John Coddington

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John Coddington
Personal information
Full name John William Coddington
Date of birth (1937-12-16) 16 December 1937 (age 77)
Place of birth Worksop, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Centre half
Youth career
1953–1955 Huddersfield Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1967 Huddersfield Town 332 (17)
1967–1970 Blackburn Rovers 73 (3)
1970–1971 Stockport County 52 (0)
Great Harwood Town
1972–1973 Drogheda United ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John William Coddington (born 16 December 1937 in Worksop) is a former professional footballer who played as a centre half in the Football League for Huddersfield Town, Blackburn Rovers and Stockport County.[2] He played most of his career with Huddersfield Town, spending 14 years at Leeds Road between 1953 and 1967, before joining Blackburn Rovers and then Stockport County.

Coddington along with ex Huddersfield player Les Massie signed for Drogheda United in January 1973 and made his League of Ireland debut on the 4th of February at Lourdes Stadium [1].

He later worked as a coach at Bradford City and Middlesbrough.[3]


  1. ^ Soccer Who's Who compiled by Maurice Golesworthy The Sportsmans Book Club 1965
  2. ^ "John Coddington". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 15 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Vote for your favourite legend". Huddersfield Daily Examner. 30 August 2005. Retrieved 15 October 2009. 

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