Hodge, Jack


Plymouth, Devon 1906



Biographical Text

John 'Jack' Hodge was a wartime guest player for Exeter City during 1944/45 when, as the situation eased, a number of games were organised to constitute the first football played by the club since 1939. He had previously been with Plymouth Argyle and Bristol City.  

Jack commenced his career with Plymouth Argyle in 1933 before switching to Bristol City in 1934 where he was to make his Football League debut. Featuring in more than sixty league games for the Ashton Gate club, he later played for Luton Town before seeing out the 1930s in non-league football with Colchester United and Hereford. 

Working in Devonport dockyard during the war, Jack briefly guested for Torquay United as well as Exeter City before briefly returning to Plymouth Argyle during the 1945/46 season.

Jack died in March 1996.



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