Davy Gordon

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Davy Gordon
Personal information
Full name David Smith Gordon
Date of birth (1882-12-29)29 December 1882
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death 1963 (age 80)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1902–1905 Leith Athletic
1905–1914 Hull City 274
1914–1916 Leith Athletic
1916–1919 Hibernian 78 (0)
Teams managed
1919–1921 Hibernian
1922–1924 Hartlepool
1924–1926 St Bernards
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

David 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 whom 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. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2017.