Alan Hudson

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Alan Hudson
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Surname Alan Anthony Hudson
birthday June 21, 1951
place of birth ChelseaEngland
position midfield player
Years station Games (goals) 1
1968-1974 Chelsea FC 145 (10)
1974-1976 Stoke City 105 0(9)
1976-1988 Arsenal FC 36 0(0)
1979-1983 Seattle Sounders 109 0(2)
1983 Hércules Alicante
1983-1984 Chelsea FC 0 0(0)
1984-1985 Stoke City 39 0(0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1975 England 2 ( 00)
1 Only league games are given.

Alan Anthony Hudson (born June 21, 1951 in Chelsea ) is a former English football player .

life and career

Hudson was known to be a very talented midfielder. One of the strengths was a good overview of the game and the ability to act equally well with both feet. His weaknesses were his temperament, which was often not to be tamed, and his vulnerability to injury. Growing up in London , he initially played in the youth team at Fulham before playing for Chelsea . On February 1, 1969, Hudson made his competitive debut for the "Blues". He was also the playmaker of the team that won the FA Cup in 1970 and the European Cup Winners' Cup a year later . After Chelsea FC's financial problems, he moved to Stoke City in 1974 for £ 240,000 .

During his time with the "Potters" he reached his footballing zenith. During this time, the director was called up twice for the English national football team . He made his debut for England in 1975 in a friendly against the then world champions Germany . Hudson made his second game against Cyprus . After Stoke City , like its former club Chelsea , struggled with economic difficulties, Hudson moved the club to Arsenal FC . The Gunners paid £ 200,000 for the new addition. After only two years, the Englishman went to North America to join the Seattle Sounders . The fee was £ 100,000. After four years in the USA , he went back to Europe to Hércules Alicante ; the Spaniards had the Englishman under contract for just under a year. In the years 1983 to 1984 he was employed again at Chelsea, but without playing a game, especially since constant injuries were not conducive to his ability to work. The last stop was an ex-club again. From 1984 to 1985 Hudson played at Stoke City.

After his retirement, Hudson hit the headlines again due to alcohol abuse, personal bankruptcy and a serious car accident. The former professional athlete has had problems walking since his car accident. Since June 2006 he has been working for the Cypriot radio station Radio Napa , where he commented on the games for the 2006 World Cup .


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