William Hughes Biography
Will Hughes born William James Hughes, is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Watford. He was born on 17 April 1995 in Weybridge, Surrey, England.
Hughes was first educated at St Peter’s Junior school and then Repton School for secondary school in Derbyshire and played for the school football team.
He then went on to play for local side Mickleover Jubilee, before he later signed for Derby County as a first-year scholar in the summer of 2011. Hughes made his debut for the club’s reserve team as a 70th minute substitute in a 6–1 Central League win over Walsall on 22 September 2011 and made two additional appearances in the Central League Cup. Hughes made his full debut for Derby as a 90th-minute substitute for Jamie Ward.
Hughes started his first match for the senior team in the final match of the season, a 1–1 draw against Peterborough United. At Derby’s awards night, Hughes won the Scholar of the Year Award.
Hughes scored his first goal for the club in a 5–1 win against Watford on 1 September 2012. Hughes signed a new contract in October 2012, committing his future at the club until summer 2015. Hughes was named the Football League Young Player of the Month for November 2012. In April 2013, Hughes signed a one-year extension to his contract after his 18th birthday, extending his stay until June 2016.
On 1 July 2014, Hughes agreed a new four-year contract at Derby County, which would see his contract at the club extended until the end of the 2017–18 season. Hughes joined Premier League club Watford on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Hughes became newly appointed manager Marco Silva’s first signing of the season.
Will Hughes International career
On 17 January 2012, Hughes was called up to the England U17 for the first time for the Algarve Tournament in February 2012.
Hughes scored a goal in the 2–2 draw against Netherlands U17 on 4 February 2012. Hughes was also called up the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round in March 2012, however England failed to qualify for the main tournament, finishing 3rd in their group on 4 points, with their exit confirmed in a 4–0 loss to Spain U17.
In August 2012, Hughes was named as standby for the England U19 squad for a friendly against Germany U19 in September. On 19 November 2013, Hughes scored his first goal for England U21 against San Marino U21.
In November 2012, Hughes made his first appearance for the England U21 squad in a friendly against Northern Ireland U21 on 13 November. Hughes came on as a 65th-minute substitute for Josh McEachran, becoming the second youngest player to get capped for the U21s, only beaten by Theo Walcott.
William Hughes Age
He was born on 17 April 1995 in Weybridge, Surrey, England.
William Hughes Injury
He suffered the injury all footballers dread, the one to the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, in August 2015 and spent eight months on the sidelines.
William Hughes Height
William Hughes stands at 185 cm.
Will Hughes Stats
|2016-17||Lg Cup||Derby County||3||2||0||0||1||0||226|
|2016-17||ENG Champ||Derby County||38||28||2||0||10||0||2663|
|2016-17||FA Cup||Derby County||1||1||0||0||0||0||63|
|2015-16||ENG Champ||Derby County||8||6||0||0||1||0||473|
|2014-15||Lg Cup||Derby County||5||4||0||0||0||0||333|
|2014-15||ENG Champ||Derby County||42||37||2||0||9||0||3198|
|2014-15||FA Cup||Derby County||1||1||1||0||1||0||90|
|2013-14||ENG Champ||Derby County||44||39||5||0||5||0||3337|
Will Hughes Twitter
Good luck to the Derby boys in the play-offs tonight 🙏🏻
— Will Hughes (@wjhughes19) May 11, 2018
Will Hughes World Cup Predictions
Who do you think will win?
Will Hughes: It’s a tricky one, isn’t it? I’ll go for Brazil, because if Neymar is fit I think this could be his tournament to shine. It’s a big ‘if’, but it looks as though he’s on his way back.
How will England do?
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Will Hughes: I think they’ll do well; I hope so anyway! I think there’s this consensus that England always fail at tournaments, but I’m hoping that they can prove a few doubters wrong this summer. I know Gareth and a few of the lads, and as long as they perform to what they know they can, I don’t see why they can’t go far.
Who will win the Golden Boot?
Will Hughes: Messi, because he’s the best. What else can you say about him really?
Who will win the Golden Ball (best player)?
Will Hughes: Neymar. I’ve got to back up saying Brazil will win it! If he’s fit he’s one of the best in the world.
Which country could be the surprise package?
Will Hughes: England or Belgium. Belgium have got a great squad but it’s never really clicked. They’ve got massive potential and this could be their time.