First name
Surname
Apps
Goals
Pen Picture
Tommy
Gale
279
21
Former York City centre-half Tommy joined City from West Stanley FC in November 1949, having also played for Gateshead, Sheffield Wednesday and Scarborough. Made nearly 300 appearances for the club and in later life would become chairman of the club.
Dennis
Galloway
5
0
Dennis played five first-team games for the club during the 1948-49 season.
Dave
Gamble
1
0
A left-sided midfielder Dave signed on non-contract terms for City just before Christmas 1990 from Altrincham. The 19-year old was due to make his debut against Sutton United but was stranded by heavy snow just before the game. Finally began his City career at home to Telford United only to be substituted after 82 minutes and was released shortly afterwards. Returned to Altrincham and has since played for Rossendale United.
Ian
Ganfield
3
0
Reserve team goalkeeper Ian made three first team appearances during the 2000-01 season including his debut in the 4-3 league victory over Fisher Athletic. Was released in November 2001 and has since gone on to play for Yate Town and Weston Super Mare.
Graham
Garland
5
1
Inside-forward Graham played five games for City during the 1921-22 season before joining Kingswood. Went on to play for Bristol City in the latter part of that decade, playing mainly for their reserve side in the Western League.
Howard
Garrett
25
0
A goalkeeper signed at the start of the 1927-28 season.
Mike
Gauntlett
3
2
Mike scored twice in just three first team appearances during the 1958-59 season.
FJ
Geddes
9
0
A forward who signed for City from Bristol Rovers in the summer of 1931.
Ricky
George
3
0
Not the former Hereford United player who scored their winning goal against Newcastle United in the famous 1972 FA Cup game but a reserve team striker - he scored 14 goals in the 1985-86 Western League season - who made one first team start plus two substitute appearances.
Chris
Giannangelo
1
0
With three goalkeepers sidelined with injury City drafted in Australian born Chris in September 2004 having turned out for the Romans during the pre-season. Made a single appearance, the 4-3 defeat at home to Hednesford Town, before moving on ahead of a return to Down Under. Had previously played for Forest Green Rovers.
Ali
Gibb
9
0
Right-sided midfielder Alistair signed for City in July 2008 having been released by Hartlepool United. The vastly experienced player made well over 500 appearances for five different league clubs after beginning his footballing career as a trainee with Norwich City. He signed professional form in 1994 but only featured for the Canaries reserve side and following a spell on loan to Northampton, he joined the Cobblers for £15,000 in February 1996. During his time at Sixfields Stadium Salisbury born Ali was linked with a move to West Ham United but eventually joined Stockport County - then a 1st Division side - for £50,000 in February 2000. He spent four seasons with them before a transfer-deadline day move to Bristol Rovers in 2004. Moved onto Hartlepool in August 2006 but failed to hold down a regular starting XI place and joined Notts County on loan in January 2008. On his release from Hartlepool he decided to drop into non-league football with a club nearer his Chepstow home. However, a broken ankle picked up in pre-season delayed his debut for City until January 2009 and after just two starts and seven substitutes games he was released in May 2009. Was offered the chance to return for pre-season but choose to go on trial with Newport County. When he was not offered a contract he joined Hellenic League side Almondsbury Town.
Roger
Gibbons
7
0
Roger made seven appearances during the 1974-75 season.
Bobby
Gibbs
32
8
Young amateur Bobby was signed from Clevedon Town in October 1963. Left without making a first team appearance but was back at Twerton Park for the 1967-68 season.
George
Gibbs
111
34
Despite just 2 1/2 seasons with City, George is considered a legend amongst City fans from his era, as much for his exploits off the pitch - where he was once called the George Best of non-league football - as his prowess on it. Having been a youth player with Cardiff, George spent a time playing in NASL 'soccer' in the United States before joining City via Dartford for £500 during the latter stages of the 1976-77 season. He played a major role in City winning the 1977-78 Southern League title before heading over the Atlantic once again - this time to Canada - to play for Toronto Blizzards in March 1979 for £7,500. He went on to play for Tulsa before retiring.
Simon
Gilbert
2
0
Striker Simon was one of five former youth players offered first team contracts at the start of the 2003-04 season but he choose to leave Twerton Park and initially joined rivals Chippenham Town. However a 35-day ban for a sending off during a City reserve game the previous season saw him eventually end up at Western League Larkhall where his father was manager. Began the 2002-03 season in the Youth team where his performances soon saw him promoted to the reserves. Suffered a broken leg in September 2002 but returned to action the following February and made his first team debut in the win over Grantham in April. Now playing for Almondsbury Town in the Hellenic League.
