Ken Armstrong (footballer, born 1959)

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Ken Armstrong
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Charles Armstrong
Date of birth (1959-01-31)31 January 1959
Place of birth Bridgnorth, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Centre half
Youth career
Beith Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Beith Juniors
1977–1983 Kilmarnock 88 (3)
1983–1984 Southampton 26 (0)
1984 Notts County (loan) 10 (0)
1984–1986 Birmingham City 58 (1)
1986 Walsall 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kenneth Charles "Ken" Armstrong (born 31 January 1959) is a former professional footballer who played as a centre half. Of Scottish parentage, Armstrong was born in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, while his father was working in the area.[1] Spotted while playing for Beith Juniors, he made 88 appearances and scored three goals in the Scottish Football League playing for Kilmarnock, and made 94 appearances, scoring once, in the English Football League playing for Southampton, Notts County and Birmingham City.[2] He signed for Walsall in February 1986 for a fee of £10,000, broke his ankle in his first training session, and nine months later, still only 27 years of age, retired from football because of the injury without ever playing for the club. He went on to become a social worker.[1]




  1. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ "Ken Armstrong". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 16 April 2008. 

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