|Full name James Gordon|
Name Jimmy Gordon
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.