Billy Bingham

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Billy Bingham
MBE
Personal information
Full name William Laurence Bingham[1]
Date of birth (1931-08-05) 5 August 1931 (age 89)[1]
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland[1]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Playing position Outside-right[1]
Youth career
St Donard's Youth Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1950 Glentoran 60 (21)
1950–1958 Sunderland 206 (45)
1958–1961 Luton Town 87 (27)
1961–1963 Everton 86 (23)
1963–1965 Port Vale 40 (6)
Total 479 (122)
National team
1951–1963 Northern Ireland 56 (10)
Teams managed
1965–1968 Southport
1967–1971 Northern Ireland
1968–1970 Plymouth Argyle
1970–1971 Linfield
1971–1973 Greece
1973–1977 Everton
1977 PAOK
1978–1979 Mansfield Town
1980–1993 Northern Ireland
1987–1988 Al-Nassr
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William Laurence Bingham, MBE (born 5 August 1931) is a former Northern Ireland international footballer and football manager.[1]

His first professional club was Glentoran, whom he played for between 1948 and 1950. Between 1951 and 1963, he won 56 caps for Northern Ireland, scoring 10 international goals, and played at the 1958 FIFA World Cup.

His management career would be as notable as his playing career. He was appointed manager of Northern Ireland two years later. In 1980, he was re-appointed as Northern Ireland manager, his final position, and a post he would hold for the next thirteen years. He led his nation to the finals of the FIFA World Cup in 1982 and 1986.

Statistics[change | change source]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Glentoran 1948–49 Irish League
1949–50 Irish League
1950–51 Irish League
Total 60 21 0 0 0 0 60 21
Sunderland 1950–51 First Division 13 4 0 0 0 0 13 4
1951–52 First Division 36 7 2 0 0 0 38 7
1952–53 First Division 19 6 2 0 0 0 21 6
1953–54 First Division 19 3 1 0 0 0 20 3
1954–55 First Division 35 10 7 0 0 0 42 10
1955–56 First Division 27 6 6 0 0 0 33 6
1956–57 First Division 27 5 1 1 0 0 28 6
1957–58 First Division 30 4 2 1 0 0 32 5
Total 206 45 21 2 0 0 227 47
Luton Town 1958–59 First Division 36 8 9 6 0 0 45 14
1959–60 First Division 40 16 3 0 0 0 43 16
1960–61 Second Division 11 3 0 0 0 0 11 3
Total 87 27 12 6 0 0 99 33
Everton 1960–61 First Division 26 9 1 0 3 1 30 10
1961–62 First Division 37 9 3 1 0 0 40 10
1962–63 First Division 23 5 3 1 2 0 28 6
Total 86 23 7 2 5 1 98 26
Port Vale 1963–64 Third Division 35 6 2 1 1 0 38 7
1964–65 Third Division 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 40 6 2 1 1 0 43 7
Career total 479 122 42 11 6 1 527 134

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Billy Bingham". NFIG. Retrieved 10 April 2012.