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Full name
Gordon West


Football player

Gordon West

Playing position

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Date of birth
(1943-04-24)24 April 1943

Place of birth
Darfield, South Yorkshire, England

Date of death
10 June 2012(2012-06-10) (aged 69)

Place of death
Brighton-le-Sands, Merseyside, England

June 10, 2012, Brighton-le-Sands, Merseyside, United Kingdom

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Gordon West (24 April 1943 — 10 June 2012) was an English professional football goalkeeper. He won three international caps in a career that included a long stint at Everton.


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West played as a defender for Barnsley, Don and Dearne Boys, but when accompanying a friend to a trial with Blackpool decided to try out as a goalkeeper. The Lancashire club signed him, and West made his debut for Blackpool at the age of 17. After 33 League games for the Tangerines, he signed for Everton in March 1962 for £27,000, then a British record for a goalkeeper, replacing Albert Dunlop.


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In his first full season on Merseyside, West won the 1962–63 Football League First Division with Everton. He became the club's first-choice goalkeeper for more than ten years, forming a partnership with central defender and captain, Brian Labone. In that period he won the FA Cup in 1966 and was a runner-up in 1968. In 1969–70 Everton won the league again, with West keeping 21 clean sheets, still a club record. He made 399 appearances for the Toffees and retired in 1973.

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West came out of retirement after three years to play briefly for cross-Mersey rivals Tranmere Rovers. He made seventeen League appearances for the Wirral club.

International career

West won three caps for England. He turned down a place in the 1970 FIFA World Cup squad because he wanted to stay at home with his family.

Life after football

After giving up football, West worked in security at RAF Woodvale and became an after dinner speaker. Former Everton and Wales goalkeeper Neville Southall campaigned for West to be rewarded with a testimonial game by Everton for his eleven years of service. West lived in Brighton-le-Sands, Merseyside. On 10 June 2012, West died of cancer in hospital. He is survived by his girlfriend Linda and his sons Stephen and Mark.

His funeral was attended by Tommy Wright, Cliff Marshall, John Hurst, George Telfer, Derek Temple, Colin Harvey, Martin Buchan, Peter Reid, Dave Hickson and former player and manager Joe Royle, along with former chairman Philip Carter, who paid tribute at the service.


with Everton
  • Football League First Division: 1962–63, 1969–70
  • FA Cup: 1965–66; Runner-up 1967–68
  • References

    Gordon West Wikipedia

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