Charlie Paynter

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Charlie Paynter
Personal information
Full name Charles Paynter
Date of birth (1879-07-28)28 July 1879
Place of birth Swindon, England
Date of death 1 December 1970(1970-12-01) (aged 91)
Place of death England
Teams managed
Years Team
1932–1950 West Ham United

Charlie Paynter (28 July 1879 in Swindon – 1 December 1971) was the manager of West Ham United from 1932-1950.

He moved to Plaistow with his family as a child.[1] He played for the local teams Victoria Swifts and South West Ham,[2] but while still a teenager he also developed an interest in physiotherapy. Paynter first became involved with West Ham United in 1897 as unpaid help. In the 1900-01 season Paynter joined the club as a player although he never played for the first-team. He sustained a knee injury in a match against Woolwich Arsenal which ended his career and the club appointed him reserve-team trainer in 1902. He was then promoted to first-team trainer, replacing Syd King, who was appointed first team manager. When King was sacked in 1933, Paynter replaced him. Paynter remained as manager of West Ham United until 1950.[3]

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
West Ham United England 1 November 1932 1 August 1950 480 198 166 116 41.25


  1. ^ "Charlie Paynter". Spartacus Educational. 
  2. ^ Powles, John (2005). Iron in the Blood. Nottingham: Soccerdata. p. 10. ISBN 1 899468 22 6. 
  3. ^ "Charlie Paynter". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 12 December 2017.