Cyril Hodges
Cyril Hodges

Cyril Hodges

Versatile outside-left Cyril Hodges played in Arsenal's first post-war League match at Highbury.

Initially with Eton Manor, he was a PT instructor in the Army during the war and played for Arsenal as an amateur before turning professional in April 1945.

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Name Cyril Hodges
Arsenal Career 1944 - 1946
Position: Striker
Appearances 2 (2 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 0

He made two First Division appearances for the Gunners prior to joining Brighton in October 1946 but a knee injury soon ended his League career.

Joining Haywards Heath as player-coach, he helped them twice win the Sussex League title and later rejoined Brighton as trainer-coach for 11 years until December 1968.

He resided in Brighton until his death in September 1979. (With thanks to Leigh Edwards)