Cleve Hughes

Cleve Hughes (born 15 January 1987) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Cleve Hughes
Personal information
Full name Cleve Hughes
Date of birth (1987-01-15) 15 January 1987
Place of birth South Australia
Original team(s) Norwood
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Position(s) Centre half forward/full forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2006–2009 Richmond 16 (23)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2009.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Hughes was drafted by Richmond at pick 24 from South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Norwood in the 2005 national draft.

2007 season

Hughes played a handful of senior games in 2007 with a highlight being his three-goal effort against reigning premiers West Coast Eagles in a 21-point loss. He also managed to score three goals in the round 6 match against Geelong, however the Tigers were thrashed by 157 points on the day.

2008 season

If there was any indication Hughes would be the future replacement for Matthew Richardson it was in the Tigers round 13 clash against Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium. After playing consistent football in the Victorian Football League (VFL), scoring multiple bags of goals, Hughes got his chance for Richmond booting six goals in the Tigers four point win.


After being delisted by Richmond, Hughes joined Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL) team Southport in 2010. He won the NEAFL leading goal kicker award on two occasions. 2010 with Southport[1] and 2014 with Redland.[2]


Hughes was also an exceptional cricket player in his youth, having made the Australian Under-17 development side in 2003/04 as right arm fast bowler. His district cricket club in South Australia was Kensington Cricket Club.

Hughes is also currently modeling for Viviens Model Management in Melbourne and Sydney. He is signed internationally with Promod in Germany.


  1. "Southport captain Danny Wise has capped off a sensational 2010 season by winning the Sharks B&F". 4 October 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  2. "Payne wins NEAFL MVP". 25 August 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2017.

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