Gary Strodder

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Gary Strodder
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-04-01) 1 April 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Cleckheaton, England
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1987 Lincoln City 132 (6)
1987–1990 West Ham United 65 (2)
1990–1995 West Bromwich Albion 140 (8)
1995–1999 Notts County 121 (10)
1998–1999 Rotherham United (loan) 3 (0)
1999–2001 Hartlepool United 61 (0)
Total 522 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gary Strodder (born 1 April 1965 in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire) was a centre half who played for West Ham United for four seasons, making 71 starts in total with a further eight appearances as substitute. His two goals were both scored against South Coast opposition, Portsmouth and Bournemouth. He joined in March 1987 from Lincoln City. Gary is probably best remembered by West Ham fans for being a member of the team hammered 6-0 in the League Cup Semi Final first leg at Oldham Athletic. This proved to be his penultimate game in the famous Claret and Blue shirt.[1] In addition to West Ham, Gary also played for Notts County, Rotherham United, West Bromwich Albion, Hartlepool United and Lincoln City. His greatest moment probably came in helping West Brom to promotion via the playoff final at Wembley Stadium in a team managed by Argentinian and Tottenham Hotspur legend Ossie Ardiles (1993).[2] In May 1985 he was to witness a nightmare when 56 spectators were killed in a horrendous stand fire while playing for Lincoln against Bradford City.

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