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
07 Aug 2004 Coventry City v Sunderland W 2-0 League Championship
10 Aug 2004 Cardiff City v Coventry City L 2-1 League Championship
14 Aug 2004 Brighton and Hove Albion v Coventry City D 1-1 League Championship
21 Aug 2004 Coventry City v Millwall L 0-1 League Championship
25 Aug 2004 Coventry City v Torquay United W 4-1 League Cup 1st round
28 Aug 2004 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City W 1-4 League Championship
30 Aug 2004 Coventry City v West Ham United W 2-1 League Championship
11 Sep 2004 Leeds United v Coventry City L 3-0 League Championship
15 Sep 2004 Coventry City v Gillingham D 2-2 League Championship
18 Sep 2004 Coventry City v Rotherham United D 0-0 League Championship
03 Oct 2004 Coventry City v Ipswich Town L 1-2 League Championship
16 Oct 2004 Coventry City v Leicester City D 1-1 League Championship
19 Oct 2004 Burnley v Coventry City D 2-2 League Championship
23 Oct 2004 Wigan Athletic v Coventry City L 4-1 League Championship
27 Oct 2004 Middlesbrough v Coventry City L 3-0 League Cup 3rd round
30 Oct 2004 Coventry City v Reading W 3-2 League Championship
03 Nov 2004 Coventry City v Preston North End D 1-1 League Championship
08 Nov 2004 Leicester City v Coventry City L 3-0 League Championship
13 Nov 2004 Coventry City v Plymouth Argyle W 2-1 League Championship
20 Nov 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Coventry City W 0-1 League Championship
27 Nov 2004 Coventry City v Crewe Alexandra L 0-1 League Championship
04 Dec 2004 Derby County v Coventry City D 2-2 League Championship
11 Dec 2004 Stoke City v Coventry City L 1-0 League Championship
18 Dec 2004 Coventry City v Watford W 1-0 League Championship
26 Dec 2004 Coventry City v Sheffield United L 1-2 League Championship
28 Dec 2004 Gillingham v Coventry City L 3-1 League Championship
01 Jan 2005 Rotherham United v Coventry City W 1-2 League Championship
03 Jan 2005 Coventry City v Leeds United L 1-2 League Championship
08 Jan 2005 Coventry City v Crewe Alexandra W 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 2005 Ipswich Town v Coventry City L 3-2 League Championship
22 Jan 2005 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers L 1-2 League Championship
29 Jan 2005 Newcastle United v Coventry City L 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
05 Feb 2005 Preston North End v Coventry City L 3-2 League Championship
12 Feb 2005 Coventry City v Burnley L 0-2 League Championship
23 Feb 2005 Coventry City v Wigan Athletic L 1-2 League Championship
26 Feb 2005 Coventry City v Stoke City D 0-0 League Championship
05 Mar 2005 Watford v Coventry City W 2-3 League Championship
12 Mar 2005 Coventry City v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Championship
15 Mar 2005 Millwall v Coventry City D 1-1 League Championship
02 Apr 2005 Coventry City v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-1 League Championship
06 Apr 2005 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Championship
23 Apr 2005 Plymouth Argyle v Coventry City D 1-1 League Championship
30 Apr 2005 Coventry City v Derby County W 6-2 League Championship
08 May 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Coventry City L 2-1 League Championship
06 Aug 2005 Norwich City v Coventry City D 1-1 League Championship
09 Aug 2005 Millwall v Coventry City D 0-0 League Championship
13 Aug 2005 Burnley v Coventry City L 4-0 League Championship
17 Sep 2005 Brighton and Hove Albion v Coventry City D 2-2 League Championship
20 Sep 2005 Crystal Palace v Coventry City L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round
24 Sep 2005 Coventry City v Hull City L 0-2 League Championship
28 Sep 2005 Coventry City v Watford W 3-1 League Championship
01 Oct 2005 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City L 3-2 League Championship
15 Oct 2005 Coventry City v Crystal Palace L 1-4 League Championship
18 Oct 2005 Ipswich Town v Coventry City D 2-2 League Championship
23 Oct 2005 Leicester City v Coventry City L 2-1 League Championship
29 Oct 2005 Coventry City v Luton Town W 1-0 League Championship
02 Nov 2005 Coventry City v Stoke City L 1-2 League Championship
06 Nov 2005 Cardiff City v Coventry City D 0-0 League Championship
19 Nov 2005 Coventry City v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Championship
07 Jan 2006 Brighton and Hove Albion v Coventry City W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
25 Mar 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Coventry City L 4-1 League Championship
08 Apr 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Coventry City D 2-2 League Championship
15 Apr 2006 Luton Town v Coventry City W 1-2 League Championship
22 Apr 2006 Stoke City v Coventry City W 0-1 League Championship
30 Apr 2006 Coventry City v Cardiff City W 3-1 League Championship
06 Aug 2006 Coventry City v Sunderland W 2-1 League Championship
09 Aug 2006 Southampton v Coventry City L 2-0 League Championship
12 Aug 2006 Cardiff City v Coventry City L 1-0 League Championship
18 Aug 2006 Coventry City v Leicester City D 0-0 League Championship
22 Aug 2006 Hereford United v Coventry City L 3-1 League Cup 1st round
26 Aug 2006 Hull City v Coventry City W 0-1 League Championship
