Davy Gordon

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David "Davy" Smith Gordon (29 December 1882 – 1963)[1][2][3] was a Scottish football player and manager. Gordon, who was born and raised in Leith, played for local side Leith Athletic while also working as a French polisher.[3] He moved to England in 1905 to play for Hull City, for who he made over 270 appearances in nine years.[3] Gordon returned to Leith Athletic in 1914, before moving to Hibernian in 1916.[3]

After Hibernian manager Dan McMichael died due to the effects of the flu pandemic, Gordon was appointed manager in February 1919.[3] His time in charge of Hibernian was unsuccessful, but he signed some players who reached Scottish Cup finals in 1923 and 1924 under his successor, Alex Maley.[3] Gordon resigned as Hibs manager in April 1921.[3] After this he had short stints as a player with Kilmarnock, St Bernard's and Leith Athletic, before his playing retirement in 1922.[2][3] Gordon later managed Hartlepools United and St Bernard's.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davy Gordon". www.fitbastats.com. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Davy Gordon". www.fitbastats.com. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "David Smith Gordon". www.hibsprogrammes.co.uk. Retrieved 27 December 2013.