Yileen "Buddy" Gordon (also known as Yilleen Gordon) is an Australian rugby league footballer currently contracted to the Wyong Roos; a feeder club to the Sydney Roosters. Gordon formerly played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs,Bulldogsand Penrith Panthers.
Yileen Gordon started his career at the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2005. He made his debut for the South Sydney Rabbitohs against the Canterbury Bulldogs in Round 13 of the 2005 NRL season. In 2008 he signed with the Canterbury Bulldogs, the team he played against in his debut. Gordon signed with the Penrith Panthers for the 2011 season, and his Penrith debut was a 26 - 18 loss against the New Zealand Warriors in Round 8.
After being released by Penrith, he spent 2012 playing for Moore Park in the South Sydney local league and was working at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, where he was part of the healthy lifestyle team and delivered anti-smoking workshops as well as educating Indigenous youth and the wider community on cost effective, healthier meal choices.
In 2013 he was signed to Newtown Jets, the feeder club for the Sydney Roosters, in the NSWRL competition.
In November, 2014 Gordon was signed to a one-year secondary tier contract with the West Tigers, but was sacked by the club before making an appearance. The club refused to reveal the reason behind the sacking, but said the termination of his contract was for "a breach of his playing terms and conditions".
Gordon's most significant achievements were representing the Indigenous team in the inaugural Indigenous All Stars Match in 2010 and scoring the winning try in the Indigenous Dreamtime vs. New Zealand Maori game in 2008.
- "NRL Wests Tigers sack Yileen Gordon for "a breach of his playing terms and conditions"". Daily Telegraph. 4 February 2014. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/wests-tigers-sack-yileen-gordon-for-a-breach-of-his-playing-terms-and-conditions/story-fni3gpz1-1226817979895. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- NSWRL, 2015 http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2015/03/10/highlights_roos_sea_.html.
- Creative Spirits, 2010 http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/sport/first-nrl-indigenous-all-stars-team
- Zimbio 2008 http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/twm-Y_i7WgB/Indigenous+Dreamtime+v+New+Zealand+Maori/P77-KbjSGzm/Yileen+Gordon.