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Gordon Hodgson

Gordon Hodgson
Gordon Hodgson in 1926
Personal information
Full nameGordon Hodgson
Date of birth16 April 1904
Place of birthJohannesburg, South Africa
Date of death14 June 1951(age 47)
Place of deathStoke-on-Trent, England
Height5 ft 9 in
Playing positionForward

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Gordon Hodgson (16 April 1904 14 June 1951) was a South African-born English sportsman, being best known for as a striker for Liverpool and also a first-class cricketer for Lancashire, he also excelled at baseball.

Moving to England in 1925, later that year he signed with Liverpool, where he would spend the next eleven years. Scoring 233 goals in 358 league games, he would make himself a legend at the club, scoring more hat-tricks for the Reds than anyone else. He transferred to Aston Villa in 1936, before he moved on to Leeds United the following year. His playing career was ended by World War II in 1939. Scoring 295 goals in 468 games in the Football League, he also won himself three England caps.

He was appointed Port Vale manager in 1946, a position he would hold until his death five years later.

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