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Billy Hughes

Billy Hughes

Clubs played for: Sunderland, Derby County, Leicester City, Carlisle United (1966-1979).

Born: 1948

Birthplace: Coatbridge, Scotland

Position: Forward

Biography: Billy Hughes, a key player in the 1973 FA Cup win, has died at the age of 70 after a long illness (December 20th 2019). A Scottish international and brother of John, was clubhouse manager and steward of the Stressholme Golf Club in Darlington and later became Steward of the Newark Conservative Club. Sunderland legend He scored four times in the FA Cup run which culminated in victory over Leeds at Wembley, including the winner in the semi-final against Arsenal. Hughes won one Scotland cap and also played for Derby County and Leicester. He also had brief spells in Canada and America and a loan with the Carlisle United.




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Hughes, Billy Sadly, Billy died 20 Dec 2019 after a long illness. Fondly remembered.
09-09-20Ramtilidie

Hughes, Billy I remember meeting him in 1973 at the Tyne View Catholic Club, with Tony Towers with the FA Cup. I was so excited as I was only 14 years old. But I thought he was gorgeous lol. R.I.P. Billy 😥
12-08-20Susan Nicholson

Hughes, Billy Remember billy and tony towers living down south hylton getting in the local club. Great down 2 earth lads even met his ex celtic brother yogi in there once . Billy had a shoe shop near the boro pub in sunderland called BILLY SHUGHES
11-08-20Terry fromson

Hughes, Billy Played with Billy at St Augustine's Coatbridge team, went to loch loo and at end of season


Hughes, Billy Billy was a great player back in the 70's on the field and off the field. I can always remember in ans a few of the players in the cafe on the corner of Sanderingham Rd and Fulwell Rd playing the old Pin Ball Machines. His style and looks remindered me of Besty another great player


HUGHES, Billy Like you, I remember the lads use go into the café on the corner of Sandringham Road, after training as I use to live in Duke Street North.
Bryan CALVERT

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