11 December-Chris Hughton

Chris Hughton is a former Irish international football player who played with distinction for the Republic of Ireland. He spent most of his career playing with clubs in the English Premier League and played 53 times for his country. Following retirement as a player in 1993 Hughton began a career as a football manager.

Chris Hughton was born Christopher William Gerard Hughton in Forest Gate, Essex, England in 1958. His mother was from Ireland and his father was a native of Ghana. In 1977 he began his playing career with London club, Tottenham Hotspur. He remained with the club for thirteen years making 297 appearances. Hughton later played for West Ham United and Brentford.

In 1997 Hughton made his first appearance for the Republic of Ireland. He became the Ireland’s first mixed race player and played 53 times for the country. Following retirement for his playing career Hughton began a career as a football manager. He is currently manager of premier team Brighton Hove Albion.

Chris Hughton former Irish international footballer, was born in the year 1958 On This Day.

Chris Hughton

 

 

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