Gordon Morritt

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Gordon Morritt
Personal information
Full name Gordon Raymond Morritt[1]
Date of birth (1942-02-08)8 February 1942[2]
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Date of death November 2018 (2018-12) (aged 76)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Steel Peech & Tozer
1961–1966 Rotherham United 77 (0)
1966–1967 Durban City
1967–1968 Doncaster Rovers 40 (0)
1968–1969 Northampton Town 42 (0)
1969–1972 York City 41 (0)
1972–1973 Rochdale 31 (0)
1973–1974 Darlington 34 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gordon Raymond Morritt (8 February 1942 – November 2018) was an English footballer who made 265 appearances in the Football League playing as a goalkeeper for Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers, Northampton Town, York City, Rochdale and Darlington in the 1960s and 1970s. He also played in South Africa for Durban City.[2] He played in some of Rotherham's matches as they reached the first ever League Cup Final in 1961, but Roy Ironside was preferred for the final itself, in which Rotherham lost 3–0 on aggregate to Aston Villa.[1][3]

Morritt was born in Rotherham in 1942,[2] and died in November 2018 at the age of 76.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A–Z Past Players". Rotherham United F.C. Archived from the original (DOC) on 10 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Gordon Morritt". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Players Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  3. ^ Fort, Didier (25 February 2001). "England – League Cup Finals 1961–2001". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  4. ^ Payne, Les (20 November 2018). "Farewell to versatile, former Rotherham United and Doncaster Rovers player". The Star. Sheffield. Retrieved 25 November 2018.