Gale, Shaun

Birth Date

9th October 1969


Reading, Berkshire



Biographical Text

Shaun Gale joined Exeter City in 1997 in a £10,000 deal from Barnet. After playing just over a hundred league and cup games in three seasons, he signed for Havant & Waterlooville for whom he played, coached and managed for many years.  

Shaun started his playing career at Portsmouth as a trainee in July 1988 but only made three league appearances in six years before moving to Barnet in July 1994. At Barnet he became a first team regular making 114 league appearances, scoring 5 goals, until his June 1997 transfer to Exeter City.

Paying £10,000 for his services, City gave Shaun his debut against Hartlepool United in the opening game of the 1997-98 season as he went on to make forty-eight appearances in his first season at St James’ Park. However a series of injuries started to interrupt Shaun’s time with City and, following another sixty league and cup games over the next two seasons, he was released in May 2000.

Shaun moved back to the Portsmouth area and joined Havant & Waterlooville in August 2000 playing through until 2004 when he became assistant-manager. He then became manager from 2007 until 2012 before his dismissal after a poor run of results. After a short time away, Shaun returned to the club as assistant-manager and remained in post until 2019. Thereafter, after a stint as assistant-manager at Eastbourne Borough, Shaun was manager of Gosport Borough between 2020 and 2022.


Exeter City

League 93, Cups 15 (108)


League 5; Cups 1 (6)



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