Ian Gore

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Ian Gore
Personal information
Full name Ian George Gore
Date of birth (1968-01-10) 10 January 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth Whiston, Lancashire, England
Height 5 ft 11.75 in (1.82 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
19??–1986 Blackpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Birmingham City 0 (0)
1987–1988 Southport
1988–1995 Blackpool 200 (0)
1995–1996 Torquay United 25 (2)
1996–1998 Doncaster Rovers 66 (1)
1998 Marine Castle
1998–1999 Boreham Wood
1999–2002 Gainsborough Trinity
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ian George Gore (born 10 January 1968) is an English former professional footballer. He played as a centre-back.

Football career[edit]

Gore began his career as an apprentice with Birmingham City, turning professional in May 1986, but was released without playing a first-team game. He joined non-league Southport before joining Blackpool on a free transfer in January 1988, beginning a seven-year spell at Bloomfield Road in which he played exactly 200 league games. He was voted the Blackpool supporters' Player of the Year for 1990–91,[1] and the following year he was a member of the Blackpool side that won promotion, via the Division Four play-off final at Wembley, to the new Division Two in 1991–92.

In August 1995, Gore joined Torquay United on a free transfer, having played against the Gulls at Wembley for Blackpool in the 1991 play-off final, which Torquay won on penalties. Although a regular in the side he moved to Doncaster Rovers in March 1996. He played 66 times for Rovers, mostly alongside Darren Moore, who he had replaced at Torquay. Gore scored once before being released.

Gore played the summer of 1998 in Singapore with Marine Castle before returning to England with non-league side Boreham Wood. He then moved on to Gainsborough Trinity in September 1999. He retired in 2002.