Johnny Gordon

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Johnny Gordon
Personal information
Full name John Duncan Sinclair Gordon
Date of birth (1931-09-11)11 September 1931
Place of birth Portsmouth, England
Date of death 26 May 2001(2001-05-26) (aged 69)[1]
Place of death Portsmouth,[1] England
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
1947–1949 Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1958 Portsmouth 209 (69)
1958–1961 Birmingham City 96 (32)
1961–1967 Portsmouth 234 (37)
1967–19?? Chelmsford City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Duncan Sinclair Gordon (11 September 1931 – 26 May 2001) was an English professional footballer who played for Portsmouth and Birmingham City in the First Division as an inside forward.[2][3]

He made a total of 489 appearances for home-town club Portsmouth, placing him fourth in their all-time appearances list. During his three seasons at Birmingham City he was the club's top scorer in 1959–60, became their all-time top goalscorer in European competition, and played in the 1960 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final against Barcelona. On his return to Portsmouth he helped them win the Third Division championship in 1961–62.


  • Portsmouth
  • Birmingham City


  1. ^ a b "Johnny Gordon". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-010-2. 
  3. ^ "Johnny Gordon". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Transfer Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 24 April 2015.