Michael Hughes

Date of birth02 August 1971
Place of birthLarne
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight69 kg
Height1.70 m
PositionMidfielder/Forward

Had two spells on loan with West Ham United while with Strasbourg, the first commencing November 1994 and the second from October 1995.

Having suffered a broken leg in the penultimate game of the 1999-2000 campaign, Michael spent much of 2000-01 recuperating and it was not until March that he returned to the Wimbledon first team.

Once back he showed that he could still be a handful to any defence as Birmingham City found out to their cost when he came off the subs' bench and changed the course of the game.

A wide left-sided midfield player who can also play as a striker, he returned to the Northern Ireland squad in the spring.

Michael joined Crystal Palace in August 2003 with a one-year contract.

His contract at Selhurst Park was extended to June 2005 in August 2004.

Michael joined Coventry City in July 2007 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester City 17 Aug 1988 28 Jul 1992
Strasbourg 28 Jul 1992 12 Aug 1996
West Ham United 29 Nov 1994 31 May 1995 L
West Ham United 02 Oct 1995 31 May 1996 L
West Ham United 12 Aug 1996 25 Sep 1997
Wimbledon 25 Sep 1997 30 Jun 2003
Birmingham City 28 Mar 2002 28 Apr 2002 L
Crystal Palace 14 Aug 2003 30 Jun 2007
Coventry City 06 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 West Ham United FA Cup 2
1994-95 West Ham United Premier League 15
2
2
1995-96 West Ham United FA Cup 3
1
1995-96 West Ham United League Cup 2
1995-96 West Ham United Premier League 28
1
1996-97 West Ham United FA Cup 2
1996-97 West Ham United League Cup 4
1996-97 West Ham United Premier League 31
2
3
5
1
1997-98 West Ham United League Cup 1
1997-98 West Ham United Premier League 2
3
1
1997-98 Wimbledon FA Cup 4
2
1
1997-98 Wimbledon Premier League 29
4
4
1998-99 Wimbledon FA Cup 2
1
1998-99 Wimbledon League Cup 4
1
2
1998-99 Wimbledon Premier League 28
2
2
7
1999-00 Wimbledon FA Cup
1
1999-00 Wimbledon League Cup 1
1
1
1999-00 Wimbledon Premier League 13
7
2
1
2000-01 Wimbledon League Division 1 5
5
1
1
2001-02 Birmingham City League Division 1 3
2001-02 Wimbledon FA Cup 2
2
2001-02 Wimbledon League Division 1 24
2
4
5
2003-04 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Crystal Palace League Cup 3
2003-04 Crystal Palace League Division 1 34
3
10
1
2003-04 Crystal Palace League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
3
2004-05 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
1
2004-05 Crystal Palace Premier League 34
2
2
9
2005-06 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Crystal Palace League Championship 30
10
2
9
2005-06 Crystal Palace League Championship Play-Offs 2
2005-06 Crystal Palace League Cup 2
1
2006-07 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
2006-07 Crystal Palace League Championship 12
4
1
2006-07 Crystal Palace League Cup 1
1
2007-08 Coventry City FA Cup 2
2007-08 Coventry City League Championship 16
2
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
04 Dec 1994 Queens Park Rangers v West Ham United L 2-1 Premier League
10 Dec 1994 Leeds United v West Ham United D 2-2 Premier League
17 Dec 1994 West Ham United v Manchester City W 3-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1994 West Ham United v Ipswich Town D 1-1 Premier League
28 Dec 1994 Wimbledon v West Ham United L 1-0 Premier League
31 Dec 1994 West Ham United v Nottingham Forest W 3-1 Premier League
02 Jan 1995 Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United L 4-2 Premier League
07 Jan 1995 Wycombe Wanderers v West Ham United W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1995 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-2 Premier League
23 Jan 1995 West Ham United v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-2 Premier League
28 Jan 1995 Queens Park Rangers v West Ham United L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
04 Feb 1995 Leicester City v West Ham United W 1-2 Premier League
13 Feb 1995 West Ham United v Everton D 2-2 Premier League
08 Mar 1995 Newcastle United v West Ham United L 2-0 Premier League
11 Mar 1995 West Ham United v Norwich City D 2-2 Premier League
08 Apr 1995 Nottingham Forest v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
13 Apr 1995 West Ham United v Wimbledon W 3-0 Premier League
10 May 1995 West Ham United v Liverpool W 3-0 Premier League
14 May 1995 West Ham United v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
04 Oct 1995 West Ham United v Bristol Rovers W 3-0
Agg: 4-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
16 Oct 1995 Wimbledon v West Ham United W 0-1 Premier League
21 Oct 1995 West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
25 Oct 1995 Southampton v West Ham United L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
28 Oct 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham United W 0-1 Premier League
04 Nov 1995 West Ham United v Aston Villa L 1-4 Premier League
18 Nov 1995 Bolton Wanderers v West Ham United W 0-3 Premier League
22 Nov 1995 West Ham United v Liverpool D 0-0 Premier League
25 Nov 1995 West Ham United v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 Premier League
02 Dec 1995 Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United L 4-2 Premier League
11 Dec 1995 Everton v West Ham United L 3-0 Premier League
16 Dec 1995 West Ham United v Southampton W 2-1 Premier League
23 Dec 1995 Middlesbrough v West Ham United L 4-2 Premier League
01 Jan 1996 Manchester City v West Ham United L 2-1 Premier League
06 Jan 1996 West Ham United v Southend United W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 1996 Leeds United v West Ham United L 2-0 Premier League
31 Jan 1996 West Ham United v Coventry City W 3-2 Premier League
03 Feb 1996 West Ham United v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 Premier League
07 Feb 1996 West Ham United v Grimsby Town D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
12 Feb 1996 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United W 0-1 Premier League
14 Feb 1996 Grimsby Town v West Ham United L 3-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
17 Feb 1996 Chelsea v West Ham United W 1-2 Premier League
21 Feb 1996 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 2-0 Premier League
24 Feb 1996 West Ham United v Arsenal L 0-1 Premier League
