Jack Gordon (footballer)

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Jack Gordon
Personal information
Full name John B. Gordon
Date of birth 1863
Place of birth Port Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1888–1894 Preston North End 113 (27)
1895 Loughborough 3 (1)
1897-1898 Wigan County
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John "Jack" Gordon was a leading professional footballer of the 1880s and 1890s. He was a member of the Preston North End side which became famous as the 'Invincibles'.[1]


Jack Gordon was born at Port Glasgow, Scotland in 1863. He was one of the many Scottish-born footballers who joined Preston North End in the mid-1880s as the Lancashire club assembled a side that was almost unbeatable. He was in the Preston side that were 1887-88 FA Cup Finalists, and the following season he was in the Preston side that did the double, being Football League Champions and 1888-89 FA Cup Winners. He continued to play for Preston until 1895, and later had short spells with Loughborough and Wigan County.


  1. ^ *Joyce, Michael: "The Football League player's records 1888 to 1939 " (ISBN 1899468676).