65 Facts About Mark Hughes

1. Mark Hughes wrote his autobiography in 1990 entitled Sparky—Barcelona, Bayern and Back.

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2. Mark Hughes wrote his autobiography in 1990 entitled Sparky—Barcelona, Bayern and Back.

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3. Mark Hughes wrote his autobiography in 1990 entitled Sparky—Barcelona, Bayern and Back.

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4. Mark Hughes wrote his autobiography in 1990 entitled Sparky—Barcelona, Bayern and Back.

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5. Mark Hughes wrote his autobiography in 1990 entitled Sparky—Barcelona, Bayern and Back.

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6. Mark Hughes remembers Rivers as sensitive not to overstep his role as an observer while still offering his thoughts.

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7. Mark Hughes wrote his autobiography in 1990 entitled Sparky—Barcelona, Bayern and Back.

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8. Mark Hughes led the field with 15 points in six games.

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9. Mark Hughes bought the Belgium international for just £6m in 2008 from Hamburg when he was manager of the Citizens.

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10. Mark Hughes wrote his autobiography in 1990 entitled Sparky—Barcelona, Bayern and Back.

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11. Mark Hughes went on to play 72 times for his country, scoring 16 times.

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12. Mark Hughes lifted the League Cup with Blackburn in February 2002, before finally hanging up his boots in July 2002 a few months short of his 39th birthday.

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13. Mark Hughes played a key role in getting Blackburn promoted from Division One in 2001.

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14. Mark Hughes played 16 times over the course of seven months for Everton, scoring his only goal against Watford.

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15. In July 1998, Mark Hughes was signed by Southampton for a fee of £650,000 by manager Dave Jones, as an alternative to injury-plagued David Hirst, who retired within 18 months of Hughes' arrival.

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16. Mark Hughes collected yet more silverware in 1994 as United won the league title as well as the FA Cup, with Hughes scoring in the final.

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17. Mark Hughes was United's joint top scorer that season, along with Brian McClair, on 16 goals.

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18. Mark Hughes was appointed manager of fellow struggling side Southampton on 14 March 2018, signing a contract until the end of the season, with the Saints sat one point above his former club Stoke in 17th place at the time of his appointment.

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19. Mark Hughes failed to qualify for a World Cup or European Championship during his five years in charge, although his reign coincided with a marked improvement in results; he came particularly close to securing European Championship qualification in 2004.

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20. Mark Hughes collected an FA Cup runners-up medal and a League Cup runners-up medal.

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21. Mark Hughes made 72 appearances for Wales scoring 16 goals.

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22. In 1994, Mark Hughes created Herbalife Nutrition Foundation, with the goal of improving children's lives by helping organizations provide healthy nutrition to vulnerable children.

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23. Mark Hughes founded Herbalife Nutrition in 1980, with the goal of changing the nutritional habits of the world, one person at a time.

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24. Mark Hughes attracted attention with his lavish lifestyle and fondness for multimillion-dollar homes.

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25. Over the years, Mark Hughes was in and out of the public eye, as much for legal and regulatory problems that plagued his company as for his taste for expensive mansions in Beverly Hills and Malibu.

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26. On May 21, 2000, authorities said that Mark Hughes died of an accidental overdose after mixing alcohol with a "toxic level" of antidepressants.

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27. Mark Hughes was trying to buy up all outstanding shares of Herbalife and take the company private once more.

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28. On the night of Saturday, May 20, 2000, Mark Hughes celebrated the 87th birthday of his maternal grandmother, Hazel.

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29. In the mid-1980s, Mark Hughes was sued by the Food and Drug Administration, the California attorney general's office, and the state Department of Health, over what they said were false health claims about Herbalife products and the various schemes used to market them.

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30. In 1976, the 20-year-old Mark Hughes began selling diet products for Seyforth Laboratories, a multilevel marketer, becoming one of its top 100 earners.

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31. Mark Hughes was 19 years old and still working for CEDU when his mother died in her apartment of a accidental drug overdose on April 27, 1975.

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32. Mark Hughes was born in Los Angeles County, California in 1956.

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33. Mark Hughes has given his thoughts ahead of the Fulham match on Saturday.

