'One of Sunderland AFC's greatest footballers' - Fans pay emotional tributes to club legend and FA Cup winner Billy Hughes

Sunderland fans have been paying emotional tributes to club legend and 1973 FA Cup winner Billy Hughes.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 1:06 pm

The forward, who played a key role in the famous 1973 FA Cup final victory Leeds United, has passed away at the age of 70 following a long illness.

Hughes is a Sunderland legend and is to be included in the club’s Hall of Fame in March.

Hughes played for Sunderland between September 1964 and September 1977 making 307+28 appearances for the club and scoring 81 goals.

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Billy Hughes and Jim Montgomery hold the FA Cup as they circuit the pitch after Sunderland beat Leeds United.
Billy Hughes and Jim Montgomery hold the FA Cup as they circuit the pitch after Sunderland beat Leeds United.