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Ron Baynham

Luton Town FC

3 appearances, 2 goals against
one clean sheet

P 3 W 3 D 0 L 0 F 12: A 2
100% successful

1955-59

disciplined: none
captain:
none
minutes played:
270

Timeline

  Ronald Leslie Baynham
Birth Monday, 10 June 1929 in Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered in Birmingham North, September 1929].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) A goalkeeper with the army on national service. After the war, Baynham was playing for Erdington Rovers FC and Bromford Amateurs FC.  Baynham was apparently persuaded by a friend to join Worcester City FC in 1949 after declining a trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Within two year, he was signed by Luton Town FC in November 1951 for £1000, where he had to share the goalkeeping duties with Bernard Streten until he claimed the number one spot for himself in 1955. He made 388 appearances for the Hatters between 1952 and 1965, despite fracturing his skull in a challenge in September 1960.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1958-59
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 6' 0", 12st. 2lbs [1957].

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 748th players (748) to appear for England. 75th goalkeeper to appear
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 298, 2 October 1955, Denmark 1 England 5, a British Exhibition match at Idrætsparken, København, aged 26 years 114 days.
Last match No. 301, 30 November 1955, England 4 Spain 1, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 26 years 173 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1955-56;
Team honours British Championship shared 1955-56;
Individual honours England B (one appearance, 1955)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After his retirement, worked as an interior decorator in the Bedfordshire area. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.29.

 

The Numbers
Parties Apps Comp
Apps
Starts sub unused Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt.
4 3 1 3 0 0 270 2 135 min 0 1 33% 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 3 0 0 12 2 +10 0 1 4.00 0.667 100.0 +3

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2
Away 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 2 2 0 0 9 2 +7 0 0 4.50 1.00 100.0 +2

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1955-56 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1

Match History
 Club: Luton Town F.C. - three full appearances (270 min)

manager: Walter Winterbottom - three full appearances (270 min)x

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

Age 26
1 298 2 October 1955 - Denmark 1 England 5
Idrætsparken, København
Fr AW   1
  

B  
one appearance - Yugoslavia October 1955
 
2 300 2 November 1955 - England 3 Northern Ireland 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC HW   1
3 301 30 November 1955 - England 4 Spain 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW   1
  
Age 29
330 6 May 1959 - England 2 Italy 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD reserve
331 13 May 1959 - Brazil 2 England 0, Estádio Municipal, Rio de Janeiro
tour
AL
332 17 May 1959 - Peru 4 England 1, Estadio Nacional, Lima AL
333 24 May 1959 - Mexico 2 England 1, Estadio Olímpico, Ciudad de México AL
334 28 May 1959 - United States 1 England 8, Wrigley Field, Los Angeles AW
  

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