2 December 2009

Hugh Forde

Name: Hugh Forde
Born: 31 January 1936, Belfast
Height: 5.10 ft
Weight: 10.08 st
Position: Left-Half

Representative Honours: Ireland: 5 Amateur Caps (1957-1960); Great Britain Team (Rome 1960); Irish League: 3 Caps (1957-1959).
Club Honours: (with Distillery) Ulster Cup Winner 1957/58; (with Glenavon) Irish League Champion 1959/60; Irish Cup Winner 1958/59; Ulster Cup Winner 1958/59

Club Career:
Teams..... Signed
Distillery c/s-57
Glenavon.. c/s-58

Brother of Tommy Forde, Hugh got his break in the Irish League with Ards after being signed from Distillery Reserves. After a season back with Distillery, during which he claimed his first Amateur cap, he joined Glenavon for whom he played in some of their greatest successes. In 1960 he travelled to Rome as a member of the Great Britain Olympic team. Started out as an inside-forward before converting the archetypal attacking half-back.

More to follow.


Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
28-09-1957 England........ H L 0-3
21-02-1959 Scotland....... H D 0-0
26-09-1959 England........ H D 1-1
16-01-1960 Wales.......... H W 3-2
25-04-1960 Scotland....... A L 0-2

Summary: 5/0. Won 1, Drew 2, Lost 2.

Irish League Appearance Details:
13-11-1957 Western Command H W 6-0
23-09-1959 Football League H L 0-5
14-10-1959 Scottish League A L 1-7

Great Britain Olympic Appearance Details:
01-09-1960 Taiwan......... N W 3-2

Summary: 1/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 0.

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