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Encyclopedia > Emlyn Hughes
Emlyn Hughes
Personal information
Full name Emlyn Walter Hughes OBE
Date of birth August 28, 1947
Place of birth    Barrow-in-Furness, England
Date of death    November 9, 2004 (aged 57)
Place of death    Sheffield, England
Nickname Crazy Horse
Playing position Defender
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1964-1967
1967-1979
1979-1981
1981-1983
1983
1983
1983-1984
Blackpool
Liverpool
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Rotherham United
Hull City
Mansfield Town
Swansea City
028 0(0)
474 (35)
058 0(2)
056 0(6)
009 0(0)
000 0(0)
007 0(0)   
National team

1970-1980
England Under-23
England
008 0(?)
062 0(1)
Teams managed
1981-83 Rotherham United

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
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Emlyn Walter Hughes, OBE (August 28, 1947 - November 9, 2004) was an English footballer who captained the much-decorated Liverpool F.C. side of the 1970s. Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire (Military division) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The team captain of a football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is often one of the older or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can heavily influence a game. ... Liverpool Football Club are a British football club, and one of the most famous football clubs in the world. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...

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From Blackpool to Liverpool

Hughes, the son of a Welsh rugby league player, began his footballing life as a marauding midfield player at local club Barrow, and then joined Blackpool, who were then a top-flight side. He made his debut for Blackpool in 1964 and played alongside the likes of Jimmy Armfield and Alan Ball. This article is about the country. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... Midfielder is a position in football (soccer). ... Barrow A.F.C. are a football team based in the town of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, England. ... Blackpool Football Club are an English football club currently in Football League One. ... James Christopher Armfield (born September 21, 1935 in Blackpool) is a former English footballer. ... James Alan Ball, MBE (born May 12, 1945 in Farnworth, Lancashire, is an English former professional footballer and football club manager. ...


In 1967, after just 28 appearances for Blackpool, he signed for Liverpool in the February for £65,000. Manager Bill Shankly was stopped in his car by the police as he drove Hughes to Liverpool for the first time and said: "Don't you know who's in this car? The future captain of England!" 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The symbol £ represents the pound currency which Britain uses. ... William Bill Shankly, OBE (September 2, 1913 – September 29, 1981) was one of Britains most successful and respected football managers. ...


Hughes made his Reds debut in the 2-1 league win over Stoke City at Anfield on the 4 March 1967, he scored his first goal in the 6-0 thrashing of Newcastle United, again, at Anfield on the 26 August the same year. Stoke City Football Club (known as Stoke Football Club until 1925) is a football club from Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... Anfield is a football stadium in the district of Anfield, in Liverpool, England. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ...


Hughes settled into the midfield at Liverpool during a transitional period for the club, earning the nickname Crazy Horse after an illegal rugby tackle on Newcastle United winger Albert Bennett. Liverpool didn't win any honours in his first four seasons there but Hughes was seen as a demonstration of the future which Shankly had in mind. His versatility was noticed too - he filled in at left back and central defence, a trait which was spotted by England coach Alf Ramsey in 1969. // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Robin, Bobby, Rab, Rabbie, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Beto, Bobadito, and Robban (in Sweden), are all nicknames for Robert). ... A BCRFC match at Boston College Rugby football, often just referred to as rugby, refers to sports descended from a common form of football developed at Rugby School in England. ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... In sports, the term winger is the name of a position, including football (soccer), rugby union, rugby league and hockey. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Ramsey gave Hughes his debut on the 5 November of that year, playing him at left back in a friendly against Holland in the Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam. England won 1-0. He played in the next game in the same position. Hughes scored his only international goal against Wales; the opening goal of a 3-0 Home International victory at Ninian Park in 1972. November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... First International Belgium 1 - 4 Netherlands (Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905) Largest win Netherlands 9 - 0 Norway (Rotterdam, Netherlands; 1 November 1972) Worst defeat Netherlands 2 - 12 England Amateur (The Hague, Netherlands; 1 April 1907) World Cup Appearances 7 (First in 1934) Best result Runners-up, 1974 and 1978 European... Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 741,329 (1 August 2006) Agglomeration - 1. ... First international Scotland 4 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876) Biggest win Wales 11 - 0 Ireland (Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888) Biggest defeat Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1958) Best result Quarter-finals, 1958 European Championship Appearances none (First... The British Home Championship (also known as the Home International Championship) was an annual football competition contested between the UKs four national teams, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (Northern Ireland after 1921-1922), from the 1883-1884 season until the 1983-1984 season. ... Ninian Park is a football stadium in Cardiff, Wales. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


