Hughes used to play as a central defender and midfielder in Liverpool.
He was awarded the "Order of the British Empire" in 1980.
Hughes earned his nickname Crazy Horse after a hard rugby tackling on Newcastle's player Albert Bennett.
In 2003 it was announced that he was suffering from brain cancer.
Hughes was ranked No.10 of 100 Players Who Shook the Kop.
Hughes was married to Barbara and had a son and daughter, both named after himself (Emlyn Jr. and Emma Lynn).
Hughes played for Hull (1983), Mansfield (1983) and Swansea (1983-1984) in his last years of his career as a football player.
Hughes played in 56 matches and scored 6 goals in Rotherham (1981-1983).
Hughes played in 58 matches and scored 2 goals in Wolves (1979-1981).
Hughes made 474 appearances and scored 35 goals with Liverpool (1967-1979).
Hughes made his debut with Liverpool on 4th March 1967 against Stoke City at Anfield.
Hughes joined Liverpool FC in 1967, for a fee of £65,000.
He originally started his football career in Blackpool, playing in 27 matches but he scored no goals for them.
He has been capped 62 times with England's national team (1970-1980) having scored 1 goal.
Bill Shankly: (Speaking about Emlyn Hughes) Don't you know who's in this car? The future captain of England!
Emlyn Hughes: Liverpool are magic, Everton are tragic.