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Ron Hughes (footballer, born 1930)

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Full name  Ronald Hughes
Name  Ron Hughes
Years  Team
Role  Footballer
?-1950  Mold Alexandra
Playing position  Defender
1950-62  Chester

Date of birth  (1930-07-01) 1 July 1930 (age 85)
Place of birth  Mold, Flintshire, Wales

Ron Hughes (born 1 July 1930) was a professional footballer who played as a full-back. He spent his entire professional career with Chester from 1950 to 1962, where he made the second most Football League appearances in the club's history after featuring in 399 games.

Playing career

Hughes joined Chester in September 1950 after completing his army service, having previously played for hometown club Mold Alexandra. His Football League debut arrived in March 1952 in a 5-0 win at Rochdale. Hughes went on to be a regular for the next decade, predominantly in the right-back spot. He didn't miss a first-team game between September 1956 and September 1958, and most other campaigns saw him miss very few games. As a reward for his loyalty, Hughes was awarded testimonial matches against Everton in 1957 and an All-Star XI in 1961.

Despite being a regular for so long, Hughes was released at the end of the 1961–62 season, his final appearance being a 2-0 loss at Carlisle United on the final day. His long-term defensive colleague Ray Gill was also allowed to leave, having made seven more league appearances for Chester than Hughes. They remain the two highest Football League appearance makers for Chester [1].

Hughes dropped back into non-league football with Holywell Town and had a spell back at Mold as manager in the 1970s. He later worked for the education department of Clwyd County Council.

References

Ron Hughes (footballer, born 1930) Wikipedia


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