David Hoggan (footballer)

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David Hoggan
Personal information
Full name David Matthew Hoggan
Date of birth (1961-08-10) 10 August 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Stenhousemuir, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1968–1979 Tynecastle FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1983 Bolton Wanderers 93 (11)
1983–1986 Pittsburgh Spirit (indoor) 101 (71)
1986–1988 Wichita Wings (indoor) 83 (51)
1988–1990 Tacoma Stars (indoor) 108 (62)
1990–1992 Cleveland Crunch (indoor) 59 (23)
1992–1994 Buffalo Blizzard (indoor) 63 (53)
1994–1998 Seattle Sounders
1994–1995 Detroit Rockers (indoor) 28 (27)
1995–1996 Wichita Wings (indoor) 6 (2)
Teams managed
1992–1993 Buffalo Blizzard (assistant)
2001 Seattle Sounders (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Matthew "Hoggy" Hoggan (born 10 August 1961 in Stenhousemuir, Scotland) is a retired Scottish professional footballer. He spent four seasons in England with the Bolton Wanderers before moving to the United States. He then spent nearly thirteen seasons in various indoor leagues and five with the Seattle Sounders.

Club career[edit]

Hoggan, grandson of Matthew Hoggan, an early twentieth-century Scottish international, grew up in Tynecastle where he learned to play with the Tynecastle FC youth club. He began his professional career in 1979. That year, at the age of sixteen, Hoggan signed with the Bolton Wanderers. He gained his first-team debut on 16 April 1980. In 1983, the Wanders dropped to the third division and he left Britain for the United States where he signed with the Pittsburgh Spirit in the Major Indoor Soccer League. In his first year with the Spirit, he scored 35 goals. On 4 February 1986, the Spirit sold Hoggan's contract to the Wichita Wings.[1] On 20 September 1988, Hoggan signed a two-year contract with the Tacoma Stars.[2] In January 1989, Hoggan suffered a season-ending injury when he broke a vertebra in his neck in an auto accident.[3] He returned for the 1989–1990 season. In January 1990, he was selected for the All Star Game. However, he was kicked off the All Star team when the Stars suspended him for thirty days after he refused to play in a 10 February 1990 victory over the Wings. The Stars then unsuccessfully attempted to trade him to the San Diego Sockers before sending him to the Cleveland Crunch in exchange for Pato Margetic on 9 March 1990.[4] Hoggan was a critical part of the Crunch's drive to the 1991 MISL championship series where the team fell to the Sockers. In the fall of 1991, he signed a two-year contract with the Crunch and was named team captain. While the Crunch made the playoffs at the end of the season, they fell in the first round to the Dallas Sidekicks. During the off-season, Hoggan moved to the Buffalo Blizzard of the National Professional Soccer League. On 23 January 1993, the league suspended Hoggan for two games after he assaulted Cleveland Crunch owner George Hoffman over money owed to Hoggan by the Crunch.[5] In April 1994, the Las Vegas Dustdevils of the Continental Indoor Soccer League, a summer indoor league, drafted Hoggan in the fourth round of the league's first draft, but Hoggan instead returned to outdoor soccer with the expansion Seattle Sounders of the American Professional Soccer League.[6] He was a second-team APSL All Star. In the fall of 1994, Hoggan returned to the Blizzard for the 1994–1995 NPSL season, but was sent to the Detroit Rockers some time during the season. In 1995, Hoggan returned to the Sounders who won the league championship. He then had arthroscopic surgery which put out of action for the beginning of the 1995–1996 NPSL season. The Rockers then sold his rights to the Chicago Power, but Hoggan never played for the Power before the team sent him to the Wichita Wings in March 1996.[7][8] He retired at the end of the season, but returned to play for the Sounders in August 1996.[9] This year, the Sounders repeated as league champion. Hoggan played two more seasons in Seattle before retiring permanently after the 1998 season.

National team[edit]

Hoggan was a school boy international with the Scottish U-21 and U-23 teams.

Coaching[edit]

When Hoggan moved to the Buffalo Blizzard in 1992, he served as both an assistant coach as well as player. In 2001, he was an assistant coach with the Sounders. Currently "Hoggy" has started a new club called Tynecastle International Football Club located in Everett, Washington. Hoggy is the head coach of the boys U-16 and girls U-16. Hoggy has also taken Highline Heat 89' to the Washington State Championship as well as Dallas Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ SPIRIT AND FORCE ARE OPPOSITES, EXCEPT IN THE STANDINGS Akron Beacon Journal (OH) – Wednesday, 5 February 1986
  2. ^ TACOMA STARS SIGN MIDFIELDER-FORWARD THE SEATTLE TIMES – Friday, 30 September 1988
  3. ^ INJURY TO KEEP STARS' HOGGAN OUT FOR SEASON THE SEATTLE TIMES – Thursday, 26 January 1989
  4. ^ BRIEFLY THE SEATTLE TIMES – Saturday, 10 March 1990
  5. ^ HOGGAN SUSPENDED BY NPSL EX-CRUNCH PLAYER DRAWS PUNISHMENT AFTER CONFRONTING TEAM OWNER Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio) – Saturday, 23 January 1993
  6. ^ 1994 Seattle Sounders roster
  7. ^ HOGGAN EXPECTED TO GIVE WINGS A LIFT Wichita Eagle, The (KS) – Friday, 8 March 1996
  8. ^ NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE FINAL OFFICIAL STATISTICS – 1995–1996
  9. ^ SEATTLE SOUNDERS: HOGGAN'S RETURN SPARKS SOUNDERS TO WIN The News Tribune – Sunday, 18 August 1996

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