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David Armstrong

Middlesbrough FC, Southampton FC

3 caps, 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
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
237

David Armstrong

Profile

Full name David Armstrong

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

Born 26 December 1954 in the city of Durham, county Durham [registered in Durham Central, March 1955]
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 3lbs. [1982]

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.

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 (947) 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 (80), 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 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;

 

David Armstrong - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 3 1 3 0 3 237 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

David Armstrong - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type 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
All - White 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 1 0 1.00 1.25 33.3 -1

 

David Armstrong - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type 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
All 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 1 0 1.00 1.25 33.3 -1

 

David Armstrong - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournament
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 Tournaments
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
All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1

 

David Armstrong - Match History
 Club: Middlesbrough F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 1 full capx

Age 19
1 u23 19 November 1974 - Portugal U23 2 England U23 3, Lisboa Fr AW Start 8
Age 20
2 u23 21 January 1975 - Wales U23 0 England U23 2, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham Fr AW Start 8
3 u23 28 October 1975 - Czechoslovakia U23 1 England U23 1, Trnava Fr AD Start 11
4 u23 18 November 1975 - England U23 2 Portugal U23 1, Selhurst Park, London Fr HW Start 11
Age 25
1 b 26 March 1980 - England B 1 Spain B 0, Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland Fr HW Start 11
1 543 31 May 1980 - Australia 1 England 2, Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney Fr AW Start off 80 11

2-0 when substituted

2 b 14 October 1980 - England B 1 USA 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HW Start 11
 Club: Southampton F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 2 full capsx

Age 27
- 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 Start off 80 10

0-1 when substituted

Age 29
3 587 2 May 1984 - Wales 1 England 0, Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham BC AL Start off 77 11

1-0 when substituted

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