02 Mar 1996 Coventry City v West Ham United D 2-2 Premier League
09 Mar 1996 West Ham United v Middlesbrough W 2-0 Premier League
18 Mar 1996 Newcastle United v West Ham United L 3-0 Premier League
23 Mar 1996 West Ham United v Manchester City W 4-2 Premier League
06 Apr 1996 West Ham United v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
08 Apr 1996 Liverpool v West Ham United L 2-0 Premier League
13 Apr 1996 West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers W 1-0 Premier League
27 Apr 1996 Queens Park Rangers v West Ham United L 3-0 Premier League
05 May 1996 West Ham United v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
17 Aug 1996 Arsenal v West Ham United L 2-0 Premier League
21 Aug 1996 West Ham United v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
24 Aug 1996 West Ham United v Southampton W 2-1 Premier League
04 Sep 1996 Middlesbrough v West Ham United L 4-1 Premier League
08 Sep 1996 Sunderland v West Ham United D 0-0 Premier League
14 Sep 1996 West Ham United v Wimbledon L 0-2 Premier League
18 Sep 1996 Barnet v West Ham United D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Sep 1996 Nottingham Forest v West Ham United W 0-2 Premier League
29 Sep 1996 West Ham United v Liverpool L 1-2 Premier League
12 Oct 1996 Everton v West Ham United L 2-1 Premier League
19 Oct 1996 West Ham United v Leicester City W 1-0 Premier League
23 Oct 1996 West Ham United v Nottingham Forest W 4-1 League Cup 3rd round
26 Oct 1996 West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 Premier League
02 Nov 1996 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United L 1-0 Premier League
16 Nov 1996 Newcastle United v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
23 Nov 1996 West Ham United v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
27 Nov 1996 West Ham United v Stockport County D 1-1 League Cup 4th round
30 Nov 1996 Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham United D 0-0 Premier League
04 Dec 1996 West Ham United v Aston Villa L 0-2 Premier League
08 Dec 1996 West Ham United v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
18 Dec 1996 Stockport County v West Ham United L 2-1 League Cup 4th round replay
21 Dec 1996 Chelsea v West Ham United L 3-1 Premier League
28 Dec 1996 West Ham United v Sunderland W 2-0 Premier League
01 Jan 1997 West Ham United v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 Premier League
04 Jan 1997 Wrexham v West Ham United D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1997 Liverpool v West Ham United D 0-0 Premier League
20 Jan 1997 West Ham United v Leeds United L 0-2 Premier League
25 Jan 1997 West Ham United v Wrexham L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
29 Jan 1997 West Ham United v Arsenal L 1-2 Premier League
01 Feb 1997 Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United L 2-1 Premier League
24 Feb 1997 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur W 4-3 Premier League
01 Mar 1997 Leeds United v West Ham United L 1-0 Premier League
12 Mar 1997 West Ham United v Chelsea W 3-2 Premier League
09 Apr 1997 West Ham United v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
12 Apr 1997 Southampton v West Ham United L 2-0 Premier League
19 Apr 1997 West Ham United v Everton D 2-2 Premier League
23 Apr 1997 Leicester City v West Ham United W 0-1 Premier League
06 May 1997 West Ham United v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
11 May 1997 Manchester United v West Ham United L 2-0 Premier League
09 Aug 1997 Barnsley v West Ham United W 1-2 Premier League
13 Aug 1997 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
23 Aug 1997 Everton v West Ham United L 2-1 Premier League
13 Sep 1997 Manchester United v West Ham United L 2-1 Premier League
16 Sep 1997 Huddersfield Town v West Ham United L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
20 Sep 1997 West Ham United v Newcastle United L 0-1 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1988-89 Northern Ireland Under-23 1
1989-90 Northern Ireland Under-21
1
1989-90 Northern Ireland Under-23 1
1991-92 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1991-92 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1
1991-92 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1992-93 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
1993-94 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1993-94 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1993-94 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1994-95 Northern Ireland Canada Cup 2
1994-95 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 6
1995-96 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1995-96 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1
1996-97 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
1996-97 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1997-98 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1
1997-98 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1998-99 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
1
1999-00 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1
1
1999-00 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
2000-01 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1
2001-02 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1
2001-02 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1
2002-03 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1
1
2002-03 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
2002-03 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
2003-04 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1
2003-04 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
2
2003-04 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
1
1
2003-04 Northern Ireland Under-23
1
2004-05 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
2004-05 Northern Ireland Under-21 2
2005-06 Northern Ireland Under-21 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Apr 1989 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 3-0 U23
03 Apr 1990 Northern Ireland v Israel W 2-1 U21
15 May 1990 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland L 2-3 U23
13 Nov 1991 Denmark v Northern Ireland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
19 Feb 1992 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 1992 Northern Ireland v Lithuania D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
