Gordon Armstrong

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Gordon Armstrong
Personal information
Full name Gordon Ian Armstrong[1]
Date of birth (1967-07-15) 15 July 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
000?–1985 Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1996 Sunderland 349 (50)
1995 Bristol City (loan) 6 (0)
1995 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (1)
1996–1998 Bury 69 (4)
1998–2003 Burnley 105 (5)
2003–2004 Accrington Stanley 12 (0)
2004 Radcliffe Borough ? (?)
2004–2005 Stalybridge Celtic ? (?)
Total 545 (59)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gordon Ian Armstrong (born 15 July 1967 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England) is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He now works as a football agent, and has amongst the players he manages a number of current and former players from Burnley Football Club.[2]

During his career he played for Sunderland, Bristol City, Northampton Town, Bury, Burnley, Accrington Stanley, Radcliffe Borough and Stalybridge Celtic. Whilst at Sunderland, he played in the 1992 FA Cup Final where they lost to Liverpool.

He is the brother of former Reading and Sheffield United left back Chris Armstrong.

His son, James, played for the Sunderland F.C. Academy, as well for Hull City A.F.C..[3]


  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 26. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ Limited, Footymad. "GORDON ARMSTRONG - Burnley FC - Clarets Mad". www.claretsmad.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  3. ^ "Sunderland youngster Armstrong set to join Hull - Tribal Football". Retrieved 2016-07-14. 

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