Glen Hoddle is a former English football player and manager best known for playing for Tottenham Hotspur as a midfielder. As one of the most gifted English footballers of his generation, he was inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame.
Glenn dedicated most of his life to football and achieved success as both a football player and manager. Here is everything you need to know about one of the most skilled footballers of all time.
- Full name: Glenn Hoddle
- Date of birth: 27 October 1957
- Age: 63 years (as of 2021)
- Place of birth: Hayes, Middlesex, England
- Profession: Former football player, former manager, pundit
- Glenn Hoddle religion: Christianity
Glen Hoddle biography
Glenn is from Hayes, Hillingdon, England. He was born to Teresa Roberts and Derek Hoddle. Later, his family moved to Harlow.
How old is Glenn Hoddle?
He was born on 27 October 1957. As of 2021, Glenn Hoddle age is 63 years.
The famous coach received his education from Burnt Mill School in Harlow. While in school, he was a member of a local football team.
Glenn has had a passion for football since he was eight years old. His favourite team was Tottenham Hotspur, and his favourite player was Martin Chivers.
His professional football career began after a chance meeting with Tottenham legend Martin Chivers. At the time, he was 11 years old.
It happened when Martin Chivers and Ray Evans visited his school to present prizes at the final of a local school cup. They were impressed by Glenn’s talent for playing football.
Glenn was invited to Tottenham’s practice ground in Cheshunt, thanks to Chivers’ recommendations. He began playing for Harlow-based Sunday league club Longmans when he was 15 years old.
He was a Tottenham Hotspur player from 1974 to 1987. He announced his leaving the club in 1987.
He later joined AS Monaco. On 1 July 1996, he left the club to join Swindon Town. After spending two years at the club, he joined Chelsea. He announced his retirement from playing football on 1 July 1996.
What happened to Glenn Hoddle after his retirement?
After retiring as a player, he concentrated on establishing a career as a manager. Glenn Hoddle England manager work history includes collaboration with Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Swindon Town, the England national team, and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
He led Chelsea to the FA Cup final while working for the club. In addition, he drew world-class players to the club, including Ruud Gullit.
He founded the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Spain in 2008. It was established to assist young British players who had been released by their clubs in returning to professional football.
He retired as a football manager in 2014 and began a career in the media. Hoddle worked as a football pundit for the BBC, Sky Sports, BT Sport, and ITV Sport.
When building a career as a football player, he discovered his talent for singing. In May 1987, he released his first single Diamond Lights, followed by his It's Goodbye. In 2021, he showcased his talent to the public by appearing as Grandfather Clock in the British version of The Masked Singer.
What is Glenn Hoddle net worth?
According to Net Worth Post, his net worth is guesstimated at $13 million. Football is the primary sources of his earnings.
He was married two times. In 1979, he tied the knot with Christine Ann Stirling. They parted ways in 1998.
After his divorce from Stirling, he married Vanessa Colbourn. The couple divorced in 2015 after 15 years of marriage.
When it comes to a new relationship, the name of his new love is Lisa Curtis. They first met in 2016.
The football star has three children – Zoe, Jamie, and Zara. They all were born during his marriage to Christine Ann Stirling.
How tall is Glenn Hoddle?
The former football player has a height of 6 ft or 183 cm. Even after retiring from sports, he engages in regular training to stay fit.
Glenn Hoddle disability representation
Hoddle got into some trouble in 1999 because of a comment that he made about disabled people in an interview with a broadsheet newspaper:
“Some people have not been born like that for a reason. The karma is working from another lifetime. I have nothing to hide about that. It is not only people with disabilities. What you sow, you have to reap.”
Later, he understood his mistake and apologized:
“I accept I made a serious error of judgement in an interview which caused misunderstanding and pain. This was never my intention and for this I apologise.”
Hoddle heart attack
Hoddle suffered a cardiac arrest during a BT Sport broadcast on his birthday in 2018. He was taken to the hospital for emergency heart surgery.
Later, Glenn Hoddle health condition improved, and he returned to his media career. The cardiac arrest was a huge shock for him because he had been a vegetarian for over 30 years, swam three times a week, golfed regularly, and went to the gym, all of which allowed him to stay healthy and fit for many years.
Glenn claimed that his condition was inherited from his father Derek:
“Six years prior to my father’s passing he suffered with heart issues which we put down to his heavy smoking. At the time it never crossed my mind that the cigarettes were not to blame and as a result I might be at risk. I didn’t get checked...That is why I urge guys to go for check-ups and listen to their bodies"
Glen Hoddle had a significant impact on the growth of sports and the appearance of new football stars. He is now regarded as one of the most successful pundits of the modern era.
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