A watershed year

For Hughes, 1970 was a big turning year in his career. After Liverpool were humiliated by lowly Watford in the quarter finals of the FA Cup, Shankly made a decision to clear out much of the aging playing staff which had won two League Championship titles, an FA Cup and reached a European Cup Winners Cup final and recruit new, younger blood to take Liverpool back to the helm of the English game. Hughes, still not 23, survived the cull - as did the likes of Ian Callaghan and Tommy Smith - and a batch of fresh faces which would shape Liverpool's success in the 1970s began to arrive. Watford Football Club are an English professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. ... Note: for the full results of all FA Cup finals, see FA Cup Final The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short, the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the FA Premier League. ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic league cups. ... Ian Robert Callaghan (born Toxteth, Liverpool, April 10, 1942) was a footballer who holds the record for the most appearances for Liverpool. ... Tommy Smith MBE (born 5 April 1945 in Liverpool, England) was a long-serving footballer with Liverpool, known for his uncompromising defensive style. ...


Meanwhile, England were about to fly to Mexico and defend the World Cup won four years earlier. Hughes had six caps by the time Ramsey included him in his provisional squad of 27 which flew to South America for altitude-acclimatising friendly games against Colombia and Ecuador. Hughes featured in neither game, but was selected in the final squad of 22. He was the youngest selected by Ramsey, and the only Liverpool player in the squad. The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Altitude is the elevation of an object from a known level or datum. ...


Hughes was one of only two outfield players (along with Nobby Stiles) who didn't feature in any game as England progressed to the quarter finals where they were defeated by West Germany. Question marks were raised about Ramsey's substitution decisions during the game, with much attention paid to the decisions to withdraw Bobby Charlton and Martin Peters in the second half, but then to let first choice left back Terry Cooper remain on the pitch for the whole 120 minutes when he was clearly exhausted, rather than allow his natural replacement Hughes to take over. Hughes would ultimately never feature at a World Cup. Norbert Nobby Peter Stiles MBE (born Collyhurst, Manchester, 18 May 1942) was the toothless midfield ballwinner of Englands 1966 World Cup winning side. ... Sir Robert Bobby Charlton, CBE (born 11 October 1937 in Ashington, Northumberland) is a former English professional football player who won the World Cup and was named the European Footballer of the Year in 1966. ... Martin Stanford Peters MBE, (born November 8, 1943 in Plaistow, London) was a football player and hero of the victorious England team which won the 1966 World Cup. ... Terry Cooper (born North Yorkshire, England, July 12, 1944) was a classy and highly-rated full back in the great Leeds United team of the 1960s and 1970s. ...


The 70s - glittering for Liverpool, disastrous for England

If Hughes' long international career would prove to be unfulfilled, his club career was about to hit every height there was. In 1971, Liverpool reached the FA Cup final, losing 2-1 after extra-time to Arsenal, who completed the then-rare 'double' of League title and F.A. Cup. Hughes was seen being barely able to control his devastation as he collected his losers' medal, upon which BBC commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme remarked: "Emlyn Hughes there, really absolutely sick." Also, he had a dialogue with the Princess and she asked him "How are you?", to which Emlyn replied: "To be honest, love? I'm bloody knackered!" Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in north London. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Kenneth Wolstenholme, DFC (born Worsley, Lancashire,. July 17, 1920; died March 25, 2002) was the original football commentator for BBC television in the 1950s and 1960s, responsible for the games most famous commentary phrase. ...


Hughes soon established a reputation for charging upfield from his defensive midfield position on long, complicated runs, and constantly berating referees. As a footballer, he had his share of both admirers and critics - some said he was a great player, others said he was a good player in a great team. A referee is a person who has authority to make decisions about play in many sports. ...


He was still a full back for England, featuring regularly in Ramsey's team. Hughes played as England's interest in the 1972 European Championships ended at the two-legged quarter final stage, with West Germany again victorious. The 1972 European Football Championship (Euro 72) final tournament was held in Belgium. ...


