Hughes, Mike

Birth Date

3rd September 1940


Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire



Biographical Text

Mike Hughes played for Exeter City between 1961 and 1963. He joined the club from Cardiff City and left for Chesterfield where he played over 200 league games. He was later manager of Yeovil Town and assistant manager of Torquay United.

A junior on Cardiff City’s books, Mike became a full professional in December 1958 but only made one league appearance for the Bluebirds before signing for Exeter City in July 1961 for a fee of £700. 

Recently turned twenty-one, Mike made his Grecians’ debut in the 4-3 win at Tranmere Rovers on 16 September 1961 and, wearing the number four shirt, went on to make 17 league appearances that season. Enough to put him in the first-team for the start of the 1962/63 campaign, Mike appeared in 19 of the first 25 league games of the season before fading from the scene and never featuring again for the club after Boxing Day 1962  .

Agreeing terms with Chesterfield in July 1963, Mike enjoyed a long association with the Saltergate club as he clocked-up 210 league appearances (scoring nine goals) before his appointment as player-manager of Yeovil Town in 1969 at the relatively young age of twenty-eight. Remaining in charge until the end of the 1971/72 season, Mike took up a coaching role with Torquay United where he later became assistant-manager. Back at Yeovil as caretaker manager in 1983, Mike also managed Salisbury City and Cirencester Town before his death in December 2018 at the age of 78.





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