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Gary Hamson

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Position Midfielder
Born 24 Aug 1959, Nottingham (England)
Height 172 cm
Weight 70 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Sheffield United 01 Nov 1976 01 Jul 1979 108 8 £140000
Leeds United 01 Jul 1979 01 Jul 1986 152 4 £0
Bristol City 01 Jul 1986 01 Dec 1986 12 2 £5000
Port Vale 01 Dec 1986 01 Mar 1988 38 3  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1979 - 1980 18(1)1 1  0  1(1)  0 
1980 - 1981 7(4)  1(1)  1  0  0 
1981 - 1982 17(1)2 21 1  0  0 
1982 - 1983 0  1  0  0  0 
1983 - 1984 23(2)  3  0  0  0 
1984 - 1985 31  1  0  0  0 
1985 - 1986 30  1  2  0  1 
Total 126(8)3 10(1)1 4  1(1)  1 

Jabba's Comments

A versatile defender/midfielder signed from Sheffield United in summer 1979, Gary Hamson's work rate and commitment endeared him to the fans in a side that was heading towards relegation. He was known for his spiky temperament and was never less than fully committed - and when he picked up a 9-match ban for picking up so many bookings in 1980-81 it came as no real surprise. In the final game of the 81-82 season he picked up a knee injury at West Brom that kept him out for some time, and although he returned to the side he didn't seem to be the same player. After brief spells with Bristol City and Port Vale, he was finally forced to retire from the game with a recurring ankle injury.

Dave Taylor says: Gary Hamson was an FBA for the Press Association when I did the Nott'm Forest vs. Stoke match on Saturday (6-0!). He's a top bloke.

sam clarke says: football legend

steve ince, adam terry, adam buck say: Gary managed West Hallam Juniors and made sure we went in 110% for every tackle. Cheers for your help Gary

adam till says: he was my manager at youth level and used to drop me when i didn't paly well, i cried one game so he out me on and I scored! HE IS A LEGEND

Neil Harry Creasey says: i used to fetch the ball 4 steve ince when he missed (not often) i was on the bench cleaning boots until Gary gave me my chance when star player Ince was suspended, he gave me a chance and now I am captain of the team, cheers Gaz!

Steve Wright says: Before Gary injured his knee in the WBA game that relegated us to div 2 in the early eighties before the premier league was formed he was an outstanding midfielder with a great left foot and as fit as any midfielder around at the time.We never saw his true potential and as a supporter of both Sheffield United and Leeds felt that when he returned from injury after almost two years out was never the same player and left many of us thinking of what a graet player he could have been

Thomas Bamford says: He is now an agent to young Celtic star Aiden Mcgeady as well as being an MP for the Liberal Democrats

Steven Ince says: gary was a great player and used to be my manager. i rarely played as i am an awful player but gary gave alot of encouragement. i broke into the team when adam till was ill 1 game, (hes going to be the next roy keane and its all down to gary) i then secured a place because many of the team quit but now i can be described as a solid honest left back...cheerz gary!

Jez Parker says: Didn't Gary take the worst penalty ever in front of the Kop. I think there were five mins to go, we were drawing and he scuffed the kick to the goalies left. He'd dived right, but the ball hit the post and bounced out. another player ran in to score, but Gary pushed him out of the way and kicked it wide. It wouldn't have counted anyway as the goalie hadn't touched it. Anyone else remember this - who it was against and when ?

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