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Norwich City top 100 appearances: Peter Gordon (83)

PUBLISHED: 06:00 22 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:29 22 May 2017

IC308: Peter Gordon ncfc. Photo: Archant Library

IC308: Peter Gordon ncfc. Photo: Archant Library

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83. 176 appearances/37 goals

Peter Gordon made his debut as a 21-year-old for Norwich City in a 2-1 win over Barnsley in the FA Cup second round in December, 1953, as a brace from Tom Johnston secured the Canaries’ victory.

City later went out in the fifth round against Leicester City after beating Hastings United in a third round replay and Arsenal in the fourth round. A week after his debut against Barnsley he scored in a 3-3 draw against Aldershot. Johnny Gavin and Bobby Brennan got the other goals.

Gordon established himself as a regular in the City first team in the fifties, regularly topping 30 appearances a season.

In the 1955/56 season, when Ralph Hunt became a City record breaker with 33 goals in his debut season, Gordon, along with Billy Coxon, was the main provider of goals.

The pair shared 25 between them as the Canaries finished seventh in Division Three South.


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