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Gary Ford

Full name: Gary Ford
Birthdate: 08.02.1961
Birthplace: York
Position: Winger
Joined from: York City
Signed by: Bryan Hamilton
Nationality: England
First game: Shrewsbury Town, 15.08.1987
Last game: Plymouth Argyle, 28.12.1987
Games: 20 (18 starts + 2 subs)
Goals: 3
  • Player profile

    Ford was a key member of York City's Fourth Division championship campaign in 1984 and had played 426 games for his hometown club spanning eight years when he made the move to Filbert Street.

    Bought for £25,000, Ford played on the wing for City but didn't stay at the club for long. Signed in June 1987, he'd moved on to Port Vale by the end of the year as new boss David Pleat looked to build his own squad. He did have the honour of scoring City's first-ever goal in the Full Members Cup, one of three goals in 20 appearances for the Foxes.

    At Vale Park Ford enjoyed more success, helping them to the Division Two promotion and went on to play for Walsall, on loan, and Mansfield Town before experiencing Norwegian football with Tromso.

    On his return to England, Ford became involved with former club York City as a youth coach before going on to work in sports at York University.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1987-88Division Two (old)162--2---21203
    1987_380_
    Total162--2---2120 3
    _380_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 15.08.1987 Division Two (old) Shrewsbury Town (H) 0 - 1
    2 19.08.1987 Division Two (old) Leeds United (A) 0 - 1
    3 29.08.1987 Division Two (old) Millwall (H) 1 - 0
    4 31.08.1987 Division Two (old) Stoke City (A) 1 - 2
    5 05.09.1987 Division Two (old) Aston Villa (H) 0 - 2
    6 12.09.1987 Division Two (old) Crystal Palace (A) 1 - 2
    7 16.09.1987 Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (H) 4 - 1 1
    8 19.09.1987 Division Two (old) Plymouth Argyle (H) 4 - 0 1
    9 23.09.1987 League Cup 2 leg 1 Scunthorpe United (H) 2 - 1
    10 04.11.1987 League Cup 3 rep Oxford United (H) 2 - 3
    11 07.11.1987 Division Two (old) Swindon Town (H) 3 - 2
    12 10.11.1987 Members Cup 1 Huddersfield Town (H) 1 - 0 1
    13 14.11.1987 Division Two (old) Birmingham City (A) 2 - 2
    14 21.11.1987 Division Two (old) Bradford City (H) 0 - 2
    15 28.11.1987 Division Two (old) Huddersfield Town (A) 0 - 1
    16 01.12.1987 Members Cup 2 Charlton Athletic (A) 2 - 1
    17 05.12.1987 Division Two (old) Middlesbrough (H) 0 - 0
    18 12.12.1987 Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (A) 0 - 2
    19 26.12.1987 Division Two (old) Bournemouth (H) 0 - 1
    20 28.12.1987 Division Two (old) Plymouth Argyle (A) 0 - 4
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  York City £25,000 19.07.1987
    OUT  Port Vale Unknown 06.01.1988
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