Chris Hughton (born December 11, 1958) is a former professional footballer and current manager of Brighton & Hove Albion. In 1979, he became the first mixed race player to represent the Republic of Ireland national team.
After making his professional debut aged 20, Hughton spent most of his playing career with Tottenham Hotspur as a left back, leaving in 1990 after 13 years and 297 appearances (12 goals). After relatively brief spells with West Ham United and Brentford, Hughton retired from playing in 1993 at age 34. He earned 53 caps representing the Republic of Ireland, scoring one goal and starting in all three of Ireland’s games at UEFA Euro 1988 in West Germany.
From 1993 to 2007, Hughton served as coach and then assistant manager for Tottenham.