John Hodge (English footballer)
|Date of birth||1 April 1969|
|Place of birth||Ormskirk, England|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|2000||→ Northampton Town (loan)||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
John Hodge (born 1 April 1969) is a right winger who earned cult status at Gillingham. He was regarded as a supersub, coming on late in games to create chances and take on tiring opposition left-backs.
He went on trial with Manchester United from November 1989 to December 1989. He joined Gillingham in July 1998. His only league goal was a second-half injury-time equaliser against Macclesfield on 3 October 1998. He was regarded as a 'supersub', coming off the substitute's bench to often devastating effect - including setting up Robert Taylor for a last-minute goal against Fulham on 28 November 1998, and Andy Thomson for a 100th-minute winner against Walsall in a FA Cup replay on 8 January 2000.
He was the only Gillingham player to successfully convert a penalty in their 3-1 penalty shoot-out defeat to Manchester City in the 1998/99 Division Two Play-off final. Hodge was signed by Kidderminster Harriers in January 2003.
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