Stephen Hughes

Date of birth18 September 1976
Place of birthReading
NationalityEnglish
Weight82 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionMidfielder

Arguably Arsenal's most exciting youth product of the nineties, the left-sided midfielder struggled to find a way past the Gunners' foreign imports.

Stephen has represented England at youth, schoolboy and Under-21 levels.

A left-sided midfielder capable of striking a football ever so sweetly - as witnessed by a stunning FA Cup free-kick at Watford - Stephen appeared only fitfully in the Everton midfield in 2000-01.

He was selected in Walter Smith's first starting line-up of the season and stayed there for six games without ever showing the authority or style he was clearly capable of.

Another seven match run in the first team ended with a debilitating dose of 'flu and he struggled to force his way back into the reckoning.

Clearly craving a return to his native London, he hoped for a switch to West Ham United - until Harry Redknapp's departure dashed those hopes.

Stephen joined Coventry City in July 2004 with a one-year contract that was extended to June 2008 in June 2005.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 15 Jul 1995 10 Mar 2000
Fulham 26 Jul 1999 30 Aug 1999 L
Everton 10 Mar 2000 12 Jul 2001
Watford 12 Jul 2001 17 Dec 2002
Charlton Athletic 14 Aug 2003 30 Jun 2004
Coventry City 06 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2008
Walsall 04 Aug 2008 30 Jun 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Arsenal Premier League 1
1995-96 Arsenal League Cup
1
1995-96 Arsenal Premier League
1
1996-97 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1
1
1996-97 Arsenal Premier League 9
5
1
1997-98 Arsenal FA Cup 3
3
1
1997-98 Arsenal League Cup 3
2
1
1997-98 Arsenal Premier League 7
10
2
1998-99 Arsenal FA Charity Shield
1
1998-99 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1
1998-99 Arsenal League Cup 2
1998-99 Arsenal Premier League 4
10
1
3
1998-99 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 3
1
1
1999-00 Arsenal FA Cup
2
1999-00 Arsenal Premier League 1
1
1999-00 Arsenal UEFA Champions League
1
1999-00 Everton Premier League 11
1
1
1999-00 Fulham League Cup 1
2000-01 Everton FA Cup 2
1
1
2000-01 Everton League Cup 1
1
2
2000-01 Everton Premier League 16
2
3
2001-02 Watford League Cup 2
2001-02 Watford League Division 1 11
4
2
2004-05 Coventry City FA Cup 2
2004-05 Coventry City League Championship 39
1
4
3
2004-05 Coventry City League Cup 2
1
2005-06 Coventry City FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Coventry City League Championship 18
1
1
1
2005-06 Coventry City League Cup 1
2006-07 Coventry City League Championship 36
1
1
3
2006-07 Coventry City League Cup 1
1
2007-08 Coventry City FA Cup 1
1
2007-08 Coventry City League Championship 32
5
1
7
2007-08 Coventry City League Cup 3
2008-09 Walsall FA Cup 1
2008-09 Walsall Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2008-09 Walsall League Cup 1
1
2008-09 Walsall League One 32
2
4