Tommy
Gilbert
4
0
Teenage player Tommy made his debut for City in October 1972.
Johnny
Giles
21
0
Midfielder Johnny began his career with the red side of his home town of Bristol. Had a brief loan spell with Bradford Park Avenue in March 1968 then joined Exeter City at the end of the 1968-69 season. He spent three seasons at St James Park before joining City in July 1972 but was released after just one season with the club.
Bob
Gilfillan
27
6
Bob was a former Worcester City player who signed for City during the summer of 1955. Made an appearance in goal when the club's four keepers were unavailable against Clandown in the FA Cup, which City won 4-0.
Jerry
Gill
218
14
Jerry arrived at Twerton Park from Weston Super Mare in December 1990 having been on the books of Leyton Orient as a youngster. He initially struggled to make an impact, making just 20 starts in his first 18 months with the club, but the 1992-93 season saw him earn a first team place that he held for the next four years. Equally at home in midfield or at right-back he joined Yeovil Town in July 1996 along with Rob Cousins. A year later the Bristol-born player was heading back into league football when Birmingham City paid £30,000 for his services. Spent four and half years with the Blues before heading to Northampton Town then Cheltenham Town who he joined in February 2004. Was released in September 2008 and joined Forest Green Rovers as player-coach.
Mervyn
Gill
9
0
Goalkeeper Mervyn played in the 1st Division with Portsmouth in 1953, in-between two spells with Woking. After a short time at Southampton he joined Torquay United where he would make around 150 appearances. Arrived at Twerton Park in the summer of 1962 but an injury early in the season forced his retirement before the year was out.
Tony
Gill
2
0
Defender Tony was one of a number of promising youngsters at Manchester United but his career was tragically cut short when he suffered a badly broken leg in the late 1980's. He had made just 10 appearances for United and went onto coach Bristol Rovers youth team. Briefly joined City in 1997 and was number two to Steve Millard before finances forced the club to release him.
Nigel
Gillard
4
0
Veteran midfielder Nigel made two first team starts during the 2001-02 season but the majority of his time with City was as assistant to reserve team manager Lee Burns. Played for Screwfix Western League side Bristol Manor Farm before moving to Brislington as assistant to Alan Pridham.
Billy
Gillies
5
2
Bob was a former Celtic striker who briefly played for City during the 1955-56 season, having also played for Headington United.
Mal
Gilligan
26
5
Mal was signed from Swansea City during the 1964 close season, scoring on his debut against King's Lynn in September. Returned to his native Wales after just one season at Twerton Park.
Dave
Gilroy
98
50
Long time target Dave finally signed a two-year contract with City in May 2007 from Southern League side Chippenham Town. City had made several offers for the striker in the preceding nine months but finally got their man on a free transfer as he was out of contract. It would be the Yeovil-born player's second spell with City having spent a short loan period from Bristol Rovers during the last months of the 2001-02 season, where he made five appearances, scoring two goals. He had been with Rovers as a trainee but only made a handful of starts for the Pirates. He also spent a loan spell at Forest Green Rovers at the start of the 2003-04 season before leaving permantly to join Weston Super Mare in December 2003, where he scored on his debut against Merthyr Tydfil on New Years Day. He spent two years with the Seagulls then joined Chippenham Town in November 2005. Was immediately a prolific scorer with the Bluebells, finishing the 2005-06 season as joint Southern League top scorer, hitting the net in total 30 times. Added another 22 strikes during the 2006-07 season, which attracted the interest of Conference side Exeter City but, in the end, returned to Twerton Park. Was top scorer in his two seasons with the club before joining Newport County in May 2009.
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Glass
1
0
Played for City during the 1936-37 season.
Ellis
Glassup
3
0
Goalkeeper Ellis was signed from Forest Green Rovers as cover for injured regular shot-stopper Mark Bryant in March 2003 and made three appearances for City. Prior to this brief stay he had been on loan with Cirencester Town having spent nearly two years with Forest Green but only making a single first team appearance. Began his career with St Austell and St Blazey in his native Cornwall and also played for Yeovil Town's youth team. During his time at Huish Park he had a trial with Manchester United.
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Glisson
1
0
Played for City during the 1919-20 season.
