Gordon Atherton

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Gordon Atherton
Personal information
Full name Francis Gordon Atherton
Date of birth (1934-06-18) 18 June 1934 (age 83)
Place of birth Horwich, England
Playing position Right Half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1964 Bury 327 (14)
1964–1965 Swindon Town 31 (0)
1965–1966 Bury 7 (0)
1966–1967 Drumcondra ? (?)
Total 365 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Francis Gordon Atherton , born 18 June 1934 in Horwich in Lancashire, was an English footballer who played as a right half in the Football League.

Atherton played for Bury, Swindon Town and Drumcondra.

Generally known by his second name Gordon.[1]

Signed professional forms with Bury in 1956 and has been a regular first-team choice ever since gaining his place in that initial season.Was an ever-present when Bury won promotion to Div 2 in 1960-1961.[1]

An attacking wing-half who gets through a tremendous amount of work.[1]

Atherton played for Swindon Town from 1964 to 1965, then back to Bury from 1965 to 1966.

Then played for Drumcondra in Dublin from 1966 to 1967.


  1. ^ a b c Soccer Who's Who compiled by Maurice Golesworthy The Sportsmans Book Club London 1965

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