Barry Hughes

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Barry Hughes
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Barry Hughes in 1980
Personal information
Date of birth (1937-12-31) 31 December 1937 (age 81)
Place of birth Wales
Youth career
West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Blauw-Wit ? (?)
Teams managed
1966–1967 Alkmaar'54
1968–1970 HFC Haarlem
1970–1973 Go Ahead Eagles
1973–1980 HFC Haarlem
1980–1983 Sparta Rotterdam
1983–1984 FC Utrecht
1984–1985 MVV
1985–1986 FC Volendam
1986–1988 Sparta Rotterdam

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Barry Hughes (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh former professional football player and manager, active primarily in the Netherlands.


Playing career

Hughes began his career with the youth team of English team West Bromwich Albion,[1] but left without making a first-team appearance in the Football League.[2]

Coaching career

After retiring as a player, Hughes began his coaching career in 1966 with Alkmaar'54, and later managed a variety of Dutch club sides including HFC Haarlem, Go Ahead Eagles, Sparta Rotterdam, FC Utrecht, MVV and FC Volendam. While managing Haarlem in 1978, Hughes signed young player Ruud Gullit to his first ever professional football contract.[1]

Music career

Hughes released a 7" music single in 1978 called "Voetbal is Koning."[3]

In 1981 he released another single together with "De Kwaffeurs". The song is called "Ik wil op mijn kop een kamerbreed tapijt", a carnival song referencing his baldness. It was in the Dutch top 40 for eight weeks, where it reached place 7 between week 7 and 8 in 1981.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Phil Shaw (30 August 1999). "Football: Gullit sunk by Shearer gamble". The Independent. Retrieved 11 June 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "WEST BROMWICH ALBION : 1946/47 - 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Football and Music". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 11 June 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Eerdere Top 40 Lijsten". Mediamarkt Top 40.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>