One of Gillingham’s most ever strikers has died.
Scottish-conceived forward Dave Shearer has passed on at 63 years old, the club has confirmed.Shearer moved to the Gills in 1984, marking from Grimsby Town, and went onto score 50 objectives in 119 games north of a long term period.
The club said they were “totally crushed” to learn of his the passing, adding: “The considerations and sympathies of everybody at Priestfield are with Dave’s companions, family and friends and family right now.”
Shearer was 21st in the unequaled scoring list for the Gills.He was endorsed by Keith Peacock after a short spell at Grimsby Town to join any semblance of Tony Cascarino, Dave Mehmet, Martin Robinson and his previous Boro partner Terry Cochrane.
Shearer scored 12 association objectives in 23 games during his most memorable season with the Gills as the group completed fourth in Division 3. In that equivalent season Shearer scored a full go-around in the FA Cup against Colchester United. He finished the mission with a high pitch against Wigan Athletic in a 5-1 association win.
He fostered a fine organization with Tony Cascarino during his time at the club. The 1985/86 season saw Shearer net another nine association objectives and the 16 the next year.
Shearer got one more five objectives toward the beginning of the 1987/88 mission before his exit, totalling 42 association objectives in 82 beginnings during his time.
He left for Bournemouth in October 1987 for a charge of £20,000, where he remained for only a brief time frame and went onto play for Scunthorpe United and Darlington. He moved back to Scotland once he resigned.
Prior in his profession Shearer moved to England from neighborhood club Clachnacuddin, joining Middlesbrough where he burned through five years, scoring two times on his presentation for the club at 19 years old.
His passing, on Sunday, was uncovered by his sibling Duncan in his section in the Press and Journal.
“It’s difficult to trust he (Dave) is gone at 63,” composed more youthful kin Duncan, who likewise partook in a footballing profession in England. “My sibling Dave was the explanation I needed to be an expert footballer.”
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