Scottish Cup final countdown: Capital heroes No 7 - Alan Gordon

Having played for Hearts, Hibernian, Dundee United and Dundee, here was a player well versed in city rivalries.

Born in 1944, Gordon made 111 appearances for Hearts between 1961 and 1967 while training to become an accountant. The big striker then spent time in South Africa playing for Durban United, returned for a second spell at Tynecastle in the 1968/69 season, before moving to Tannadice.

But it was for his time at Hibs, as one of the stars of Eddie Turnbull’s “Tornadoes”, that Gordon is best remembered. He moved to Easter Road in 1972 and enjoyed League Cup and Drybrough Cup final successes over Celtic in his first season.

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Gordon scored 51 goals in 84 games for Hibs and grabbed two in the New Year derby at Tynecastle in 1973 when the visitors romped to a 7-0 win. He got the second and seventh.

After three years in Leith Gordon finished his career at Dens Park, becoming the first – and, it is believed, only – player to play for the four senior clubs in Edinburgh and Dundee.