Hoddle began his football career in the youth team of Tottenham Hotspur. His league debut came in 1975 as a 17 -year-old at Tottenham. The technically gifted Hoddle quickly became the game -determining character in the game the Spurs. In 1979 he was national player and participated in the European Football Championship 1980 in Italy part. 1981 and 1982 he won the FA Cup and came up with the national team in the second final round of the World Cup 1982 in Spain. In 1984, he won the UEFA Cup. With the Football World Cup 1986 in Mexico he was next scorer Gary Lineker guarantee for the quarter-finals.
In 1987 he then moved from Tottenham abroad for AS Monaco, where he ended his career in 1991. His international career he finished after the European Football Championship 1988 in Germany. The transition from his playing career to the coaching profession he succeeded at Swindon Town from 1991 to 1993 as player-coach. After that, he was until 1996 coach of Chelsea FC. In England he learned after his great playing career and the subsequent coaching career as a similar recognition in Germany Franz Beckenbauer and was national coach. He led the English national football team for FIFA World Cup 1998 in France. There he left unhappy in the second round on penalties against Argentina from, but made in this tournament for players like Michael Owen and David Beckham new superstars.
In 1999, negative comments Hoddles about disabled people into a nationwide scandal that eventually led to the dismissal Hoddles as national coach. After a brief interruption of his career, he returned in 2000 when Southampton FC back to the dugout. However, when he got an offer from his favorite club coach Tottenham Hotspur, he left Southampton in the same year. For the Spurs, he was released due to lack of success in 2003. From 2004 to 2006 he was a coach at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
- UEFA Cup: 1984 ( with Tottenham Hotspur )
- French Cup: 1988 ( AS Monaco )
- French Cup: 1991 ( AS Monaco )
- English Cup (FA Cup): 1981, 1982 ( with Tottenham Hotspur )
- Charity Shield: 1981 ( with Tottenham Hotspur )