An experienced midfielder with top flight seasons under his belt, Bryan Hughes was the first signing made by new Chairman Paul Duffen when he was acquired in June 2007. He played a key role in the subsequent promotion push and play-off success, starting in all three play-off matches. For the next two seasons Hughes was barely used and was loaned to Derby in his final months before leaving the Tigers in May 2010.
Liverpool-born Hughes started his career at Wrexham, scoring goals from midfield and attracting attention from several top flight teams. In 1997 he joined Birmingham City for a seven figure sum and in a seven year spell he won promotion, spent two seasons in the Premier League and played in the League Cup Final. He made a free transfer move to Charlton Athletic in 2004 and in three seasons played regularly in a side that slipped out of the Premier League in his final year.
On leaving the Tigers, Hughes had short spells at Burton Albion, Grimsby Town and unpronounceable Icelandic side IBV Vestmannaeyjar. His career concluded with a season at Accrington Stanley and two seasons at Scarborough Athletic, who he also managed for a season. He now does punditry work for broadcasters covering Hull City.
Date/Place of Birth: 19 June 1976, Liverpool
Hull City First Game: 11 August 2007, Plymouth Argyle H (Championship), 31 years, 53 days old
Hull City Final Game: 17 March 2009, Arsenal A (FA Cup Sixth Round), 32 years, 271 days old
Wrexham (1994-1997), Birmingham City (1997-2004), Charlton Athletic (2004-2007), Hull City (2007-2010), Derby County (2009, loan), Burton Albion (2010-2011), Grimsby Town (2011), IBV Vestmannaeyjar (2011), Accrington Stanley (2011-2012), Scarborough Athletic (2013-2015)
Hull City Record
Career: 47 apps, 1 goalsBryan Hughes
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