Aaron Hughes breaks Bobby Moore's record to become Home Nations' most-capped defender
Aaron Hughes was handed his 109th cap in Northern Ireland's World Cup play-off second leg in Switzerland, to beat a long-standing record.
Hughes is now the Home Nations' most-capped defender, surpassing England's World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore on 108. Hughes is Northern Ireland's most-capped outfield player, beaten only on the overall list by goalkeeper Pat Jennings on 119 caps.
The Home Nations' most-capped player is England goalkeeper Peter Shilton on 125, followed by Jennings and England forward Wayne Rooney on 119. David Beckham has 115 caps, one ahead of Steven Gerrard.
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That leaves Hughes as the Home Nations' fifth most capped player.
Kenny Dalglish is Scotland's most-capped player with 102 while Wales' top player is Neville Southall on 92.
Steven Davis is Northern Ireland's third most-capped player, picking up his 101st cap in Switzerland.
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