Nottingham Forest fans were wishing former City Ground man Steve Hodge a happy birthday as the legend turned 57 years old today.
The former England international was born and bred in Nottingham and came through the club’s youth teams through to the first-team (via Transfermarkt).
Hodge made 268 appearances for the club, across two different spells lasting eight years as he scored a total of 66 goals for the club (via Soccer Base).
The 57-year-old made 24 appearances for the Three Lions, featuring in the squad that played in the 1986 World Cup held in Mexico. He played in the infamous game against Argentina at the quarter-final stage, where Diego Maradona scored the ‘Hand of God’ goal.
It seems the fans are quite fond of Hodge and what he did for the club over the course of his two spells at the City Ground as they took to Twitter to react to his birthday.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Forest fans:
Absolute hero of mine as a kid – he lived across the road from my Primary School for a while. Legend.
— Khristian Serrano (@KhrisSerrano) October 25, 2019
Great day for you enjoy
— MICHAEL CREWED (@CrewedMichael) October 25, 2019
One of the best players ever to wear the Garibaldi. He’d run forever
— Egor The Red (@EgorTheRed) October 25, 2019
Type of player every team needs. Box to box goal scoring midfielder.
— Mick Turner (@MickTurner77) October 25, 2019
Best kit ever /// ♥️
— Simon Bristow (@Simon_Bristow) October 25, 2019
Nottingham Forest fans, what’s your best memory of Hodge? Let us know below!
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