Jimmy Hughes (footballer)

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Jimmy Hughes
Personal information
Full name James Hughes
Date of birth August 29, 1909
Place of birth Coxhoe, England
Date of death January 1966
Height 6 ' 3
Playing position Inside right, Inside left, Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Northumberland Fusiliers ? (?)
1934-1935 York City 15 (5)
1935 Hartlepools United 8 (3)
1935-1939 York City 91 (25)
1939 Hartlepools United 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

James "Jimmy" Hughes (August 29, 1909 in Coxhoe, England – January 1966) was an English footballer, who played as a forward.


Hughes was a regular in the Army and served in the Second Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.[1] When stationed at Catterick, he played several games for York City reserves as an amateur in the 1933–34 season.[1]

After leaving the forces, he signed professionally for York in August 1934.[1] He joined Hartlepools United in 1935 after making 17 appearances and scoring 5 goals for York.[1][2] He returned to York in the same year after making eight appearances and scoring three goals in the league for Hartlepool.[2] He established himself in the side and played in all of the FA Cup ties of the 1936–37 and 1937–38 seasons.[1] He rejoined Hartlepools in 1939 after making 109 appearances and scoring 28 goals in his second spell for York.[1]

During World War II, he was a prisoner of war in Germany.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Batters, Dave (1990). "York City Stars". York City: A Complete Record 1922-1990. The Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited. p. 174. ISBN 0-907969-69-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 - 1939. Tony Brown. p. 132. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>