Full back Dan Gordon was signed in April 1910 to bring his considerable experience to City’s promotion push. There was evidence that the signing worked, City winning his first four matches conceding only two goals. But in the final game of the season, Gordon’s fifth, City lost 0-3 to rivals Oldham Athletic and missed promotion on goal average. He returned to the City first team in October 1910 and once again the Tigers won four consecutive games with Gordon at right back, then drew the fifth. However Gordon played only one more match for the Tigers, at left back against Leeds City in February 1911, and left the club in the 1911 close season.
Gordon was born in West Calder, a West Lothian town built on its oil shale extraction industry. He played at junior level for nearby Broxburn and signed for Everton in April 1903. Unable to break into The Toffees’ first team, he moved to Southampton in June 1904, who had just won the Southern League for the sixth time in eight seasons. He made half a dozen appearances for the Saints but in the 1905 close season he returned to Scotland and spent three seasons at Falkirk and St Mirren.
In May 1908 he again headed south of the border, signing for Middlesbrough. After only one league appearance in six months Gordon switched Bradford Park Avenue where he made 50 starts in a season and a half, prior to signing for Hull City.
Gordon departed Hull in 1911 and once again signed for Southampton. He played a dozen times for the Saints this time, closing his career in the summer of 1912. Gordon returned to Scotland and died in 1958.
Date/Place of Birth: 7 January 1881, West Calder
Hull City First Game: 14 April 1910, Leicester Fosse H (Division Two), 29 years, 97 days old
Hull City Final Game: 18 February 1911, Leeds City H (Division Two), 30 years, 42 days old
Broxburn, Everton (1903-1904), Southampton (1904-1905), Falkirk (1905-1907), St Mirren (1907-1908), Middlesbrough (1908), Bradford Park Avenue (1908-1910), Hull City (1910-1911), Southampton (1911-1912)
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Career: 11 apps, 0 goalsDan Gordon