Geoff Pike

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Geoff Pike
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-09-28) 28 September 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth Lower Clapton, London, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Thurrock
Gidea Park Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1987 West Ham United 291 (32)
1976 Hartford Bicentennials (loan) 19 (4)
1977 Connecticut Bicentennials (loan) 20 (3)
1987–1989 Notts County 82 (17)
1989–1991 Leyton Orient 44 (1)
1995-1996 Hendon 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Geoff Pike (born 28 September 1956 in Lower Clapton, London) is an English former footballer midfielder.

Pike played his early football in Thurrock and later with Gidea Park Rangers. He joined West Ham United in 1975 and was a member of the side that reached the 1975 FA Youth Cup Final. He made his league debut on 6 March 1976 against Birmingham City.[1] In 1976, West Ham loaned him to the Hartford Bicentennials of the North American Soccer League. He returned on loan in 1977, but by that time the team had moved and was now known as the Connecticut Bicentennials.

He played for the Upton Park club for twelve years, gaining an FA Cup winners medal in 1980, a League Cup runners-up medal in 1981 and promotion back to the top tier, after finishing as Division Two champions in 1980–81.[2] He amassed 372 appearances and 41 goals for West Ham in all competitions, until his departure in 1987.[1]

He qualified for the UEFA Pro Licence in 2004.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geoff Pike". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Geoff Pike". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Class of 2008". www.thefa.com. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 

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