Mark Hudson (footballer, born 1980)

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Mark Hudson
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Hudson playing for Grimsby Town in 2010
Personal information
Full name Mark Hudson
Date of birth (1980-10-24) 24 October 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Bishop Auckland, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Shildon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Middlesbrough 5 (0)
2002 Chesterfield (loan) 16 (1)
2002–2003 Carlisle United (loan) 15 (1)
2003–2005 Chesterfield 77 (8)
2005–2007 Huddersfield Town 61 (6)
2007–2009 Rotherham United 73 (14)
2009 Blackpool 0 (0)
2009 Gainsborough Trinity 8 (3)
2009–2011 Grimsby Town 56 (7)
2011–2012 Worksop Town 27 (4)
2012 Bradford Park Avenue 1 (0)
2012 West Auckland Town 15 (2)
2012 Ashington 5 (1)
2012 Sunderland RCA 7 (1)
2012– Shildon 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:15, 16 March 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Mark Hudson (born 24 October 1980) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Northern Football League side Shildon.

He has previously played for Middlesbrough, Chesterfield, Carlisle United, Huddersfield Town, Rotherham United, Blackpool, Gainsborough Trinity, Grimsby Town, Worksop Town, Bradford Park Avenue, West Auckland Town, Ashington and Sunderland RCA

Career[edit]

Middlesbrough[edit]

Born in Bishop Auckland, Hudson started his career at Middlesbrough where he moved up to the first team squad in 1999, making his debut in a memorable 1-0 win over Liverpool in December 2000.[1] However, he did not make a significant breakthrough into the Middlesbrough side, and made just six appearances in four years with the club. On 13 August 2002 he joined Chesterfield on a three month loan, making 19 appearances and scoring one goal against Northampton,[2] before returning to Middlesbrough on 17 November. Three days later he was sent out on loan again, this time to Carlisle United where he stayed for four months making 15 appearances and scoring one goal against Darlington.[3]

Chesterfield[edit]

On 21 March 2003, two days after he had returned from his loan spell with Carlisle, Hudson was sold to Chesterfield. He scored on his debut as a permanent Spireites player the following day in a 4–1 home win over Wycombe Wanderers. He played in central midfield with the club, making a total of 82 appearances and scoring eight goals in two years. In 2005 he was made club captain, and the club offered him a contract extension, but he rejected this in favour of screwing over the club and moving on a free.[4]

Huddersfield Town[edit]

Huddersfield Town snapped up Hudson on a free transfer on 28 June 2005. He made his debut on 8 August in a 2–1 defeat to Nottingham Forest. His first goal for the club was a direct free kick in a 2–1 away win over Bradford City on 10 October.

Hudson found it hard to cement a place in the Terriers' central midfield, as he was up against captain Jon Worthington and youngsters Adnan Ahmed and Michael Collins. By the end of the 2005–06 season, Town manager Peter Jackson, started putting him in a holding midfield role, and continued this into the following season. After several poor performances, Jackson put Hudson on the transfer list[5][dead link] and declared that he would never select Hudson or teammate Martin McIntosh again.[6][dead link] Jackson was dismissed from the managers' job, leading to Hudson's brief recall to the side under Andy Ritchie. In two years with the Terriers Hudson made 69 appearances, scoring six goals.

Rotherham United[edit]

Hudson joined Rotherham United on 15 June 2007. He made his debut on 20 October in a 3–1 home win over Morecambe. His first goal came in his third game for the Millers, a 2–1 home win over Grimsby Town on 3 November. He made 33 appearances in the 2007–08 season, scoring nine goals. In the 2008–09 season he was a regular in the side, making 50 appearances and scoring six goals.

Blackpool[edit]

On 10 August 2009 Hudson signed for Championship side Blackpool on a non-contract basis with Adam Nowland.[7] The following day he played in the Seasiders 2–1 victory over Crewe Alexandra in the first round of the 2009–10 League Cup. Two days later they were both released.[8]

Gainsborough Trinity[edit]

Hudson signed for Conference North side Gainsborough Trinity on 26 September, dropping four leagues down from his last club. He became the first new signing for manager Brian Little.[9] He made his debut in the FA Cup second qualifying round tie with Market Drayton Town. He made his league debut the following week, scoring in a 2–2 draw with Fleetwood Town. On 28 October, Hudson was allowed to join Grimsby Town on trial and also turn out for the club's reserves in a 5–3 victory over the Lincoln City second string at Sincil Bank. [10]

Grimsby Town[edit]

Hudson signed for Grimsby Town on 26 November 2009, after completing a successful trial period. After appearing on the bench as an unused substitute in every game prior, he eventually made his debut for the club on 6 February 2010 in the 1–0 home defeat against Notts County, albeit is a 75th minute replacement for Tommy Wright.[11] Hudson and Grimsby suffered relegation from the Football League. Following the conclusion of the 2010-2011 season in the Conference National Hudson was released by Grimsby Town.

Worksop Town[edit]

On 30 July Hudson joined Conference National side Alfreton Town on trial.[12] On 9 August 2011 he signed a one year deal with Worksop Town.[13]

Bradford Park Avenue[edit]

On 15 March 2012 Hudson moved to Worksop's Northern Premier League rivals Bradford Park Avenue in order to help with the club's promotion bid. Hudson stated though he had enjoyed his time at Worksop, they were only in mid table and didn't have a chance of winning promotion to the Conference North.[14]

Northern League[edit]

A week after signing for Bradford Park Avenue, Hudson signed with West Auckland Town, which is where he remained until the end of the 2011-12 season. In July 2012 he signed for Ashington. In September 2012 he had a brief spell with Sunderland RCA before joining Shildon a month later.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance
Club Season League Level League FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Middlesbrough 1999–00 FA Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000–01 FA Premier League 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2001–02 FA Premier League 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2002–03 FA Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chesterfield (loan) 2002–03 League One 3 16 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 19 1
Carlisle United (loan) 2003–04 League Two 4 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
Chesterfield 2003–04 League One 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
2004–05 League One 3 34 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 36 4
Huddersfield Town 2005–06 League One 3 31 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 35 3
2006–07 League One 3 32 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 35 3
Rotherham United 2007–08 League Two 4 32 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 34 8
2008–09 League Two 4 43 5 1 0 2 0 3 1 50 8
Blackpool 2009–10 Championship 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Gainsborough Trinity 2009–10 Conference North 6 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 3
Grimsby Town 2009–10 League Two 4 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1

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