714 Gavin Gordon

Biography

Striker Gavin Gordon was born in Manchester and joined City’s academy as a teenager. As the Tigers tumbled out of the third tier in 1995/96 under the dead hand of managerial team Terry Dolan and Chris Lee, Gordon was fast-tracked into the first team at the age of 16 and scored three goals late in the season, his contributions coming mainly off the bench. Gavin started 1996/97 in the City’s starting eleven as support to new signing Duane Darby but injuries and form saw him drift out of first team action as the season progressed. When Mark Hateley took over the reins in 1997/98 Gordon was rarely used and left in November 1997.

City received £30,000 from Lincoln City for Gordon’s services, and he quickly developed into a powerful target man for the Imps. By the turn of the millennium Gavin was bagging double figure goal tallies and attracting the interest of higher ranked clubs. In December 2000 Cardif City paid £550,000 for Gordon but injuries meant that his abilities were never fully exploited by the Bluebirds. In four seasons at Cardiff, Gordon made only 55 appearances and scored 14 goals – five of which came in one LDV Vans Trophy win over Rushden & Diamonds. In 2004 he moved to Notts County where he played regularly for the first time in several seasons, before dropping into the non-league scene while working as a postman in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 24 June 1979, Manchester
Hull City First Game: 20 September 1995, Coventry City A (League Cup 2nd Round First Leg), 16 years, 88 days old
Hull City Final Game: 1 November 1997, Darlington A (League Division 3), 18 years, 130 days old

Clubs

Hull City (1995-1997), Lincoln City (1997-2000), Cardiff City (2000-2004), Oxford United (2002, loan), Notts County (2004-2006), Crawley Town (2006-2007), Histon (2007), Sleaford Town (2012-2013)

Hull City Record

Career: 45 apps, 10 goals

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1995/963 (10)3--0 (2)0--0 (1)0
1996/9719 (1)4--1 (1)1--1 (0)0
1997/980 (5)2--0 (1)0----

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