Tony Hughes (footballer)

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Tony Hughes
Personal information
Full name Anthony Hughes
Date of birth (1963-03-12) 12 March 1963 (age 57)
Original team(s) Albury
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1984–1985 Sydney Swans 6 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1985.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Tony Hughes (born 12 March 1963) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Sydney Swans in the Victorian Football League (VFL) He created the j clip and spends most of his time roof plumbing, he is often heard talking about the glory days. [1]

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Career

Hughes, recruited to Sydney from Albury, kicked two goals on his debut, against Essendon in the 11th round of the 1984 VFL season. [2] [3] [4] He played again the following week against Melbourne, a 97-point loss, then lost his spot in the team and didn't make any more appearances that season. [5] [6]

In 1985 he played four games for Sydney, from rounds 12 to 15. [5] This included a 22 disposal game when Sydney defeated Richmond at the SCG, for which he received a Brownlow Medal vote. [7] [8] Coach John Northey singled out Hughes's effort playing on Maurice Rioli as the highlight of the win. [9]

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References

  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN   9781920910785.
  2. Growden, Greg (22 May 1984). "New men for Swans". Sydney Morning Herald . p. 32. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  3. Carter, Ron (8 June 1984). "Magpies delay naming team". The Age . p. 30. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  4. "Siren scores". The Canberra Times . 10 June 1984. p. 29. Retrieved 27 February 2015 via National Library of Australia.
  5. 1 2 "Tony Hughes – Games Played". AFL Tables. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  6. "Swans' run set to gain momentum". The Canberra Times . 24 June 1984. p. 27. Retrieved 27 February 2015 via National Library of Australia.
  7. "AFL Tables - Sydney v Richmond - Sun, 23-Jun-1985 2:10 PM - Match Stats". AFL Tables. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  8. "1985 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  9. "Richmond falls to revitalised Round". The Canberra Times . 24 June 1985. p. 26. Retrieved 27 February 2015 via National Library of Australia.