Gary Gillespie

Date of birth05 July 1960
Place of birthBonnybridge
NationalityScottish
Weight79 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Scottish international Gary Gillespie was a classy defender who signed for Liverpool from Coventry. He won a first team place under Dalglish and went on to become a key player. With Liverpool he won the 1st Division Championship in 1986 and 1988, as well as runners up medals in the FA Cup (1988), League Cup (1987) and European Cup (1985). He eventually moved on to Celtic before returning to Coventry City.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Coventry City 01 Mar 1978 01 Jul 1983
Liverpool 01 Jul 1983 01 Aug 1994

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1978-79 Coventry City League Division One 14
1
1979-80 Coventry City FA Cup 2
1979-80 Coventry City League Cup 3
1979-80 Coventry City League Division One 38
1
1980-81 Coventry City FA Cup 4
1980-81 Coventry City League Cup 7
1980-81 Coventry City League Division One 37
1
1981-82 Coventry City FA Cup 4
1981-82 Coventry City League Cup 2
1981-82 Coventry City League Division One 40
2
1982-83 Coventry City FA Cup 3
1982-83 Coventry City League Cup 3
1982-83 Coventry City League Division One 42
2
1983-84 Liverpool League Cup 1
1984-85 Liverpool European Cup 2
1
1984-85 Liverpool FA Cup 3
1
1984-85 Liverpool Intercontinental Cup 1
1984-85 Liverpool League Cup 3
1984-85 Liverpool League Division One 10
2
1
1984-85 Liverpool UEFA Super Cup
1
1985-86 Liverpool FA Cup 5
1985-86 Liverpool League Cup 2
1985-86 Liverpool League Division One 14
3
1986-87 Liverpool FA Cup 3
1986-87 Liverpool League Cup 9
1986-87 Liverpool League Division One 37
1987-88 Liverpool FA Cup 5
1987-88 Liverpool League Cup 2
1987-88 Liverpool League Division One 35
4
1988-89 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1988-89 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1988-89 Liverpool League Cup 1
1
1988-89 Liverpool League Division One 15
1
1989-90 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1
1989-90 Liverpool League Cup 1
1989-90 Liverpool League Division One 11
2
4
1990-91 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1990-91 Liverpool League Division One 30
1
1990-91 Liverpool Rumbelows League Cup 3
1
1994-95 Coventry City League Cup 1
1994-95 Coventry City Premier League 2
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Aug 1978 Middlesbrough v Coventry City W 1-2 League Division One
22 Aug 1978 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division One
26 Aug 1978 Coventry City v Norwich City W 4-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1978 Derby County v Coventry City W 0-2 League Division One
09 Sep 1978 Coventry City v Chelsea W 3-2 League Division One
16 Sep 1978 Liverpool v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
23 Sep 1978 Coventry City v Leeds United D 0-0 League Division One
30 Sep 1978 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
14 Oct 1978 Manchester City v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
21 Oct 1978 West Bromwich Albion v Coventry City L 7-1 League Division One
04 Nov 1978 Bolton Wanderers v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
11 Nov 1978 Coventry City v Middlesbrough W 2-1 League Division One
18 Nov 1978 Norwich City v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
09 Dec 1978 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division One
16 Dec 1978 Southampton v Coventry City L 4-0 League Division One
21 Aug 1979 Coventry City v Bristol City W 3-1 League Division One
25 Aug 1979 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City L 4-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1979 Ipswich Town v Coventry City W 0-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Sep 1979 Coventry City v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division One
04 Sep 1979 Coventry City v Ipswich Town D 0-0
Agg: 1-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
08 Sep 1979 Liverpool v Coventry City L 4-0 League Division One
15 Sep 1979 Coventry City v Bolton Wanderers W 3-1 League Division One
22 Sep 1979 Manchester City v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
26 Sep 1979 West Bromwich Albion v Coventry City L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
29 Sep 1979 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
06 Oct 1979 Coventry City v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
09 Oct 1979 Bristol City v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
13 Oct 1979 Southampton v Coventry City W 2-3 League Division One
10 Nov 1979 Coventry City v Leeds United W 3-0 League Division One
17 Nov 1979 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Coventry City W 0-3 League Division One
24 Nov 1979 Crystal Palace v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
01 Dec 1979 Coventry City v Ipswich Town W 4-1 League Division One
08 Dec 1979 Arsenal v Coventry City L 3-1 League Division One
15 Dec 1979 Coventry City v Manchester United L 1-2 League Division One
19 Dec 1979 Aston Villa v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1979 Derby County v Coventry City W 1-2 League Division One
