Focus On; Trevor Hockey

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Trevor Hockey had been discovered by the club in the local amateur ranks. Made his debut for Bradford City when aged 17. Attracted interest soon after his debut. He left Valley Parade for Nottingham Forest in November 1961, but after just two years at the City Ground, Hockey was on the move again, this time to Newcastle United where he collected a Second Division winners medal in 1965.

Now transformed from a winger into a central midfielder, Hockey joined Birmingham City in November 1965 in a £25,000 deal. He went on to make 231 appearances for the Blues scoring 13 goals, and won the club’s Player of the Year award in 1969. He was also the club captain when he was transferred to Sheffield United for £40,000 in January 1971.

He made his debut for Sheffield United in a 2–1 away victory against Oxford United and, following instructions “to battle, to win the ball, and give it to Currie” he instantly became a Bramall Lane cult figure on the pitch with his beatle-style haircut, beard and tough tackling. He played a large part in ensuring that United was promoted that year, including the scoring first goal in a 2–0 win, against Millwall on 13 April. He made his final appearance on 30 December 1972 before Norwich City secured his services in February 1973, swapping him for Scottish striker Jimmy Bone.

However, after just six months with the Canaries, Hockey was back playing his football in Birmingham, this time for Aston Villa. After just a year at Villa Park he was on the move again, this time returning to his first club Bradford City. Hockey later played in NASL as well as turning out for Ashton United.


  • Full Name: Trevor Hockey
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of Birth: 01.05.1943
  • Birthplace: Keighly
  • Nation: Wales
  • Caps: 9
  • Goals: 1
  • Club Career: Sheffield United
  • Period: 1971-1973
    • League Games, 68
    • League Goals, 4
    • Previous Club: Birmingham City
      • Transfer Fee: £40.000
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