Richard Hodgson

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Richard Hodgson
Personal information
Full name Richard Hodgson
Date of birth (1979-10-01) 1 October 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfield
Club information
Current team
Sunderland Nissan
Youth career
–1996 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
2000 Scunthorpe United 1 (0)
2000–2003 Darlington 98 (6)
2003–2004 Farnborough Town 33 (9)
2004 Stevenage Borough 6 (0)
2004 Forest Green Rovers (loan) 7 (1)
2004 Crawley Town 0 (0)
2004–2005 Cambridge United 10 (2)
2005 Crawley Town 4 (0)
2005 Carshalton Athletic
2005–2006 Gravesend & Northfleet 4 (0)
2006–2007 Farnborough Town
2007 Blyth Spartans
2007– Sunderland Nissan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Richard Hodgson (born 1 October 1979 in Sunderland) is an English former professional footballer. He currently plays for Sunderland Nissan.

Hodgson began his career as a trainee with Nottingham Forest, turning professional in October 1996. He was released in March 2000, having failed to break into the first team, and joined Scunthorpe United on non-contract terms. His league debut came on 11 March 2000 in Scunthorpe's 3-0 defeat at home to Cambridge United. However, Hodgson was replaced by Wayne Graves at half-time and did not feature for Scunthorpe again.

In August 2000 Hodgson joined Darlington, making over 100 first team appearances before joining Farnborough Town on a free transfer in August 2003.[1] He had a two-day trial with Bristol Rovers in December 2003.[2] He moved to Stevenage Borough in March 2004,[3] but struggled to establish himself. He joined Forest Green Rovers on loan in August 2004 and in October 2004 moved to Crawley Town.[4] However he was with Crawley for only 48 hours before moving to League Two side Cambridge United on a free transfer.[5] He left Cambridge in January 2005 [6] and played in Malaysia for Pahang.

In June 2005, Hodgson re-joined Crawley Town.[7] Later that year he joined Carshalton Athletic, moving to Gravesend & Northfleet in December 2005[8] until his release at the end of the season.[9]

He subsequently returned to Farnborough, but when work commitments led to a move back to his native north-east, he joined Blyth Spartans in March 2007.[10]

He moved to Sunderland Nissan early in the 2007-08 season.

He signed for Whitley Bay FC for the 2008/10 season


Signed for Bedlington Terriers in the Northern League Division 1 2010/11 Season

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