Jamie Hughes (footballer)

Jamie Joseph Hughes (born 5 April 1977) is an English former professional footballer who is notable for becoming the first British footballer to fail a test for a performance-enhancing drug. While a YTS player with Division One Tranmere Rovers in May 1995, he failed a drugs test and was discovered to have taken amphetamines. His punishment for the offence was a six-month ban from football (suspended for two years).[2]

Jamie Hughes
Personal information
Full name Jamie Joseph Hughes[1]
Date of birth (1977-04-05) 5 April 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Playing position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Tranmere Rovers 0 (0)
1997 Rhyl 2 (0)
1997–1999 Connah's Quay Nomads 62 (37)
1999–2000 Cardiff City 2 (1)
2000Cwmbran Town (loan) 13 (4)
2000 Bangor City 7 (5)
2000–2001 Connah's Quay Nomads 10 (2)
2001–2002 Derry City
Vauxhall Motors
2004 Northwich Victoria 7 (2)
2004–2005 Lancaster City
2005 Airbus UK 6 (3)
2005 Connah's Quay Nomads 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hughes has since played at non-league level for clubs including Vauxhall Motors, Lancaster City[3] and Ashton United. He also played for Rhyl, Bangor City and Connah's Quay Nomads in the League of Wales and Derry City in the Irish league.[4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Jamie Hughes". Barry Hugman's Footballers.
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