Thanks to Donald Nannestad

Terry Fleming

Terry Fleming was a midfield player who made over 200 first team appearances for City during his five years with the club. Terry was signed by manager John Beck from Preston North End in December 1995 and was a key player for the Imps during his time at the club. He missed only a handful of games in 1997-98 when City clinched promotion on the final day of the season defeating Brighton 2-1 with Terry scoring the opening goal. He moved on in the summer of 2000 when he signed for Plymouth Argyle. He later played for Cambridge and Grimsby Town before appearing for several non-league clubs including Lincoln United.

Debut vs Plymouth Argyle, home 16 December 1995

Lincoln City Record

Football League: 175 appearances plus 8 as substitute, 8 goals

FA Cup: 11 appearances, 2 goals

Football League Cup: 11 appearances plus 1 as substitute 2 goals

Other: 4 appearances

Gavin Gordon 

Gavin Gordon was a striker who made his senior debut for Hull City just two months after his 16th birthday and went on to make regular first team appearances for the Tigers before he was sold to the Imps in November 1997 when he was still just 18 years old. In his first season he helped City win promotion and was a first team regular. In 2000-01 he scored 10 goals by early December and was the sold to Cardiff City for a six-figure fee. He later played for Notts County. Gavin is chairman of the Former Players Association and covers Imps games as a match summariser for BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

Debut vs Swansea City, away 8 November 1997

Lincoln City Record

Football League: 87 appearances plus 12 as substitute, 28 goals

FA Cup: 9 appearances, 2 goals

Football League Cup: 2 appearances, 1 goal

Other: 4 appearances plus 1 as substitute

Ron Harbertson

Ron Harbertson, who celebrates his 94th birthday next weekend, is one of the oldest former Imps players. Ron was a forward whose career began at Newcastle United and he went to play for clubs including Bradford City, Brighton, Grimsby and Darlington before he joined City in March 1958 when the club looked doomed to be relegated into the Third Division. However, the Imps had a dramatic change of form winning the final six games of the season to avoid the drop with Ron scoring in each of the matches. He was a regular in the City team before departing to play for Wrexham in March 1960. Ron then had a short spell with Darlington before returning to Sincil Bank for the 1961-62 season. He later played for Grantham.

Debut vs Liverpool, away 15 March 1958

Lincoln City Record

Football League: 86 appearances, 25 goals

FA Cup: 5 appearances, 1 goal

Football League Cup: 1 appearance, 2 goals

John Kennedy

John Kennedy made over 250 appearances in goal for City after signing for the Imps in July 1967. John’s career began in his native Northern Ireland with the Distillery club. During his time there he played for the Northern Ireland and Great Britain amateur international teams and for the Irish League representative team. In 1965 he signed for Celtic where he played most of his football in the reserves before moving to Sincil Bank in the summer of 1967. He was first choice goalkeeper throughout his seven seasons with City and was the first player to win the Player of the Season award when it started in 1969-70. John was one of the last part-time players to feature regularly for the Imps combining his football career with teaching. John left Sincil Bank in the summer of 1974 and had a couple of seasons with Lincoln United before retiring. He is a current member of the FPA Committee.

Debut vs Aldershot, home 19 August 1967

Lincoln City Record

Football League: 251 appearances

FA Cup: 10 appearances

Football League Cup: 16 appearances

Other: 1 appearance

Trevor Swinburne 

Trevor Swinburne began his long goalkeeping career as an apprentice with Sunderland in the late 1960s and finished it with the Imps 20 years later. During his time at Sunderland he was understudy to Jim Montgomery and made several first team appearances before moving on to Carlisle United in the summer of 1977. Trevor made over 250 first team appearances for Carlisle during his six years with the club and was an ever-present in their team which won promotion to the old Second Division in 1981-82. He then played for Brentford and Leeds United before signing for City in February 1986 as a replacement for Stuart Naylor. Trevor made regular appearances for the Imps until retiring in the summer of 1987. He was the first chairman of the Lincoln City Former Players Association when it was formed in 2017 and was a key figure in developing the organisation and has recently returned to the committee.

Debut vs Blackpool, away 25 February 1986

Lincoln City Record

Football League: 34 appearances

Football League Cup: 3 appearances 

Football League Trophy: 3 appearances