29 Dec 1979 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest L 0-3 League Division One
01 Jan 1980 Coventry City v Middlesbrough W 2-0 League Division One
05 Jan 1980 Oldham Athletic v Coventry City W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1980 Norwich City v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
19 Jan 1980 Coventry City v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
26 Jan 1980 Blackburn Rovers v Coventry City L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
09 Feb 1980 Coventry City v Manchester City D 0-0 League Division One
23 Feb 1980 Coventry City v Southampton W 3-0 League Division One
27 Feb 1980 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City L 4-3 League Division One
01 Mar 1980 Brighton and Hove Albion v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
08 Mar 1980 Coventry City v West Bromwich Albion L 0-2 League Division One
15 Mar 1980 Everton v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
22 Mar 1980 Leeds United v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
29 Mar 1980 Coventry City v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-3 League Division One
05 Apr 1980 Middlesbrough v Coventry City W 1-2 League Division One
07 Apr 1980 Coventry City v Derby County W 2-1 League Division One
12 Apr 1980 Ipswich Town v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
15 Apr 1980 Bolton Wanderers v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1980 Coventry City v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division One
26 Apr 1980 Manchester United v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
29 Apr 1980 Coventry City v Aston Villa L 1-2 League Division One
03 May 1980 Coventry City v Arsenal L 0-1 League Division One
16 Aug 1980 Birmingham City v Coventry City L 3-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1980 Coventry City v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
23 Aug 1980 Coventry City v Arsenal W 3-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1980 Manchester United v Coventry City W 0-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
30 Aug 1980 Aston Villa v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
08 Oct 1980 West Bromwich Albion v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
11 Oct 1980 Leicester City v Coventry City W 1-3 League Division One
18 Oct 1980 Coventry City v Norwich City L 0-1 League Division One
21 Oct 1980 Coventry City v Sunderland W 2-1 League Division One
25 Oct 1980 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City L 4-1 League Division One
28 Oct 1980 Coventry City v Cambridge United D 1-1 League Cup 4th round
01 Nov 1980 Coventry City v Leeds United W 2-1 League Division One
04 Nov 1980 Cambridge United v Coventry City W 0-1 League Cup 4th round replay
08 Nov 1980 Manchester United v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
11 Nov 1980 Liverpool v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
15 Nov 1980 Coventry City v Birmingham City W 2-1 League Division One
22 Nov 1980 Manchester City v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
29 Nov 1980 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
02 Dec 1980 Watford v Coventry City D 2-2 League Cup Quarter-final
06 Dec 1980 Southampton v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
09 Dec 1980 Coventry City v Watford W 5-0 League Cup Quarter-final replay
13 Dec 1980 Coventry City v West Bromwich Albion W 3-0 League Division One
20 Dec 1980 Norwich City v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1980 Coventry City v Middlesbrough W 1-0 League Division One
27 Dec 1980 Stoke City v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
03 Jan 1981 Leeds United v Coventry City D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
06 Jan 1981 Coventry City v Leeds United W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
10 Jan 1981 Coventry City v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
17 Jan 1981 Coventry City v Aston Villa L 1-2 League Division One
24 Jan 1981 Coventry City v Birmingham City W 3-2 FA Cup 4th round
27 Jan 1981 Coventry City v West Ham United W 3-2 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
31 Jan 1981 Arsenal v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
07 Feb 1981 Coventry City v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 League Division One
10 Feb 1981 West Ham United v Coventry City L 2-0
Agg: 4-3
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
14 Feb 1981 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City L 3-1 FA Cup 5th round
17 Feb 1981 Crystal Palace v Coventry City W 0-3 League Division One
21 Feb 1981 Everton v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
28 Feb 1981 Coventry City v Ipswich Town L 0-4 League Division One
07 Mar 1981 Brighton and Hove Albion v Coventry City L 4-1 League Division One
14 Mar 1981 Coventry City v Leicester City W 4-1 League Division One
21 Mar 1981 Sunderland v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
