Jake King (footballer, born 1955)

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Jake King
Personal information
Date of birth (1955-01-29) 29 January 1955 (age 62)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Shrewsbury Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1982 Shrewsbury Town 306 (20)
1982–1985 Wrexham 92 (5)
1985–1986 Cardiff City 30 (0)
Limerick City ? (?)
Total 428 (25)
Teams managed
19xx–1999 Telford United
1997–1999 Shrewsbury Town
20xx–2004 Telford United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jake King (born 29 January 1955)[1] is a Scottish football manager and former professional player.

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

King, who played as a full back, began as an apprentice with Shrewsbury Town, before making his professional debut in 1971. King made a total of 306 appearances in the Football League for Shrewsbury, scoring 20 goals, before leaving in 1982 to join Wrexham.[2] At Wrexham, King made 92 League appearances, scoring 5 goals.[3] King's final League club was Cardiff City, where he made 30 appearances, before joining Limerick City in Ireland.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

In 1987, King advised then Shrewsbury Town player David Moyes to his first coaching role, at Concord College.[5]

King left his position as manager of Telford United to manage former club Shrewsbury Town in May 1997; he was sacked in November 1999.[6] He later returned to Telford United, before being sacked in April 2004.[7]

King was appointed First Team Coach at Aberystwyth Town in June 2009.[8]

Business interests[edit]

King worked as a chef before his professional playing career and since has also run restaurants. He ran a restaurant in Ireland for five years, commuting from England to personally run the kitchen. He later acquired a public house called The Cross Gates at Ford near Shrewsbury which three years later he converted into a restaurant called Smokestop BBQ, and ran it as an American smokehouse with his wife and son before selling the business in 2016.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Another of King's sons, Jordan, is also a footballer, and played under his father at Telford United.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. 
  2. ^ "SHREWSBURY TOWN : 1950/51 - 2002/03 & 2004/05 - 2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "WREXHAM : 1946/47 - 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "CARDIFF CITY : 1946/47 - 2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Viney, Matthew (9 May 2013). "David Moyes: From Shrews to Manchester United?". Shropshire Star. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brief Club History". Shrewsbury Town F.C. official website. 11 July 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "KING SACKED BY TELFORD". NonLeagueDaily.com. 28 April 2004. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "JAKE KING'S BACK". NonLeagueDaily.com. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  9. ^ "Ex-footballer and his family hang up their aprons after restaurant venture". Shropshire Star. 28 July 2016. p. 13. Report by Andy Richardson.
  10. ^ "KING IS KING'S ONLY DOUBT". NonLeagueDaily.com. 14 February 2003. Retrieved 20 October 2010.