10 December 2006

Willie Gordon

Name: Robert William Willis Gordon
Born: 28 February 1871, Belfast
Died: 5 May 1948
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Position: Full-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 7 Full Caps (1891-1893).
Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion 1890/91, 1891/92, 1892/93; Irish Cup Winner 1890/91, 1891/92, 1892/93 , Runner-Up 1893/94.

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Biography:
The eldest of the Gordon brothers, Willie Gordon won seven caps for Ireland before being followed by brothers Hugh and Tom. The brothers also played together many times for Linfield, including in the 1894 Irish Cup Final 2-2 draw with Distillery when they filled the goalkeeper, right-back and left-back positions (Hugh moving to half-back in the 3-2 replay defeat to accomodate Sam Torrans' return to the line-up). Willie also captained Ireland on two ocassions, an honour also awarded Hugh.

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Ireland Cap Details:
28-03-1891 Scotland A L 1-2 BC
27-02-1892 Wales... A D 1-1 BC
05-03-1892 England. H L 0-2 BC
18-03-1892 Scotland H L 2-3 BC
25-02-1893 England. A L 1-6 BC
25-03-1893 Scotland A L 1-6 BC
05-04-1893 Wales... H W 4-3 BC

Summary: 7/0. Won 1, Drew 1, Lost 5.

1 comment:

bertmart said...

Belfast Evening Telegraphy of 28 Feb 1893 reported that W. Gordon had got an offer to join Everton

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