Bradley Hudson-Odoi

Bradley Hudson-Odoi (born 29 November 1988) is a Ghanaian footballer who last played as a striker for National League South side, Woking.

Bradley Hudson-Odoi
Personal information
Full name Bradley Hudson-Odoi[1]
Date of birth (1988-11-29) 29 November 1988 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
2001–2008 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Hereford United 16 (3)
2009Grays Athletic (loan) 11 (0)
2009–2010 Histon 19 (3)
2009Grays Athletic (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2011 Thurrock 2 (0)
2011–2012 Vasas 6 (0)
2013–2015 Metropolitan Police 65 (19)
2015–2016 Wealdstone 37 (11)
2016–2018 Sutton United 13 (2)
2016Maidstone United (loan) 4 (0)
2017Hampton & Richmond Borough (loan) 14 (6)
2017–2018Eastleigh (loan) 6 (0)
2018 Hampton & Richmond Borough 11 (2)
2018–2019 Wealdstone 17 (3)
2019 Woking 2 (0)
National team
2007 Ghana U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:05, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

BackgroundEdit

Born in Accra,[1] Hudson-Odoi is the son of former Hearts of Oak midfielder Bismark Odoi.[3][4] and the older brother of Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi.[5]

Club careerEdit

He joined Fulham at the age of 12 but never played for the first team.[6] He signed for Hereford United on 16 July 2008.[6] He made his debut for Hereford in a 2–1 defeat against Leyton Orient.[7]

In March 2009, Hudson-Odoi signed for Grays Athletic on an initial one-month loan with a view to a permanent deal after spending two weeks on trial with the Conference National club.[8] He made his debut on 7 March 2009 in the 2–1 home win over Altrincham, supplying Jamie Slabber with a cross to score Grays' second goal.[9] He joined Histon on a contract until January 2010 in August 2009.[10] He rejoined Grays on a month's loan on 27 November.[11] He rejoined Grays Athletic for a third time on 26 October 2010, before joining Conference South club Thurrock in December. After a stint abroad at Hungarian side Vasas, Bradley joined Metropolitan Police on trial, before signing a contract in January 2014.[12] Playing for Wealdstone in the 2015–16 season, Bradley was voted their player of the season. After the season ended, Wealdstone announced Bradley's departure for a team in the National League,[13] later announced as Sutton United.[14]

Hudson-Odoi made his first league appearance for Sutton as a substitute on their opening day defeat of the 2016–17 season to Solihull Moors on 6 August 2016, coming on for Roarie Deacon, before making his first full appearance and debut in a 2–0 win over Torquay United on 16 August. On his third appearance for Sutton, he scored his first league goal for the club and the winner in a 1–0 home victory over Dagenham & Redbridge on 29 August 2016 when he connected with Ross Stearn's cross and struck a half volley 11 minutes into the game.[15] On 10 November 2016 Hudson-Odoi joined Maidstone United on loan for one month.[16]

Hudson-Odoi appeared in Sutton's historic run to the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time ever, including a 3–1 victory over League One side and local rivals AFC Wimbledon in the third round on 17 January 2017,[17] and a 2–0 defeat to Premier League team Arsenal in the fifth round on 20 February.[18] On 23 February 2018, he was released by Sutton and signed for Hampton & Richmond Borough. On 22 May 2018, Hudson-Odoi returned to Wealdstone.[19] On 25 January 2019, Hudson-Odoi left Wealdstone after an injury hit season[20] and soon reunited with former manager, Alan Dowson at fellow National League South side, Woking.[21] However, just after featuring twice for the Surrey-based side, Hudson-Odoi opted to leave the club in February 2019.[22]

