infamous goal-drought!

Hughes' international career ended in ignominous fashion as he was red carded following an altercation with Wales' Robbie Savage. He continued to bowl around midfield for Championship Crystal Palace until the summer of 2007 when he was signed by Coventry, managed ex-club and country teammate Iain Dowie. It was announced in March 2008 that his contract would not be renewed at the end of the season.
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Hughes joined up with former Northern Ireland, Manchester City and West Ham teammate Steve Lomas as St Neots Town as player-coach. He made his debut against Newport Pagnell on 24 March 2009. In March 2011 he became a major shareholder and joined the board back at his first club, Carrick Rangers. He was appointed temporary manager that December following the departure of Stephen Small before being given the role on a permanent basis in February though could not save them from relegation. He resigned as manager in September 2013 citing other commitments, but retained his position as the club's chief executive.
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Full bio to follow.
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Northern Ireland Cap Details:
13-11-1991 Denmark....... A L 1-2 ECQ
19-02-1992 Scotland...... A L 0-1 FR
28-04-1992 Lithuania..... H D 2-2 WCQ
02-06-1992 Germany....... A D 1-1 FR. 1 Goal
09-09-1992 Albania....... H W 3-0 WCQ
14-10-1992 Spain......... H D 0-0 WCQ
18-11-1992 Denmark....... H L 0-1 WCQ
31-03-1993 Rep of Ireland A L 0-3 WCQ
28-04-1993 Spain......... A L 1-3 WCQ
25-05-1993 Lithuania..... A W 1-0 WCQ
02-06-1993 Latvia........ A W 2-1 WCQ
08-09-1993 Latvia........ H W 2-0 WCQ
13-10-1993 Denmark....... A L 0-1 WCQ
17-11-1993 Rep of Ireland H D 1-1 WCQ
23-03-1994 Romania....... H W 2-0 FR
20-04-1994 Liechtenstein. H W 4-1 ECQ
03-06-1994 Colombia...... N L 0-2 FR
11-06-1994 Mexico........ N L 0-3 FR
07-09-1994 Portugal...... H L 1-2 ECQ
12-10-1994 Austria....... A W 2-1 ECQ
16-11-1994 Rep of Ireland H L 0-4 ECQ
29-03-1995 Rep of Ireland A D 1-1 ECQ
26-04-1995 Latvia........ A W 1-0 ECQ
22-05-1995 Canada........ A L 0-2 FR
25-05-1995 Chile......... N L 1-2 FR
07-06-1995 Latvia........ H L 1-2 ECQ
03-09-1995 Portugal...... A D 1-1 ECQ 1 Goal
11-10-1995 Liechtenstein. A W 4-0 ECQ
15-11-1995 Austria....... H W 5-3 ECQ
27-03-1996 Norway........ H L 0-2 FR
29-05-1996 Germany....... H D 1-1 FR
31-08-1996 Ukraine....... H L 0-1 WCQ
05-10-1996 Armenia....... H D 1-1 WCQ
09-11-1996 Germany....... A D 1-1 WCQ
14-12-1996 Albania....... H W 2-0 WCQ
22-01-1997 Italy......... A L 0-2 FR
02-04-1997 Ukraine....... A L 1-2 WCQ
20-08-1997 Germany....... H L 1-3 WCQ 1 Goal
11-10-1997 Portugal...... A L 0-1 WCQ
25-03-1998 Slovakia...... H W 1-0 FR
22-04-1998 Switzerland... H W 1-0 FR
03-06-1998 Spain......... A L 1-4 FR
15-09-1998 Turkey........ A L 0-3 ECQ
10-10-1998 Finland....... H W 1-0 ECQ
18-11-1998 Moldova....... H D 2-2 ECQ
27-03-1999 Germany....... H L 0-3 ECQ
31-03-1999 Moldova....... A D 0-0 ECQ
18-08-1999 France........ H L 0-1 FR
04-09-1999 Turkey........ H L 0-3 ECQ
09-09-1999 Germany....... A L 0-4 ECQ
10-10-1999 Finland....... A L 1-4 ECQ
23-02-2000 Luxemburg..... A W 3-1 FR. sub
28-03-2000 Malta......... A W 3-0 FR. 1 Goal
26-04-2000 Hungary....... H L 0-1 FR
24-03-2001 Czech Republic H L 0-1 WCQ
28-03-2001 Bulgaria...... A L 3-4 WCQ
02-06-2001 Bulgaria...... H L 0-1 WCQ
06-06-2001 Czech Republic A L 1-3 WCQ
01-09-2001 Denmark....... A D 1-1 WCQ
05-09-2001 Iceland....... H W 3-0 WCQ 1 Goal
06-10-2001 Malta......... A W 1-0 WCQ
13-02-2002 Poland........ N L 1-4 FR
27-03-2002 Liechtenstein. A D 0-0 FR. sub
12-10-2002 Spain......... A L 0-3 ECQ sub
16-10-2002 Ukraine....... H D 0-0 ECQ
06-09-2003 Ukraine....... A D 0-0 ECQ
11-10-2003 Greece........ A L 0-1 ECQ
18-02-2004 Norway........ H L 1-4 FR
28-04-2004 Serbia & Mont. H D 1-1 FR. sub
04-09-2004 Poland........ H L 0-3 WCQ
08-09-2004 Wales......... A D 2-2 WCQ sent-off 9


Summary: 67(4)/5. Won 18, Drew 17, Lost 36.

Photo courtesy of greenandwhitearmy.net (taken after 1-1 draw in Nuremburg, 9/11/1996)

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