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Gordon West

Everton FC

3 appearances, 2 goals against
one clean sheet

P 3 W 1 D 2 L 0 F 3: A 2
67% successful

1966-69

disciplined: none
captain:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name Gordon West
Born 24 April 1943 in Darfield, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Staincross, June 1983].
Married to Linda [no registeration found]. Two sons, Stephen and Mark
Died 10 June 2012, aged 69 years 47 days [registeration not yet found]. He was suffering with cancer.
Funeral at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral, 19 June.
Height/Weight 6' 1", 14st. 0lbs [1969].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Don & Dearne Schools and becoming and then signing amateur forms with Blackpool FC in 1958, turning professional in April 1960. Everton paid 27,500 pounds to sign West, then a British record transfer fee for a goalkeeper.  Left the game for a short spell before joining Tranmere Rovers FC in October 1975, becoming their reserve team coach, until he retired in 1978.
Club honours Football League Champions 1962-63, 1969-70; FA Cup winners 1965-66, runners-up 1967-68;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 855th players (855) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 427, 11 December 1968, England 1 Bulgaria 1, a friendly match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 25 years 231 days.
Last match No. 433, 1 June 1969, Mexico 0 England 0, a Central American tour match at Estadio Azteca, Santa √örsula, Ciudad de México, aged 26 years 38 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1966 (standby); European Championship Finals 1968.
Team honours None
Individual honours England U23 (three appearances), England Youth.
Distinctions x

Beyond England

Created a sensation by turning down an opportunity to join the 1970 England World Cup saquad, preferring to staty at home with his concert pianist wife. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.265.

 

Gordon West - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub
off
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
7+ 3 0 3 0 0 270 2 135 min 0 1 33% none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.

 

Gordon West - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 0 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1
Away 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 1 1 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1

 

Gordon West - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 1 1 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1

 

Gordon West - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1968-69 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Gordon West - Match History
 
 Club: Everton F.C. - three full appearances (270 min), two goals against

manager: Alf Ramsey - three full appearances (270 min), two goals againstx

Age 23
Alf Ramsey named his provisional list of forty players on 7 April 1966. He then named a provisional squad of 28 on 6 May to attend Lilleshall. Gordon West was one of the twelve cut, but was asked to remain on standby.

Age 24
419 24 February 1968 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC/ ECP AD unused sub 12

Age 25
1 427 11 December 1968 - England 1 Bulgaria 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 1
430 3 May 1969 - Northern Ireland 1 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW squad member
2 431 7 May 1969 - England 2 Wales 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW Start 1
432 10 May 1969 - England 4 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW squad member
3 433 1 June 1969 - Mexico 0 England 0, Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de México tour AD Start 1
434 8 June 1969 - Uruguay 1 England 2, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AW squad member
435 12 June 1969 - Brazil 2 England 1, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio AL

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