|Position||Second Row, Front Row|
|DOB||23rd Mar 1964|
|Debut||1984: Round 12 vs Western Suburbs|
|Other Clubs||Western Suburbs, Manly|
David Gillespie joined Canterbury in 1983 as a second row forward.
David became a regular member of the reserve grade team and played in the Semi-Final against St George.
In 1984, David received the opportunity to play first grade against Western Suburbs as a replacement.
In 1985, David started the season in reserve grade but became a regular member of the first grade team when Peter Tunks was injured. He was to remain in first grade for six seasons.
David played in the Premiership winning team against St George as a replacement.
In 1986, David played his first game for NSW but late in the season, lost a finger in a work accident and missed the final series and the Kangaroo tour.
In 1987, David was suspended on two occasions to spoil his season.
In 1988, David played in the Premiership winning team against Balmain and played for Australia in the World Cup. He was to play for NSW on 15 occasions between 1986 and 1994 and play 17 Tests for Australia from 1988 to 1995.
David continued in 1989 as a regular member of the first grade team before moving to prop in 1990 and making the Kangaroo tour.
In 1991, David joined Western Suburbs to play 46 games from 1991 to 1993. In 1994, David joined Manly to play 92 games from 1994 to 1997.
He played in the 1995 Grand Final for Manly against Canterbury. He also was apart of the Premiership winning team against St George in 1996 and played his last game in the 1997 Grand Final against Newcastle.
On April 1 2007, he was inducted into the Bulldogs Ring of Champions.