Player #369

Appearances:

28

Starts:

28

Goals:

11

Seasons:

2

Gordon Hodgson
Gordon Hodgson

Source: Football card #14 Gordon Hodgson issued by J F Sporting Collectibles under the Great Goalscorers 1920-30s series, first series.

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Gordon Hodgson
Gordon Hodgson

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Gordon Hodgson

Position

Forward

From

1935-36

To

1936-37

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Gordon Hodgson

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Seasons

Age*

31
32

Division

D1
D2

Appearances

28
15
13

Starts

28
15
13

Substitute

0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0

Goals

11
4
7

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Gordon Hodgson

Birth Date

Saturday, 16 April 1904

Birth Place

Johannesburg, South Africa

Birth Country

South Africa

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Liverpool

From

For

£3,000

On

January 1936

Previous Clubs

Benoni FC |
Rustenburg FC |
Pretoria |
Transvaal FC |
1925-36 Liverpool |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Leeds United

For

£1,500

On

March 1937

Subsequent Clubs

1937-39 Leeds United |

Gordon Hodgson
Gordon Hodgson

Source: Football card #14 Gordon Hodgson issued by J F Sporting Collectibles under the Great Goalscorers 1920-30s series, first series.

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Gordon Hodgson
Gordon Hodgson

Source: Football card #14 Gordon Hodgson issued by J F Sporting Collectibles under the Great Goalscorers 1920-30s series, first series.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1936-37 £3k, 28 | 11 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Jimmy McMullan |
Jimmy Hogan |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 18 January 1936

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 18 January 1936

Preston North End (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 15 February 1936

Final Appearance

Saturday, 5 December 1936

Leicester City (h), Division Two

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 5 December 1936

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

(6ft 1 1/2 in) 1.87 m

Foot

International Team

England

Died

14 June 1951, Aged 47

Gordon Hodgson

Player #369 for Aston Villa, Gordon Hodgson, played as a forward for the club.

Gordon played for Villa in 1935-36 and 1936-37 making 28 appearances and scoring 11 goals.

Gordon was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, 7,588 miles from Villa Park, on 16 April 1904 and made his debut appearance for Villa on the 18 January 1936 aged 31.

Desperate to boost the side’s performances, Villa turned to another veteran - 31 year old Hodgson - and signed him from Liverpool for a fee of £3,000 in January 1936 as Villa splashed the cash in an attempt to stave off relegation.

The gamble didn’t work however and despite Gordon hitting 4 goals in 15 appearances, Villa were relegated for the first time in their history.

Gordon stayed with Villa for their first season in the second tier and score 7 goals in 13 appearances before playing his final game on 5 December 1936 aged 32 after which he was sold to Leeds United in March 19377 for a fee of £1,500.

Gordon had played under managers Jimmy McMullan and Jimmy Hogan.

Gordon passed away from cancer in Stoke on Trent on 14th June 1951 aged just 47.