Ken Bracewell

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Ken Bracewell
Personal information
Full name Ken Bracewell
Date of birth (1936-10-05) 5 October 1936 (age 78)
Place of birth Colne, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1957 Trawden ? (?)
1957–1961 Burnley 0 (0)
1959–1961 Tranmere Rovers 28 (1)
1961–1962 Nelson ? (?)
1962–1963 Toronto Italia ? (?)
1963 Norwich City 0 (0)
1963–1965 Lincoln City 23 (1)
1965–1966 Margate 63 (8)
1966–1967 Bury 1 (0)
1967–1968 Toronto Falcons 47 (1)
1968–1969 Rochdale 5 (0)
1969–1972 Atlanta Chiefs 60 (1)
1973 Atlanta Apollos 12 (0)
1974 Denver Dynamos 3 (0)
Total 242 (12)
Teams managed
1973 Atlanta Apollos
1974 Denver Dynamos
1978 Oakland Stompers
1983 San Francisco Scots
1990s Colne
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ken Bracewell (born 5 October 1936) is an English former professional football player and coach. Bracewell, who played as a full back, made over 200 league appearances in England, Canada, and the United States.

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Colne, Lancashire, Bracewell began his career in non-league football with Trawden. He then signed with league club Burnley, but never made a league appearance,[1] and so made his professional debut with Tranmere Rovers in 1959, making 28 league appearances in two seasons.[2] Bracewell then played non-league football with Nelson, and with Canadian side Toronto Italia, before returning to English league football with Norwich City. However, he didn't make a single appearance for Norwich,[3] and soon signed for Lincoln City, where he made 23 league appearances between 1963 and 1965.[4] After leaving Lincoln, Bracewell played non-league football with Margate,[5] before signing with Bury, where he made 1 league appearance.[6] Bracewell then spent two seasons in Canada with the Toronto Falcons, and returned briefly to England to play with Rochdale.[7] Bracewell then returned to the NASL to play with the Atlanta Chiefs, the Atlanta Apollos and the Denver Dynamos.[8]

Coaching career[edit]

During the 1973 and 1974 NASL seasons, Bracewell was player-coach of the Atlanta Apollos and the Denver Dynamos respectively. He was manager of the Oakland Stompers in the 1978 NASL season, and of the San Francisco Scots in 1983. Bracewell also managed hometown club Colne during the 1990s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BURNLEY : 1946/47 – 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "TRANMERE ROVERS : 1946/47 – 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "NORWICH CITY : 1946/47 – 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "LINCOLN CITY : 1946/47 – 1986/87 & 1988/89 – 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Ken Bracewell". Margate F.C. History. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "BURY : 1946/47 – 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "ROCHDALE : 1946/47 – 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "NASL career stats". NASL Jerseys. Retrieved 10 August 2009.