Full Name:
Joseph E Gadston
Date of Birth:
13 September 1945
Place of Birth:
Hanwell, Middlesex
Joe Gadston
Desperate for a striker, Joe initially appeared on the Club's radar when Mike Everitt tried to take him and Trevor Pearce on loan from Aldershot in December 1972. Pearce was actually named in the expected line-up for the match against Burton Albion, but the deal fell through and Joe finally signed for the Dons during the following close season.

Was later youth team coach at Brentford and ran a holiday apartment business, also general manager of Swanage Town & Herston and a director of Exeter City.

Youth career
1963 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964-1966 Brentford 0 (0)
1966-1967 Corby Town ? (0)
1966-1967 Cheltenham Town ? (0)
1968-1969 Bristol Rovers 11 (5)
1969-1972 Exeter City 85 (30)
1972-1973 Aldershot 4 (0)
1972-1973 Hartlepool United (loan) 1 (0)
- Wimbledon ? (0)
=== Wikipedia entry ===

Joseph Edward Gadston (born 13 September 1945) is an English former professional footballer who played as a forward in the Football League, most notably for Exeter City. He later became a director of the club.

Club career

Gadston began his career as a youth and amateur player for West Ham United, before moving to Third Division club Brentford, for whom he failed to make a first team appearance and instead played for the reserves. He had a brief spell with Corby Town before joining Southern League club Cheltenham Town for a fee of £22 and 10 shillings. Gadston is cited as one of the greatest players to play for the Robins. Gadston moved back to the Third Division to join Bristol Rovers for a £1,500 fee in 1968 and finally made his professional debut, but he only completed one season with Rovers. His most prolific spell came with Exeter City, whom he joined in November 1969, before moving to Aldershot in July 1972. After a brief loan spell with Hartlepool in February 1973, Gadston dropped back into non-league football with Wimbledon later that year.

Management and coaching career

Gadston had a spell as manager of Swanage Town & Herston. He later returned to Brentford as youth team coach.

Personal life

Gadston runs a holiday apartment business in Dorset and serves the community by running a youth football club and a ping pong tournament for pensioners.

Career statistics


Brentford Reserves

  • London Challenge Cup: 1964–65
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1973/74: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
- Total: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0