|Born:||March 18, 1903|
Moncton, New Brunswick
|Died:||September 19, 2003 100) (aged|
|1928–1934||Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Awards||1931 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy|
Charles Gordon "Gordie" Perry Sr.(born March 18, 1903, in Moncton, New Brunswick, died September 19, 2003, in Ottawa, Ontario) was a star football player in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1970 and into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.
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