Bill Dodgin Sr.

Bill Dodgin Sr.
Personal information
Full name William Dodgin[1]
Date of birth 17 April 1909
Place of birth Gateshead, England
Date of death 16 October 1999(1999-10-16) (aged 90)
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Gateshead High Fell
Wallsend Boys Club
Kirkley & Waveney
Lowestoft Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–1932 Huddersfield Town 10 (0)
1932–1934 Lincoln City 46 (1)
1934–1936 Charlton Athletic 29 (0)
1936–1937 Bristol Rovers 30 (1)
1937–1939 Clapton Orient 62 (1)
1939–1946 Southampton 0 (0)
Total 177 (3)
Teams managed
1946–1949 Southampton
1949–1953 Fulham
1953–1957 Brentford
1957–1958 Sampdoria
0000–1961 Yiewsley
1969–1972 Bristol Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William Dodgin (17 April 1909 – 16 October 1999) was an English professional football left half, manager and coach.

Football career

Dodgin played in the Football League, most notably for Clapton Orient and Lincoln City and after retiring, he turned to management with Southampton, Fulham, Brentford and Sampdoria.[1][2][3] Dodgin later served former club Bristol Rovers as a coach, scout and manager.[4] His final job in football was as chief scout at Eastville and he retired from football in 1981.[4]

Personal life

Dodgin's son Bill was also a footballer and played under his father at Southampton and Fulham.[5] Prior to turning professional with Huddersfield Town in 1928, he worked as a miner.[4] During the Second World War he worked at an aircraft factory in Hamble-le-Rice and played football for their works team Folland Aircraft.[6] While manager of Yiewsley, he ran a tobacconists and sweet shop in Byfleet.[4]

Honours

  • Bell's Merit Award[4]

Career statistics

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Huddersfield Town 1930–31[7] Football League First Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
1931–32[7] 4 0 0 0 4 0
1932–33[7] 5 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 10 0 0 0 10 0

References

  1. 1 2 Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 83. ISBN 190589161X.
  2. "The Lincoln City FC Archive". Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  3. "Bill Dodgin 1949–1953 | Fulham Football Club". www.fulhamfc.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 Haynes, Graham; Coumbe, Frank (2006). Timeless Bees: Brentford F.C. Who's Who 1920–2006. Harefield: Yore Publications. pp. 177–178. ISBN 978-0955294914.
  5. "Bill Dodgin Junior 1968–1972 | Fulham Football Club". www.fulhamfc.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  6. "Albie Roles: An Appreciation". Southampton FC. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  7. 1 2 3 Bill Dodgin Sr. profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)


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