Sport Former Socceroos skipper passes away

08:07  13 october  2017
08:07  13 october  2017 Source:   Wide World of Sports

Socceroos dates confirmed for Honduras

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Former Socceroos captain Pat Hughes. © Wide World of Sports Former Socceroos captain Pat Hughes. i

The Australian football community is saddened to learn that former Socceroos skipper Pat Hughes has passed away aged 78.

Hughes was born in Scotland before moving to Australia and making his debut for APIA in 1960.

He was named the 167th Socceroo when he made his international debut against DPR Korea only five years later and captained Australia against Cambodia in Phnom Penh shortly after in the same year.

Hughes made 13 appearances for the Socceroos from 1965-1967 and captained the team on seven occasions. 

Mr Hughes is survived by his wife Patricia, sons Steven & David and daughter Michelle and grandchildren Lachlan, Bronte, Ainsley, Tegan and Mackenzie. 

Postecoglou up for Honduras challenge .
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