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Flashback: How Former Manchester United Player Mark Hughes Once Played Two Matches On The Same Day

Mark Hughes was a widely travelled footballer, who played for some of the best clubs in Europe like Manchester United, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea. He also played for the Wales national team, making 72 appearances and scoring 16 goals.

Following his retirement from football, Hughes ventured into coaching and has managed clubs like Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Fulham, Stoke City, Queens Park Rangers, as well as the Wales national football team.

Hughes won a lot of trophies as a player, including the Premier League, FA Cup, European Super Cup and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. But there's something amazing he also did during his playing days- he once played two matches on the same day for club and country.

On November 11, 1987, Hughes played a Euro qualifier match for Wales against Czechoslovakia in Prague. Then he flew to Germany that same day and came on as a substitute for Bayern Munich in their game against Borussia Monchengladbach. Amazing!

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