02 Jun 1992 Germany v Northern Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Sep 1992 Northern Ireland v Albania W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
14 Oct 1992 Northern Ireland v Spain D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1992 Northern Ireland v Denmark L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
31 Mar 1993 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
28 Apr 1993 Spain v Northern Ireland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
25 May 1993 Lithuania v Northern Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
02 Jun 1993 Latvia v Northern Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
08 Sep 1993 Northern Ireland v Latvia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
13 Oct 1993 Denmark v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
17 Nov 1993 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
23 Mar 1994 Northern Ireland v Romania W 2-0 International Friendly
20 Apr 1994 Northern Ireland v Liechtenstein W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 1994 Colombia v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 1994 Mexico v Northern Ireland L 3-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 1994 Northern Ireland v Portugal L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Oct 1994 Austria v Northern Ireland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Nov 1994 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland L 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 6
29 Mar 1995 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
26 Apr 1995 Latvia v Northern Ireland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
22 May 1995 Canada v Northern Ireland L 2-0 CANADA CUP
26 May 1995 Chile v Northern Ireland L 2-1 CANADA CUP
07 Jun 1995 Northern Ireland v Latvia L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Sep 1995 Portugal v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 1995 Liechtenstein v Northern Ireland W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Nov 1995 Northern Ireland v Austria W 5-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
27 Mar 1996 Northern Ireland v Norway L 0-2 International Friendly
29 May 1996 Northern Ireland v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
31 Aug 1996 Northern Ireland v Ukraine L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
05 Oct 1996 Northern Ireland v Armenia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
09 Nov 1996 Germany v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
14 Dec 1996 Northern Ireland v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
22 Jan 1997 Italy v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
02 Apr 1997 Ukraine v Northern Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
20 Aug 1997 Northern Ireland v Germany L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 9
11 Oct 1997 Portugal v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
25 Mar 1998 Northern Ireland v Slovakia W 1-0 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Northern Ireland v Switzerland W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1998 Spain v Northern Ireland L 4-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Turkey v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
10 Oct 1998 Northern Ireland v Finland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
18 Nov 1998 Northern Ireland v Moldova D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
27 Mar 1999 Northern Ireland v Germany L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
31 Mar 1999 Moldova v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
18 Aug 1999 Northern Ireland v France L 0-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Northern Ireland v Turkey L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
08 Sep 1999 Germany v Northern Ireland L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
09 Oct 1999 Finland v Northern Ireland L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
23 Feb 2000 Luxembourg v Northern Ireland W 1-3 International Friendly
28 Mar 2000 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Northern Ireland v Hungary L 0-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Northern Ireland v Czech Republic L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Mar 2001 Bulgaria v Northern Ireland L 4-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
02 Jun 2001 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Jun 2001 Czech Republic v Northern Ireland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Sep 2001 Denmark v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
05 Sep 2001 Northern Ireland v Iceland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Oct 2001 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
13 Feb 2002 Poland v Northern Ireland L 4-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Liechtenstein v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Spain v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Oct 2002 Northern Ireland v Ukraine D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Feb 2003 Northern Ireland v Finland W 3-1 U21
28 Mar 2003 Armenia v Northern Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
01 Apr 2003 Northern Ireland v Greece L 2-6 UEFA U21 Group 6
05 Sep 2003 Ukraine v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
06 Sep 2003 Ukraine v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
09 Sep 2003 Northern Ireland v Armenia W 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
10 Oct 2003 Greece v Northern Ireland W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
11 Oct 2003 Greece v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
18 Feb 2004 Northern Ireland v Norway L 1-4 International Friendly
27 Apr 2004 Northern Ireland v Serbia and Montenegro D 0-0 U23
28 Apr 2004 Northern Ireland v Serbia and Montenegro D 1-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Northern Ireland v Switzerland D 0-0 U21
04 Sep 2004 Northern Ireland v Poland L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Sep 2004 Wales v Northern Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Feb 2005 Northern Ireland v Scotland D 0-0 U21
16 Aug 2005 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 U21


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.