Joe Gadston

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Joe Gadston
Personal information
Full name Joseph Edward Gadston[1]
Date of birth (1945-09-13) 13 September 1945 (age 71)
Place of birth Hanwell, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1963 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1966 Brentford 0 (0)
1966 Corby Town 12 (6)
1966–1968 Cheltenham Town
1968–1969 Bristol Rovers 11 (5)
1969–1972 Exeter City 85 (30)
1972–1973 Aldershot 4 (0)
1973 Hartlepool United (loan) 1 (0)
Cheltenham Town
1973–1974 Wimbledon 16 (3)
Walton & Hersham
Slough Town
Ruislip Manor
Hanwell Town
Teams managed
Swanage Town & Herston
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Joseph Edward "Joe" Gadston (born 13 September 1945) is an English former professional footballer who played as a forward in the Football League, most notably for Exeter City.[2] He later became a director of the club.[3]

Club career[edit]

Gadston began his career as a youth and amateur player for West Ham United, before moving to Division Three side Brentford,[4] for whom he failed to make a first team appearance and instead played for the reserves.[2] He had a brief spell with Corby Town before joining Southern League club Cheltenham Town for a fee of £22 and 10 shillings.[4] Gadston is cited as one of the greatest players to play for the Robins.[5][6] Gadston moved back to the Third Division to join Bristol Rovers for a £1,500 fee in 1968 and finally made his professional debut,[4] but he only completed one season with Rovers.[2] His most prolific spell came with Exeter City, whom he joined in November 1969,[1] before moving to Aldershot in July 1972.[7] After a brief loan spell with Hartlepool United in February 1973, Gadston dropped back into non-league football with Wimbledon later that year.[4]

Management and coaching career[edit]

Gadston had a spell as manager of Swanage Town & Herston.[3] He later returned to Brentford as youth team coach.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Gadston runs a holiday apartment business in Dorset and serves the community by running a youth football club and a ping pong tournament for pensioners.[3][8]


Brentford Reserves


  1. ^ a b "Joe Gadston". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Transfer Database". 
  3. ^ a b c d "Where Are They Now? Brentford Division Three Champions 1991–92". The League Paper. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Gadstone, Joseph – The Grecian Archive". Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Vote for your greatest player
  6. ^ Cheltenham Town FC: 50 Great Players (50 Greats). London: The History Press LTD. 2006. ISBN 978-0-7524-4150-4. 
  7. ^ "In The Mad Crowd". Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "June 2009". Richard Drax. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  9. ^ Haynes, Graham (1998). A-Z Of Bees: Brentford Encyclopaedia. Yore Publications. p. 82. ISBN 1 874427 57 7.