Bill Dodgin Sr.

Bill Dodgin Sr.
Personal information
Full name William Dodgin
Date of birth 17 April 1909
Place of birth Gateshead, England
Date of death 16 October 1999(1999-10-16) (aged 90)
Playing position Wing-half
Youth career
Gateshead High Fell
Wallsend Boys Club
Kirkley & Waveney
Lowestoft Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930–1932 Huddersfield Town 10 (0)
1932–1934 Lincoln City 46 (1)
1934–1936 Charlton Athletic 29 (0)
1936–1937 Bristol Rovers 30 (1)
1937–1939 Clapton Orient 62 (1)
1939–1946 Southampton 0 (0)
Total 177 (3)
Teams managed
1946–1949 Southampton
1949–1953 Fulham
1953–1957 Brentford
1957–1958 Sampdoria
1969–1972 Bristol Rovers

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William "Bill" Dodgin (17 April 1909 – 16 October 1999) was an English football player.

Born in Gateshead, Dodgin played for Huddersfield Town, Lincoln City, Charlton Athletic, Bristol Rovers, Clapton Orient and Southampton, although his career was curtailed by the Second World War. During the War he worked at the aircraft factory in Hamble-le-Rice and played football for their works team Folland Aircraft.[1]

After retiring as a player, he became coach and then later manager of Southampton, before joining Fulham and then Brentford. He had a spell as a coach at Sampdoria, before returning home to manage his old club Bristol Rovers.

His son Bill Dodgin Jr. was also a football player and manager, who played under his father at Southampton and Fulham.


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