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Gary Coatsworth

Full name: Gary Coatsworth
Birthdate: 07.10.1968
Birthplace: Sunderland
Position: Defender
Joined from: Darlington
Signed by: Brian Little
Nationality: England
First game: Portsmouth, 05.11.1991
Last game: Derby County, 30.05.1994
Games: 38 (31 starts + 7 subs)
Goals: 4
  • Player profile

    The tough-tackling defender followed Brian Little, his manager at previous club Darlington, to Filbert Street as cover for the injured Tony James. Sunderland-born Coatsworth was already a legend at Darlo after scoring the goal that secured their return to the Football League. He was a defender with, with all respect, limited abilities but one who nevertheless gave 100 per cent and was usually effective in his play.

    His start at City was an unfortunate one, playing just three senior matches before having an operation to repair cruciate ligament damage. He did return from the set-back in the 1992-93 season, however, and marked that return at Barnsley with two goals from right-back in a 3-2 success.

    He only made 27 league starts for the Foxes but his last start was a memorable one - setting up Steve Walsh's equaliser in the play-off final clash with Derby County. Further injury problems unfortunately stopped him featuring in the following Premiership campaign and he called time on his career in early 1995.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1991-92Division Two (old)3-------1-4-
    1991_318_
    1992-93Division One102--------102
    1992_318_
    1993-94Division One1921-----4-242
    1993_318_
    Total3241-----5-38 4
    _318_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 05.11.1991 Division Two (old) Portsmouth (A) 0 - 1
    2 27.11.1991 Members Cup 3 Everton (H) 2 - 1
    3 30.11.1991 Division Two (old) Derby County (A) 2 - 1
    4 07.12.1991 Division Two (old) Millwall (H) 1 - 1
    5 28.02.1993 Division One Birmingham City (H) 2 - 1
    6 06.03.1993 Division One Barnsley (A) 3 - 2 2
    7 10.03.1993 Division One Sunderland (H) 3 - 2
    8 13.03.1993 Division One Tranmere Rovers (A) 3 - 2
    9 20.03.1993 Division One Grimsby Town (H) 3 - 0
    10 23.03.1993 Division One Cambridge United (A) 3 - 1
    11 27.03.1993 Division One Charlton Athletic (H) 3 - 1
    12 03.04.1993 Division One Bristol Rovers (A) 0 - 0
    13 07.04.1993 Division One Oxford United (H) 2 - 1
    14 11.04.1993 Division One West Ham United (A) 0 - 3
    15 08.09.1993 Anglo-Italian Cup West Bromwich Albion (H) 0 - 0
    16 11.12.1993 Division One Bristol City (H) 3 - 0
    17 19.12.1993 Division One Peterborough United (A) 1 - 1
    18 27.12.1993 Division One Watford (H) 4 - 4
    19 28.12.1993 Division One Derby County (A) 2 - 3
    20 01.01.1994 Division One Sunderland (H) 2 - 1
    21 08.01.1994 FA Cup 3 Manchester City (A) 1 - 4
    22 22.01.1994 Division One Crystal Palace (A) 1 - 2
    23 12.02.1994 Division One Luton Town (H) 2 - 1 1
    24 19.02.1994 Division One West Bromwich Albion (A) 2 - 1
    25 23.02.1994 Division One Tranmere Rovers (H) 1 - 1
    26 06.03.1994 Division One Millwall (A) 0 - 0
    27 12.03.1994 Division One Middlesbrough (H) 2 - 0
    28 19.03.1994 Division One Barnsley (H) 0 - 1
    29 26.03.1994 Division One Notts County (A) 1 - 4
    30 09.04.1994 Division One Sunderland (A) 3 - 2
    31 16.04.1994 Division One Grimsby Town (H) 1 - 1
    32 26.04.1994 Division One Portsmouth (A) 1 - 0
    33 30.04.1994 Division One Stoke City (H) 1 - 1
    34 03.05.1994 Division One Bolton Wanderers (H) 1 - 1
    35 08.05.1994 Division One Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 1 - 1 1
    36 15.05.1994 Division One sf leg 1 Tranmere Rovers (A) 0 - 0
    37 18.05.1994 Division One sf leg 2 Tranmere Rovers (H) 2 - 1
    38 30.05.1994 Division One f Derby County (N) 2 - 1
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Darlington Unknown October 1991
    OUT Retired Unknown January 1995
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