Atkinson, Hugh

Birth Date

8th November 1960





Biographical Text

Hugh Atkinson played for Exeter City during 1983/84 when the club was managed by Gerry Francis. He joined the club from Wolves and later played for York City before continuing his career in Midlands non-league football.

A Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, Hugh was an apprentice with Wolverhampton Wanderers prior to signing a full contract in November 1978. He soon won a first team place and made 46 league appearances for Wolves scoring three goals.

Hugh joined what was then a struggling Exeter City team managed by Gerry Francis in October 1983 and made his debut in a 2-2 draw at Orient. Playing in the majority of games thereafter, and apparently in talks with other clubs up until the March transfer deadline, he saw out the season at St James' Park before departing for York City in July 1984. Making just seven appearances for his new club, and having been on loan at Darlington, he was soon on the move back to the West Midlands to play non-league football with Harrisons, Friar Lane Old Boys and Gresley Rovers.


Exeter City league games only






Mike Blackstone

Hugh joined Friar Lane Old Boys for the 1986-87 season, and then played a few matches for Gresley Rovers in 1987. 

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