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James Hughes

James Hughes

Birthdate: December 1885
Birthplace: Bootle, Liverpool, England
Date of death: 1948
Other clubs: Bedford (1902-03), Diamond Match Works (1903), Bootle Amateurs (1903), Hertford Albion (1903-04), Crystal Palace (1909-20), Chatham (1920-22)
Bought from: Hertford Albion
Signed for LFC: 01.06.1904
Liverpool debut: 01.09.1904
Last appearance: 10.04.1909
Contract expiry: 1909
Win ratio: 46.67% W:7 D:4 L:4
LFC league games/goals: 14 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 15 / 0

Player profile

Bootle boy Hughes made Liverpool sit up and take notice when he won the Prince's Park league title with Bootle amateur side Hertford Albion. Hughes played 15 games for Liverpool during the first decade of the twentieth century, but as these were spread over five seasons he was never a regular member of the first team during any of those years. Most of his appearances came as a replacement for the regular left and right-half pairing of that time; Maurice Parry and James Bradley. Hughes once had the misfortune to break his forearm when playing for Liverpool, but he did not know until after the game that the injury he had sustained was a fracture. After leaving Liverpool Hughes made 209 appearances for Crystal Palace in the Southern league from 1909 - 1920 and was one of the key players in the London team. Hughes kept fit in the summer months by featuring for the Bankhall P.S.A. team in the Church Baseball League.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 14 1 0 0 0 15
1904-1905 4 0 0 0 0 4
1905-1906 0 0 0 0 0 0
1906-1907 4 0 0 0 0 4
1907-1908 4 1 0 0 0 5
1908-1909 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Sheffield United
2 Bolton Wanderers
2 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Bradford City
1 Chesterfield
1 Notts County
1 Burton United
1 Glossop North End
1 Derby
1 Manchester United
1 Blackburn Rovers
1 Bristol City
Total Competition
14 League
1 FA Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 01.09.1904 Burton United Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Bedford 1902-1903 Oakfield League 0 0 0 0
Diamond Match Works 1903 Liverpool League 2 0 2 0
Bootle Amateurs 1903 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hertford Albion 1903-1904 Prince's Park League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Crystal Palace 1909-1920 Southern League 209 15 209 15
Chatham 1920-1922 Southern League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 211 15 211 15
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