28 Mar 1981 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1981 Leeds United v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
11 Apr 1981 Coventry City v Manchester United L 0-2 League Division One
18 Apr 1981 Coventry City v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division One
21 Apr 1981 Middlesbrough v Coventry City W 0-1 League Division One
25 Apr 1981 Coventry City v Southampton W 1-0 League Division One
02 May 1981 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1981 Coventry City v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1981 Stoke City v Coventry City L 4-0 League Division One
05 Sep 1981 Notts County v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
12 Sep 1981 Coventry City v Leeds United W 4-0 League Division One
19 Sep 1981 Brighton and Hove Albion v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
22 Sep 1981 Coventry City v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
26 Sep 1981 Coventry City v Southampton W 4-2 League Division One
03 Oct 1981 Sunderland v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
06 Oct 1981 Everton v Coventry City D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
10 Oct 1981 Coventry City v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
17 Oct 1981 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
24 Oct 1981 Coventry City v Swansea City W 3-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1981 Coventry City v Everton L 0-1
Agg: 1-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
31 Oct 1981 Arsenal v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
07 Nov 1981 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
21 Nov 1981 West Ham United v Coventry City L 5-2 League Division One
24 Nov 1981 Coventry City v Stoke City W 3-0 League Division One
28 Nov 1981 Coventry City v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division One
05 Dec 1981 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City W 1-2 League Division One
12 Dec 1981 Coventry City v Manchester City L 0-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1981 Coventry City v West Bromwich Albion L 0-2 League Division One
28 Dec 1981 Everton v Coventry City L 3-2 League Division One
02 Jan 1982 Coventry City v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1982 Coventry City v Ipswich Town L 2-4 League Division One
23 Jan 1982 Manchester City v Coventry City W 1-3 FA Cup 4th round
26 Jan 1982 Birmingham City v Coventry City D 3-3 League Division One
30 Jan 1982 Coventry City v Brighton and Hove Albion L 0-1 League Division One
06 Feb 1982 Leeds United v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
13 Feb 1982 Coventry City v Oxford United W 4-0 FA Cup 5th round
16 Feb 1982 Coventry City v Notts County L 1-5 League Division One
27 Feb 1982 Aston Villa v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
06 Mar 1982 West Bromwich Albion v Coventry City L 2-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
09 Mar 1982 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 League Division One
13 Mar 1982 Swansea City v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
17 Mar 1982 Manchester United v Coventry City W 0-1 League Division One
20 Mar 1982 Coventry City v Arsenal W 1-0 League Division One
27 Mar 1982 Coventry City v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Division One
03 Apr 1982 Ipswich Town v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
10 Apr 1982 West Bromwich Albion v Coventry City W 1-2 League Division One
13 Apr 1982 Coventry City v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
17 Apr 1982 Coventry City v West Ham United W 1-0 League Division One
24 Apr 1982 Middlesbrough v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
27 Apr 1982 Coventry City v Sunderland W 6-1 League Division One
01 May 1982 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
04 May 1982 Southampton v Coventry City D 5-5 League Division One
08 May 1982 Manchester City v Coventry City W 1-3 League Division One
28 Aug 1982 Coventry City v Southampton W 1-0 League Division One
31 Aug 1982 Swansea City v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1982 Ipswich Town v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
07 Sep 1982 Coventry City v Sunderland W 1-0 League Division One
11 Sep 1982 Coventry City v Arsenal L 0-2 League Division One
18 Sep 1982 Birmingham City v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
25 Sep 1982 Coventry City v Everton W 4-2 League Division One
02 Oct 1982 Manchester City v Coventry City L 3-2 League Division One
05 Oct 1982 Fulham v Coventry City D 2-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
09 Oct 1982 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City L 4-0 League Division One
16 Oct 1982 Coventry City v Notts County W 1-0 League Division One
23 Oct 1982 Watford v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
26 Oct 1982 Coventry City v Fulham D 0-0
Agg: 2-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Oct 1982 Coventry City v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division One
06 Nov 1982 Coventry City v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division One
