Hugh McAuley (footballer, born 1953)

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Hugh McAuley
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-01-08) 8 January 1953 (age 66)
Place of birth Bootle, England
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1974 Liverpool 0 (0)
1973–1974Tranmere Rovers (loan) 13 (1)
1974–1976 Plymouth Argyle 77 (7)
1976–1978 Charlton Athletic 55 (9)
1978–1979 Tranmere Rovers 43 (0)
1979–1981 Carlisle United 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hugh McAuley (born 8 January 1953) is an English former professional footballer who played as a winger. He made 205 appearances in the Football League for Tranmere Rovers, Plymouth Argyle, Charlton Athletic and Carlisle United.


McAuley began his career at Liverpool, but made his senior debut on loan at Tranmere Rovers.[1] He joined Plymouth Argyle for £12,000 in 1974 and won promotion to the Second Division in his first season with the club.[2] He moved to Charlton Athletic in 1976, where he played for two seasons, and then returned to Tranmere.[2] McAuley joined Carlisle United the following year and spent two seasons with the club, but did not play regularly.[1] He finished his playing career in non-league football with Formby.[2]

He returned to Liverpool in 1988 as a coach, having worked with the Mersyside Youth Association from 1982.[3] He was responsible for the club's centre of excellence programme and was involved in the youth team that won the FA Youth Cup for the first time in 1996.[3] He then worked in the club's new youth academy and managed the reserve team before leaving Liverpool in 2009.[3][4] Robbie Fowler, Jamie Carragher, Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard were among those who came through the academy during McAuley's time at Liverpool.[5] McAuley's son, Hugh, made 100 appearances in the Football League for Cheltenham Town.[2][6]


  1. ^ a b "Hugh McAuley". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Hugh McAuley". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "About Us". Hugh McAuley Football Academy. Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Doyle, Ian (28 May 2009). "Rafael Benitez reassesses set-up with Gary Ablett leading out four staff". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  5. ^ Reade, Phil (7 November 2012). "McAuley: I knew he was a leader". Liverpool F.C. Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Hugh McAuley". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database. Retrieved 12 August 2013.