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Jon Gittens
Personal information
Full nameJonathan Antoni Gittens
Date of birth22 January 1964(1964-01-22)
Place of birthMoseley, Birmingham, England[1]
Date of death11 May 2019(2019-05-11) (aged 55)
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing positionCentre back
Youth career
Paget Rangers
Senior career*
1987–1991Swindon Town126(6)
1992Middlesbrough (loan)12(1)
1996–1998Torquay United78(9)
1998–2000Exeter City82(4)
2000–2001Nuneaton Borough
2001Dorchester Town (loan)
Teams managed
2002–2004Fareham Town
2007–2010Blackfield & Langley
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jonathan Antoni Gittens (22 January 1964 – 11 May 2019) was an English professional footballer. He played as a centre back.

Gittens was born in Moseley, Birmingham. He started his career playing for Southampton. He played for Swindon Town from 1987 to 1991, making over 120 appearances for the club. He returned to Southampton in 1991. He later played for Middlesbrough, Portsmouth, Torquay United and Exeter City. He also managed non-league football teams after retiring from playing.

Gittens died on 11 May 2019, at the age of 55.[2]


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