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About Jack Gordon:
“Jack Gordon was lean and sinewy. The only superfluous thing he carried was a moustache, which tended to soften a sallow face that had not the brightness of Jimmy Ross or the fair and pleasant manliness of Sam Thompson. His face was rather forbidding, and was apt to suggest that he was the kind of player who would not stand any nonsense from an opponent. Nor would he. And he was a hard proposition of bone and muscle. Hi legs were long, and so were his arms. When he was dashing along the touchline with the ball at his foot he seemed all legs, with his high-stepping action and his arms whirling about like windmill sails. With such a style, considerable speed, fine command of the ball, and brilliant centres and screws from the touchlines, while on the move, he was difficult to find and tackle and a source of infinite worry to his foes. More practical than fanciful, more direct than sensational, he was the type of forward who never wasted time by the unnecessary. His discretion in delivering centres and his cuteness in re-pass to his mates were marked features of his style.”
(Athletic News: February 20, 1922)

Born: April 28, 1861: Bridge of Weir (Renfrewshire), Scotland.
Passed away: May 15, 1941: London, England.

Position: Outside right.

Height: (5ft. 9in.);
Weight: (11st. 7lb.).

Leyland. 1881.
Johnstone. 1882.
Port Glasgow Athletic. 1882.
Preston North End: Signed: December, 1883.
* 1888-89: 20-10 (Football League); 5-2 (FA Cup);
* 1889-90: 22-5 (Football League); 3-1 (FA Cup);
* 1890-91: 18-5 (Football League); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1891-92: 25-6 (Football League); 4-0 (FA Cup);
* 1892-93: 16-0 (Football League 1); 7-5 (FA Cup);
* 1893-94: 6-1 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1894-95: 6-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup).
Loughborough: 1895.
* 1895-96: 3-1 (Football League 2); 2-0 (FA Cup).
Wigan County: 1897.

Football League Winner: 1888-89 (Preston North End), 1889-90 (Preston North End).
FA Cup Winner: 1888-89 (Preston North End).
Lancashire Cup Winner: 1892-93 (Preston North End).

Preston Herald: March 24, 1888.

Preston Herald: March 30, 1889.


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