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
26 Dec 1994 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
24 Oct 1995 Barnsley v Arsenal W 0-3 League Cup 3rd round
03 Feb 1996 Arsenal v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
11 Jan 1997 Sunderland v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League
15 Jan 1997 Sunderland v Arsenal W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
19 Jan 1997 Arsenal v Everton W 3-1 Premier League
29 Jan 1997 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-2 Premier League
01 Feb 1997 Leeds United v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
04 Feb 1997 Arsenal v Leeds United L 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
15 Feb 1997 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
19 Feb 1997 Arsenal v Manchester United L 1-2 Premier League
23 Feb 1997 Arsenal v Wimbledon L 0-1 Premier League
01 Mar 1997 Everton v Arsenal W 0-2 Premier League
08 Mar 1997 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 Premier League
15 Mar 1997 Southampton v Arsenal W 0-2 Premier League
24 Mar 1997 Arsenal v Liverpool L 1-2 Premier League
05 Apr 1997 Chelsea v Arsenal W 0-3 Premier League
12 Apr 1997 Arsenal v Leicester City W 2-0 Premier League
19 Apr 1997 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
09 Aug 1997 Leeds United v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
11 Aug 1997 Arsenal v Coventry City W 2-0 Premier League
27 Aug 1997 Leicester City v Arsenal D 3-3 Premier League
14 Oct 1997 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 4-1 League Cup 3rd round
18 Nov 1997 Arsenal v Coventry City W 1-0 League Cup 4th round
22 Nov 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 2-0 Premier League
30 Nov 1997 Arsenal v Liverpool L 0-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1997 Arsenal v Leicester City W 2-1 Premier League
28 Dec 1997 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
03 Jan 1998 Arsenal v Port Vale D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
06 Jan 1998 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup Quarter-final
14 Jan 1998 Port Vale v Arsenal W 1-1 (4-3) FA Cup 3rd round replay
28 Jan 1998 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-1 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
31 Jan 1998 Arsenal v Southampton W 3-0 Premier League
08 Feb 1998 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-0 Premier League
15 Feb 1998 Arsenal v Crystal Palace D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1998 Chelsea v Arsenal L 3-1
Agg: 4-3
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
21 Feb 1998 Arsenal v Crystal Palace W 1-0 Premier League
25 Feb 1998 Crystal Palace v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
02 Mar 1998 West Ham United v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
11 Mar 1998 Wimbledon v Arsenal W 0-1 Premier League
17 Mar 1998 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-1 (4-3) FA Cup Quarter-final replay
28 Mar 1998 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 Premier League
31 Mar 1998 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-1 Premier League
05 Apr 1998 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 FA Cup Semi-final
11 Apr 1998 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 3-1 Premier League
13 Apr 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal W 1-4 Premier League
06 May 1998 Liverpool v Arsenal L 4-0 Premier League
09 Aug 1998 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-0 FA Charity Shield
29 Aug 1998 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic D 0-0 Premier League
09 Sep 1998 Chelsea v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
12 Sep 1998 Leicester City v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
16 Sep 1998 RC Lens v Arsenal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
20 Sep 1998 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-0 Premier League
26 Sep 1998 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League
04 Oct 1998 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 3-0 Premier League
17 Oct 1998 Arsenal v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
21 Oct 1998 Arsenal v Dynamo Kiev D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
28 Oct 1998 Derby County v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1998 Coventry City v Arsenal W 0-1 Premier League
04 Nov 1998 Dynamo Kiev v Arsenal L 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
11 Nov 1998 Arsenal v Chelsea L 0-5 League Cup 4th round
21 Nov 1998 Wimbledon v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League
25 Nov 1998 Arsenal v RC Lens L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
24 Jan 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
17 Feb 1999 Manchester United v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
20 Feb 1999 Arsenal v Leicester City W 5-0 Premier League
23 Feb 1999 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 2-1 FA Cup 5th round
28 Feb 1999 Newcastle United v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
06 Mar 1999 Arsenal v Derby County W 1-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
24 Apr 1999 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 1-6 Premier League
02 May 1999 Arsenal v Derby County W 1-0 Premier League
02 Nov 1999 AIK Solna v Arsenal W 2-3 UEFA Champions League Group B
04 Dec 1999 Leicester City v Arsenal W 0-3 Premier League
13 Dec 1999 Arsenal v Blackpool W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 2000 Leicester City v Arsenal L 0-0 (5-6) FA Cup 4th round replay
24 Jan 2000 Manchester United v Arsenal D 1-1 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
1994-95 England UEFA 1
1994-95 England UEFA Under-18
1
1994-95 England Under-18 2
1
1996-97 England UEFA Under-21 3
1996-97 England Under-21 1
1997-98 England UEFA Under-21 3
1997-98 England 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
24 Jul 1994 Norway v England D 3-3 UEFA
26 Jul 1994 Norway v England W 2-3 U18
06 Sep 1994 England v France L 2-3 U18
17 Nov 1994 England v Latvia D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 15
12 Feb 1997 England v Italy W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
01 Apr 1997 England v Switzerland D 0-0 Under-21
29 Apr 1997 England v Georgia D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
30 May 1997 Poland v England D 1-1 UEFA Under-21
09 Sep 1997 England v Moldova W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
10 Oct 1997 Italy v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
13 Nov 1997 Greece v England L 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Play-off
24 Mar 1998 Switzerland v England L 2-0 Under-21


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