Who Is Ipswich & Hibs Star Chris Hogg?

Last updated : 28 January 2011 By Neil Hobbs

The Imps are said to be close to a deal for right / centre back Chris Hogg from Hibernian. The former Ipswich Town and England U15 & U19 star would be a massive signing and has played in both the Scottish Premier and The Europa League this season. 

The 6 foot 25 year old started out at York and then Ipswich but was denied a Premier League start due  Ipswich being able to pay the transfer fee. By the time that was sorted he had fallen from favour and was subsequently loaned to Boston (twice) before Hibernian signed him in 2005.

Hibs were still happy to take the talented heroic lad despite him being  severely injured whilst trying to prevent a car robbery in Middlesbrough in January 2005. This would deny him even training for two months but he was worth the wait forming a formidable partnership with Hibs Captain Rob Jones. Chris won the Scottish League Cup Final in 2007 ( a 5-1 win over Kilmarnock) and even played on through concussion to become Captain for the 2009/10 season.

This season Chris has had to make way for new signing Francis Dickoh, regarded as a bigger physical presence, playing a bit part at right back.

Full name  Christopher Francis Hogg
Date of birth  21 March 1985 (age 25)
Place of birth  Middlesbrough, England
Height  6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 12st 7lbs (79.45kg)
Playing position  Defender
Previous Clubs: Boston Utd (loan) Ipswich Town
Current club  Hibernian
Number  4


Competition (as sub)  Goals  Yellows Reds
SPL         6  (1)     2   1   0
Euro Cups     2  (0)   0   0   0

Youth career
1997–2001  York City
2001–2003  Ipswich Town

2003–2005  Ipswich Town  0  (0)
2003  → Boston United (loan)  5  (0)
2003–2004  → Boston United (loan)  5  (0)
2005–  Hibernian  143  (3)

National team
England U15 & U19