Kaile, Gordon

Birth Date

7th December 1924


Pimperne, Dorset



Biographical Text

Having been a professional with Nottingham Forest and Preston North End, Gordon Kaile made around half-a-dozen appearances for Exeter City in the mid-1950s around the time he was a student at St Luke’s College. 

Gordon began his professional career after the Second World War, signing for Nottingham Forest in May 1945 after playing in army football. Making 65 league appearances (8 goals) in six seasons at the City Ground, he joined Preston North End in July 1951 where he made just seven league appearances in three years. 

Moving to Exeter City in August 1954, he made his league debut against Brentford on 9 October 1954. Retaining his place for the following five matches, he scored in the 1-1 draw at Gillingham in November 1954 which proved to be his final appearance for the club. 

Gordon decided to quit professional football in January 1955 in order to study at St Luke’s College in Exeter but later played on with Grantham and Blandford United in Dorset. 

Gordon Kaile died in Dorset in 1988.







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