Gary Mabee was a regular goal-scorer in the Spurs youth and reserve side, but couldn't find a way to break into the first XI and moved on to pursue his career.
Attended Redefield School in Oxford and was captain of Oxford District and County Boys, where he always played as a forward.
Oxford United and Derby County were both interested in him but he preferred to join Spurs when he left school. Signed as an apprentice in July 1970 and upgraded to professional in February 1972, Mabee first appeared in Reserves in the 1971-72 season. He lived in digs in Waltham Cross, but his family moved to Norwich and likes to visit them whenever possible.
Moved to Northampton Town when he wanted first team football in the summer of 1974, but during the 1975-76 season Gary was forced to retire from football through injury at just 20 years old, having top scored with 13 goals the previous season.
After football, he went into the profession of being a cameraman and has his own business, working freelance.