David Bingham

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David Bingham
Personal information
Full name David Thomas Bingham
Date of birth (1970-09-03) 3 September 1970 (age 43)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Preston Athletic (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 St. Johnstone 17 (3)
1992–1995 Forfar Athletic 99 (44)
1995–1998 Dunfermline Athletic 53 (9)
1998–2003 Livingston 164 (50)
2003–2004 Inverness CT 32 (13)
2004–2008 Gretna 57 (30)
2007 Queen of the South (loan) 14 (0)
2008 Cowdenbeath 8 (0)
Teams managed
2008-2011 Tynecastle
2011- Preston Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:14, 18 June 2008 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

David Thomas Bingham (born 3 September 1970 in Dunfermline) is a retired Scottish footballer who is currently the manager for Lowland Football League side Preston Athletic.

Career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

David played for U12s Oakley United B.C.(Fife), U13-14 Salveson B.C.(Edinburgh), U15-16 Crossford B.C. (Fife) and U18-21 Inverkeithing B.C. (Fife).[1]

Playing[edit]

Bingham began his career at St Johnstone in 199,1 before moving to Scottish Second Division side Forfar Athletic in 1992. He played in just under 100 matches for the club, helping the side to win the Scottish Third Division in 1995. His performances attracted the attention of Dunfermline Athletic, and he was soon signed by then manager Bert Paton for £100,000. After 3 years with the Pars, Bingham moved to up-and-coming side Livingston in 1998. He scored 50 goals in 148 first team appearances for the Livi Lions, enjoying a great 2001-02 season, when he scored a bagful of goals in their first season in the Scottish Premier League. In 2003, he moved to Inverness Caledonian Thistle, where he won the First Division title in his first season at the club. Instead of staying in the Scottish Premier League with Caley Thistle, he decided to drop down to the Third Division with Gretna, scoring a whopping 30 goals in 54 league games helping his side to race up the divisions in consecutive seasons. Bingham then joined Queen of the South on a six month loan deal in July 2007, and returned to Gretna in December 2007, before being loaned out to Cowdenbeath in January 2008. Due to Gretna's financial difficulties towards the end of the 2007-08 season, Bingham was released from his contract along with all other staff members at the club.[2]

Coaching[edit]

Bingham unsuccessfully applied to be manager with Berwick Rangers and Forfar Athletic in 2008, and became coach of the Dunfermline Athletic under-14 side.[3] In August 2008, he became player-coach at East of Scotland League First Division side Tynecastle.[4] In 2011, he became the manager of Preston Athletic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Bingham". Youth Football Scotland. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Gretna make 22 players redundant". BBC Sport. 2008-03-26. Retrieved June 18, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Gretna fiasco turned me off playing football, admits David Bingham". dailyrecord.co.uk. Retrieved June 18, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Bingham moves to Tynecastle FC". Scotsman Sport. Retrieved October 25, 2008. 

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