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Roy Hodgson "'The England manager's job is the pinnacle of success for every English manager and it certainly brings with it a lot of scrutiny and criticism...'"

25 matches in charge

P 25 W 14 D 8 L 3 F 51: A 21
72% successful
FIFA Rankings: from 7th to 17th, via 3rd

20
12-16?

discipline:  29 1
players managed:
55

Profile

Full name Roy Hodgson
Born 9 August 1947 in Croydon, Surrey [registered in Croydon, September 1947]
Married to Sheila Fitzgerald [registered in Croydon, September 1971]. One child, Christopher.
Height/Weight -

Playing Career

Club(s) Started his career as a defender with the Crystal Palace FC Youth Team, but was not able to break into the first team, and left to join non-league teams, Tonbridge Angels FC, Gravesend & Northfleet FC, Maidstone United FC, Ashford Town FC, Bearea Park FC (of Pretoria, South Africa) and Carshalton Athletic FC.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Management Career



Club(s)
Halmstads BK of Sweden, from January 1976 until November 1980. Returned to England in 1980, taking up the position as assistant manager of Bristol City FC before becoming the club manager on 3 January until 30 April 1982. Returned to Sweden in '82 with IK Oddevold, and Örebro SK from January 1983, he remained until November 1984. Went to Malmö FF in January 1985 and after a highly successful period, ending in November 1989. Hodgson travelled to Switzerland to become manager of Neuchâtel Xamax FC in July 1990 of the Nationalliga A.  It was enough to be noted by the ASF/SFV, who employed Hodgson as their manager from 26 January 1992, steering them to the 1994 World Cup Finals and the 1996 European Championship Finals. After the successful European qualification campaign, Hodgson left to join FC Internazionale Milano, on 15 November 1995.  He returned to England and Blackburn Rovers FC in June 1997. When Berti Vogts resigned as the Germany manager, Hodgson was on the DFB wishlist, but for fear of preventing a German coaching famine, he was not offered the position, but lack of immediate Blackburn success and a stuttering start to his second season, Hodgson was sacked on 21 November 1998. In May and June 1999, Hodgson returned as caretaker manager of FC Internazionale Milano. Despite being shortlisted as the new manager of Austria, he returned to Switzerland and Grasshopper Club Zürich in July 1999. After one season, Hodgson signed with Denmark's FC København, in July 2000, a decision that prevented him from taking the England job that eventually went to Sven-Göran Eriksson. His stint in Denmark was a successful one and he returned to Italy on 21 June 2001 with Udinese Calcio SpA, but was sacked six months later on 10 December 2001.  On 9 April 2002, Hodgson took up the post of manager of United Arab Emirates until January 2004. In July 2004, he joined Viking FK of Tippeligaen. On 18 August 2005, Hodgson signed a contract to become manager of the Finland national team from August 2006, a post he actually took from January of that year. The Finnish FA in turn prevented Hodgson from taking over similar roles at Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.  However, on 29 December 2007, Hodgson returned to England once more to become manager of Fulham FC. After a successful stint, Hodgson became manager of Liverpool FC on 30 June 2010, but high expectations did not materialise and he was duly sacked on 8 January 2011. Undeterred, Hodgson became manager of his third Premiership club in a row, West Bromwich Albion FC on 11 February 2011, a job he held until May 2012.
Club honours Allsvenskan Champions 1975-76, 1978-79, 1985-86, 1987-88; Svenska Cupen winners 1985-86, 1988-89;  UEFA Cup runners-up 1996-97; Superliga Champions 2000-01; Danish Super Cup winners 2001; UEFA Europa League runners-up 2010;
Individual honours LMA Manager of the Year 2009-10.
Distinctions Whilst manager of the Switzerland national team, he was at the helm when they achieved their highest ever FIFA ranking, third, between August and September 1993.
Knighted by Finland for his services to the national football team
29 September 2012
...against England No. 716, 15 November 1995, England 3 Switzerland 1, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London, Hodgson's final match as Switzerland manager.

England Career

England tenure Signed a four year contract on 1 May 2012, a day after being the only candidate to be interviewed for the vacant position.
Other applicants Since the resignation of Fabio Capello, the press were adamant that Harry Redknapp should receive the lucrative managerial position, but the Football Association only interviewed one candidate, Hodgson, although one, possibly two others, were on the shortlist.
First match No. 904, 26 May 2012, Norway 0 England 1, a friendly match at Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo, aged 64 years 291 days.
Last match No. 928, 8 March 2014, England 1 Denmark 0, a friendly match at National Stadium, Wembley, London, 66 years 208 days
Major tournaments European Championship Finals 2012;
World Cup Finals 2014;
Team honours -
Individual honours -
Backroom Staff Ray Lewington is Hodgson's number two. He also brought in Gary Neville as head coach. Hodgson also employed a new goalkeeping coach, David Watson, to work alongwith existing coach, Ray Clemence. Physiotherapist is once again Gary Lewin. Team doctor is Dr Ian Beasley. Team chef is Tim De'ath. Masseurs are Mark Sertori and Rod Thornley.

