Hudson, Geoff

Birth Date

14th October 1931





Biographical Text

Previously with Bradford (Park Avenue) and Bradford City, right-back Geoff Hudson played for Exeter City during 1961/62 having signed from Halifax Town. He left to join Crewe Alexandra and later played for Gillingham and Lincoln City.

Geoff commenced his career as a junior with Bradford (Park Avenue) before winning a full contract in December 1949 and going on to make 95 league appearances in an eight-year stay. Switching across town in February 1957, he signed for Bradford City where he added 34 league appearances before another short move to Halifax Town in August 1959.

Remaining at the Shay for two seasons, and having 52 league outings, Geoff arrived at Exeter City on a free transfer in July 1961. Starting with the opening fixture of the season against Mansfield Town, he quickly established himself in the right-back position and only missed three league games all season. 

Allowed to leave at the end of the campaign, Geoff linked-up with Crewe Alexandra in July 1962 for whom he played just one league game before a more successful move to Gillingham in July 1963 where he clocked-up 81 appearances. Playing his last league football for Lincoln City during the 1965/66 season, Geoff spent the following campaign with Rotherham United without making a first-team appearance. 

He later coached in Ugandan club football with great success and died in Barnsley in December 2015 at the age of 84.





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