Hudson, Geoffrey

Birth Date

14th October 1931





Biographical Text

Previously with Bradford (Park Avenue) and Bradford City, Geoff Hudson played for Exeter City between 1959 and 1962 having signed from Halifax Town. He left to join Crewe Alexandra and later played for Gillingham and Lincoln City.

He commenced his career as a junior with Bradford Park Avenue winning a full contract in December 1949. In the eight years with the club, he was to feature 95 times in their league side. Making the short move to Bradford City in February 1957, he added a further 34 league appearances. Hudson then signed for Halifax Town in August 1959 and stayed for two seasons making 52 league outings.

He signed for Exeter City on a free transfer in July 1962. In what proved to be a poor season for the club, Hudson was one of the few players to show any consistency and only missed three games after, making his debut against Mansfield Town.

He was allowed to leave on a free transfer and linked up with Crewe Alexandra in July 1962, but in contrast to his season at St James’ Park he only played one league game. Moving on to Gillingham in July 1963, Hudson scored once in 81 league games, staying at Priestfield for two seasons. His next stop was Lincoln City whom he signed for in May 1965. At the end of one season with the Red Imps, during which time he featured 33 times in their league team, he left to sign for Rotherham United where he never made a first team appearance. He later coached in Ugandan club football with great success.

 Geoff died in Barnsley in December 2015 at the age of 84.





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