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Alan Hodgkinson

Sheffield United FC

5 appearances, 5 goals against
0 clean sheets

P 5 W 4 D 1 L 0 F 17: A 5
90% successful

1957-62

captain: none
minutes played:
450

Timeline

  Alan Hodgkinson MBE
Birth Sunday, 16 August 1936 in Station Road, Laughton Common, Rotherham, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Rotherham, September 1936].
Attended Laughton County School and Dinnington Secondary Modern School
Marriage to Brenda Lax [registered in Rother Valley, June 1959]. Three children, Karen, Paula and Andrew.
Death 8 December 2015 in Dunchurch, Rugby, Warwickshire, aged 79 years 114 days

Source

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

Biographies Between the Sticks - Alan Hodgkinson (HarperCollins, May 2013)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Playing Career

Club(s) Began his junior football playing for Rother Valley schools and Thurcroft Youth Club. Was signed for Worksop Town before signing amateur forms with Sheffield United FC in January 1953, signing professionally in the August. He moved into coaching in January 1971, with his club still retaining his registration into the following season.
League History
576 appearances
Sheffield United FC 1954-22 145+thirteen appearances, ten goals
debut: 28 August 1954 Newcastle United FC 1 Sheffield United FC 2.
last (division two): 16 January 1971 Bolton Wanderers FC 2 Sheffield United FC 1.
Club honours Football League Division Two third place 1958-59 (42ᵃ); runners-up 1960-61 (41ᵃ), 1970-71 (24ᵃ);
Football League best: Division One fifth place 1961-62 (40ᵃ);

FA Cup best: semi-finals 1960-61 (7ᵃ);
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions Appointed a Member of the British Order, 1 January 2008
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 4½lbs [1959].

Source

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

England Career

Player number 758th player to appear for England. 77th goalkeeper to appear
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 311, 6 April 1957, England 2 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, London, aged 20 years 233 days.
Last match No. 345, 23 November 1960, England 5 Wales 1, a British Championship match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, London, aged 24 years 99 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1958 (provisional party);
British Championship
1956-57, 1960-61;
Team honours British Championship winners 1956-57, 1960-61;
Individual honours England U23 (seven appearances, 1956-58), England B (reserve, May 1957)
Distinctions Died ten days after Gerry Byrne.
Was Scotland's goalkeeping coach for the 1986-99 seasons.

Beyond England

Became the manager of Sheffield United FC's reserve team in January 1971, and then appointed as Gillingham FC's assistant manager on 19 November 1975, effective 1 December. He was at Birmingham City FC as a part-time coach in late-1981 and a goalkeeper coach at Coventry City FC at the same time. On 25 August 1986, Hodgkinson was appointed as a goalkeeper coach, under Andy Roxburgh, for Scotland's national side. In 1987, Living near Rugby 'he travels nearly 5,000 miles a month coaching the goalkeepers of clubs all over Britain, and is also coach to Scotland's international keepers.' After Scotland, Alan returned to the Midlands and used his experience at Ruhden & Diamonds FC, and then Oxford United FC before retiring on 30 August 2012. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.132./original newspaper reports


The Numbers
parties Apps Comp
Apps
starts sub reserve minutes GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
capt.
6 5 5 5 ▲0
▼0
1 450 5 90 min 5 0 0% none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
5 4 1 0 17 5 +12 0 0 3.40 1.00 90.0 +4

Match Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 3 0 0 12 3 +9 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +3
Away 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 0 0 2.50 1.00 75.0 +2

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 0 0 3.333 1.00 83.3 +2
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 0 0 3.333 1.00 83.3 +2
British Championship 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 3.50 1.00 100.0 +2

Tournament Record

World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1956-58 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 0 0 3.333 1.00 83.3 +2
WCP All 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 0 0 3.333 1.00 83.3 +2

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1956-57 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1960-61 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 3.50 1.00 100.0 +2

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
 WC 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 0 0 3.333 1.00 83.3 +2
 BC 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 3.50 1.00 100.0 +2
5 4 1 0 17 5 +12 0 0 3.40 1.00 90.0 +4

Match History

Age 20 under 23  
three appearances - Denmark September 1956, France October 1956, Scotland February 1957;
  
 Club: Sheffield United F.C. - five full appearances (450 min)

manager: Walter Winterbottom - five full appearances (450 min)x


apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

1 311 6 April 1957 - England 2 Scotland 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC HW   1
2 312 8 May 1957 - England 5 Republic of Ireland 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley

WCP
HW   1
3 313 15 May 1957 - Denmark 1 England 4
Idrætsparken, København
AW   1
4 314 19 May 1957 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1
Dalymount Park, Dublin
AD   1
   

B  
reserve - Romania & Czechoslovakia May 1957

Age 21 under 23  
two appearances - Romania October 1957, Wales April 1958.
England's selectors announced their forty-man squad from whom the final 22 would be selected, on 22 April 1958. Of the 18 players who were cut from the squad on 28 May, they included Alan Hodgkinson.

 
Age 22    
two appearances - Poland September 1958, Czechoslovakia October 1958.
 
Age 23
339 11 May 1960 - England 3 Yugoslavia 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD reserve
340 15 May 1960 - Spain 3 England 0, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid tour AL reserve
341 22 May 1960 - Hungary 2 England 0, Népstadion, Budapest AL

Age 24
5 345 23 November 1960 - England 5 Wales 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC HW 1
   

Age 25
355 4 April 1962 - England 3 Austria 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW reserve
   

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