Ken Green (footballer)

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Ken Green
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Green
Date of birth (1924-04-27)27 April 1924
Place of birth London, England
Date of death June 2001 (aged 77)
Place of death Sutton Coldfield, England
Playing position Full back
Youth career
1940–194x Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1959 Birmingham City 401 (3)
National team
1954 England B 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kenneth "Ken" Green (27 April 1924 – June 2001) was an English footballer born in West Ham, London, who played as a full back. He played for Birmingham City from 1943 to 1959, making 443 appearances in all competitions and scoring 3 goals,[1] and played in the 1956 FA Cup final which Birmingham lost to Manchester City 3–1.[2] He earned two England B caps in 1954,[3] and was subsequently named in the full England squad which travelled to Switzerland for the 1954 FIFA World Cup.[4] However, he never made a senior appearance for England.[1] Green died in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, at the age of 77.[5]

Honours[edit]

Birmingham City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 91. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony. Birmingham City: A Complete Record. p. 191. 
  3. ^ Courtney, Barrie (21 March 2004). "England – International Results B-Team – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "England in World Cup 1954 Squad Records". England Football Online. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  5. ^ Johnson, Steve (9 June 2001). "Ken Green – A true Blue Birmingham City favourite dies aged 77" (reprint hosted at NewsBank). Evening Mail (Birmingham). Retrieved 22 April 2012.