Focus On; Emlyn Hughes

Embed from Getty Images


Emlyn Hughes was an English footballer. He started his career at Blackpool in 1964 before moving to Liverpool in 1967. He made 665 appearances for Liverpool and captained the side to three league titles and an FA Cup victory in the 1970s. Added to these domestic honours were two European Cups, including Liverpool’s first in 1977; and two UEFA Cup titles. Hughes won the Football Writers’ Player of the Year in 1977. Hughes completed a full set of English football domestic honours by winning the League Cup with Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1980. In addition to Wolves, he later played for Rotherham United, Hull City, Mansfield Town and Swansea City. Hughes earned 62 caps for the England national team, which he also captained.

After retiring from football, he worked as a media personality, mainly with the BBC.[3] He was made an OBE in 1980 for his services to sport. Hughes died of a brain tumour, aged 57, in 2004.


  • Full Name: Emlyn Walther Hughes
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of Birth: 28.08.1947
  • Birthplace: Barrow-in-Furness
  • Nation: England
    • Full Caps: 62
  • Major League Career
    • 1964-67, Blackpool (28/0)
    • 1967-79, Liverpool (474/35)
    • 1979-81, Wolves (58/2)
    • 1981-83, Rotherham United (56/6)
  • More Facts
  • Photo Gallery

Leave a Reply

Powered by

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: