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Gordon Hodgson

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Position Centre forward
Born 16 Apr 1904, Johannesburg (South Africa)
Height 182 cm
Weight 79 kg
International Caps England: 3 full

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Liverpool 01 Nov 1925 01 Jan 1936 258 233 £3000
Aston Villa 01 Jan 1936 01 May 1936      
Leeds United 01 May 1936 01 Jun 1941 86 53  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1936 - 1937 136 0  0  0  0 
1937 - 1938 3625 21 0  0  0 
1938 - 1939 3220 21 0  0  0 
1939 - 1939 1  0  0  0  0 
1939 - 1940 106 0  0  0  21
1940 - 1941 176 0  0  0  41
Total 8251 42 0  0  0 
Total (inc war years) 10963 42 0  0  62

Jabba's Comments

A South African who came over on tour in the mid-1920s and stayed to become one of Liverpool's greatest ever players with an incredible haul of goals - 233 in his 258 league games. He had a brief spell with Aston Villa, but age hadn't caught up with him when he signed for Leeds in 1937 - his record of 5 goals in a game remains unequalled by any of the great Leeds strikers before or since.

He was a real all-round sportsman, turning out as a fast bowler in county cricket, and when he retired from the playing side of the game he had a spell in management with Port Vale before his untimely death at the age of 47 in Stoke.


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