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Mark Hughes

Footballer; Football Manager
Born Nov 1, 1963

Leslie Mark Hughes, OBE, is a former Welsh international footballer. 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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1963 Birth Born on November 1, 1963.


1980 16 Years Old Born in Ruabon, Wrexham, Wales, 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
1987 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Manager Terry Venables was hoping for him to be a successful strike partner for Gary Lineker, whom he had signed from United's rivals Everton, but Hughes was a disappointment in his only season at Barcelona and 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 Alex Ferguson, for a then club record of £1.8 million. … Read More
1991 27 Years Old In 1991–92, Hughes suffered the disappointment of missing out on a league title medal as United were pipped to the title by Leeds United, but had some compensation in the form of a League Cup winner's medal. … 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.
He left Old Trafford for the second and final time in June 1995 when he was sold to Chelsea for £1.5 million, in a summer that also saw the departures of players such as Paul Ince (to Internazionale) and Andrei Kanchelskis (to Everton). … Read More
1997 - 1998 2 More Events
1999 35 Years Old His two goals for Southampton came against Blackburn Rovers, who he was later to join, and a "memorable volley" at home to Newcastle United on 15 August 1999. … Read More
2000 36 Years Old He left on a free transfer to, moving outside the top division for the first time in his playing career in 2000–01.
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.
2007 43 Years Old He won the Premier League Manager of the Month award for October 2007, and eventually led Blackburn to a league finish of 7th in 2007–08, Hughes' final season in charge at Ewood Park. … Read More
2008 44 Years Old 1 More Event
The following day, Blackburn agreed a compensation package for Hughes to take over as manager of Manchester City, and he was appointed as head coach on 4 June 2008 on a three year contract. … Read More
2009 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Hughes was very active in the January 2009 transfer window, signing Wayne Bridge from Chelsea, Craig Bellamy from West Ham United, Shay Given from Newcastle United as well as Nigel de Jong from Hamburg. … Read More
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