Alan Hodgkinson

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Alan Hodgkinson
Alan Hodgkinson 01-10-2011 1.jpg
Hodgkinson as Oxford United goalkeeping coach in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-08-16)16 August 1936
Place of birth Laughton Common, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Date of death 8 December 2015(2015-12-08) (aged 79)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Worksop Town
1953–1954 Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1971 Sheffield United 576 (0)
National team
1957–1960 England 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alan Hodgkinson MBE (16 August 1936 – 8 December 2015) was an English professional football goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach.

Football career[change | change source]

At just over 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), Hodgkinson was on the small side for a goalkeeper, but made up for the lack of height by his good positional play. He played for Sheffield United from 1954 through 1971 and for the England national football team from 1957 through 1960.

Death[change | change source]

Hodgkinson died on 8 December 2015 at the age of 79.[1]

Sheffield United career[change | change source]

Season Division League Apps FA Cup Apps FL Cup Apps Other Apps Total Apps
1954–55 One 11 0 0 0 11
1955–56 One 4 0 0 0 4
1956–57 Two 17 3 0 0 20
1957–58 Two 36 4 0 2 42
1958–59 Two 42 6 0 2 50
1959–60 Two 39 4 0 3 46
1960–61 Two 41 7 1 0 49
1961–62 One 40 6 7 0 53
1962–63 One 40 3 1 0 44
1963–64 One 35 3 1 0 39
1964–65 One 40 3 1 2 46
1965–66 One 41 2 1 1 45
1966–67 One 42 4 5 3 54
1967–68 One 41 3 1 0 45
1968–69 Two 42 1 1 3 47
1969–70 Two 41 2 3 2 48
1970–71 Two 24 1 2 4 31
Total 576 52 24 23 675

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sheffield United: Bramall Lane legend passes away". The Star. Retrieved 8 December 2015.

Other websites[change | change source]

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