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, Gordon 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. At Watford he added another 13 goals in 43 league starts, before being transferred to Exeter City in June 1960 for £1,000.

He made his City debut at home to Carlisle and played 24 league games during his first season at St James’ Park, scoring three goals. His best season for Exeter was in 1961-62 when he only missed three league matches and scored 9 goals. Originally transfer listed by City for £1,000, Doncaster Rovers made a player exchange offer in June 1962, however he linked up with Newport County the same month with another Grecian Derrick Sullivan for a joint fee of £1,500.

Gordon only played 8 league games for Newport  scoring once. After one season at Somerton Park he signed for Poole Town in July 1963. He later became coach at Hartlepool United, Southend United and then Northampton Town. After leaving football he worked for an insurance broker and lived in Ipswich before his death in 1990.







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