Player of the Day: William Hogg

by Stuart Vose

Championship winner in the spotlight.

William Hogg, who could play at outside right or centre forward, was an integral part of Sunderland's early history.

Born in Newcastle in May 1879, he started out with Willington Athletic before making the move to Sunderland in 1899.

He went on to experience considerable success on Wearside and was a loyal servant, making 302 appearances in total and scoring an impressive 85 goals.

Three of those goals came in a 9-1 win over Newcastle in December 1908, just a fortnight after he netted a treble in a 4-0 win at Woolwich Arsenal.

His finest achievement came in 1902 as a member of the team which became champions of England.

He moved north of the border to Rangers in May 1909 and later played for Dundee before becoming player-manager at Raith Rovers.

Hogg, who also won three caps for England, was employed in an engineering works during the First World War and returned to Roker Park as a coach in October 1927, staying until 1934.

He later worked in the licensed trade and passed away in January 1937.