09 Sep 2006 Coventry City v Norwich City W 3-0 League Championship
12 Sep 2006 Ipswich Town v Coventry City L 2-1 League Championship
16 Sep 2006 Coventry City v Leeds United W 1-0 League Championship
23 Sep 2006 Crystal Palace v Coventry City L 1-0 League Championship
30 Sep 2006 Coventry City v Plymouth Argyle L 0-1 League Championship
13 Oct 2006 Southend United v Coventry City W 2-3 League Championship
17 Oct 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Coventry City L 1-0 League Championship
23 Oct 2006 Coventry City v Colchester United W 2-1 League Championship
28 Oct 2006 Barnsley v Coventry City W 0-1 League Championship
31 Oct 2006 Coventry City v Birmingham City L 0-1 League Championship
06 Nov 2006 Stoke City v Coventry City L 1-0 League Championship
09 Dec 2006 Coventry City v Burnley W 1-0 League Championship
23 Dec 2006 Luton Town v Coventry City L 3-1 League Championship
26 Dec 2006 Coventry City v Ipswich Town L 1-2 League Championship
30 Dec 2006 Coventry City v Southend United D 1-1 League Championship
13 Jan 2007 Coventry City v Crystal Palace L 2-4 League Championship
22 Jan 2007 Plymouth Argyle v Coventry City L 3-2 League Championship
30 Jan 2007 Coventry City v Luton Town W 1-0 League Championship
03 Feb 2007 Sunderland v Coventry City L 2-0 League Championship
17 Feb 2007 Leicester City v Coventry City L 3-0 League Championship
20 Feb 2007 Coventry City v Southampton W 2-1 League Championship
24 Feb 2007 Norwich City v Coventry City D 1-1 League Championship
03 Mar 2007 Coventry City v Hull City W 2-0 League Championship
10 Mar 2007 Colchester United v Coventry City D 0-0 League Championship
13 Mar 2007 Coventry City v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 League Championship
17 Mar 2007 Coventry City v Barnsley W 4-1 League Championship
01 Apr 2007 Birmingham City v Coventry City L 3-0 League Championship
07 Apr 2007 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers L 0-1 League Championship
09 Apr 2007 Derby County v Coventry City D 1-1 League Championship
14 Apr 2007 Coventry City v Preston North End L 0-4 League Championship
21 Apr 2007 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City L 2-1 League Championship
28 Apr 2007 Coventry City v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Championship
11 Aug 2007 Barnsley v Coventry City W 1-4 League Championship
14 Aug 2007 Coventry City v Notts County W 3-0 League Cup 1st round
18 Aug 2007 Coventry City v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
25 Aug 2007 Cardiff City v Coventry City W 0-1 League Championship
28 Aug 2007 Carlisle United v Coventry City W 0-2 League Cup 2nd round
01 Sep 2007 Coventry City v Preston North End W 2-1 League Championship
15 Sep 2007 Coventry City v Bristol City L 0-3 League Championship
18 Sep 2007 Crystal Palace v Coventry City D 1-1 League Championship
22 Sep 2007 Ipswich Town v Coventry City L 4-1 League Championship
26 Sep 2007 Manchester United v Coventry City W 0-2 League Cup 3rd round
29 Sep 2007 Coventry City v Charlton Athletic D 1-1 League Championship
02 Oct 2007 Coventry City v Blackpool W 3-1 League Championship
06 Oct 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Coventry City L 1-0 League Championship
20 Oct 2007 Plymouth Argyle v Coventry City L 1-0 League Championship
23 Oct 2007 Coventry City v Watford L 0-3 League Championship
06 Nov 2007 Queens Park Rangers v Coventry City W 1-2 League Championship
12 Nov 2007 Coventry City v West Bromwich Albion L 0-4 League Championship
24 Nov 2007 Norwich City v Coventry City L 2-0 League Championship
27 Nov 2007 Coventry City v Scunthorpe United D 1-1 League Championship
01 Dec 2007 Coventry City v Sheffield United L 0-1 League Championship
22 Dec 2007 Blackpool v Coventry City L 4-0 League Championship
26 Dec 2007 Coventry City v Crystal Palace L 0-2 League Championship
29 Dec 2007 Coventry City v Ipswich Town W 2-1 League Championship
19 Jan 2008 Coventry City v Burnley L 1-2 League Championship
26 Jan 2008 Coventry City v Millwall W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 2008 Hull City v Coventry City L 1-0 League Championship
02 Feb 2008 Coventry City v Barnsley W 4-0 League Championship
09 Feb 2008 Preston North End v Coventry City L 1-0 League Championship
23 Feb 2008 Coventry City v Leicester City W 2-0 League Championship
05 Mar 2008 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Championship
08 Mar 2008 Coventry City v Norwich City W 1-0 League Championship
11 Mar 2008 Sheffield United v Coventry City L 2-1 League Championship
15 Mar 2008 Coventry City v Sheffield Wednesday D 0-0 League Championship
22 Mar 2008 Southampton v Coventry City D 0-0 League Championship
29 Mar 2008 Coventry City v Plymouth Argyle W 3-1 League Championship
01 Apr 2008 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City D 1-1 League Championship
05 Apr 2008 Watford v Coventry City L 2-1 League Championship
12 Apr 2008 Coventry City v Stoke City L 1-2 League Championship
19 Apr 2008 Colchester United v Coventry City W 1-5 League Championship
26 Apr 2008 Coventry City v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Championship
04 May 2008 Charlton Athletic v Coventry City L 4-1 League Championship


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.