Roy Hodgson Bio Details

Full name

Roy Hodgson





Date of birth

9 Aug 1947

Birth place

Croydon, London, England, UK


Footballer (1965 - 1976)

PE Teacher (1970 (ca.) - 1975 (ca.))

Football Club Manager (1976)

England National Football Team Manager (2012)


John Ruskin Grammar School, Croydon, London, England, United Kingdom

Halmstad, Sweden. 1976-1980

Roy Hodgson started is managerial career in Sweden having played football for a number of non league clubs while training to become a coach in the UK.  Halmsted won the league championship twice under Roy's management, the first win being in 1976 when Hodgson brought the team up from bottom of the league.

Bristol City, 1980 - 1982

Hodgson was first the assistant manager and then, for a short time, manager at Bristol City in the early 1980s.  The club suffered major financial problems at this time which stifled opportunities to develop the team.

A return to Sweden, 1985

From 1985, Hodgson spent 4 years managing Malmo, another Swedish team, which he lead to 5 consecutive league championships. 

Neuchatel Xamax, Switzerland, 1990-1992

Hodgson moved to Switzerland in 1990 where he managed Neuchatel Xamax.

Managing a National team

In 1992, Hodgson became the manager of the Switzerland National team and in 1994 lead them into their first world cup competition since 1966.  Hodgson remained in the job until 1995.  At their peak while managed by Hodgson, Switzerland were rated the third best international side in the world, according to the FIFA World Rankings.

2 years with Inter Milan

Hodgson managed the italian team Inter Milan between 1995 and 1997.

Returning to the UK, Manager of Fulham

Hodgson took over as Manager of Fulham at the end of 2007 and lead them from being positioned near bottom of the league table to 7th place the following season.  This secured a place for the team to compete in the UEFA Europa League.  On 29 April 2010, Hodgson guided Fulham to their first major European final in their 130-year history.

LMA Manager of the Year

Following Hodgson's successful management of Fulham, he was voted the LMA's Manager of the year in 2010.

Manager at Liverpool FC

Hodgson moved to Liverpool FC in July 2010, but after an unsuccessful start to the season he left in January 2011 by mutual consent.

West Bromwhich Albion, 2011-2012

At tenth place, West Brom achieved their highest finish in the league since 1981 under Hodgson's management .

Manager of the England National Team, 2012

Roy Hodgson was the only candidate approached regarding the position of England Manager when it became available in 2012.  Under his management, England have risen to 3rd position on the FIFA world rankings, their highest ever position since rankings were introduced in 1992.

Relationship History

Sheila Hodgson


2 children together

Sep 1971

Roy Hodgson Children

Chris Hodgson


Chris Hodgson

with Sheila Hodgson

Michael Hogson


Michael Hogson

with Sheila Hodgson

Roy Hodgson Siblings

Maureen Hodgson


Roy Hodgson Family

Roy Hodgson's parents:

Roy Hodgson's father is Bill Hodgson Roy Hodgson's mother is Kathleen Hodgson

Roy Hodgson's children:

Roy Hodgson's son is Chris Hodgson Roy Hodgson's son is Michael Hogson

Roy Hodgson's current partners:

Roy Hodgson's wife is Sheila Hodgson

Roy Hodgson's siblings:

Roy Hodgson's sister is Maureen Hodgson

Roy Hodgson FameChain Links

England FIFA World Cup Football Team - 2014

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