Gordon Tucker (footballer)


Gordon Tucker (footballer)
Gordon Tucker
Personal information
Full name Gordon Tucker
Date of birth 5 January 1968 (1968-01-05) (age 43)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
? Derby County ? (?)
1987-1989 Huddersfield Town 35 (0)
1989-1990 Scunthorpe United 15 (1)
1990-1994 Goole ? (?)
1994-1995 Hyde United 26 (3)
1998 Hyde United 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gordon Tucker (born January 5, 1968 in Manchester) was a former professional footballer, who played for Derby County, Huddersfield Town, Scunthorpe United, Hyde United and Goole Town.

Playing career

Gordon Tucker started his career at Manchester United on non-contract terms, he then moved to Huddersfield Town in 1987. He made his debut against Plymouth Argyle in a 6-1 win, he was wearing the number 6 shirt. He was to make a further 21 starts and 6 sub appearances in Town's worst ever season, the 1987/88 season. He was to make 35 appearances over two years at Leeds Road under Malcolm Macdonald and Eoin Hand, his last game in Town's colours was against Bolton Wanderers on the 1st of May 1989, Town lost 3-1, he was wearing the number 5 shirt. He was to leave in 1989 for Scunthorpe United. He was to play 15 games at Glanford Park before moving to Goole in 1990. His appearance data at Goole is unknown but he moved to Hyde United in the summer of 1994. Tucker was to play 42 games in all competitions in the 1994/95 season. He did return to play for Hyde in February 1998. He came on as a substitute in a game against Emley at The Welfare Ground, he was to then come on again as a substitute in the next game against Boston United. He then made another 9 starts, then was an unused substitute for the next three games, then his last appearance was as a substitute against Runcorn, it was also the last game of the 1997/98 season. However he failed to live up to his first spell as a Hyde player. He left Hyde at the end of the season. At the end of his career he played for the great leeds united side with players such as eric cantona and David batty. He played 38 games for leeds getting on the scoresheet 7 times.

References

Thomas, Ian et al. (2007). 99 Years and Counting: Stats and Stories. Huddersfield Town Football Club. ISBN 978-0955728105.


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