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.


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]


  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[dead link]