|Full name||Gerald Sweeney|
|Date of birth||10 July 1945|
|Place of birth||Renfrew, Scotland|
|Playing position||Midfielder or Right Back|
|1982||Forest Green Rovers||?||(?)|
|1969||Scottish League XI||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Initially with non-league Renfrew F.C., Sweeney signed for Morton in 1966. He played 137 games for the club before moving to England with Bristol City in 1971. Sweeney was a regular in Alan Dicks's City side that won promotion to the First Division during the 1975–76 season. Sweeney finally left City in 1982 when he was one of the infamous "Ashton Gate Eight", a group of top-earning players who tore up their contracts in order to save the free-falling club from bankruptcy. In all he managed 406 league games for the club, placing him near the top in City's appearance records.
Following his retirement from playing Sweeney initially remained in football. He served as a coach at Walsall under Tommy Coakley, a former teammate at Morton, and was instrumental in the Saddlers strong showing during the 1986–87 season.
Sweeney would later return to Ashton Gate and following the departure of Joe Jordan in 1997 he served a spell as caretaker manager. Sweeney had been assistant to Jordan before the latter's departure.
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