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Ray Gill

Personal information
Full nameRaymond Gill
Place of birthManchester, England
Place of deathRochdale, England
Playing positionFull back

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Ray Gill (December 8, 1924, Manchester September 17, 2001, Rochdale) holds the Football League appearance record for Chester City.

The full-back played in 406 league games for Chester from 1951 to 1962, putting him seven ahead of Ron Hughes (whose Chester career ran almost parallel to Gill's) and 10 ahead of Trevor Storton. With no current Chester player even remotely close to the tally, it looks like Gill may hold the accolade for several more years yet.

Gill had earlier played for hometown club Manchester City, where he made eight appearances. However, he was to enjoy a regular place at Chester for most of his time with the club. This was despite the fact he was part-time in his later years at the club as he worked as a salesman.

Gill was awarded testimonial matches by Chester in 1956 and 1962 against representative teams. He later played for Hyde United, Altrincham and Winsford United.

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