Hughes, Archie


Barrhead, Renfrewshire 1886



Biographical Text

Scottish-born Archie Hughes played in the Southern League for Exeter City during the 1910/11 season having signed from Manchester City. He later played for Bristol Rovers. 

Archie played junior football with Barrhead Fereneze before joining Scottish League Second Division club Arthurlie from where he headed south to sign for Southern League Millwall where he spent four seasons. Returning to Arthurlie for a second stint, Archie signed for Bury in 1908 where he scored three times in five league outings ahead of a move to Manchester City twelve months later. 

Not featuring in the first team at Manchester City, Archie signed for Exeter City in the summer of 1910 and made his debut in the opening Southern League fixture at home to  Brentford. Missing the next five games, he scored in each of the next two games he played as he started a run of seventeen consecutive games. But, after scoring against Plymouth Argyle at the end of January, he failed to make another league appearance for the Grecians.   

Leaving St James’ Park at the end of the season, he moved on to join Bristol Rovers prior to returning to Scotland to play for Galston and Stevenston.







Anthony McGuire

It was very pleasing to read about my Great Grandfather Archiblad Hughes on this website. I was given the link by my friend (great uncle) Bernard Hughes who is the grandson of Archibald Hughes. Bernard's father, also Archibald Hughes, died in 2019 at the grand old age of 93. All the family and relatives still live in Barrhead on the southern outskirts of Glasgow. Bernard's father Archibald continued to support and watch Arthurlie FC (a Junior Scottish FC). I remember my grandmother (the daughter of Archibald Hughes) telling all her grandchildren the stories of her father and his playing career. My own mother (the grandaughter of Archibald Hughes) equally highlighted nuggets of information that she had remembered from the fond stories told by her grandfather. It has been great to rekindle these memories. Thank you. 

John Ayton Hughes Adam

Was this the nephew of Archibald Morris Hughes from Neilston? Anthony i am Mary Morris Hughes grandson.

Amanda Hughes

I am intrigued by the relatives commenting here... opening up a whole family tree! Would be great to get some more insight to who and where you all are :)!?

Paul Farley

I do not know the answer to your question! 

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>