Brian Hughes (footballer, born 1937)

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Brian Hughes
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Personal information
Date of birth (1937-11-22) 22 November 1937 (age 80)
Place of birth Swansea, Wales
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1964 Swansea City 231 (7)
1967–1968 Atlanta Chiefs 60 (2)
1970–1971 Gloucester City[1] 13 (0)
National team
1959–1961 Wales U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brian Hughes (born 22 November 1937) is a Welsh former professional footballer. He played U23 for Wales then joined Swansea City of the 2nd Division in July 1956. He made his professional debut in a 1–1 draw against Grimsby Town in 1958. Brian was a key asset to the team that went to the FA Cup semi final in the 1963–64 season. Brian played two years (1967 and 1968) in the fledgling North American Soccer League with the Atlanta Chiefs.[2]

Hughes moved to Victoria, BC and where he was a player coach of the London Boxing Club. He later coached the University of Victoria Vikings soccer team, winning the CIAU championships in 1975 and 1987. The 1975 team won UVic's first ever CIAU Championship. The team knocked off Dalhousie and then Concordia to claim the National title after earlier Canada West victories over Alberta and Saskatchewan.[3]

Hughes also coached in the Canadian national team soccer system.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

English League[edit]

7 goals in 231 games

North American Soccer League[edit]

2 goals in 60 games

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clark, Timothy R.D.; Kujawa, Rob (2009). The Complete Record of Gloucester City AFC 1883–2009. Gloucester: Tiger Timbo Publications. ISBN 978-0-9557425-1-4. 
  2. ^ "Swansea City Past Players". London: Swansea City Football Club. 1 May 2008. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "UVic Hall of Fame". Victoria: University of Victoria. 1 January 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Canada Soccer Profile". Victoria: Canadian Soccer AssociationClub. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 27 September 2011. [permanent dead link]

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