Ron Baynham

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Ron Baynham
Personal information
Full name Ronald Leslie Baynham
Date of birth (1929-06-10) 10 June 1929 (age 85)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–194? Erdington Rovers
194?–1949 Bromford Amateurs
1949–1951 Worcester City ? (0)
1951–1966 Luton Town 388 (0)
National team
1955 England 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ronald Leslie "Ron" Baynham (born 10 June 1929 in Birmingham, England) is an English former footballer, best known as a goalkeeper for Luton Town.

Playing career[edit]

Baynham first took up goalkeeping during a spell in the army on National Service, and declined a trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers soon after, thinking himself not good enough. After starring at Worcester City he felt confident enough to accept a move to Luton Town. For four years he competed with Bernard Streten for the number one shirt, but by 1955 Baynham was Luton's regular 'keeper.[2]

Baynham played for the club until 1964, when the 35-year-old retired. He gained a total of 3 caps for England during his time at Luton.[2][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Soccer Who's Who compiled by Maurice Golesworthy The Sportsmans Book Club 1965
  2. ^ a b Wash, Roger (2008). Hatters Heroes. Roger Wash. ISBN 978-0-9560832-0-3. 
  3. ^ "Ronald Baynham". englandstats. Retrieved 2007-08-14.