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Ken Willingham

Huddersfield Town AFC

12 appearances, 1 goal

P 12 W 7 D 1 L 4 F 40: A 17
63% successful

1933-39

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1080

Profile

Full name Charles Kenneth Willingham
Born 1 December 1912 in Ecclesfield, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Sheffield, March 1913].
Died May 1975, aged 62 years nk days [registered in Dewsbury, May 1975].
Height/Weight 5' 7½", 11st. 4lbs [1938], 5' 8", 10st. 11lbs [1939].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Yorkshire, as well as captaining Yorkshire schools. Played local football with Ecclesfield FC and Worksop Town FC. He joined the Huddersfield Town FC groundstaff in 1930, and earned a professional contract in November 1931. He remained with them, he made 247 league appearances, scoring four goals, until he joined Sunderland AFC in December 1945. Another fourteen league appearances followed before he joined Leeds United AFC signed him on 3 March 1947 as their playing-coach. After 35 league appearances, he retired from playing in May 1948.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1937-38;
Individual honours Football League (six appearances)
Distinctions Was also Yorkshire Champion of the half-mile run

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 636th player (636) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
First match No. 211, 20 May 1937, Finland 0 England 8, an end-of-season tour match/Finnish FA 30th anniversary at Töölön pallokenttä, Helsinki, aged 24 years 170 days.
Last match No. 225, 18 May 1939, Yugoslavia 2 England 1, an end-of-season tour match at Stadion Beogradski Sport Klub, Beograd, aged 26 years 168 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1937-38, 1938-39;
Team honours British Championships winners 1937-38, shared 1938-39;
Individual honours England wartime (three appearances)
Distinctions Represented England at shinty

Beyond England

Was a cutler before taking up the profession of football. After he retired from playing, he remained as one of Leeds United AFC's coaching staff for a further two years. Had a spell as Halifax Town FC's coach from 1952. After which he became a licensee in Leeds. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.271.

 

Ken Willingham - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
20 12 4 1080 1 1080 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 Willingham - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 3 0 1 14 1 +13 1 3 3.50 0.25 75.0 +2
Away 8 4 1 3 26 16 +10 0 1 3.25 2.00 56.3 +1
All 12 7 1 4 40 17 +23 1 4 3.333 1.417 62.5 +3

 

Ken Willingham - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 4 2 0 2 11 6 +5 1 1 2.75 1.50 50.0 +0
Friendly 8 5 1 2 29 11 +18 0 3 3.625 1.375 68.8 +3
All 12 7 1 4 40 17 +23 1 4 3.333 1.417 62.5 +3

 

Ken Willingham - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1937-38 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC 1938-39 3 2 0 1 11 5 +6 0 1 3.67 1.667 66.7 +1
BC All 4 2 0 2 11 6 +5 1 1 2.75 1.50 50.0 +0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 2 0 2 11 6 +5 1 1 2.75 1.50 50.0 +0
All 4 2 0 2 11 6 +5 1 1 2.75 1.50 50.0 +0

 

Ken Willingham - Match History
 Club: Huddersfield Town A.F.C. - 12 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 12 full capsx

Age 21
- 190 6 December 1933 - England 4 France 1, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW reserve
Age 22
- 199 19 October 1935 - Ireland 1 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW reserve
Age 23
- 202 4 April 1936 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD reserve
Age 24
- 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 75 8
- 213 17 November 1937 - England 2 Wales 1, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough BC HW reserve
- 214 1 December 1937 - England 5 Czechoslovakia 4, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW reserve
Age 25
2 215 9 April 1938 - England 0 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HL Start rh
3 216 14 May 1938 - Germany 3 England 6, Olympiastadion, Berlin tour AW Start rh
4 217 21 May 1938 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Hardturm Sportplatz, Zürich AL Start rh
5 218 26 May 1938 - France 2 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW Start rh
6 219 22 October 1938 - Wales 4 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AL Start 4
7 220 26 October 1938 - England 3 Rest of Europe 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start 4
8 221 9 November 1938 - England 4 Norway 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW Start 4
Age 26
9 222 16 November 1938 - England 7 Ireland 0, Old Trafford, Manchester BC HW Start 4
10 223 15 April 1939 - Scotland 1 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start 4
11 224 13 May 1939 - Italy 2 England 2, Stadio Civico San Siro, Milano tour AD Start 4
12 225 18 May 1939 - Yugoslavia 2 England 1, Stadion Beogradski SK, Beograd AL Start 4
- 226 24 May 1939 - Romania 0 England 2, Stadionul ANEF, Bucureşti AW injured reserve

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