In 1973, Hughes won his first League Championship title with Liverpool and his first European honour with the UEFA Cup. He scored both goals in a memorable win over Merseyside rivals Everton at Goodison Park, and also became captain after Tommy Smith had a publicised falling-out with Shankly, who nonetheless kept him in the team. Smith and Hughes' relationship soured as a consequence, although it never affected their football. The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... Arms of the former Merseyside Metropolitan County Council Merseyside is a county, located in the North West of England. ... Everton Football Club are an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... Goodison Park is the home ground of Everton F.C. in Liverpool. ...


At this stage of Hughes' career, there was a low with England to go with a high with Liverpool. In October 1973, Ramsey selected Hughes at left back as England entertained Poland at Wembley. Victory would guarantee a place at the 1974 World Cup finals. Anything else would take Poland through. For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1924). ... The 1974 Football World Cup was held in West Germany. ...


England dominated the match but were denied constantly by the charmed antics of Polish goalkeeper Jan Tomaszewski. Then Poland had a breakaway after a misplaced tackle by Norman Hunter in the second half, and only Hughes and goalkeeper Peter Shilton were back to defend. The ball was spread across to Jan Domarski who shaped to shoot from the edge of the area. Hughes flew into a last-ditch tackle but Domarski's shot evaded his block and slipped under the body of Shilton and into the net. A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, or goalie in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... Jan Tomaszewski (born January 9, 1948) is a retired Polish footballer, who was nicknamed Tomek. A goalkeeper, Tomaszewski is best remembered by some for his performance for Poland against England, in a qualifier for the 1974 World Cup, which England needed to win. ... Norman Bite Yer Legs Hunter (born October 24, 1943 in Eighton Banks, Gateshead, England) was one of the more uncompromising members of the much respected and feared Leeds United team of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Peter Leslie Shilton OBE (born Leicester, England, 18 September 1949) was an outstanding goalkeeper who holds the record for playing more games than any other player. ... Jan Domarski (born October 28, 1946) was a Polish football player and silver-medal winner in Germany in 1974. ...


England equalised through an Allan Clarke penalty but couldn't find the winning goal. Although some questioned whether Hughes' attempts at a tackle had unsighted Shilton, Hughes emerged rightly blameless for the Poland goal, with the emphasis placed on Hunter's initial mistimed tackle and Shilton's desire to hold rather than merely stop the ball, which in the end meant he did neither. Ramsey was sacked six months later. There have been several well-known people called Allan Clarke, including: Allan Clarke, English football player Allan Clarke, singer See also: Alan Clark, British politician Alan Clarke, British film director This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A penalty is a punishment: a legal sentence, e. ...


At the end of that season, a now-famous smile was back on Hughes' face when Liverpool reached the FA Cup final and destroyed Newcastle United 3-0. Hughes, as skipper, received the trophy from Princess Anne, whom he would encounter again later in his professional life. It was a good month for Hughes, as he was also appointed England captain - as successor to Bobby Moore - by caretaker boss Joe Mercer. Hughes led out England for the first time on the 11 May 1974 in a Home International against Wales in Cardiff, which England won 2-0. Princess Anne may refer to more than one person: Anne, Princess Royal (born 15 August 1950), daughter of Elizabeth II of the UK Anne, Princess of Orange (1709‑1759), daughter of George II of Great Britain Anne (1637‑1759), daughter of Charles I of England Princess Anne may refer to... Robert Frederick Chelsea Bobby Moore, OBE (born Barking, England, April 12, 1941 - died London, February 24, 1993) was an English footballer. ... Joe Mercer, OBE (August 9, 1914 - August 9, 1990) was an English football player and manager. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Cardiff (English:  Welsh: ) is the capital, largest and core city of Wales. ...


Hughes captained England for every one of Mercer's seven games in charge, and initially maintained the role when Don Revie was appointed as Ramsey's permanent successor. However, after the first two qualifiers for the 1976 European Championships, Revie decided to drop Hughes from the team. He gave the captaincy to his former Blackpool team-mate Alan Ball, and Hughes appeared only twice for England in 1975. Donald George Revie, OBE, (10 July 1927 - 26 May 1989), was a football player for Leicester City, Hull City, Sunderland, Manchester City and Leeds United as a deep-lying centre forward. ... The 1976 European Football Championship (Euro 76) final tournament was held in Yugoslavia. ...