Peter
Gocan
19
2
Having played under George Rooney at Worcester City Peter was a target for City's manager for a while before he finally signed from Alvechurch in November 1990. However injury and illness restricted the midfielder to just 15 games that season and after a further four substitute appearances the following campaign he was allowed to join Bromsgrove Rovers on loan. A deal he made permanent a month later.
Brian
Godfrey
39
2
Brian was a former Welsh international who joined City as player-manager in May 1976. The Flint-born forward began his career with Everton in the 1958-59 season but only made a single appearance for the 1st Division club. He joined Scunthorpe United in June 1960, scoring on his debut, and spent just over three seasons with the Iron. Preston North End paid £8000 for him in October 1963 and his goalscoring exploits soon earned him three caps for Wales. Moved on to Aston Villa in September 1967 - captaining them at Wembley in the 1971 League Cup Final - then Bristol Rovers four years later for £35,000. He became Newport County's then record signing when they paid £10,00 for his services in June 1973. After leaving Newport in May 1975 he had a short stint in the US with the Portland Timbers before taking his first step into management at Twerton Park. Finished in 4th place in his first year before becoming only the second manager to lead the club to the Southern League title in 1978. He signed a new two-year deal after this but was tempted to Exeter City in January 1979. Enjoyed further success with the Grecians - including a run to the 6th Round of the FA Cup in 1980-81 - before quitting at the end of the 1982-83 season.
Bobby
Goldthorpe
5
0
Defender Bobby made a handful of appearances for City on loan from Charlton Athletic during the 1974-75 season. He had come up through the ranks with Crystal Palace before joining the Addicks in 1972. Spent four seasons at the Valley then after loan spell with Aldershot joined Brentford in July 1976. A year later he moved into non-league football and captained Hayes during the 1977-78 season.
T
Golledge
n/a
3
Played for City during 1901-02 season.
Richard
Gomes
8
2
Richard scored twice in eight games for City during the 1974-75 season.
Jimmy
Gooch
93
0
Goalkeeper Jimmy began his career playing for Beacontree (he was also in the police force) before joining Preston North End in 1942. Continued to play for them after the War, spending six seasons at Deepdale where he made nearly 150 appearances. In July 1953 he moved onto Bradford City but only spent one season there then joined Watford. After two seasons with the Hornets he joined City and was first choice keeper for the next two years. He played for Hillingdon Borough after leaving Twerton Park and in retirement returned to Preston on their administrative staff.
Jamie
Gosling
96
12
Following five years away from Twerton Park - where he played for nine other clubs - midfielder Jamie re-signed for City in June 2008. He was on schoolboy forms with Bristol Rovers before joining the fledgling Team Bath set-up in 2000. However, this move did not work and he joined City in the November of that year. Was soon a first team regular and attracting the attention of many league sides. A freak injury in August 2002, when a perimeter wall collapsed on him at Chippenham Town's Hardenhuish Park ground while celebrating a goal, sidelined him for four months, but at the end of that season he joined Yeovil Town for a four figure fee. He only made 14 appearances for the Glovers and was loaned out to Aldershot Town in March 2004. On his release from Huish Park in May he briefly returned to Team Bath, then joined Weymouth in November. He only made one outing for the Terras and similarly unsuccessful spells with Torquay United, Woking, Forest Green Rovers and Basingstoke Town followed before he joined Hellenic League side Hungerford Town in the 2006 close season. He helped the Berkshire side to two 3rd place finishes and an FA Vase quarter final appearance, including the winning goal in the previous round, before rejoining City. His second spell with City ended when a back injury limited him to just seven games and he was released in November 2008, whereupon he returned to Hungerford before joining Royal Racing Football Club Montegnee in May 2009.
Jimmy
Gough
1
0
Jimmy was a former Trowbridge Town, Cheltenham Town and Gloucester City striker who joined City in May 1983. However, he was released after just one game for the club.
Paul
Gough
1
0
Son of City legend Tony Gough, Paul made a single first-team appearance during the 1981-82 season against Yeovil Town in the Somerset Premier Cup. Joined Melksham Town after his brief stint at Twerton Park.
