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Ken Armstrong

Chelsea FC

1 cap, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 7: A 2
100% successful
1954-55

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Kenneth Armstrong
Born 3 June 1924 in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Bradford, September 1924]
Notes Passenger Lists make note of Ken Armstrongs emigration. He left Southampton on 30 May 1957, bound for Wellington, New Zealand, on the Southern Cross. The 33 year-old left with his wife, Ann, and his children, David, Brian, Ronald and Shirley. Their last address in England was at 14 Arkwright Street in Bradford.
Married to Ann E. Weir [registered in Droxford, Hampshire, September 1944]
Died 13 June 1984 in New Zealand, aged 60 years, 10 days [not registered in UK]. 
His ashes are scattered over Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 0lbs [1955]

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Served with the Royal Air Force during in WW2 and played for Bradford Rovers FC. Afterwards, and for 100 guineas, Armstrong joined Chelsea FC in December 1946 and made 362 league appearances, scoring 25 times. He went on to play in New Zealand.
Club honours Football League Champions 1954-55; also won 4 Chatham Cups in New Zealand.
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became 743rd players (744) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
Only match No. 294, 2 April 1955, England 7 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 30 years 334 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1954 (reserve);
British Championships
1954-55;
Team honours British Championships winners 1954-55;
Individual honours England B (three appearances, all as Captain)
Distinctions According to Walter Winterbottom, he wanted to give Armstrong more caps, but for injuries and the selection committee.  Armstrong went on to play nine times, scoring three goals, for the New Zealand national team between 1958 and 1962.

Beyond England

Emigrated to Gisborne in New Zealand in May 1957 where he played for Eastern Union, Gisborne City and North Shore United.  After retiring at the age of 47, became a manager of Mount Wellington FC in New Zealand, later becoming the national sides chief coach.  In 1991 he was posthumously inducted into the New Zealand Soccer Media Association Hall of Fame. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.13./The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website

 

Ken Armstrong - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 1 0 0 90 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.

 

Ken Armstrong - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 1 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 7.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 7.00 2.00 100.0 +1

 

Ken Armstrong - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1954-55 1 1 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 7.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 7.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 7.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 7.00 2.00 100.0 +1

 

Ken Armstrong - Match History
 Club: Chelsea F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 1 full capx

Age 29
1 b 3 March 1954 - England B 1 Scotland B 1, Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland Fr HD Captain 4
2 b 24 March 1954 - West Germany B 0 England B 4, Glückauf Kampfbahn, Gelsenkirchen Fr AW Captain 4
3 b 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia B 2 England B 1, Ljubjana Fr AL Captain 4
Age 30
- 288 17 June 1954 - Belgium 4 England 4, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCF NW reserve squad member 19
- 289 20 June 1954 - England 2 Switzerland 0, Wankdorfstadion, Bern AW
- 290 26 June 1954 - Uruguay 4 England 2, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel NL
1 294 2 April 1955 - England 7 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Start 4

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