Player profile

John Hughes

John Hughes

Birthdate: 16 April 1877
Birthplace: Bagilt, Wales
Date of death: 5 July 1950
Other clubs: Liscard C.E.M.S. (1897-1900), New Brighton Tower (1900-01), Clarendon (1901), Aberdare Athletic (1901-03), Plymouth Argyle (1906)
Bought from: Free Transfer
Signed for LFC: 07.05.1903
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

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 31 1 0 0 0 32
1903-1904 31 1 0 0 0 32

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Blackburn Rovers
2 Everton
2 Wolves
2 Birmingham City
2 Notts County
2 Sheffield United
2 Middlesbrough
2 Derby
2 Stoke City
2 Sunderland
2 Aston Villa
2 Newcastle United
2 Bury
2 Manchester City
1 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Nottingham Forest
Total Competition
31 League
1 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2
1903-1904 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Notts County
Total Competition
2 League
Total Open play/Penalty
2 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 19.09.1903 Sunderland Roker Park League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 35 07.11.1903 Notts County Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Liscard C.E.M.S. 1897-1900 N/A N/A N/A N/A
New Brighton Tower 1900-1901 England Second Division 1 0 1 0
Clarendon 1901 Wirral League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Aberdare Athletic 1901-1903 South Wales and Monmouthshire League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Plymouth Argyle 1906-1907 Southern League 1 0 1 0
Total 2 0 2 0