Priestley, Gerald

Birth Date

2nd March 1931


Halifax, Yorkshire



Biographical Text

Gerry Priestley had two seasons with Exeter City between 1953 and 1955. He joined the club from Nottingham Forest and later played a hundred league games for both Grimsby Town and Halifax Town.

Gerald Priestley began his career with Nottingham Forest signing a professional contract with them in December 1950, but he never made a league appearance for the City Ground team.

Moving to Exeter City in June 1953 he made his debut in the opening game of the season, a 2-1 home win over Leyton Orient. He went on to make 33 appearances that season, scoring five goals. He was to only add a handful of appearances the following season at the end of which he was released.

Joining Grimsby Town in June 1955, Priestley made 110 league outings, scoring 11 goals. He then joined Crystal Palace in November 1958, netting twice in 28 league starts. His final league club was back in his home town with Halifax between 1960 and 1963 when he scored 23 goals in 105 league matches.

Gerald died on 20 January 2020.







Ian Barnard

Gerry passed away 21 January 2020.

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