09 Nov 1982 Coventry City v Burnley L 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
13 Nov 1982 Liverpool v Coventry City L 4-0 League Division One
20 Nov 1982 Coventry City v Luton Town W 4-2 League Division One
23 Nov 1982 Coventry City v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
27 Nov 1982 West Bromwich Albion v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
04 Dec 1982 Coventry City v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 League Division One
11 Dec 1982 West Ham United v Coventry City W 0-3 League Division One
18 Dec 1982 Coventry City v Stoke City W 2-0 League Division One
27 Dec 1982 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City L 4-2 League Division One
28 Dec 1982 Coventry City v Manchester United W 3-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1983 Luton Town v Coventry City W 1-2 League Division One
08 Jan 1983 Coventry City v Worcester City W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 1983 Southampton v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
22 Jan 1983 Coventry City v Swansea City D 0-0 League Division One
29 Jan 1983 Coventry City v Norwich City D 2-2 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1983 Norwich City v Coventry City L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
05 Feb 1983 Sunderland v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
12 Feb 1983 Coventry City v Manchester City W 4-0 League Division One
26 Feb 1983 Notts County v Coventry City L 5-1 League Division One
05 Mar 1983 Coventry City v Watford L 0-1 League Division One
12 Mar 1983 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
19 Mar 1983 Aston Villa v Coventry City L 4-0 League Division One
23 Mar 1983 Norwich City v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
02 Apr 1983 Manchester United v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
05 Apr 1983 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest L 1-2 League Division One
09 Apr 1983 Arsenal v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
12 Apr 1983 Coventry City v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
16 Apr 1983 Coventry City v Birmingham City L 0-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1983 Brighton and Hove Albion v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
30 Apr 1983 Coventry City v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Division One
02 May 1983 Everton v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
07 May 1983 Stoke City v Coventry City W 0-3 League Division One
14 May 1983 Coventry City v West Ham United L 2-4 League Division One
24 Sep 1994 Coventry City v Southampton L 1-3 Premier League
03 Oct 1994 Leicester City v Coventry City D 2-2 Premier League
05 Oct 1994 Coventry City v Wrexham W 3-2
Agg: 5-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
28 Dec 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City L 5-1 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1978-79 Scotland Under-21 1
1979-80 Scotland UEFA Under-21 1
1980-81 Scotland UEFA Under-21 1
1
1981-82 Scotland UEFA Under-21 5
1987-88 Scotland International Friendly 1
1987-88 Scotland UEFA European Championship 2
1988-89 Scotland FIFA World Cup 2
1988-89 Scotland Rous Cup 1
1989-90 Scotland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1989-90 Scotland International Friendly 4
1990-91 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Sep 1978 Scotland v USA W 3-1 U21
12 Feb 1980 England v Scotland L 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
18 Nov 1980 Scotland v Denmark W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group
08 Sep 1981 Scotland v Sweden W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group
13 Oct 1981 Denmark v Scotland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group
23 Feb 1982 Italy v Scotland W 0-1 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
24 Mar 1982 Scotland v Italy D 0-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
19 Apr 1982 Scotland v England L 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Semi-final
14 Oct 1987 Scotland v Belgium W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
11 Nov 1987 Bulgaria v Scotland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
27 Apr 1988 Spain v Scotland D 0-0 International Friendly
14 Sep 1988 Norway v Scotland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 5
08 Mar 1989 Scotland v France W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
30 May 1989 Scotland v Chile W 2-0 ROUS CUP
06 Sep 1989 Yugoslavia v Scotland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
06 Sep 1989 Yugoslavia v Scotland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
25 Apr 1990 Scotland v East Germany L 0-1 International Friendly
16 May 1990 Scotland v Egypt L 1-3 International Friendly
19 May 1990 Scotland v Poland D 1-1 International Friendly
28 May 1990 Malta v Scotland W 1-2 International Friendly
20 Jun 1990 Brazil v Scotland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
14 Nov 1990 Bulgaria v Scotland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.