Sammy Hughes (footballer)

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Sammy Hughes
Personal information
Full name Samuel Hughes
Place of birth Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Date of death 28 April 2011
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1959 Glentoran 378 (297)
Carrick Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sammy Hughes was a footballer who played in the Irish League with Glentoran in the 1950s. He signed from Larne in September 1949, He won two Irish League championships (1950/51 and 1952/53), one Irish Cup (1950/51), one Gold Cup, three City Cups and two Ulster Cups. He was capped eight times by the Irish League and scored five goals. He was the Ulster Footballer of the Year for the 1952/53 season. He later played for Larne and Carrick Rangers, winning the B Division title with the latter in 1961/62.

Hughes was a top scorer in the Irish League in the 1949–50, 1950–51 and 1952–1953 seasons.[1]

He died on 28 April 2011, aged 85.[2]