Hughie Wales

Hughie WalesHughie Wales was just 19 years old when he signed for Motherwell from Kilwinning Rangers in 1929. Under the guidance of John ‘Sailor’ Hunter this talented young player broke into the ‘Well first team rather quickly and soon made the right half position his own seeing off stiff competition from Tommy McKenzie, who over the years occupied that position but was displaced by Wales. The obvious highlight of his stay with Motherwell was winning the League Championship in 1931/32. Hugh featured in 36 of the 38 league games as Motherwell broke the Old Firm dominance and won the First Division trophy. In 1939, he reverted to a left half role and he confessed to quite liking it there. He joined the Royal Antillery and played for an Army XI against Scotland in 1940 and 1941. He played his last game for the ‘Well in 1946 before being given a free transfer. During the war, he made guest appearances for Luton Town, Charlton Athletic and Chelsea. He immigrated to Canada in 1947. Hugh died in Calgary on 12th April 1995, he was the last surviving member of the 1931 League Championship winning side.

Hugh Morrison Wales
5′ 9″
Date of Birth:
4th October 1907
Place of Birth:
Right Half

Football Career:

Kilwinning Rangers 1929
Motherwell 1929 1939

Well Career:

Apps Goals
311 15
Scottish Cup:
League Cup:
311 15