Gordon Clayton (footballer, born 1936)

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Gordon Clayton (born 3 November 1936 - 29 September 1991) was an English footballer. His regular position was as a goalkeeper. He was born at Wednesbury, Staffordshire (now West Midlands.

He played for Manchester United and Tranmere Rovers. He was a regular goalkeeper for Tranmere Rovers after signing for them in 1959, but had only been used on a few occasions at Manchester United due to the presence of Ray Wood and then Harry Gregg. He was still with United at the time of the Munich air disaster on 6 February 1958, though he was not involved as he was not selected in the squad for the game. He represented the club at the funerals of the eight players who died.

He died in September 1991 at the age of 54.

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