Jeff Hughes (soccer)

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Jeff Hughes
Personal information
Full name Jeffrey Hughes
Date of birth (1984-08-20) August 20, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Covington, Kentucky, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
San Diego Sockers
Number 10
Youth career
2001–2002 Western Michigan Broncos
2003 Cincinnati Bearcats
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 TSV 1860 München 0 (0)
2005–2006 Cincinnati Kings 32 (5)
2006–2007 Wilmington Hammerheads 23 (0)
2008–2009 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 29 (2)
2008–2009 1790 Cincinnati (indoor)
2010–2011 Cincinnati Kings 13 (0)
2011–2012 Syracuse Silver Knights (indoor) 24 (21)
2012–2013 Cincinnati Kings (indoor) 12 (22)
2013–2014 Missouri Comets (indoor)
2014–present San Diego Sockers (indoor)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 21, 2014.

Jeff Hughes (born August 20, 1984 in Covington, Kentucky) is an American professional soccer player.


Youth and college[edit]

Growing up in Northern Kentucky, Hughes set several area records for goals scored while playing at Holmes High School. During his senior season, he set the Region record for goals scored in a season and was voted 2001 Northern Kentucky Player of the Year. After high school Hughes chose to play soccer for NCAA Division I Western Michigan University, and then later transferred to the University of Cincinnati at the end of his sophomore year.


Hughes left the college ranks after just one season with the UC Bearcats, forfeiting his remaining NCAA eligibility to play professionally. Originally he signed with the Second Bundesliga club TSV 1860 München, but soon after, he returned to the US and found a home with the USL Second Division team Cincinnati Kings. During the 2006 season, the Kings traded Hughes to the North Carolina-based Wilmington Hammerheads. After just over a year with Wilmington, he left to join the Pittsburgh Riverhounds for the 2008 season.

After the close of the 2008 season, he signed with 1790 Cincinnati in the Professional Arena Soccer League, where he was named 2nd team PASL.[1] He returned to the Riverhounds for 2009, but was released from his contract at the end of the season.

Having been unable to secure a professional contract elsewhere, Hughes returned to play for the Cincinnati Kings in the USL Premier Development League in 2010.

Jeff signed for the Major Indoor Soccer League club, the Syracuse Silver Knights in 2011.[2]

Hughed signed on to be a midfielder and the head coach of the Cincinnati Kings of the Professional Arena Soccer League for the 2012–13 season. Although he led the Kings to qualify for the postseason and was the team's leading scorer, he was released on January 25, 2013.[3][4] Hughes signed with the Missouri Comets of the Major Indoor Soccer League the same day.[5]


  1. ^ "PASL-Pro Weekly - Week 21". Professional Arena Soccer League. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
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  3. ^ "Cincinnati Kings - Transactions". Professional Arena Soccer League. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cincinnati Kings - #23 Jeff Hughes". Professional Arena Soccer League. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Comets Add Depth For Playoff Push". Independence, MO: Missouri Comets. January 25, 2013. Archived from the original on January 31, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 

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