|Intro||Northern Irish footballer|
Association football player
|Birth||15 February 1983, Larne|
7 June 2009, Inverness
(aged 26 years)
Gordon Lennon (15 February 1983 – 7 June 2009) was a Northern Irish association football player. Starting his career at Albion Rovers, he signed for Partick Thistle in 2007, though he made no appearances for the first team and spent most of his season with the club on loan to Stenhousemuir. After moving to Dumbarton in 2008, he became club captain and helped secure the team’s promotion to the Scottish Second Division.
Lennon was born in Larne, Northern Ireland. He was named Albion’s Player of the Year in 2006–07.
In 2007, after several weeks of negotiations, Scottish First Division club Partick Thistle signed Lennon, beating Ross County and Airdrie United to his signature. Manager Ian McCall expected at the time that Lennon would fight for a first-team place at the club.
He did not make any first team appearances for Thistle and was loaned to Stenhousemuir.
Lennon moved to Dumbarton in 2008, and captained Dumbarton to the Scottish Third Division title in 2008–09.
Lennon died in a car accident at the age of 26 while on a family break near Dingwall. In August 2010, it was reported that a fatal accident inquiry would be held at Dingwall Sheriff Court regarding Lennon’s death.
He was father to a son, Kai, with his partner Kelly Dempsey.
- Scottish Third Division (1): 2008–09
- Albion Rovers Player of the Year: 2006–07