Started as a goalkeeper made his debut between the sticks in 1969 against Coventry City, then Don Howe saw something in this guy that changed his career, he became our regular right back eventually making 167 appearances, scoring 1 goal. Born this day 1951, Gordon celebrates his 65th birthday basking in the sunshine of Northern Portugal. Geordie born “Nizza” won an England under 23 cap aged 21. Spent 8 years at The Hawthorns before his hero John Kaye signed him for Hull City, there he made 193 appearances in a 4 year period before leaving for the West Country and Plymouth Argyle where he made a further 281 appearances. Gordon made his home in Devon and upon finishing his career joined the local Police Force until he finally retired to the coastal resort of Sao Martino do Porto on the silver coast.
Gordon is married to Katie, has 2 daughters Amy and Lyndsey who still lives in Devon with Gordon’s two grandchildren Harvey & Abigail. Gordon is a great supporter of our Association and attends our annual golf day at Walsall, flying in especially to be with his former colleagues and friends. Though he played more games away from the Hawthorns one feels that his spiritual home is probably West Bromwich, somewhere he made many friends who to this day still appreciate his humour and camaraderie.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORDON