John Kaye (footballer)

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John Kaye (born 3 March 1940) is an English former footballer and manager.

John Kaye
Personal information
Full name John Kaye
Date of birth (1940-05-03) 3 May 1940 (age 78)
Place of birth Goole, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Playing position Striker, Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
-1963 Scunthorpe United ? (?)
1963–1971 West Bromwich Albion 296 (47)
1971-77 Hull City ? (?)
1977-83 Scunthorpe United ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kaye joined West Bromwich Albion from Scunthorpe United in May 1963 for £44,750, a club record for Albion at the time.[1] He made his debut for the Baggies against Leicester City in August 1963.[2] Kaye played for Albion between 1963 until 1971 during which time he won the FA Cup and the Football League Cup (also finishing runner-up in this competition twice) He scored for Albion in the second leg of their 1966 League Cup Final triumph over West Ham. Kaye left Albion in 1971 when he was sold to Hull City.

Kaye managed Hull City for a time period of September 1974 – October 1977. He had a win percentage of 31.2%.


Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Hull City 25 September 1974 01 October, 1977 138 43 42 53 031.2 [3]


West Bromwich Albion


  1. ^ Matthews, Tony; Mackenzie, Colin (1987). Albion! A Complete Record of West Bromwich Albion 1879–1987. Breedon Books. p. 294. ISBN 0-907969-23-2. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 131. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 
  3. ^ "John Kaye". Soccerbase. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2019.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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