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Ken Willingham

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Position Right half
Born 01 Dec 1912, Sheffield (England)
Height 171 cm
Weight 66 kg
International Caps England: 12 full

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Worksop Town 01 Jun 1928 01 Nov 1930     £0
Huddersfield Town 01 Nov 1930 01 Dec 1945 247 4  
Sunderland 01 Dec 1945 01 Mar 1947 14 0  
Leeds United 01 Mar 1947 01 Jun 1948 36 0  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1946 - 1947 11  0  0  0  0 
1947 - 1948 24  1  0  0  0 
Total 35  1  0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

An outstanding all-round athlete, Ken Willingham was making an impression with Worksop Town at the age of 16, but he really came to the fore when he moved to Huddersfield. He impressed all who saw him - including the England selectors who awarded him 12 caps in the seasons prior to World War 2, scoring on his debut against Finland. He spent less than 2 seasons with Leeds after the war, retiring to run a pub. He briefly returned to the game in 1952 when he had a spell as coach at Halifax.

Peter Shaw says: saw him play at Leeds Road, Huddersfield when I was a kid. Willingham Brown and Boot was the half back line.


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