 

Roy Hodgson - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 12 8 2 2 24 9 +15 2 5 2.00 0.75 75.0 +6
Away 9 4 4 1 21 8 +13 1 5 2.333 0.889 66.7 +3
Neutral 4 2 2 0 6 4 +2 1 1 1.50 1.00 75.0 +2
All 25 14 8 3 51 21 +30 4 11 2.04 0.84 72.0 +11

 

Roy Hodgson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

10 6 4 0 31 4 +27 1 6 3.10 0.40 80.0 +6
WCF - - - - - - - - - - - - -
World Cup 10 6 4 0 31 4 +27 1 6 3.10 0.40 80.0 +6

ECP

- - - - - - - - - - - - -
ECF 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2
European Championship 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2
Friendly 11 6 2 3 15 14 +1 2 3 1.364 1.273 63.6 +3
All 25 14 8 3 51 21 +30 4 11 2.04 0.84 72.0 +11

 

Roy Hodgson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2012-14 10 6 4 0 31 4 +27 1 6 3.10 0.40 80.0 +6
WCP all 10 6 4 0 31 4 +27 1 6 3.10 0.40 80.0 +6
European Championship Final Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 2012 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2
ECF all 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 10 6 4 0 31 4 +27 1 6 3.10 0.40 80.0 +6
EC 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2
Total 14 8 6 0 36 7 +29 2 8 2.571 0.50 78.6 +8

 

Matches in which Roy Hodgson was in charge of England
Took charge on 1 May 2012
Friendlies
1 904 26 May 2012 - Norway 0 England 1 [0-1]
Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo
(21,496)
Young AW
2 905 2 June 2012 - England 1 Belgium 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(85,091)
Welbeck HW
European Championship Finals in Poland/Ukraine  
3 906 11 June 2012 - France 1 England 1 [1-1]
Donbass Arena, Donets'ka oblast, Donetsk (47,400)
Nasri
Lescott
ND
4 907 15 June 2012 - Sweden 2 England 3 [0-1]
Natsional'nyî Sportyvnyî Kompleks, Pechersk, Kyiv (48,876/70,000)
Johnson OG, Mellberg
Carroll, Walcott, Welbeck
NW
5 908 19 June 2012 - England 1 Ukraine 0 [0-0]
Donbass Arena, Donets'ka oblast, Donetsk (51,504)
Rooney AW
6 909 24 June 2012England 0 Italy 0 [0-0]
AET [0-0] & Penalties [2-4]

Natsional'nyî Sportyvnyî Kompleks, Pechersk, Kyiv (56,500)
  ND
Season 2012-13
Friendly
7 910 15 August 2012 - Italy 1 England 2 [1-1]
Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf, Bern (15,000)
De Rossi
Jagielka, Defoe
NW
World Cup Preliminaries  
8 911 7 September 2012 - Moldova 0 England 5 [0-3]
Zimbru Stadium, Botanica, Chişinău
(10,400)
Lampard (2 (1 pen), Defoe, Milner, Baines AW
9 912 11 September 2012 - England 1 Ukraine 1 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (68,102)
Lampard (pen)
Konoplyanka
HD
Gerrard
10 913 12 October 2012 - England 5 San Marino 0 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (85,654)
Rooney (2 (1 pen)), Welbeck (2), Oxlade-Chamberlain HW
11 914 17 October 2012 - Poland 1 England 1 [0-1]
Stadion Narodowy, Kazimierza Górskiego, Warszawa (43,000)
Glik
Rooney
AD
Friendlies  
12 915 14 November 2012 - Sweden 4 England 2 [1-2]
Nationalarenan Friends Arena, Solna kommun, Stockholm län
(49,967)
Ibrahimović (4)
Welbeck, Caulker
AL
13 916 6 February 2013 - England 2 Brazil 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(87,453)
Rooney, Lampard
Fred
HW
World Cup Preliminaries  
14 917 22 March 2013 - San Marino 0 England 8 [0-5]
Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle
(4,952)
Della Valle OG, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Defoe (2), Young, Lampard, Rooney, Sturridge AW
15 918 26 March 2013 - Montenegro 1 England 1 [0-1]
Stadion Pod Goricom, Centar, Podgorica
(11,300)
Damjanović
Rooney
AD
Friendlies - FA 150th Year Anniversary  
16 919 29 May 2013 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1 [1-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(80,126)
Lampard
Long
HD
17 920 2 June 2013 - Brazil 2 England 2 [0-0]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro (57,280/66,015)
Fred, Paulinho
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rooney
AD
Season 2013-14
18 921 14 August 2013 - England 3 Scotland 2 [1-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (80,485)
Walcott, Welbeck, Lambert
Morrison, Miller
HW
World Cup Preliminaries  
19 922 6 September 2013 - England 4 Moldova 0 [3-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(61,607)
Gerrard, Lambert, Welbeck (2) HW
20 923 10 September 2013 - Ukraine 0 England 0 [0-0]
Natsional'nyî Sportyvnyĭ Kompleks, Pechersk, Kyiv
(69,890)
  AD
21 924 11 October 2013 - England 4 Montenegro 1 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (83,807)
Rooney, Bošković OG, Townsend, Sturridge (pen)
Damjanović
HW
22 925 15 October 2013 - England 2 Poland 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (85,186)
Rooney, Gerrard HW
Friendlies - FA 150th Year Anniversary  
23 926 15 November 2013 - England 0 Chile 2 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (62,953)
Sánchez (2) HL
24 927 19 November 2013 - England 0 Germany 1 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (85,934)
Mertesacker HL
Friendlies  
25 928 5 March 2014 - England 1 Denmark 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (68,573)
Sturridge HW
26 929 30 May 2014 - England vs. Peru [ - ]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (_)
   
27 930 4 June 2014 - Ecuador vs. England [ - ]
Sun Life Stadium, Miami (_)
   
28 931 7 June 2014 - Honduras vs. England [ - ]
Sun Life Stadium, Miami (_)
   
2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil  
29 932 15 June 2014 - England vs. Italy [ - ]
Estádio Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas (-)
   
30 933 19 June 2014 - Uruguay vs. England [ - ]
Arena Corinthians, São Paulo
(-)
   
31 934 24 June 2014 - Costa Rica vs. England [ - ]
Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (-)
   

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