As a youngster Mark Caughey quickly won a whole host of admirers after breaking into the Linfield side he would quickly become a pivotal part of their side and broke onto the international scene winning a number of caps against Denmark and France. As an amateur player he worked as a Policeman by day, he was however eager to break into football full time and was tempted to join Hibernian in 1986, a move which wasn’t received to well in his home country, due to his amateur status it meant his club Linfield never received a fee and they felt quite miffed at losing a star player in such a manner. Mark’s time at Easter Road would prove to be frustrating as he failed to command a regular starting berth and would be farmed out on loan to English side Burnley before moving onto Hamilton Accies on a permanent transfer. At Douglas Park, the Northern Irish international did enjoy a more fruitful experience as he would net 13 goals in 21 league games. After the departure of Jamie Fairlie, Motherwell would quickly move to acquire Caughey’s services but sadly much like his experience with Hibs he really failed to capture any form, he only found the back on the net once for the club and this came on his debut when he scored an own goal, certainly not the way to endear yourself to your new fan base.
|Date of Birth:||27th August 1960|
|Place of Birth:||Belfast|