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Roy Hodgson Bio Details
Date of birth
Croydon, London, England, UK
Footballer (1965 - 1976)
PE Teacher (1970 (ca.) - 1975 (ca.))
Football Club Manager (1976)
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.
Roy Hodgson Siblings
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Roy Hodgson's wife is Sheila Hodgson
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Roy Hodgson's sister is Maureen Hodgson