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[1]) was the manager of West Ham United from 1932-1950.

He moved to Plaistow with his family as a child.[2] He played for the football team Victoria Swifts, but while still a teenager he also developed an interest in physiotherapy. Paynter first became involved with West Ham as unpaid help from 1897. In the 1900-01 season Paynter joined West Ham United. However, he never played for the first-team and in a match against Woolwich Arsenal he sustained a knee injury which ended his career. The club appointed him reserve-team trainer in 1902. He was then promoted to first-team trainer when Syd King, the previous holder of the position, was appointed as the first team manager. When King was sacked in 1933 Paynter was chosen as his replacement. Paynter remained the manager of West Ham United until 1950.

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