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Jimmy Gordon (footballer, born 1915)

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Full name  James Gordon
Name  Jimmy Gordon
Position  Wing half
Playing position  Wing half
Career end  1954
Place of death  Derby, England
Career start  1935
Role  Football player


Date of birth  (1915-10-23)23 October 1915
Date of death  29 August 1996(1996-08-29) (aged 80)
Died  August 29, 1996, Derby, United Kingdom

Place of birth  Fauldhouse, Scotland

James Gordon (23 October 1915 – 29 August 1996) was a Scottish football player and coach. A native of Fauldhouse, West Lothian, Gordon played for Newcastle United and Middlesbrough as a wing-half. He later worked as a coach under Brian Clough and Peter Taylor at Derby County and Nottingham Forest, and was assistant manager to Clough during his 44-day reign at Leeds United. In honour of his contribution, Gordon was allowed to lead out the Forest players at Wembley for the 1980 Football League Cup Final.

Gordon was portrayed by Maurice Roëves in the 2009 film The Damned United, which focuses on Clough's management of Derby and Leeds.

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