Tony
Gough
502
50
Tony would start his City career as a 16-year old, initially for the Colts and Reserve sides in the 1956-57 season, before making his first team debut in the 1-0 win over Dartford in October 1956. Impressed sufficiently to sign amateur forms with Bristol Rovers at the end of that season, where he would make the professional ranks a year later but only make a single first team appearance. After spells with Swindon Town, Frome Town and Trowbridge Town, he was re-signed for City by Malcolm Allison. This time he would become a mainstay in the City midfielder - hardly missing a game for seven seasons - which led to a move back to league football with Swindon Town in July 1970 for the fee of £500. He only made 25 appearances for the Robins then was back in non-league football with Hereford United, where he captained the side to the their famous 1972 FA Cup win over Newcastle United. In July 1972 he was back in league football with Torquay United but after just two games returned to City on loan. Played another 100 games for the club in the following two seasons but a knee injury left him struggling the next campaign and he eventually retired from full-time football to join Welton Rovers. However, the games he played during his final few months were enough to see him become the first player to make 500 appearances for the club. Went on to play for Cinderford Town before retiring.
A
Gould
26
10
One of the first ever professional players to play for the club, having signed from Bristol City Reserves, before rejoining the Robins at the end of the 1908-09 season.
Charlie
Gould
18
23
A centre-forward signed from Bristol City in 1913, he scored 23 goals in 18 games before a knee injury ended his season in February.
Tom
Gould
11
0
Centre back Tom made 11 appearances as a 18-year old during the 1999-2000 season for City before joining Chippenham Town. Ex-manager Alan Pridham tried to lure him back to Twerton Park in August 2003 with a £5K bid but he choose to remain at Hardenhuish Park. Spent two seasons with Team Bath after leaving City. Moved on to Forest Green Rovers in July 2004 for an undisclosed sum. Joined Tiverton Town in August 2005.
W
Gould
4
2
Played for City during the 1908-09 season.
H
Gover
n/a
10
Having played for City in four of their first five seasons, he retired from football at the end of the 1904-05 season.
Paul
Gover
398
7
Local player Paul spent ten seasons at Twerton Park - earning a testimonial match against Exeter City in 1980 - having joined the club in April 1971 as a 17-year old before signed a pro contract a year later. The nephew of former City keeper Dinkie Doel he had earned three England Youth caps and then made over 300 appearances by the age of just 23, although he was already suffering from problems with his left knee. After a third operation in 1982 he was forced to leave City, but continued playing at Western League level for Melksham Town, Paulton Rovers and Odd Down. He returned to City in December 1987 as reserve team manager and before the end of that season was in charge of the first team, in a caretaker capacity alongside Colin Tavener, after the sacking of Bobby Jones. He reprised this role the following season before finally cutting ties with the club in 1988.
Ben
Graham
7
0
Reserve defender Ben, signed after his release from Cardiff City, made a handful of first team appearances during the first half of the 1995-96 season. The Pontypool born player had played 19 times for the Bluebirds.
Tom
Graham
1
0
Tom was a full-back who had played for Dundee before joining City via Poole Town in July 1964. He mainly played for the reserve side, making just a single first team outing.
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Grainger
1
0
Played for City during the 1968-69 season.
George
Grant
20
8
Former Nottingham Forest winger George was a 1959 summer signing, scoting eight times in his 20 games for the club..
Steve
Grapes
33
2
Steve, a right-sided midfielder, began his career with his local team Norwich City, for whom he made 52 appearances and scored 4 goals. He made his league debut for the club during its promotion season of 1971-72. After he had a loan spell with Bournemouth in 1975, he left Norwich permanently in 1976 to sign for Cardiff City for a fee of £7,000. Grapes spent six years at Ninian Park as the club struggled in the lower divisions and was released in 1982 following their relegation to Division Three. He joined Torquay United in May 1982 and a year later was brought to Twerton Park by Bobby Jones. He only spent one season with City before moving on to Merthyr Tydfil.
Ted
Graver
35
13
Ted was initially brought to Twerton Park toward the end of the 1955-56 season by recently re-appointed chairman Arthur Mortimer. Left to join Chippenham United before a second spell with City for the 1958-59 season.
David
Gray
4
0
David played four games for City during the 1970-71 season.
Bill
Graydon
106
68
Forward Bill was a regular scorer during his four seasons at Lambridge before joining Hanham Athletic.
Doug
Graydon
9
0
Brother of Bill, forward Doug signed for City during the 1927-28 season.
Arthur
Greaves
44
1
Arthur joined City as player-manager following the departure of long-serving boss Ted Davis during the summer of 1937. He had previously played for Barnsley, Crewe Alexandra and Watford plus a spell coaching with Boston. He only lasted a season in the hot-seat and left for Hertford Town in June 1938.
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Green
10
0
Played for City during the 1946-47 season.
Cecil
Green
6
0
Played for City during the 1936-37 season.
Harry
Green
17
0
A former Swindon Town full-back, Harry joined City in June 1935.
