Louis Ford

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For the Cardiff City player of the 1930s, see Louis Ford (footballer).

Louis Ford (born 1845 in West Bromwich) was a businessman, football administrator and football referee.

Ford joined the committee of West Bromwich Albion in the late 1880s, serving as honorary financial secretary from 1887-1890. He performed the role of general secretary (manager) from 1890–1892, receiving an annual salary of £50 as Albion's first official, paid secretary. Ford also served as an FA councillor from 1890–1893 and was vice-president of The Football League from 1894-1897. He was the secretary of Walsall F.C. during the late 1890s, before becoming a league referee. From 1914-1915 he served as secretary at Leicester Fosse.


  • Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 257. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 

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