8 December on 80-m to year of life died former England goalkeeper and «Sheffield United» Alan Hodgkinson, reports The Star.
Alan Hodgkinson defended gate «Sheffield United» in the years 1954-71. Conducted 576 appearances for the club.
In 1957-60, he played five matches in the national team of England. He was a member of two world Championships – in 1958 and 1962. On the margins of Sweden, and Chile he’s not spent a single match.
At the world championship in 1962 Alan was Hodgkinson changer Ron Springett.
At the end of his playing career he was a goalkeeping coach at many British clubs, including «Glasgow Rangers», «Everton», «Aston Villa», «Manchester city».
In 2008 Alan Hodgkinson became a knight of the Order of the British Empire.