Lee Hodson
Lee Hodson
Lee Hodson
● Lee Hodson, 2021 (SPO)

probably born in Scotland

Lee James Stephen Hodson was born on Wednesday, 2nd October, 1991, in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

The 5' 8½ (11st 7lbs) defender temporarily transferred to Ian McCall's Thistle on Friday, 12th August, 2022, from his parent club, Kilmarnock.

Aged 30, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 13th August, 2022, in a 3-2 defeat away to Queen's Park in the SPFL Championship.

He scored his only goal for Thistle on Tuesday, 25th October, 2022, in a 4-2 defeat away to Ayr United in the SPFL Championship.

He played his last game for the club on Friday, 26th May, 2023, in a 5-0 win away to Ayr United in the SPFL Premiership play-offs, having appeared for the Jags on 30 occasions.

At September, 2023, Lee's club-list included Watford, Brentford, Milton Keynes Dons, Kilmarnock, Rangers, St Mirren, Gillingham, Hamilton Academical, Partick Thistle and Eastleigh.

Bio Extra

A defender who plays primarily as a right-back, but has had spells at left back and as a wingback during his career. Although born in England, Hodson was eligible to play for Northern Ireland through his Belfastian grandmother and represented them at youth, under-19 and under-21 levels. In November 2010 was called up to the senior Northern Ireland team for the first time, playing in a friendly match against Morocco. Later that season, Hodson played all of Northern Ireland's matches in the Nations Cup. In 2011–12, Hodson played his first games in the UEFA European Football Championships, in Northern Ireland's qualifiers against Estonia and Italy. He was named in the Northern Ireland squad for the EURO 2016 when his squad made it out of the group stage, although he did not make a tournament appearance.

Aged 17, he made his first team debut for Watford in May 2009 against Derby County, before playing in the majority of Watford's games in the 2009–10 season, during which he earned a three-year professional contract. On 22 November 2012, Hodson joined Brentford on loan until early January. Hodson extended his loan with Brentford on 8 January 2013 until the end of the 2012–13 season. On 20 July 2013, Hodson joined Milton Keynes Dons on a one-year contract, with the option of another year. On 29 May 2015, Hodson signed a new two-year contract. On 1 February 2016, Hodson signed for Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock on loan until the end of the 2015–16 season. On 29 June 2016, Hodson joined Scottish Premiership side Rangers on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut for the club in a League Cup match against Annan Athletic on 19 July 2016. On 3 December 2016, he scored his first goal for the club, against Aberdeen, in a 2–1 victory at Ibrox Stadium.

On 20 August 2018, Hodson joined Scottish Premiership side St Mirren on loan on a season-long loan deal. On 8 June 2019, Hodson joined League One side Gillingham on a two-year contract. After limited appearances for Gillingham, Hodson rejoined St Mirren on loan in January 2020, until the end of the season. He signed on loan for Hamilton Academical on 10 August 2020. He scored his first goal for Hamilton in a 3–0 win over Motherwell on 2 January 2021. On 3 September 2021, Hodson signed a one-year deal with Kilmarnock, who had been relegated into the Scottish Championship at the end of 2020–21 season. He played 21 times for Kilmarnock that term, helping the club win the championship and bounce-back to the Premiership at the first time of asking.

Proved to be a decent utility player during his season at Thistle, performing at full-back, in central defence and midfield. On 30 June 2023, Hodson signed for National League club Eastleigh.


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