Player profile

John Hughes

Birthdate: 1880
Birthplace: Flint, Wales
Other clubs: New Brighton Tower, Seacombe, Aberdare Athletic, Plymouth Argyle (1906)
Bought from: Free Transfer
Signed for LFC: 1903
International debut: 06.03.1905 vs. Scotland
International caps: 3/0 - 08.04.1905
Liverpool debut: 19.09.1903
Last appearance: 23.04.1904
Debut goal: 07.11.1903
Last goal: 23.01.1904
Contract expiry: 1906
Win ratio: 28.13% W: 9 D: 8 L: 15
LFC league games/goals: 31 / 2
Total LFC games/goals: 32 / 2

Player profile

Hughes was born in Wales, but moved quite young with his parents to Liverpool so he could be termed a local player. Fellow Welshman and Liverpool player Maurice Parry recommended John "Geezer" Hughes for a trial at Liverpool and he must have impressed. Hughes played usually as a half-back, only missing three of the 34 League matches in the 1903/04 season. It was an unsuccessful campaign that ended with relegation, the club finishing in seventeenth place only three years after lifting the League title. A report in 1904 commented on the Welshman: "Hughes is about the hardest working player at present figuring in League football. He never tires and is seldom beaten. One thing he lacks, however is judgement and a little more of this and Hughes could be classed among the best 'middies' in the country." Hughes only made one appearance for Plymouth on 10 October 1906 still carrying an injury from his Liverpool days. He retired in January 1907. Hughes was a lightweight-boxing champion. He was a brave man and boasted a certificate from Royal Humane's Society for life-saving. He saved no less than four people from drowning! Two of these were rescued from the River Mersey and he rescued a child who had fallen into a clay pit.

Appearances per season

1903-1904 31100032

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

3Blackburn Rovers
2Birmingham City
2Notts County
2Sheffield United
2Stoke City
2Aston Villa
2Newcastle United
2Manchester City
1Sheffield Wednesday
1Nottingham Forest
1FA Cup

Goals per season

1903-1904 200002

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TotalOpen play/Penalty
2Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

119.09.1903SunderlandRoker ParkLeague

Milestone Goals

13507.11.1903Notts CountyAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1903-1904 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.