Billy Lansdowne

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Billy Lansdowne
Personal information
Full name William Lansdowne, Jr.
Date of birth (1959-04-28) 28 April 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth Epping, England
Playing position Striker
Youth career
0000–1978 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1981 West Ham United 9 (1)
1981–1982 Charlton Athletic 32 (4)
1982–1983 Gillingham 6 (2)
1983–1988 Kalmar FF 122 (38)
Total 169 (45)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


William "Billy" Lansdowne, Jr. (born 28 April 1959) is an English former professional footballer who played as a striker. Active in both England and Sweden, Lansdowne scored 45 goals in 169 career league games.

Career[edit]

Born in Epping, Essex, Lansdowne began his career with West Ham United, making his professional debut for the club on 28 April 1979.[1] Lansdowne later played for Charlton Athletic and Gillingham, and made a total of 47 appearances in the Football League for all three clubs.[2]

Lansdowne later played in Sweden for Kalmar FF.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Lansdowne's father Bill was also a professional footballer, as is his son Billy, Jr.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". West Ham Stats. 
  2. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. 
  3. ^ a b Billy Lansdowne on Playerhistory.com[dead link]