|Full name||Joseph Edward Gadston|
|Date of birth||13 September 1945|
|Place of birth||Hanwell, England|
|1963||West Ham United|
|1973||→ Hartlepool United (loan)||1||(0)|
|Walton & Hersham|
|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. He later became a director of the club.
Gadston began his career as a youth and amateur player for West Ham United, before moving to Division Three side Brentford, for whom he failed to make a first team appearance and instead played for the reserves. He had a brief spell with Corby Town before joining Southern League club Cheltenham Town for a fee of £22 and 10 shillings. Gadston is cited as one of the greatest players to play for the Robins. Gadston moved back to the Third Division to join Bristol Rovers for a £1,500 fee in 1968 and finally made his professional debut, but he only completed one season with Rovers. His most prolific spell came with Exeter City, whom he joined in November 1969, before moving to Aldershot in July 1972. After a brief loan spell with Hartlepool United in February 1973, Gadston dropped back into non-league football with Wimbledon later that year.
Management and coaching career
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