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Eric Gates

Ipswich Town FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 5: A 2
*(actual F 4: A 1)
50% successful

1980-82

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
135

Profile

Full name Eric Lazenby Gates (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 28 June 1955 in Ferryhill, county Durham [registered in Durham South Eastern, September 1955].
Also registered as Eric Lazenby-Gates in Durham South Eastern, September 1955.
Married to Ruth Bell [registered in Durham South Western, June 1980].
Height/Weight 5' 6", 10st. 4lbs [1981].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 949th players (949) to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder
First match No. 547, 10 September 1980, England 4 Norway 0, a World Cup qualification match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 25 years 74 days.
Last match No. 548, 15 October 1980, Romania 2 England 1, a World Cup qualification match at Stadionul 23 August, Sector 2, Bucureşti, substituted (ht), aged 25 years 109 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1982 (provisional squad);
Team honours None
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Eric Gates - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 2 2 2 0 1 135 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Eric Gates - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All - White 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Eric Gates - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 50.0 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Eric Gates - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1980-82 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 50.0 =0
WCP All 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Eric Gates - Match History
 Club: Ipswich Town F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 2 full capsx

Age 25
1 547 10 September 1980 - England 4 Norway 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 7
2 548 15 October 1980 - Romania 2 England 1, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti WCP AL Start off ht 11
Age 26
A forty-man Provisional Squad was announced by Ron Greenwood on 10 May 1982, five days before the deadline. The Final squad was announced on 4 June. One of the 18 players not going to Spain was Eric Gates.

Notes

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