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Joe Payne

Luton Town FC

1 appearance, 2 debut goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 8: A 0
100% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


Full name Joseph Payne
Born 17 January 1914 in Manor Road, Brimington Common, Chesterfield, Derbyshire [registered in Chesterfield, March 1914]. To Joseph and Mary Ellen (née Haslam). His father was a coalmine hewer.

census notes

According to the 1939 register, Joseph is a professional footballer, married to Margaret, an ocular inspector, and they are living at 38 Somerset Avenue in Luton.

Married to Margaret W. Howe (b.17 February 1916) [registered in Luton, March 1938].
Died 22 April 1975 in Luton, aged 61 years 95 days [registered in Luton, June 1975].
Height/Weight x' x", xst. xlbs [x].


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

Biographies x

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Joined Chelsea FC on 11 March 1938.
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions "Joe Payne, a practically unknown player, scored ten goals for Luton Town, who beat Bristol Rovers 12-nil, and so set up a new individual goalscoring record for the English Football League. Originally, Payne, was credited with nine goals, but after the match, the referee said that Luton's sixth goal, which had been given to Martin, belonged to Payne, as the ball was already over the line when Martin charged the goalkeeper. In this way, Payne surpassed the feat of R. Bell, now of Everton, who only last Boxing Day (1935), scored nine goals for Tranmere Rovers in their 13-4 win over Oldham Athletic. It was Payne's fourth appearance in first class football."


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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 636th player (639) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
Only match No. 211, 20 May 1937, Finland 0 England 8, an end of tour match at Töölön pallokenttä, Töölö, Helsinki, aged 23 years 123 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions The thirtieth Derbyshirian to represent England

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.


Joe Payne - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
3 1 0 90 2 45 min 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.


Joe Payne - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 8 0 +8 0 1 8.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 8 0 +8 0 1 8.00 0.00 100.0 +1


Joe Payne - Match History

 Club: Luton Town F.C. - one full appearances (90 min)

F.A. International Select Committee - one full appearances (90 min)x

Age 23
209 14 May 1937 - Norway 0 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo tour AW reserve
210 17 May 1937 - Sweden 0 England 4, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna AW reserve
1 211 20 May 1937 - Finland 0 England 8, Töölön pallokenttä, Helsinki AW Start 27,56 14