Starting his career at Spurs as a right back, Roger Hoy converted to centre half and while he only made a handful of appearances for Tottenham he went on to have a long career at clubs in and around London.
As a schoolboy, he played in the same side as future Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp. Starting as an amateur, Roger played in the centre of defence for the A team in 1964-65 and the following season moved up into the Reserves as his experience grew. A tall defender, his ability in the air was good and he could use the ball well, but lacked a turn of speed. Trying to dislodge players in front of him for a place in the team was not easy at this time, but Roger stuck at his task and won a dozen first team starts.
After Spurs released Roger, he moved to Luton Town in 1970, spending a season at Kenilworth Road before signing for Cardiff City. Two years at the Bluebirds was followed by a move to Bath City in 1973, where he played out the season, but Roger retired at the end of the 1973-74 season and emigrated to live in Australia, where he was coaching local football teams.