Emlyn Hughes, British footballer, 1979.
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Emlyn Hughes, British footballer, 1979.

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'Emlyn Hughes hit the jackpot last night. A crowd of 25,290 at Anfield sent the testimonial fund for the Liverpool and England skipper soaring beyond the magical £100,000 mark. Liverpool lost 1-0 to their European rivals Borussia Moenchengladbach in a game that brought in £39,500 at the turnstiles'. Hughes (1947-2004) started playing for Liverpool in 1967. Nicknamed 'Crazy Horse', he captained both Liverpool and the England team. Hughes won the Football Writers' Player of the Year in 1977 and moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1979, winning the League Cup in 1980. He went on to play for Rotherham, Hull City, Mansfield Town and Swansea City. He also captained one of the teams on the popular BBC quiz show 'Question of Sport'. He died from a brain tumour aged 57.

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