2nd August 1902
A one-time Sunderland player, Richard Hughes played for Exeter City between 1932 and 1934 having signed from Bristol City where he had made over 250 league appearances.An England schools international he signed for Sunderland in 1919 but he didn't make the first team and soon joined Bristol City. Staying at Ashton Gate for eleven years, he went on to feature in 268 league matches for the Robins.
Signing for Exeter City in 1932 he made his debut for the Grecians in a 1-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers on 3 December 1932. He had 13 league outings in his first season and a further 13 in his second season before retiring. He later became landlord of the Old Inn at Hutton near Weston-super-Mare.
Richard died in 1984.