Colin Gordon (footballer)

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Colin Gordon
Personal information
Full name Colin Kenneth Gordon
Date of birth (1963-01-17) 17 January 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Stourbridge, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Lye Town
Oldbury United
1984–1986 Swindon Town 72 (34)
1986–1987 Wimbledon 3 (0)
1987 Gillingham (loan) 4 (2)
1987–1988 Reading 24 (9)
1988 Bristol City (loan) 8 (4)
1988–1989 Fulham 17 (2)
1989–1991 Birmingham City 26 (3)
1990 Hereford United (loan) 6 (0)
1990–1991 Walsall (loan) 6 (1)
1991 Bristol Rovers (loan) 4 (0)
1991–1992 Leicester City 24 (5)
1992–1993 Kidderminster Harriers 21 (4)
1993 Gloucester City (loan) 2 (?)
Stourbridge
Teams managed
2015 Kidderminster Harriers (caretaker)
2016 Kidderminster Harriers (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Colin Kenneth Gordon (born 17 January 1963) is an English former footballer born in Stourbridge, Worcestershire, who played as a striker.

He scored 60 goals in 194 appearances in the Football League playing for Swindon Town, Wimbledon, Gillingham, Reading, Bristol City, Fulham, Birmingham City, Hereford United, Walsall, Bristol Rovers and Leicester City.[2] He went on to play non-league football for Kidderminster Harriers,[3] Gloucester City, on loan from Kidderminster,[4] and Stourbridge.[5]

He then went into sports agency; his company represented England national team manager Steve McClaren and players David James and Theo Walcott, among others. He came to particular notice when he made an attack on football finance, alleging significant levels of corruption within the game.[6][7]

In April 2015 Gordon returned to Kidderminster Harriers as new football development director of the club.[8] When Gary Whild was removed from the position as manager in September 2015 Gordon was made caretaker manager until the appointment of Dave Hockaday on 9 October 2015.[9] In November 2015 he bought the majority share of the Harriers.[10] Following the sacking of Hockaday on 7 January 2016 Gordon was once again installed as caretaker.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Jack, ed. (1990). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1990–91 (21st ed.). Queen Anne Press. p. 85. ISBN 0-356-17911-7. 
  2. ^ "Colin Gordon". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Harman, John, ed. (2005). Alliance to Conference 1979–2004: The first 25 years. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 391, 401. ISBN 978-1-869833-52-7. 
  4. ^ "Colin Gordon". Tiger Roar. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Player profile: Colin Gordon". Swindon-Town-FC.co.uk. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Swain, Martin (27 September 2006). "Top agent lifts lid". Express & Star. Retrieved 10 February 2009. 
  7. ^ Wallace, Sam (28 September 2006). "McClaren aide says 'majority of agents are corrupt'". The Independent. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  8. ^ Star, Express & (29 April 2015). "Harriers bring in Colin Gordon for a new role". Express & Star. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Sport, BBC (2 October 2015). "Kidderminster Harriers: Colin Gordon still in caretaker charge". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  10. ^ Sport, BBC (2 November 2015). "Kidderminster Harriers: Colin Gordon buys majority stake". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Dave Hockaday Sacked". kidderminsterharriers.com. 7 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.