Gerry Fell

Gerry Fell Brighton & Hove Albion
Gerry Fell

Gerry Fell began his career at Stamford and was then signed by Long Eaton United after impressing against them in the FA Cup. A bank clerk, he turned professional with Brighton & Hove Albion aged 23 in October 1974 after being tipped off by Albion number two and former Long Eaton boss Brian Daykin, who was Peter Taylor’s assistant. He made 53 appearances and scored thirteen goals in his first two seasons at the Albion. In 1976/77, despite strong competition from Tony Towner Gerry was able to make 26 League and cup appearances.

Gerry was subsequently sold to Southend United in November 1977 as part of the deal that brought a Paul Clark to the Goldstone Ground.

Following his career in the football league, Gerry had a spell abroad in Hong Kong for Happy Valley, before returning to Brighton to play non-league football in the Sussex County League for Whitehawk. He finished the 1983–84 season as Whitehawk’s leading goalscorer with 35 in all competitions and also played representative football for Sussex. In 1984 Fell captained Whitehawk to the Sussex County League Championship.

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