David Hogwood – The Arsenal Obituary 2023

David Hogwood

David was born on 22 January 1944 in Islington, he started his career at Arsenal with the youth side, appearing in the semi-final and final of the London Minor FA Challenge Cup in 1960/61 – his only two games for the club.

Following a stint at Wembley, the telephone engineer moved to Hendon in the summer of 1962. Hogwood become a key member of their 1960s side that won the FA Amateur Cup, Isthmian League title, two London Senior Cups and two Middlesex Senior Cups. He played for Hendon at Highbury in the 1965 FA Amateur Cup semi-final against Finchley.

A highly rated full back he won seven England amateur international caps, was often tracked by league clubs such as Watford, and also represented Middlesex at County level.

In 1971 David joined St Albans City returning to Hendon in 1974. After 440 appearances and 24 goals he became manager of the club in 1977-78.

He passed away in early January 2023 aged 78.


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1 thought on “David Hogwood – The Arsenal Obituary 2023”

  1. Dave was reserve team manager when I was a player at Hendon. A lovely man, with a great sense of humour who led us to a lot of success. I have very fond memories of Dave but had no idea he’d played for The Arsenal as he was very modest about his own achievements. RIP & God bless.

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