John Bilton

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John Bilton
Personal information
Full name John Michael Bilton
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Derby County
Rotherham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Frickley Athletic
Worksop Town
Belper Town
Retford Town
Denaby United
Teams managed
1991–1993 England women
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Michael Bilton is an English football coach and former player, who managed the England women's national football team between 1991 and 1993, declared to be working for the youth academy of the Turkish club, Bucaspor as of 1 August 2012.

Bilton was a youth team goalkeeper with Football League clubs Derby County and Rotherham United. He spent his senior playing career with semi–professional non–league clubs including Frickley Athletic and Worksop Town.[1]

In May 1991 the Women's Football Association appointed Bilton as head coach of the England women's team. When the Football Association took over the running of the national team in 1993, he was replaced with Ted Copeland.

After a spell as a youth team and goalkeeper coach at Doncaster Rovers, Bilton joined Leeds United as a youth development officer in 1995. In five years at the Yorkshire club Bilton rose to become director of youth, before taking on a similar role at Rotherham United.

As well as coaching at Oldham Athletic and Notts County, Bilton set up his own coaching practice and worked at the Singapore Sports School. In 2010, he was employed by Fenerbahçe S.K. in Turkey to run their academy.[2]


  1. ^ "New coach added to backroom staff". Notts County FC. 27 January 2005. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "John Bilton çalışıyor!" (in Turkish). Spor 3. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 

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