John Hughes (footballer, born 1921)

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John Hughes
Personal information
Full name John Norman Hughes[1]
Date of birth (1921-07-10)10 July 1921[1]
Place of birth Tamworth,[1] England
Date of death 31 August 2003(2003-08-31) (aged 82)[1]
Place of death Lichfield,[1] England
Playing position Outside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1947 Tamworth Castle
1947–1949 Birmingham City 6 (0)
1949–1952 Tamworth
1952–195? Atherstone Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Norman Hughes (10 July 1921 – 31 August 2003) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham City.[2]

Born in Tamworth, Staffordshire, Hughes made his name in non-league football during the Second World War. A versatile player, he joined Birmingham City in June 1947,[3] and made his debut on 6 September 1947 in a 2–1 home win against Luton Town in the Second Division. He played twice more that season at outside right, and a further three times at outside left in the 1948–49 First Division season,[4] but then returned to the non-league game with Tamworth and then with Atherstone Town. In 1955 he was appointed assistant manager of Tamworth.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "John Hughes". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Birmingham City : 1946/47–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 99. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Matthews, pp. 183–84.