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Gordon Neate (14 March 1941 – 10 May 2019) was an English professional footballer. He played as a full back.

Gordon Neate
Personal information
Full name Gordon Neate
Date of birth (1941-03-14)14 March 1941
Place of birth Reading, England
Date of death 10 May 2019(2019-05-10) (aged 78)
Playing position Full back
Youth career
1956–1959 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1966 Reading 99 (2)
Total 99 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Neate was born in Reading. He joined his hometown club as a teenager. He played his first professional game in April 1959. He played 99 games for Reading before retiring due to injury in 1966. He remained at Reading as a non-playing staff member. He retired as the club's groundsman in 2009.

Neate died on 10 May 2019, at the age of 78.[1]


  1. "Gordon 'Fred' Neate 1941-2019". Reading Football Club. 10 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.