Mark Hughes

Footballer; Football Manager
Born Nov 1, 1963

Leslie Mark Hughes, OBE, is a former Welsh international footballer and the current manager of Queens Park Rangers having joined on 10 January 2012. As an international footballer, he made 72 appearances and scored 16 goals. During his playing career he was most noted for two spells at Manchester United, but he also played for Barcelona and Bayern Munich, as well as the English clubs Chelsea, Southampton, Everton and finally Blackburn Rovers, before retiring in 2002.… Read More

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    Yahoo News - Nov 05, 2016
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    Yahoo News - Oct 03, 2016
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    Yahoo News - Sep 20, 2016
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Hughes.


1963 Birth Born on November 1, 1963.


1980 16 Years Old Born in Ruabon, Wrexham, Hughes joined Manchester United after leaving school in the summer of 1980, having been spotted by the team's North Wales talent scout Hugh Roberts.
1983 19 Years Old However he did not make his first team debut for three years — in a 1–1 draw away to Oxford United in the League Cup, in the 1983–84 season. … Read More


1984 - 1985 2 More Events
1986 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In the summer of 1986, Hughes was surprisingly sold to Barcelona for £2 million.
1987 23 Years Old 1 More Event
He was subsequently loaned out to German club Bayern Munich for the 1987–88 season, where he regained his form.
1988 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 1988, Hughes returned to Manchester United, now managed by Sir Alex Ferguson, for a then club record of £1.8 million. … Read More


Hughes collected yet more silverware in 1994 as United won the league title as well as the FA Cup, with Hughes scoring in the final.
1995 - 1999 6 More Events
2000 36 Years Old 1 More Event
When Glenn Hoddle arrived as Southampton's manager in January 2000, Hughes did not fit into his plans and he left for Everton in March 2000. … Read More
2001 37 Years Old He played a key role in getting Blackburn promoted from Division One in 2001.
2002 38 Years Old 1 More Event
He also lifted the League Cup with Blackburn in February 2002, before finally hanging up his boots in July 2002 a few months short of his 39th birthday.


…  He failed to qualify for a World Cup or European Championship during his five years in charge, although his reign coincided with a marked improvement in results; he came particularly close to securing European Championship qualification in 2004. … Read More
2006 - 2008 3 More Events
Hughes was very active in the January 2009 transfer window, signing Wayne Bridge from Chelsea, Craig Bellamy from West Ham and Shay Given from Newcastle, as well as Nigel de Jong from Hamburger SV. … Read More
On 29 July 2010, Hughes became the new manager of Fulham, following the departure of Roy Hodgson to Liverpool.
2011 47 Years Old Hughes resigned as manager of Fulham on 2 June 2011, having spent less than 11 months at the club. … Read More
On 10 January 2012, Hughes agreed terms with Queens Park Rangers and signed a two-and-a-half-year contract as their new manager, replacing the recently sacked Neil Warnock.
Hughes was appointed manager of Stoke City on 30 May 2013, signing a three-year contract after taking over from fellow Welshman Tony Pulis. … Read More


2014 50 Years Old For the 2014–15 season, Hughes signed Sunderland full-back Phil Bardsley, Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell and Senegalese striker Mame Biram Diouf on free transfers. … Read More
In January 2015, Hughes began talks with the Stoke board of directors about extending his contract with the club. … Read More
2016 52 Years Old Hughes spent £18 million in July 2016 to bring in Welsh midfielder Joe Allen and Egyptian winger Ramadan Sobhi, while defender Bruno Martins Indi and striker Wilfried Bony both joined on season-long loans on 31 August 2016 from Porto and Manchester City respectively. … Read More
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