10 December 2006

Hugh Gordon

The youngest of the Gordon brothers who starred for Ireland and Linfield in the 1890s, Hugh also followed in elder brother Willie's footsteps as captain of his country...

Name: Hugh Gordon
Born: 17 May 1873, Belfast
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Position: Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 3 Full Caps (1895-1896); Irish League: 2 Caps (1895-1896).
Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion 1894/95; Irish Cup Winner 1894/95, Runner-Up 1893/94; City Cup Winner 1894/95; (with Distillery) Irish League Champion 1898/99.

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Linfield
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Distillery
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1898
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Biography:
The youngest of the Gordon brothers, Hugh represented Ireland three times at full-back and half-back. He made his debut in the same team as eldest brother, Tom, in a 9-0 defeat by England. Hugh won his final cap as captain of the side that drew 3-3 with Scotland in March 1896, the first time Ireland had managed to avoid defeat at the hands of the Scots. His cap tally would have been four had he not withdrawn from the squad to face Wales due to a late illness in March 1895.

Hugh played alongside his brothers in some of Linfield's earliest successes as the club dominated the first Irish League championships, before joining Distillery in the 1898 close-season.

Ireland Cap Details:
09-03-1895 England. A L 0-9 BC
07-03-1896 England. H L 0-2 BC
28-03-1896 Scotland H D 3-3 BC

Summary: 3/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 2.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

have you any idea were he lived this is a stab in the dark i think this might be a g g grandfather of mine?

jcd said...

Hi, I'm afraid that all the information I have is included above. Have you tried these websites?

http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

Anonymous said...

ok thanks for getting back to me

Anonymous said...

do u know of another brother who may have played as well?

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