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1919-29 - The Twenties
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Hodgkinson: Edwin (Eddie)

1946-1948 (Player Details)

Right Half

Born: Ilkeston: 27-11-1920

Debut: Manchester United (h): 08-04-1947

58 11st 8lb (1948)

A keep-fit fanatic, Hodgkinson was signed from junior football in December 1946 after being posted to Beckett's Park while on Army Service. Upon leaving the services he worked his way into the Leeds Reserve team and became a regular. He made his debut in the return Easter fixture of the 1946-47 season, with Leeds already doomed to relegation from the First Division and nothing but pride to play for. They were beaten in both the Easter games by their Mancunian rivals, who finished as runners-up to Liverpool by one point but in his second game United were humiliated 4-1 at Goodison Park by a team who could only finish tenth. He played his third and final League appearance at Elland Road in a rare 2-1 triumph, over Millwall on 22nd November 1947, before Leeds signed Jim Bullions from Derby County and he became the regular right-half for the rest of the season. During his days at Elland Road he ran a youth club in Mansfield. He moved to Halifax Town on a free-transfer in July 1948 after the Shaymen beat Mansfield Town, Stockport County and Bournemouth for his signature. He scored twice in thirteen games for Town before being released in June 1950. He died in Mansfield in October 2004.

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