With his international career seemingly in tatters, Hughes nevertheless remained a solid and successful leader with Liverpool, now under the guidance of Bob Paisley following Shankly's retirement. Liverpool won nothing in 1975, but achieved another League Championship and UEFA Cup double in 1976. The following season was the most eventful in Hughes' career. Bob Paisley OBE (born 23 January 1919, died 14 February 1996) was an English football player who became best known for being one of the most successful managers ever in English football whilst managing his only team Liverpool Football Club in the 1970s and 1980s. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


It began with a shock recall by Revie, who played Hughes in the second qualifier for the 1978 World Cup, although he didn't return the captaincy to him - this was now held by Hughes' clubmate Kevin Keegan, leading to a peculiar situation of a club captain being instructed and led by one of his charges. Hughes was now predominantly a central defender, and played in a tactically-disastrous team against Italy in Rome which marked the lowest point of Revie's tenure as England manager. England lost 2-0. The 1978 Football World Cup was held in Argentina between June 1 to 25, 1978 . ... Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE (born February 14, 1951 in Armthorpe, South Yorkshire, England)[1] is a former English football coach and one of the all-time greatest players. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban...


Revie selected Hughes for further games through the early part of 1977, during which time Liverpool were heading towards an unprecedented 'treble' of League Championship, FA Cup and European Cup. Ultimately, they would win the title but then lose the FA Cup final to bitter rivals Manchester United, with Hughes again cutting a sickened figure as he climbed the Wembley steps to receive his losers' medal, although he did manage to lead Liverpool on a lap of honour afterwards. However, the smile was restored 4 days later when he captained Liverpool to a historic 3-1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach in Rome to win the European Cup. His season ended with some individual glory, when he was voted the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year. Champions League may refers to: UEFA Champions League - A major football (soccer) tournament contested by European teams. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Borussia Mönchengladbach, often shortened to Gladbach, is a German football club that plays in the Bundesliga, is based in Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia and is one of the countrys most well-known, best-supported, and successful teams. ... The Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year is an annual award presented by the Football Writers Association to whom its members deem the best football player in England. ...


Revie gave Hughes the England captaincy back for a Home International match against Scotland when Keegan was unavailable, before selecting him for the squad which would tour South America in the summer. During this tour, Revie secretly engineered his departure from the England job, and when Ron Greenwood took over, he returned the captaincy to Hughes. England left too much to do after the defeat to Italy to qualify for the World Cup, but Hughes nonetheless celebrated a 50th cap when England beat the Italians 2-0 in the final qualifier at Wembley at the end of 1977. First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Scotland 11 - 0 Ireland (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 February 1901) Biggest defeat Uruguay 7 - 0 Scotland (Basel, Switzerland; 19 June 1954) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1954) Best result Round 1, all European Championship Appearances 2 (First... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Ron Greenwood CBE (November 11, 1921 — February 8, 2006) was an English football player and manager, best known for being manager of the English national football team from 1977 until 1982. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1924). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


In 1978, Hughes was in the Liverpool team which lost its first ever League Cup final to Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest after a replay. The league title went to Forest too, but Liverpool managed to retain the European Cup with a 1-0 win over Club Brugge at Wembley, with Hughes lifting the trophy for a second year running. Hughes' place was now under regular threat from a talented young Scottish defender named Alan Hansen who had arrived the previous season for a mere £100,000 from Partick Thistle. The following season, Hughes made just 16 appearances, enough to earn his final title medal. Paisley decided to let him go and sold him to Wolverhampton Wanderers for £90,000 in August 1979. Hughes left Liverpool after 665 appearances and scoring 49 goals for the club. His 59 appearances for England while at Liverpool made him the club's most capped player until Welsh striker Ian Rush broke the record more than ten years later. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Brian Howard Clough, OBE (21 March 1935 – 20 September 2004) was a successful footballer and subsequently football manager, most notable for his success with Derby County and Nottingham Forest. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Club Brugge KV is a football club from Brugge, Belgium. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Alan David Hansen (born Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, June 13, 1955) is a television football pundit and a former football player. ... The symbol £ represents the pound currency which Britain uses. ... Partick Thistle Football Club is a Scottish professional football club from the city of Glasgow. ... Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. is an English football club playing at Molineux. ... This article is about the country. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Ian James Rush MBE (born 20 October 1961) is a Welsh footballer who played as a striker and is best known for playing with Liverpool. ...


