Jake King (footballer, born 1955)
|Date of birth||29 January 1955|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Playing position||Full back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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. At Wrexham, King made 92 League appearances, scoring 5 goals. King's final League club was Cardiff City, where he made 30 appearances, before joining Limerick City in Ireland.
King left his position as manager of Telford United to manage former club Shrewsbury Town in May 1997; he was sacked in November 1999. He later returned to Telford United, before being sacked in April 2004.
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.
Another of King's sons, Jordan, is also a footballer, and played under his father at Telford United.
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