Godfrey Ingram

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Godfrey Ingram
Personal information
Full name Godfrey Patrick Ingram
Date of birth (1959-10-26) 26 October 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth Luton, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1975–1977 Luton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1982 Luton Town 27 (6)
1979 New York Cosmos (loan) 1 (0)
1980 Northampton Town (loan) 10 (4)
1982 San Jose Earthquakes 31 (17)
1982–1983 Golden Bay Earthquakes (indoor) 38 (34)
1982–1983 Cardiff City 11 (2)
1983–1984 Golden Bay Earthquakes 35 (18)
1983–1984 Golden Bay Earthquakes (indoor) 32 (38)
1984 Minnesota Strikers 12 (2)
1984–1985 Las Vegas Americans (indoor) 23 (10)
1985–1986 Pittsburgh Spirit (indoor) 48 (26)
1986–1987 Tacoma Stars (indoor) 59 (59)
1987–1988 St. Louis Steamers (indoor) 8 (3)
1988 Dallas Sidekicks (indoor) 39 (32)
1988–1989 Tacoma Stars (indoor) 42 (32)
1989–1992 St. Louis Storm (indoor) 95 (65)
1992 Peterborough United 1 (0)
St Albans City
Buckingham Town
Total 442 (276)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Godfrey Patrick Ingram (born 26 October 1959) is a retired English professional footballer who played as a striker. Active in England, Wales and the United States, Ingram made over 440 career league appearances, and scored over 270 league goals.

Career[edit]

Born in Luton, Ingram began his career with the youth team of home town club Luton Town. He turned professional with Luton Town in 1977, and spent loan spells with the New York Cosmos and Northampton Town. After leaving Luton Town in 1982, Ingram returned to the North American Soccer League to play with the San Jose Earthquakes before returning to the UK to play with Welsh side Cardiff City. Ingram then returned to play for the rebranded Golden Bay Earthquakes during the 1982–1983 Major Indoor Soccer League season.[1] He remained with the Earthquakes for the 1983 outdoor and 1983–1984 NASL indoor seasons.[2] He then began the 1984 outdoor season with the 'Quakes before being traded to the Minnesota Strikers in May 1984. The NASL collapsed after the 1984 season, and Ingram signed with the Las Vegas Americans of the MISL. When the Americans folded at the end of the season, coach Don Popovic, along with several Las Vegas players including Ingram, moved to the Pittsburgh Spirit.[3] The Spirit folded at the end of the season and the Tacoma Stars picked up his contract in July 1986.[4] He began the 1987–1988 season with the Stars, but demanded to be traded after seeing a reduction in his playing time. On 4 December 1987, the Stars sent him to the St. Louis Steamers in exchange for Charlie Falzon and $20,000.[5] He played eight games for the St. Louis Steamers before moving to the Dallas Sidekicks on 11 January 1988 for $75,000 and the Sidekicks second and third round draft picks.[6] He finished the season in Dallas, began the 1988–1989 season and was released by the Sidekicks on 19 November 1988. Two days later, the Tacoma Stars picked him off waivers.[7] The Stars released him on 5 July 1989 in a move to reduce the team salary.[8] On 18 October 1989, he joined the St. Louis Storm and played three seasons with them.[9] Ingram returned to England in 1992, playing league football with Peterborough United, and non-league football with St Albans City and Buckingham Town. He retired in 2001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Golden Bay forward Godfrey Ingram , who scored four goals in two games, was named the Major Indoor Soccer League' s player of the week yesterday. Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) – Tuesday, 18 January 1983
  2. ^ The Year in American Soccer – 1984
  3. ^ POPOVIC TO COACH PITTSBURGH Wichita Eagle, The (KS) – Sunday, 15 September 1985
  4. ^ Tacoma loading up for run at Sockers Evening Tribune (San Diego, CA) – Tuesday, 29 July 1986
  5. ^ STARS SEND INGRAM TO STEAMERS Seattle Post-Intelligencer – Saturday, 5 December 1987
  6. ^ STEAMERS DEAL INGRAM TO DALLAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) – Tuesday, 12 January 1988
  7. ^ STARS REACQUIRE INGRAM OFF WAIVERS FROM DALLAS Seattle Post-Intelligencer – Tuesday, 22 November 1988
  8. ^ INGRAM RELEASED BY STARS BECAUSE OF ,4,000 SALARY Seattle Post-Intelligencer – Thursday, 6 July 1989
  9. ^ Storm Adds Scoring Pop With Ingram St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Thursday, 19 October 1989

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