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Phil Hughes (footballer born 1964)

Personal information
Full namePhilip Anthony Hughes
Date of birth19 November 1964(age 52)
Place of birthBelfast, Northern Ireland
Height1.83 m (5 ft 11.5 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubBolton Wanderers (goalkeeping coach)

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Philip Anthony "Phil" Hughes (born 19 November 1964) is a Northern Irish former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He left school in 1981 to sign for Manchester United as an apprentice, keeping goal as they finished FA Youth Cup runners-up in 1982, but leaving the following year without signing a professional contract. A two-year spell at Leeds United followed, after which he spent two years at Bury and four years at Wigan Athletic, before finishing his career in the mid-1990s with Scarborough. He earned three caps for the Northern Ireland national football team between 1986 and 1987, and was included in the 1986 FIFA World Cup team as a back-up goalkeeper. Since his retirement from professional football in 1992, Hughes has worked as a goalkeeping coach for a number of clubs. While playing part-time for Guiseley, he also worked as a policeman.

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