Date of birth
A player with 365 career appearances to his name, Surrey-born Mark started his career in the Fulham Academy, going onto make a handful of League Cup appearances for the Club amid loan spells at Oldham Athletic and Crystal Palace.
Right-sided centre half Hudson played a big role at Selhurst Park as the Eagles gained promotion to the Premier League in 2004 and then signed permanently for Palace, where he became Club Captain.
After four seasons played in the Premier League and Championship, Mark moved across London to join fellow Championship club Charlton Athletic in the summer of 2008. Once again, he was made Captain at his new Club.
Mark played just one season at the Valley before Dave Jones took him to Cardiff City in the summer of 2009, where he was immediately handed the captaincy once again.
He was a key figure in the Bluebirds’ defence as they came close to promotion in the next two seasons, but he eventually led the side to Premier League promotion as Championship winners in the 2012/13 campaign. Mark was named Cardiff’s ‘Player of the Year’ in the promotion campaign and soon signed a contract extension at the Club running until the summer of 2015.
Hudson signed for Town at the beginning of the 2014/15 season and went on to be appointed Club Captain and was ever-present in the centre of defence. He also bagged two goals last season both coming against Derby County.