The last hurrahs

Hughes made his Wolves debut at the Baseball Ground on Wednesday, 22 August 1979 in a 1-0 win over Derby County. The Baseball Ground was a stadium in Derby, UK. It was first used for baseball as the home of Derby County Baseball Club from 1890 until 1898 and then for football (soccer) as the home of Derby County F.C. from 1895 until 1997. ... August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Derby County Football Club are a football club based in Derby, currently playing in the Football League Championship. ...


Hughes went on to win the League Cup in his first season with Wolves - the only trophy he didn't win with Liverpool - and duly lifted it as captain after a surprise 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest at Wembley. He was also decorated with the OBE for services to football and featured on the television tribute show This Is Your Life. Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire (Military division) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority... This Is Your Life was a television documentary series hosted by Ralph Edwards, which originally aired in the United States from 1952 to 1961, and again from 1972 on NBC. It originated as a radio show airing from 1948 to 1952 on NBC Radio. ...


He continued to be selected for England squads even after leaving Liverpool. He featured sporadically in England's successful qualifying campaign for the 1980 European Championships, he captained the team for the final time in the 1-1 1980 Home International game with Northern Ireland draw at Wembley, and won his 62nd and final cap against Scotland in the next game as a substitute. The 1980 European Football Championship (Euro 80) final tournament was held in Italy. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... First international Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest win Ireland (IFA) 7 - 0 Wales (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 1 February 1930) Biggest defeat Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) World Cup Appearances 3 (First in 1958) Best result Quarterfinals, 1958 European Championship Appearances none...


Greenwood still put him in the squad for the European Championship finals in Italy as experienced back-up, but Hughes ultimately didn't play as England were eliminated in the group stages. Hughes was England's only connection with their previous foray into the finals of a tournament - the 1970 World Cup - but his non-participation in either earned him the dubious honour of being England's most capped player never to feature in a major finals. A more acceptable honour was that of becoming only the fourth player to represent England in three separate decades, joining Jesse Pennington, Stanley Matthews and Bobby Charlton. A decade is a set or a group of ten, commonly a period of 10 years in contemporary English, or a period of 10 days in the French revolutionary calendar. ... Jesse Pennington (August 23, 1883 - September 5, 1970) was an English footballer in the early part of the 20th century. ... Sir Stanley Matthews, CBE (February 1, 1915 - February 23, 2000) was a football player. ... Sir Robert Bobby Charlton, CBE (born 11 October 1937 in Ashington, Northumberland) is a former English professional football player who won the World Cup and was named the European Footballer of the Year in 1966. ...


After the ball

Hughes left Molineux in 1981, joining Rotherham United as player-manager. He also played for Hull City, later becoming a director. He joined Mansfield Town briefly in 1983, but didn't make any appearances for the Stags. Later that year he also turned out for Swansea City, with whom he brought his playing career to a close. Molineux, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers Molineux stadium is the home ground of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., who are currently members of the Football League Championship. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rotherham United F.C. is an English football club from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, that plays in Football Leagues third tier, League One. ... Hull City Association Football Club are an English football team based at the Kingston Communications Stadium in Hull. ... Mansfield Town Football Club is an English football club who currently play in League Two of the Football League. ... Swansea City F.C. are a Welsh football team currently playing in the English Football League, specifically in Football League Two. ...


Hughes developed a successful television career after leaving football. In 1984, he became a team captain on the long-running BBC quiz A Question of Sport, opposite England's former rugby union captain Bill Beaumont. Hughes became much-mimicked for his competitive nature and high-pitched protestations when not being able to recall an answer. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A quiz is a form of game or mind sport in which the players (as individuals or in teams), attempt to answer questions correctly. ... A Question of Sport is a long-running BBC quiz show which started on 5 January 1970 and continues to this day. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4 - 1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134 - 0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76 - 0 England (6 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 2003 The England national rugby union team (also... A rugby union scrum. ... Bill Beaumont, born 9 March 1952, was captain of the England rugby union team at a time when they struggled to win games. ...


