Roy Hodgson Biography
|Date of Birth:||1947 , August-9|
|Age:||71 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United Kingdom|
|Height:||5 Feet 6 Inch|
|Working For||England (manager)|
|Education||John Ruskin Grammar school|
Roy Hodgson, an English former footballer and the manager of the England national football team was born in Croydon, Surrey (9 August 1947).Hodgson father , originally from Walton , Liverpool worked in a chemical factory and his mother was a baker in a town. His family lived in the building where Steve Kember , one of Hodgson”s schoolmates at John Ruskin Grammar school. They two played the school football team, a side which also included Lennie Lawrence. Bob Houghton, joined the school in the sixth form.
Hodgson has managed sixteen different teams in the eight countries and guided Nation Switzerland's team to the the last 16 of the 1994 Cup and qualification for Euro 1996.He was never able to break into the first man team although was a moderately successful youth with crystal palace. At the age of 23, he completed training to become a fully qualified Coach and then joined Maidstone United, where he played and also served as assistant manager to BOB Houghton. He managed the Finland team,guiding them to the highest ever FIFA ranking of 33rd place for the first time in their history. Many notable club sides that he has coached includes Inter Milan, Blackburn Rovers, Malmo FF, Grasshoppers, FC Copenhagen, Udinise, Fulham, Liverpool and Bromwich Albion. He served at the European Championships and was also a member of the FIFA technical study group at the 2006 World Cup. On 1 May 2012, Hodgson was appointed as manager of the England national team and officially assumed duty on 14 May.
Marriage, affairs and personal details
Hodgson, married to wife Sheila, have one son called Christopher.he has avery proper height and body build up with suitable weight. He is a fan of the authors Sebastian Faulks, John Upkide, Philip Roth and Saul Bellow. Hodgson is a multilingual: along with his Native language (English), he knows Norwegian, Swedish, German , Italian, Danish, French and Finnish, and speaks so fluently.
Hodgson has stated his great admiration for Nelson Mandela and coached a World XI team in a charity football event in Mandella’s honour ( August 1999) although he played for Berea park in South Africa’s white-only National Football League during 1970’s.Hodgson stated that “he only played in south Africa for footballing reasons, as his team mates at the club as played in South Africa and not because of a political belief” in the appointment as the manager of the England’s national team in May 2012.
Awards, achievements and Salary
During his Managerial carrier he succeeded his team Halmstads BK win 2 Allsvenskan , once in 1976 and in 1979. His managerial team Örebro SK won Division 2 North in 1984. Later he managed Malmö FF to win Allsvenskan in 1985,1986,1987,1988,1989 continuosly. He also managed Inter Milan and stood runner up in 1997’s UEFA Cup . His managerial team Copenhagen won Danish Superliga (2000-2001) and Danish Super Cup in 2001. Recently his team Fulham stood Runner-up in 2010. He has been so successful that he was awarded as LMA Manager of the Year in 2010 and Knight, First Class of the Order of the lion of Finland in 2012.