Mike
Green
44
2
A former Southampton Academy trainee Mike joined City from Cinderford Town in May 2006, having previously played for Chippenham Town and Forest Green Rovers. Was a regular in the City line-up for the first half of the 2006-07 season but struggled to hold down a starting place after this and early the following season joined Clevedon Town on loan. The versatile player made this move permanent in November 2007 but soon joined Blue Square South side Weston Super Mare.
Percy
Green
5
0
Percy played for City during the 1950-51 season.
Ron
Green
27
5
Winger Ron spent two seasons with City during the early 1930's after joining from Coalpit Heath. He joined Bristol Rovers in 1932 and would go on to play for Notts County, Charlton Athletic and Swansea Town, plus a short spell at Arsenal. Finished his career back with Coalpit Heath.
Andy
Greenhalgh
1
0
Andy made a single appearance for City during the 1984-85 season.
Jack
Greenwell
8
0
A full-back who answered City's press advert for players in September 1932, but only lasted eight games. He had previously spent three seasons with Norwich City, where he made nearly 50 appearances, and a single year at the County Ground with Swindon Town. He had begun his career with non-league clubs Stanhope, his home-town club Crook Town, Ferryhill Athletic and Annfield Plain. After his brief spell with City he went on to play for Durham City and Western House.
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Griffin
1
0
Played for City during the 1920-21 season.
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Griffin
n/a
0
Played for City during the 1909-10 season.
Kevin
Griffin
109
48
Initially a loan signing from Bristol City - he also spent loan spells with Cambridge United and Mansfield Town in 1975 - during the second half of the 1975-76 season, striker Kevin netted 12 times in just 16 games. He was top scorer the following season with 16 goals but increasingly found his first team opportunities limited the next year and went on loan to Yeovil Town in February 1978. Having played for a number of local sides Kevin rejoined City in September 1980 - he had continued working in the club's commercial office - scoring another 14 goals in 31 games. Finally left the club in 1983.
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Griffiths
5
0
Played for the club during the 1947-48 season.
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Griffiths
1
0
An outside-left signed from Bristol St Pauls during the 1909-10 season.
Martyn
Grimshaw
88
16
Signed as a youngster from Bristol St George, striker Martyn made an immediate impact at City with two goals in his second appearance. Failed to remain as prolific but missed just a handful of games during the 1986-87 season. Was in and out the side during the next campaign and eventually joined Yeovil Town in March 1985 in a swap deal for Ricky Chandler. Spells with Weymouth and Yate Town followed before he joined Tiverton Town in 1994. Spent ten years at Ladysmead, including six as assistant manager, until taking the top post at Mangotsfield United in December 2003. Returned to Tiverton in the summer of 2007 as assistant to Martyn Rogers.
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Grocock
1
0
Played for City during the 1945-46 season.
Harry
Grubb
39
0
A goalkeeper who signed for City from Avondale United during the 1913 close season. Joined Bristol Rovers when football resumed after the Great War, before a brief second spell with Bath in 1925.
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Guest
2
0
Played for City during the 1912-13 season.
Brendan
Guest
5
0
Barnsley born Brendan made a handful of appearances for City during the 1980-81 season having joined on loan from Swindon Town. The full-back had previously played four seasons with Lincoln City and went onto play for Forest Green Rovers after his time at Twerton Park.
Harry
Gulliford
5
0
Harry played for City during the 1935-36 season.
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Gunning
1
0
Played for City during the 1935-36 season.
W
Gunning
n/a
1
Played for City during the 1901-02 season.
Ray
Guscott
1
0
Ray was a former Wales Schoolboy international who made a single appearance for City during the 1982-83 season. Prior to this the midfielder had had spells with his hometown club Newport County, Bristol Rovers, Torquay United and Minehead.
Ivor
Guy
38
0
Ivor spent a single season with City in 1957-58 before being released after moving from Bristol City where he had spent 12 seasons, making over 400 appearances. The Chipping-Sodbury born full-back began his career with Hambrook Villa before joining the Robins toward the end of World War II.
Stan
Guy
9
1
Stan played for City during the 1936-37 season.
George
Guyan
41
26
Forward George played just one season with City, netting 26 goals. Born in Aberdeen he played for Dundee before moving south and spending four seasons with South Shields. Spells with Hull City, Exeter City, Swindon Town and Rochdale, plus a time in Wales with Connah's Quay. After leaving City he played in Ireland with Drumcondra and Distillery.