He infamously identified a picture of a heavily-muddied jockey as John Reid, only to be mortified when told it was Princess Anne. Later in the same series, she came on the programme, made it clear she was not remotely offended by the misidentification, and was put on his team. Hughes caused a minor national debate when he defied protocol and put his arm around her in what his apologists described as a normal piece of team bonding. He called her "ma'am" throughout. Toulouse-Lautrec - The Jockey (1899) This article is about the sports occupation. ... John Reid is a now retired flat race jockey born in Banbridge, County Down in 1955. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Hughes later joined her team for the much-criticised It's a Royal Knockout project, the brainchild of Prince Edward. Its a Royal Knockout (officially entitled, according to IMDb, The Grand Knockout Tournament) was a one-off charity event which was shown on British television on 15 June 1987. ... The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, KG, KCVO (Edward Antony Richard Louis Mountbatten-Windsor; born 10 March 1964) is a member of the British Royal Family, the youngest child and third son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has held the title of Earl of Wessex since 1999. ...


Hughes' involvement with the BBC also included a place on the punditry panel for their coverage of the 1986 World Cup. However, he left A Question Of Sport - and the corporation as a whole - in 1987 to go to ITV and skipper a team on the unsuccessful Sporting Triangles. Through this, he also occasionally appeared as a pundit on ITV's own football coverage. He was also immortalised in comic strip form as he was signed by Melchester Rovers in the Roy of the Rovers strip, he also wrote a column for the teenage football magazine Match. ... It has been suggested that Channel 3 (UK) be merged into this article or section. ... Sporting Triangles was a quiz programme which tested the sporting superstars knowledge of sport, the programme was produced by Central Television and aired on the ITV network for 4 series from 1987 until 1990, the original host was Nick Owen who hosted series 1 & 2 then he was replaced by... Melchester Rovers is fictional soccer team that employed Roy Race in the British comic strip Roy of the Rovers. ... Roy of the Rovers was a British comic strip about the life and exploits of a fictional footballer named Roy Race, which ran in various publications from the 1950s until 2001. ... MATCH is a British football magazine published by Emap Active, the division of Emap Consumer Media that specialises in magazines for the sports and leisure market. ...


Career details

* Liverpool F.C (1967 - 1979) 665 appearances, 49 goals

* Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C (1979 - 1981) - 58 appearances, 2 goals From 1889 until 1992, this was the highest division overall of organized football in England. ... Note: for the full results of all FA Cup finals, see FA Cup Final The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... The UEFA Champions League (formerly named but still often called the European Cup) is an annual club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... The European Super Cup (UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup(formally UEFA Cup Winners Cup) and the Champions League. ... The FA Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy. ... Note: for the full results of all FA Cup finals, see FA Cup Final The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The European Super Cup (UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup(formally UEFA Cup Winners Cup) and the Champions League. ... The FA Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy. ...

* England (1969 - 1980) - 62 caps, 1 goal The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ...

  • Hughes captained England 23 times and was part of the 1970 World Cup squad in Mexico

* Personal Honours Captain is a nautical term, an organizational title, and a rank in various uniformed organizations. ...

  • Awarded the OBE in (1980)
  • Football Writers Footballer of the Year (1977)

Final years

In later years, Hughes lived a quiet retirement, occasionally carrying out duties as an after-dinner or motivational speaker.


In 1992 he appeared on an episode of Gamesmaster (a TV based computer games magazine) promoting the football video game which carried his name Emlyn Hughes International Soccer. GamesMaster was a British show, screened on Channel 4 from 1992 to 1998, and was the first-ever UK television show dedicated to computer and video games. ... Emlyn Hughes International Soccer (EHIS) is a football (soccer) computer game first released in 1988 by Audiogenic Software Ltd. ...


He became chief patron to the Sheffield based charity F.A.B.L.E. (For A Better Life with Epilepsy) in 1995. For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ...


In 2003, it was announced that he was suffering from brain cancer, for which he underwent surgery. Hughes continued to battle a cancer-related tumour until his death at his Sheffield home on November 9, 2004, at the age of 57. A brain tumor is any mass created by an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells either found in the brain (neurons, glial cells, epithelial cells, myelin producing cells, etc. ... Tumor (American English) or tumour (British English) originally means swelling, and is sometimes still used with that meaning. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A minute's silence was held the following evening at Anfield before Liverpool's game against Middlesbrough in the Carling Cup and was impeccably observed. His funeral service took place at Sheffield Cathedral. Middlesbrough Football Club are an English football club, commonly known as The Boro, that currently plays in the FA Premier League. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Sheffield Cathedral is the Church of England cathedral for the diocese of Sheffield, England. ...


