Player - Arthur "Art" Hughes

Arthur "Art" Hughes Born: Camrose, Alberta, October 1, 1930.Arthur Art Hughes

Clubs: Vancouver St. Andrews, Vancouver Halecos, Vancouver Royals, Westminster Royals, Vancouver Firefighters. Forward. Played four times for Canada's full national team at a time when Canada played very few internationals. His family moved from Camrose to Vancouver in 1945 where he first began playing soccer seriously in a local church league. He started as a left winger but credits his coach Cec Nicholls from his days as a junior with Marpole for switching him to centre forward. On Canada's first World Cup team in 1957, he played at centre forward in the first three games, scoring twice against the U.S. in Toronto. Moved to centre half for the game against the U.S. in St. Louis and captained the team when Pat Philley was taken ill. He started his career in the Pacific Coast League in 1950 with Westminster Royals and went on to play in five national championship finals winning the trophy twice, with Halecos (in 1956) and Firefighters in 1965. He finished on the losing side in the finals of 1951 with Vancouver St. Andrews, 1959 with Westminster Royals and 1961 with Vancouver Firefighters. Scored six goals in his five finals. Captained the Canadian team on its tour of the Soviet Union in 1960. An assistant chief in the Vancouver Fire Department before retiring.