Ken Bainbridge

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Ken Bainbridge
Personal information
Date of birth (1921-01-15)15 January 1921
Place of birth Barking, England
Date of death June 2011
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1949 West Ham United 80 (16)
1949–1953 Reading 89 (32)
1953–1955 Southend United 78 (25)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ken Bainbridge (15 January 1921 – June 2011) was an English footballer who played as a winger.

Bainbridge played for West Ham United between 1946 and 1949. He scored on nine seconds in a 2-1 win over Barnsley, the quickest recorded goal at Upton Park, in a Second Division game on August 29, 1949.[1] He played a total of 83 league and cup games for the east London club, scoring 17 goals. He also recorded six war-time goals. He later played for Reading and Southend United.


He died in 2011, aged 90.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Ken Bainbridge 1921-2011". Retrieved 28 June 2011. 

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