Gordon Taylor in pictures

Gordon Taylor will step down as the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association when an independent review into the trade union is completed.

Here, Football Paradise looks back at his life and career in pictures.

Gordon Taylor, on the middle row, fourth from the left, made over 150 appearances for Birmingham
Gordon Taylor, on the middle row, fourth from the left, made over 150 appearances as a winger for Birmingham (PA Archive)

Gordon Taylor catches up with World Cup winner Nobby Stiles at a memorial service held for Sir Alf Ramsey in 1999
Gordon Taylor catches up with World Cup winner Nobby Stiles at a memorial service held for the late England manager Sir Alf Ramsey in 1999 (Michael Stephens/PA)

Gordon Taylor with the ballot paper during a press conference in Manchester where he announced that over 99 per cent of his members had voted in favour of strike action in 2001
Gordon Taylor holds the ballot paper during a press conference in Manchester where he announced that over 99 per cent of his members had voted in favour of strike action in 2001 (Phil Noble/PA)

Adrian Mutu leaves the FA headquarters in London with Gordon Taylor in 2004. The Romania and former Chelsea star was given a seven-month ban following a disciplinary hearing regarding a failed drug test
Adrian Mutu leaves London’s FA headquarters with Gordon Taylor in 2004. The Romania and former Chelsea star was given a seven-month ban following a disciplinary hearing regarding a failed drug test (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Gordon Taylor collecting his OBE from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. He was appointed in the 2008 New Year Honours
Gordon Taylor collecting his OBE from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. He was appointed in the 2008 New Year Honours (Fiona Hanson/PA)

Gordon Taylor attends Nat Lofthouse's funeral in 2011
Flanked by Sirs Bobby Charlton and Alex Ferguson, Gordon Taylor attends the funeral of Bolton great Nat Lofthouse in 2011 (Dave Thompson/PA)

Gordon Taylor on stage during the 2018 PFA Awards in London
Gordon Taylor on stage during the 2018 PFA Awards in London (Steven Paston/PA)

Gordon Taylor poses with 2018 PFA Player of the Year Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool striker
Gordon Taylor poses with 2017-18 PFA Player of the Year Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool striker (Barrington Coombs/PA)

Gordon Taylor alongside PFA chairman Ben Purkiss and England manager Gareth Southgate during the 2018 PFA Awards
Gordon Taylor alongside PFA chairman Ben Purkiss, right, and England manager Gareth Southgate during the 2018 PFA Awards (John Walton/PA)

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