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Dennis Hodgetts

Aston Villa FC

6 appearances, 1 goals

P 6 W 5 D 1 L 0 F 23: A 5
92% successful

1888-94

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name Henry Dennis Hodgetts
name notes The 1886 marriage registration and the 1891 census calls Hodgetts by Henry D.. This is the correct Hodgetts.
Born 28 November 1863 in Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered as Dennis, in Birmingham, December 1863].

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Dennis is the youngest of three children to Henry and Mary,  living at Court House in Graham Street, Birmingham.

According to the 1881 census, Dennis remains the youngest of three children, now living at 82 Great Russell Street in Birmingham. Dennis is a labourer, his father a slater, employing one, possibly Dennis.

According to the 1891 census, Henry D. is married to Alice E, they have one son, also called Dennis. They live at 55 Aston Street in Birmingham. He is a publicans manager. They have a servant and a barman.

According to the 1901 census, Dennis remains married, and with still one son, they live at 8 Colmore Row in Birmingham. Dennis is a licensed victualler, and they have one servant and three bar staff.

According to the 1911 census, Dennis remains married with one son. They live and manage 'The Salutation' at 86 Snow Hill in Birmingham. The census return reveals that another child had been born and died.

Married to Alice Eleanor Handley [registered as Henry Dennis, in Birmingham, December 1886]
Died 26 March 1945, aged 81 years 118 days [registered as Dennis, in Birmingham, March 1945]. Buried in Handsworth cemetery, Birmingham.
Height/Weight 5' 11½", 13st. 10lbs [1892].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Hodgetts played with The Dreadnought FC, Birmingham St George's FC and Great Lever FC in Bolton, before signing for Aston Villa FC in 1886.  He left after 215 games and 91 goals, to join rivals Small Heath FC on 12 October 1896.  He retired from playing in cs 1898.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1886-87, 1894-95, runners-up 1891-91; Football League champions 1893-94, 1895-96;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 140th player (146) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside/inside-left.
First match No. 32, 4 February 1888, Wales 1 England 5, a British Championship match at Alexandra Recreation Ground, Nantwich Road, Crewe, aged 24 years 68 days.
Last match No. 50, 3 March 1894, Ireland 2 England 2, a British Championship match at Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 30 years 95 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1887-88, 1891-92, 1893-94;
Team honours British Championship winners 1887-88, 1891-92;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Tragedy

Dennis Hodgetts, the old Aston Villa outside-left and former English International footballer, has been robbed of a case containing numerous medals, which he won during his career, at his public house in Birmingham. - The Devon and Exeter Gazette, Saturday, 2 October 1909.
At Birmingham yesterday [3 March 1911], George Guest and Charles Fenton were sentenced to six months' hard labour each for stealing 21 gold medals belonging to Dennis Hodgetts, a former Aston Villa and Small Heath footballer. The trophies stolen, none of which have been recovered, included League Championship and English Cup medals. - The Devon and Exeter Gazette, Saturday, 4 March 1911.

Beyond England

Following his retirement from playing, Hodgetts returned to Aston Villa FC as a coach, but after only a year, he went on who became the a publican in The Salutation, in Aston, and in June 1930 was elected Aston Villa's vice-president, a position he held until his death. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.131/2.

 

Dennis Hodgetts - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 6 6 540 1 540 min 1 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Dennis Hodgetts - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 6 5 1 0 23 5 +18 0 2 3.833 0.833 91.7 +5
All 6 5 1 0 23 5 +18 0 2 3.833 0.833 91.7 +5

 

Dennis Hodgetts - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1887-88 3 3 0 0 15 2 +13 0 1 5.00 0.667 100.0 +3
BC 1891-92 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 0 1 3.00 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1893-94 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC All 6 5 1 0 23 5 +18 0 2 3.833 0.833 91.7 +5
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 6 5 1 0 23 5 +18 0 2 3.833 0.833 91.7 +5
All 6 5 1 0 23 5 +18 0 2 3.833 0.833 91.7 +5

 

Dennis Hodgetts - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 6 full capsx

Age 24
1 32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Alexandra Recreation Ground, Crewe BC AW Start ol
2 33 17 March 1888 - Scotland 0 England 5, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start ol
3 34 7 April 1888 - Ireland 1 England 5, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast AW Start ol
Age 28
4 44 5 March 1892 - Ireland 0 England 2, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start ol
5 46 2 April 1892 - Scotland 1 England 4, Ibrox Park, Glasgow AW Start ol
Age 30
6 50 3 March 1894 - Ireland 2 England 2, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AD Start il

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