Hughes was married to Barbara and had a son and daughter, both named after himself (Emlyn Jr. and Emma Lynn). His last public appearance had been at his daughter's wedding, nine months before his death. Nubian wedding with some international modern touches, near Aswan, Egypt Preparing for the photographs, at a wedding in Thornbury Castle, England A traditional Japanese wedding ceremony A wedding is a ceremony which celebrates the beginning of a marriage. ...


Emlyn is a much loved character amongst the Anfield Faithful and was voted in the top 10 at No.10 on the Official Liverpool Football Club web site poll 100 Players Who Shook The Kop. ‘’’Kopites’’’ are supporters of Liverpool F.C. who, used to stand, sit on the Kop at Anfield. ... 100 Players Who Shook The Kop is a list compiled by Liverpool Football Club in 2006. ...


See also

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer (EHIS) is a football (soccer) computer game first released in 1988 by Audiogenic Software Ltd. ... United States Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania (right) is a long-term brain tumor survivor who continues to serve in public office . ...

External links

Soccerbase is a web-based database of football-related data. ...

References

  • BBC obituary
  • Guardian obituary
  • Memory of Emlyn Hughes
  • Retro football at 442football.net
  • Shankly Gates interview
Preceded by
Kevin Keegan
Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year
1977
Succeeded by
Kenny Burns
Preceded by
Bobby Moore
England football captain
1974-1980
Succeeded by
Kevin Keegan
England squad - 1970 FIFA World Cup

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Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE (born February 14, 1951 in Armthorpe, South Yorkshire, England)[1] is a former English football coach and one of the all-time greatest players. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Qualifying countries The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from May 31 to June 21. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Gordon Banks OBE (born December 30, 1937) is a former English footballer, elected in a poll by the IFFHS as the second best goalkeeper of the 20th Century. ... Keith Newton (born in Manchester 23 June 1941) played football for Blackburn Rovers, Everton and Burnley. ... Terry Cooper (born North Yorkshire, England, July 12, 1944) was a classy and highly-rated full back in the great Leeds United team of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Alan Patrick Mullery MBE (born Notting Hill, London, November 23, 1941) was a footballer who enjoyed an eventful and outstanding career with Tottenham Hotspur and England in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Brian Leslie Labone (23 January 1940 – 24 April 2006) played football for Everton between 1958 and 1971. ... Robert Frederick Chelsea Bobby Moore, OBE (born Barking, England, April 12, 1941 - died London, February 24, 1993) was an English footballer. ... Francis Lee (born April 29, 1944 in Westhoughton, England) is a former professional footballer, who played in the 1960s and 1970s, including many appearances for the England national team. ... 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Thomas James Tommy Wright was born 21 October 1944 in Liverpool. ... Norbert Nobby Peter Stiles MBE (born Collyhurst, Manchester, 18 May 1942) was the toothless midfield ballwinner of Englands 1966 World Cup winning side. ... John Jack Charlton OBE (born Ashington, Northumberland, May 8, 1935) was a footballer who spent his whole career in the successful Leeds United side of the 1960s and 1970s and won the World Cup with England. ... Norman Bite Yer Legs Hunter (born October 24, 1943 in Eighton Banks, Gateshead, England) was one of the more uncompromising members of the much respected and feared Leeds United team of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Colin Bell is a former English football player. ... Peter Osgood (February 20, 1947 - March 1, 2006) played football in the Football League in the 1960s and 1970s. ... 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Emlyn Hughes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (400 words)
Emlyn Walter Hughes, OBE (August 28, 1947, Barrow-in-Furness - November 9, 2004, Sheffield) was an English footballer who captained the Liverpool F.C. side of the 1970s, having joined them from Blackpool in 1967.
Emlyn was allowed to leave Liverpool in 1979 after 650 games, though he maintained his place in the England squad for another year while playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers, with whom he won the League Cup in 1980 - the one trophy he failed to win with Liverpool.
Emlyn spent time with lower division clubs before retiring as a player, then briefly became manager of Rotherham United and later a director of Hull City.
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