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Gary Charles

Full name: Gary Andrew Charles
Birthdate: 13.04.1970
Birthplace: Newham, London
Position: Right-back
Joined from: Nottingham Forest
Signed by: David Pleat
Nationality: England
First game: Birmingham City, 25.03.1989
Last game: Crystal Palace, 06.05.1989
Games: 8 (5 starts + 3 subs)
Goals: 0
Player Profile

The full-back played just eight times for City - five starts and three from the bench - during a loan spell from Nottingham Forest in March 1989.

He'd started his career at the City Ground and was given his debut by non-other than Brian Clough, although he was used as an emergency right winger. He arrived at Leicester young and inexperienced but his initial loan deal was extended by City thanks to his impressive performances.

He actually won an England U21 call-up following his good performances with Leicester and was to get full international honours after returning to Forest. But when Forest started to struggle in the top-flight, so did Charles's performances and he left for close rivals Derby County on a permanent basis in July 1993.

Charles was actually in the Rams team that lost in the play-offs against City in 1994 and could have had a return to Filbert Street when Brian Little was chasing his services. But Little's move to Aston Villa saw the full-back go the same way and he spent four years at Villa Park.

A move abroad to Benfica followed before Charles returned to his homeland to play for West Ham United and Birmingham City, on loan.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1988-89Division Two (old)8---------8-
Total8---------8 -


1 25.03.1989 2 - 0 Birmingham City (H) Division Two (old)
2 27.03.1989 1 - 2 Bournemouth (A) Division Two (old)
3 01.04.1989 1 - 0 Oxford United (H) Division Two (old)
4 08.04.1989 0 - 0 Blackburn Rovers (A) Division Two (old)
5 11.04.1989 0 - 1 Barnsley (H) Division Two (old)
6 22.04.1989 1 - 2 Watford (A) Division Two (old)
7 01.05.1989 1 - 2 Oldham Athletic (H) Division Two (old)
8 06.05.1989 2 - 2 Crystal Palace (H) Division Two (old)


Club Fee Date
IN  Nottingham Forest On loan 16.03.1989
Player 170 of 1150 ordered a-z
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