Harry Hughes (footballer)

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Harry Hughes
Personal information
Full name Harold James Hughes
Date of birth (1929-10-08)8 October 1929
Place of birth Nuneaton, England
Date of death 15 October 2013(2013-10-15) (aged 84)[1]
Place of death Weymouth, Dorset, England
Playing position Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1951 Southport 0 (0)
1951–1952 Chelsea 1 (0)
1952–1958 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 77 (2)
1958–1963 Gillingham 204 (14)
1963–19?? Guildford City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Harold James "Harry" Hughes (8 October 1929 - 15 October 2013) was an English professional football player.[2] His clubs included Chelsea, Bournemouth and Gillingham, where he made over 200 Football League appearances.[3] He was captain of the Bournemouth team that knocked out Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur before losing to Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in 1957.


  1. ^ "Harry Hughes". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 165. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 
  3. ^ Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database