Henry Hughton

Henry Timothy Hughton (born 18 November 1959) is a former professional footballer who played as a defender. Born in England, he represented Ireland at under-21 level.

Henry Hughton
Personal information
Full name Henry Timothy Hughton[1]
Date of birth (1959-11-18) 18 November 1959 (age 62)[1]
Place of birth Stratford, London, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Leyton Orient
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1982 Leyton Orient 111 (2)
1982–1986 Crystal Palace 118 (1)
1986 Brentford 8 (0)
1986–1988 Leyton Orient 18 (0)
1988–1990 Enfield[3] 11 (0)
Total 266 (3)
National team
1981 Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

CareerEdit

Club careerEdit

Hughton was born in Stratford, London. He played in the Football League for Leyton Orient, Crystal Palace and Brentford.[4] He later played non-league football for Enfield.[3]

International careerEdit

Hughton made one appearance for the Republic of Ireland under-21 team, against England in 1981.[1][5]

FamilyEdit

Hughton was born in England to an Irish mother and a Ghanaian father. He is the younger brother of Ireland international footballer Chris Hughton[6][7] and uncle to Chris's son Cian Hughton, who also played League football.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Henry Hughton". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  2. ^ Dunk, Peter, ed. (1987). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1987–88. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 214. ISBN 978-0-356-14354-5.
  3. ^ a b Harman, John, ed. (2005). Alliance to Conference 1979–2004: The first 25 years. Tony Williams. pp. 231, 235. ISBN 978-1-869833-52-7. Infobox statistics only include Football Conference appearances.
  4. ^ "Henry Hughton". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Transfer Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  5. ^ "England v Republic of Ireland, 25 February 1981". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  6. ^ English, Alan (18 June 1988). "My joy at Chris, by Mrs Hughton" (PDF). Limerick Leader. p. 1. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  7. ^ Nolan, Sean (3 December 2009). "Sprouting Up: Cian Hughton". eircom SportsHub. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013.
  8. ^ Naylor, Andy (29 April 2016). "Former Brighton and Hove Albion and Derby County winger Gerry Ryan talks football, netball and his close connections with the Hughtons". The Argus. Brighton. Retrieved 12 May 2020.