Stephen Hughes (footballer, born 1976)

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Stephen Hughes
Stephen Hughes.jpg
Stephen Hughes playing for Fulham.
Personal information
Full name Stephen John Hughes
Date of birth (1976-09-18) 18 September 1976 (age 37)
Place of birth Wokingham, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 Arsenal 49 (4)
1999 Fulham (loan) 3 (0)
2000–2001 Everton 29 (1)
2001–2003 Watford 15 (0)
2003–2004 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
2004–2008 Coventry City 133 (8)
2008–2009 Walsall 32 (2)
Total 261 (15)
National team
England U15[1]
England U21 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stephen John Hughes (born 18 September 1976 in Wokingham) is an English former footballer, who most recently played as a midfielder for Walsall. He signed as a free agent, following his release from Coventry City, where he rejected a new contract.

Club career[edit]

Hughes started his career at Arsenal, where he made 76 senior appearances, 40 of them as a substitute, and scored 7 goals.[2] He made 16 appearances as Arsenal won the 1997-98 FA Premier League. Hughes' highlight for that season was scoring twice as Arsenal defeated Chelsea 2-0 at home.[3] He also made 6 appearances in Arsenal's FA Cup run that season, including the semi final against Wolves,[4] but was left out of the squad for the 1998 FA Cup Final as they clinched the double. Another highlight was a 25 yard last minute equaliser against Leicester City at Filbert Street the following season.[5]

Hughes then moved to Everton in March 2000, for a fee of £3 million.[6] He played 33 games for them before being released on a free transfer on 4 July 2001. He then moved on to First Division side Watford that same month,[7] having scored his two Everton goals against them, once in the league[8] and once in the FA Cup.[9] He only managed 17 games in his first season due to injury. His contract was settled early in the 2002–03 season.

He signed for Charlton Athletic in August 2003.[10] but made no appearances that season and subsequently left on a free transfer to join Coventry City in July 2004.[11] He went on to become the club's captain and made over 150 appearances.

Post-retirement[edit]

After his retirement from football, Hughes returned to Arsenal as a commentator and pundit for their Arsenal Player service.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other¹ Total
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Arsenal 1994–95 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - 1 0 0 0
1995–96 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - 1 0 0 0
1996–97 14 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - 16 2 2 0
1997–98 17 2 0 0 6 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - 28 3 1 0
1998–99 14 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 2 3 0
Fulham (loan) 1999–2000 First Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - - - - - - - - 4 0 1 0
Arsenal Premier League 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Everton 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - 11 1 1 0
2000–01 18 0 3 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 - - - - - - - - 22 1 6 0
Watford 2001–02 First Division 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - 17 0 2 0
2002–03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 0 0 0
Charlton Athletic 2003–04 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 0 0 0
Coventry City 2004–05 Championship 40 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 - - - - - - - - 44 5 3 0
2005–06 19 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - 21 0 3 1
2006–07 37 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - - - - - - - - 38 1 4 0
2007–08 37 1 7 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - 41 2 7 0
Walsall 2008–09 League One 32 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - - - - 2 0 0 0 41 2 7 0
Career total 261 13 30 1 21 3 3 0 21 2 4 0 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 315 19 37 1

¹ includes FA Charity Shield and Football League Trophy.

Honours[edit]

Arsenal[edit]

Winner

Runner-up

Arsenal won Charity Shield 1999, but Hughes did not play in that game

Individual[edit]

  • Coventry City Player of the Year (1): 2004–05[14]
  • Coventry City Players' Player of the Year (1): 2004–05[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hall, Damian (19 June 2003). "Promised much, delivered little". When Saturday Comes. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Ward, Rupert. "Total appearance records of selected former Arsenal players". Arseweb. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Arsenal outgun Chelsea". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 8 February 1998. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Wreh the wrecker of Wolves". The Independent. 6 April 1998. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hughes rides Arsenal luck". The Independent. 13 September 1998. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hughes joins Everton". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 7 March 2000. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Watford seal Hughes deal". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 3 July 2001. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Moore's double as Hughes stars". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 1 April 2000. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Everton snatch Watford win". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 6 January 2001. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "Addicks make double signing". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 14 August 2003. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Wetherall snubs Sky Blues". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 6 July 2004. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  12. ^ http://www.arsenal.com/watchthetourliveonplayer
  13. ^ "The FA Youth Cup". Arsenal F.C. official website. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Double award joy for Hughes". Coventry City F.C. official website. 20 May 2005. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 

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