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34. Mark Hughes is under increasing pressure at Southampton and the club's chiefs are ready to give Hughes the.

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35. Mark Hughes served two terms as a county freeholder, including as freeholder president, and was deputy executive director on the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

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36. Mark Hughes linked up with his national side and played the full 90 minutes in Prague.

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37. Mark Hughes is determined to retain his level-headed approach as he prepares to return to Fulham for only the third time since resigning in 2011, having led them to eighth in the Premier League in his only season at Craven Cottage.

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38. Mark Hughes has called for time to turn Southampton around amid the "noise" over his future.

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39. Mark Hughes could find himself out of a job if his side fall to defeat to fellow strugglers Fulham on Saturday.

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40. In the meantime, Mark Hughes took up the hot seat at St Mary's Stadium, and was able to keep the Saints clear of relegation.

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41. Mark Hughes is said to have one game to save his Southampton career, with the Daily Mail reporting club chiefs are ready to make a decision on his future.

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42. Mark Hughes wrote his autobiography in 1990 entitled Sparky—Barcelona, Bayern and Back.

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43. Mark Hughes has two sons, Alex and Curtis, and a daughter, Xenna, who plays hockey for Wales.

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44. Throughout his career, Mark Hughes has been known by the nickname "Sparky" which he took from the comic of the same name.

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45. Mark Hughes signed a new contract with Stoke in March 2015 to keep him contracted until the summer of 2019.

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46. In January 2015, Mark Hughes began talks with the Stoke board of directors about extending his contract with the club.

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47. On 2 September 2013, transfer deadline day, Mark Hughes brought in Austrian forward Marko Arnautovic from Werder Bremen and Stephen Ireland on loan from Aston Villa.

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48. Mark Hughes was appointed manager of Stoke City on 30 May 2013, signing a three-year contract after taking over from fellow Welshman Tony Pulis.

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49. In January 2012, Mark Hughes brought in two defenders in Nedum Onuoha and Taye Taiwo and two strikers in Djibril Cisse and Bobby Zamora.

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50. On 10 January 2012, Mark Hughes agreed terms with Queens Park Rangers and signed a two-and-a-half-year contract as their new manager, replacing the recently sacked Neil Warnock.

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51. In September 2013, Mark Hughes said he made a mistake in leaving Fulham when he did.

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52. Mark Hughes resigned as manager of Fulham on 2 June 2011, having spent less than 11 months at the club.

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53. Mark Hughes was joined at Fulham by his backroom team of Eddie Niedzwiecki, Mark Bowen and Kevin Hitchcock.

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54. Mark Hughes agreed a two-year contract with the London side and was officially unveiled to the media on 3 August 2010, before his first match as manager on 7 August against Werder Bremen.

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55. Mark Hughes was reported to be the first choice of City owner Thaksin Shinawatra to replace Eriksson.

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56. Mark Hughes quit the Welsh national side in September 2004 to take charge of Blackburn in the FA Premier League, the last club he had played for.

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57. Mark Hughes was appointed as head coach of the Wales national team in 1999.

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58. Mark Hughes scored just 17 minutes into his Wales debut, scoring the winning goal against England on 2 May 1984.

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59. Mark Hughes suffered with disciplinary problems throughout his career, and in his first season at The Dell he received 14 yellow cards, a total which has never been exceeded in the Premier League.

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60. Mark Hughes was one of the key players in Chelsea's resurgence as a top club in the late 1990s, forming a potent strike partnership with Gianfranco Zola and helping to freeze out Gianluca Vialli.

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61. Mark Hughes now found himself with his first team place still looking secure, at least in the short term, and in partnership with Andy Cole.

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62. Mark Hughes was voted PFA Player of the Year, the first Manchester United player to be credited with that award, in its 16th season.

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63. Born in Ruabon, Wrexham, Mark Hughes joined Manchester United after leaving school in the summer of 1980, having been spotted by the team's North Wales talent scout Hugh Roberts.

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64. Mark Hughes was appointed manager of Stoke City on 30 May 2013.

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65. Mark Hughes was the first player to win the PFA Players' Player of the Year award twice, in 1989 and 1991.

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