Billy Hughes (footballer, born 1960)

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Billy Hughes
Personal information
Full name Stephen John Hughes
Date of birth (1960-07-29) 29 July 1960 (age 56)
Place of birth Folkestone, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
?–1975 Gillingham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1981 Gillingham 126 (8)
1980 San Jose Earthquakes (loan) 1 (0)
1981–1982 Crystal Palace 7 (0)
1982 Wimbledon 2 (0)
1982–1985 Maidstone United
1985–? Durban United
Juventus (South Africa)
Clyde Pinelands
1991–? Hythe Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stephen John "Billy" Hughes (born 29 July 1960)[1] is an English former professional Association football player. His clubs included Gillingham, where he made over 100 Football League appearances,[2] Crystal Palace[3] and Wimbledon.[4]

He made his Football League debut for Gillingham aged just 15 years and 259 days, and remained the youngest player to play for the club until 2007 when Luke Freeman made his debut aged 15 years and 233 days.[1][5]

In 1980, he played one game on loan to the San Jose Earthquakes of the North American Soccer League.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 167. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 
  2. ^ Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database
  3. ^ Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database
  4. ^ Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database
  5. ^ "Freeman makes history". Gillingham F.C. 11 November 2007. Archived from the original on 19 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  6. ^ NASL Stats