Keith Bebbington

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Keith Bebbington
Personal information
Full name Keith Richard Bebbington[1]
Date of birth (1943-08-04) 4 August 1943 (age 73)[1]
Place of birth Cuddington Heath, Cheshire, England[1]
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1960–1962 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1966 Stoke City 100 (17)
1966–1972 Oldham Athletic 237 (39)
1972–1974 Rochdale 60 (6)
1974–1979 Winsford United
Total 398 (62)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Keith Richard Bebbington (born 4 August 1943) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Oldham Athletic, Rochdale and Stoke City.[1]

Career[edit]

Bebbington was a quick left winger who came through the youth team at Stoke City. He made his debut against Luton Town in September 1962.[1] He had a good debut season with Stoke as in 1962–63 they won the Second Division title.[1] In 1963–64 Stoke made it to the 1964 Football League Cup Final against Leicester City, Bebbington scoring the first goal of a two legged tie becoming Stoke's first cup final goalscorer, Stoke however lost 4–3 on aggregate.[1]

In the 1965–66 season the substitute was introduced and Bebbington was Stoke's first sub replacing Dennis Viollet on the opening day away at Arsenal.[1] He spent two more seasons at the Victoria Ground and after making 124 appearances, scoring 22 goals he left for Oldham Athletic.[1] He became a key figure with the "Latics" as he made 237 appearances in the league in six years with the club.[1] He finished his career with Rochdale.

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Keith Bebbington profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City[1] 1962–63 Second Division 19 4 1 1 2 1 22 6
1963–64 First Division 36 7 4 0 9 2 49 9
1964–65 First Division 23 3 0 0 4 1 27 4
1965–66 First Division 22 3 0 0 4 0 26 3
Total 100 17 5 1 19 4 124 22
Oldham Athletic 1966–67 Third Division 38 3 4 4 0 0 42 7
1967–68 Third Division 37 4 1 0 1 0 39 4
1968–69 Third Division 41 12 1 1 2 0 44 13
1969–70 Fourth Division 37 7 2 1 1 0 40 8
1970–71 Fourth Division 43 10 1 0 2 1 46 11
1971–72 Third Division 41 3 1 0 2 0 44 3
Total 237 39 10 6 8 1 255 46
Rochdale 1972–73 Third Division 37 3 1 0 2 0 40 3
1973–74 Third Division 23 3 3 0 1 0 27 3
Total 60 6 4 0 3 0 67 6
Career total 397 62 19 7 30 5 446 74

Honours[edit]

Stoke City
Oldham Athletic

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 

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