International careerEdit

He was part of the Ghana U20 squad for the 2007 Toulon Tournament.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 17 February 2019.
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hereford United 2008–09[23] League One 16 3 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 20 3
Grays Athletic (loan) 2008–09[23] Conference Premier 11 0 0 0 11 0
Histon 2009–10[24] Conference Premier 19 3 0 0 0 0 19 3
Grays Athletic (loan) 2009–10[24] Conference Premier 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Thurrock 2010–11[25] Conference South 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Vasas 2011–12[25] Nemzeti Bajnokság I 6 0 1 2 7 2
Metropolitan Police 2013–14[26] Isthmian League Premier Division 23 8 0 0 1[b] 0 24 8
2014–15[27] Isthmian League Premier Division 42 11 0 0 0 0 42 11
Total 65 19 0 0 1 0 66 19
Wealdstone 2015–16[28] National League South 37 11 5 2 2[c] 3 44 16
Sutton United 2016–17[25] National League 11 2 4 0 2[c] 0 17 2
2017–18[25] National League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 13 2 4 0 2 0 19 2
Maidstone United (loan) 2016–17[25] National League 4 0 4 0
Hampton & Richmond Borough (loan) 2017–18[25] National League South 14 6 0 0 0 0 14 6
Eastleigh (loan) 2017–18[25] National League 6 0 0 0 1[c] 0 7 0
Hampton & Richmond Borough 2017–18[25] National League South 11 2 0 0 4[d] 2 15 4
Wealdstone 2018–19[25][29][30] National League South 17 3 1 0 2[c] 0 20 3
Woking 2018–19[25] National League South 2 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 225 49 18 4 1 0 13 5 257 58
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Alan Turvey Trophy
  3. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  4. ^ Appearance(s) in National League South play-offs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Bradley Hudson-Odoi". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  2. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.
  3. ^ "Ghanaian Hudson-Odoi signs". VitalFootball.co.uk. 2008-07-02. Archived from the original on 2018-02-09. Retrieved 2009-03-07.
  4. ^ a b "Bradley gets Ghana call up". Ghana Football Association. 2006-10-20. Archived from the original on 2008-06-29. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  5. ^ "Friendly test for young Blues". Chelsea Official Site. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Hereford bring in two new faces". BBC Sport. 2008-07-16. Retrieved 2009-03-07.
  7. ^ "Leyton Orient 2–1 Hereford". BBC Sport. 2008-08-09. Retrieved 2009-03-07.
  8. ^ "Hudson-Odoi Joins Grays On Loan". Hereford United F.C. 2009-03-06. Archived from the original on 2009-03-10. Retrieved 2009-03-07.
  9. ^ "Grays 2–1 Altrincham". BBC Sport. 2009-03-07. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  10. ^ "Histon bolster attacking options". BBC Sport. 2009-08-08. Retrieved 2009-11-27.
  11. ^ "Grays net Histon striker on loan". BBC Sport. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2009-11-27.
  12. ^ http://nonleague.pitchero.com/news/the-met-put-a-contract-on-hudson-odoi-27917/
  13. ^ "Bradley Hudson-Odoi to leave Wealdstone". Wealdstone FC. 14 May 2016. Archived from the original on 21 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Latest News". Sutton United Football Club. 16 May 2016. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Sutton United 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 0". BBC Sport. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  16. ^ "Bradley Hudson-Odoi: Maidstone United sign Sutton forward on loan". BBC Sport. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  17. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 1–3 Sutton United". BBC. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  18. ^ "Sutton United 0–2 Arsenal". BBC. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-05-23. Retrieved 2018-05-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ https://www.wealdstone-fc.com/news-blog/player-news-hudson-odoi-departs
  21. ^ "Woking striker Hudson-Odoi 'excited' by link-up with old boss Dowson". Get Surrey. 1 February 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi reason for older brother quitting Woking after one month". Get Surrey. 25 February 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Bradley Hudson-Odoi in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Bradley Hudson-Odoi in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "B. Hudson-Odoi". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  26. ^ "Bradley Hudson-Odoi". Metropolitan Police Official Site. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  27. ^ "Bradley Hudson-Odoi". Metropolitan Police Official Site. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  28. ^ "Brad Hudson Profile". Aylesbury United FC. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  29. ^ "Report – Hungerford Town 1 – 2 Wealdstone". Wealdstone F.C. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  30. ^ "Report – Concord Rangers 2 – 3 Wealdstone". Wealdstone F.C. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2019.

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