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David Armstrong

Middlesbrough FC, Southampton FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 1 D 0 L 2 F 3: A 4
*(actual F 2: A 2)
33% successful

1980-84

disciplined: none
captain:
none
minutes played:
219

David Armstrong

Timeline

  David Armstrong

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Birth Sunday, 26 December 1954 in Gilesgate, the city of Durham, county Durham [registered in Durham Central, March 1955]
Attended Gilesgate Junior School.
Marriage to Maureen
Death Sunday, 21 August 2022 at the InterContinental Hotel in Athens, aged 67 years 239 days, whilst on holiday.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Club Career

Club(s): Joined Middlesbrough FC as a nine year-old, signing as an apprentice in July 1970, and professionally in January 1972. He made 359 league appearances, scoring 59 goals. Moved to Southampton FC in August 1981 for £600,000, where he completed 222 league appearances, scoring another 59 goals. Joined AFC Bournemouth in July 1987, played nine league matches, scoring twice, before retiring in 1988.
Club honours: Football League Division Two winners 1973-74; Football League runners-up 1983-84; 
Individual honours: Middlesbrough FC Player of the Season 1979-80, Southampton FC Player of the Season 1983-84;
Distinctions Made 356 consecutive league appearances for Middlesbrough, between March 1973 and August 1980.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 3lbs. [1982]

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [1996].

England Career

Player number One of four who became 944th players (946) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-midfielder
First match No. 543, 31 May 1980, Australia 1 England 2, a pre-tournament warm-up match at Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, substituted (62), aged 25 years 157 days.
Last match No. 587, 2 May 1984, Wales 1 England 0, a British Championship match at Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham, substituted (77), aged 29 years 128 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1982 (provisional squad); British Championship 1983-84;
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (two appearances), England U23 (four appearances).
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Armstrong's career was cut short by an ankle injury.  He had ambitions of football management, but his injuries stopped him playing an active role on the training ground. Instead, he went into football fundraising and administration and has worked for many non-league clubs, including Andover, Waterlooville, and Lymington and New Milton.  He also became a soft drinks salesmen, as well as a director of a stationers supply company. At present, a match summariser for Southampton FC on Radio Hampshire. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1971). Hatton Press, p.12/13./The Andover Advertiser, 18th April 2000;


The Numbers
Squads Apps comp. apps starts substitute unused minutes captain Disc.
4 3 1 3 ▲0
▼3
tbc 219 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 1 0 1.00 1.25 33.3 -1
all matches were played in a white shirt

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
Away 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
Friendly 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1983-84 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1

Match History

Age 19 under 23  
one appearance - Portugal November 1974
  
Age 20    
three appearances - Wales January 1975, Czechoslovakia October 1975, Portugal November 1975;
   
Age 25 B  
one appearance - Spain March 1980
  

 Club: Middlesbrough F.C. - one full appearance (62 min) manager: Ron Greenwood - one full appearance (62 min)x

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

1 543 31 May 1980 - Australia 1 England 2
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Fr AW (0-2) 62 11
 

one of three who became the 964th player (966) to appear for England.
the twentieth Middlesbrough player to represent England

B  
one appearance - United States A October 1980

 Club: Southampton F.C. - two full appearances (157 min)  

Age 27  
A forty-man Provisional Squad was announced by Ron Greenwood on 10 May 1982, five days before the deadline. The Final squad was announced on 4 June. One of the 18 players not going to Spain was David Armstrong.

  manager: Bobby Robson - two full appearances (157 min)x


570 22 September 1982 - Denmark 2 England 2, Idrætsparken, København ECP AD squad member
2 571 13 October 1982 - England 1 West Germany 2
Wembley Stadium, Wembley
Fr HL (0-1} 80 10
 

the eighteenth Southampton player to represent England

Age 29
3 587 2 May 1984 - Wales 1 England 0
Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
BC AL (1-0} 77 11


 

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