Hughes, Richard

Birth Date

2nd August 1902

Birthplace

Sunderland, England

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An England schools international, Hughes joined his home town club of Sunderland in 1919, but it wasn’t until a year later that he made his Football League debut, and by that time he had signed for Bristol City.

Staying at Ashton Gate for eleven years, Hughes went on to feature in 268 league matches for the Robins.

So his experience was a big plus for Exeter City when signing for the Grecians in the summer of 1932. Although he had to be content with reserve team football at first, Hughes eventually made his league debut for the Grecians in a 1-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers.

He made 13 league outings in his first season, and a further 13 in his second and final season, retiring from playing after that.

After retirement Hughes was landlord of the "Old Inn" at Hutton near Weston-super-Mare.

Richard died in 1984.

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26

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