[CM] Hugh O'Donnell (1913)

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[CM] Hugh O'Donnell (1913)

Post by Admin on Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:31 pm

Hugh O'Donnell (February 15, 1913 — May 9, 1965) was a Scottish professional footballer. He was the younger brother of fellow footballer Frank O'Donnell. The siblings stayed together for the first sixteen years of their careers, both playing concurrently for Celtic, Preston North End and Blackpool.

O'Donnell made over one hundred league appearances for Preston between 1935 and 1938, scoring 29 goals, before signing for the club's arch-rivals, Blackpool. He made his debut for Blackpool in a goalless draw with Bolton Wanderers at Bloomfield Road on March 18, 1939. He went on to play in the remaining nine games of the season, in the number-11 shirt, and scored their goal in a 2–1 defeat at Arsenal on April 10, 1939.

Date of birth 15 February 1913
Place of birth Buckhaven, Scotland
Date of death 9 May 1965 (aged 52)
Playing position Midfielder
Contact for 5 years


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