Adam Hughes (footballer)

Hughes before a league match with Adelaide ( 2010)

Adam Hughes (born 14 July 1982 Lismore ) is an Australian football player.


Hughes played from 1999 to 2001 for the next generation of Australian club Newcastle United (until 2000 the predecessor club Newcastle Breakers ) in the Australian National Youth League before joining the following two seasons sporadic appearances for the first team in the National Soccer League ( NSL ), the highest Australian league, came. In 2003, the midfielder for Premier League rivals Wollongong Wolves and completed all 24 games of the 2003/04 season for the club, also the last season of the NSL. After setting the league operation he stayed for some time at the Balgownie Rangers in the regional Illawarra Premier League fit, where he was promptly named the best player in the league.

At the start of the 2004/05 season he returned to the Wollongong Wolves, who continued their game operating in the New South Wales Premier League, the top division of the State of New South Wales. Internal team named the best player of the season, he left Wollongong after the season to continue his football career in Europe. On the English third division side Doncaster Rovers beginning of August 2005 he received a short -term contract. Three days after his league debut against Swansea City, he scored in the first round game of the League Cup as a substitute in the 86th minute of the 1-0 winning goal against AFC Wrexham. Doncaster came after three more victories before the quarter-finals and was defeated there on penalties to Arsenal FC, Hughes came in the other Cup history but no longer used. After a total of nine competitive stakes his contract was not renewed in January 2006 and he moved a short time later to the Irish first division club Sligo Rovers. In Sligo Hughes was in the seasons 2006 and 2007 regulars, for his performance in his second season in Ireland, in which he served until the rejection of a contract extension as team captain, he was supported by the Professional Footballers' Association of Ireland in the Eircom League of Ireland Premier Division Team of the Year elected 2007.

For the 2008 season he moved free transfer within the league for the reigning champions Drogheda United, with whom he came into use, among others, in four qualifying matches of the UEFA Champions League 2008 / 09, and the second-round -off against Dynamo Kiev ( overall result 3:4 ) a hit achieved. After Drogheda came during the season in financial difficulties, Hughes received at the end of the season clearance for a change. As neither an intended transfer to South Korea in any exchange within the League came into existence, he returned to Australia and signed a two - year deal with A- League club Adelaide United in March 2009.

The time in Adelaide was sporting only moderately successful for himself as a " box -to -box" midfielder understanding Hughes. The 2009/10 season was finished on the last place in the AFC Champions League 2010 you failed after the group victory in the second round despite home advantage at Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and also the season 2010/11 ended with a 2:3 defeat in the minor semi-final against Gold Coast United prematurely. His Torgefahr shown in Ireland could Hughes in the A-League not reproduce in 57 league and four Champions League missions he scored only one goal.

After two years in Adelaide Hughes concluded in April 2011, the West Australian club Perth Glory and tied for two years at Adelaide's A-League rivals, a few weeks previously Adelaide captain Travis Dodd had taken the same route. Hughes had with Perth Glory problems, to fight for a regular place under coach Ian Ferguson, behind Jacob Burns and Liam Miller was the central midfielder in half of his 18 season inserts ( two goals) only as a substitute to train. He therefore agreed with Perth Glory few game days before the season ends early March 2012 on the early termination of his contract and joined the Chinese second division Harbin Yiteng.