Gordon, Peter

Birth Date

21st May 1932





Biographical Text

Peter Gordon played for Exeter City between 1960 and 1962. He joined the club from Watford and later played for Newport County. Earlier in his career he had made over 150 league appearances for Norwich City.

Commencing his career as a professional with Norwich City in December 1949, Peter went on to score 34 goals in 160 league outings for the Canaries. He remained at Carrow Road until July 1958 when he was transferred to Watford for a fee of £2,000. Adding 13 goals to his tally in 43 league starts during his time at Vicarage Road, he was involved in a £1,000 transfer to Exeter City in June 1960.

Now aged twenty-eight, Peter made his City debut at home to Carlisle and played 24 league games during his first season at St James’ Park (scoring three goals) with most of his appearances coming during the early and late stages of the campaign. He bettered this in 1961/62 when he netted nine times from 43 league starts which attracted the attention of Doncaster Rovers who sought a player-exchange deal in June 1962. By now on the transfer list anyway, Peter was not to remain at St James’ Park for much longer and was soon on his way to Newport County along with teammate Derrick Sullivan for a joint fee of £1,500.

Making just eight appearances for his new club, Peter’s stay at Somerton Park was relatively brief and, with his Football League career now over, he joined Poole Town in July 1963 before returning to the professional game as a coach with Hartlepool United, Southend United and then Northampton Town. fter leaving football Peter worked for an insurance broker and died in Ipswich in 1990 shortly after his 58th birthday.







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