Ron Baynham

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Ron Baynham
Personal information
Full name Ronald Leslie Baynham
Date of birth (1929-06-10) 10 June 1929 (age 87)
Place of birth Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–194? Erdington Rovers
194?–1949 Bromford Amateurs
1949–1951 Worcester City ? (0)
1951–1966 Luton Town 388 (0)
National team
1955 England 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ronald Leslie "Ron" Baynham (born 10 June 1929 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England) is an English former footballer, best known as a goalkeeper for Luton Town.

Playing career[edit]

Baynham first took up goalkeeping during a spell in the army on National Service, and declined a trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers soon after, thinking himself not good enough. After starring at Worcester City he felt confident enough to accept a move to Luton Town. For four years he competed with Bernard Streten for the number one shirt, but by 1955 Baynham was Luton's regular 'keeper.[2]

Baynham played for the club until 1964, when the 35-year-old retired. He gained a total of 3 caps for England during his time at Luton.[2][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Soccer Who's Who compiled by Maurice Golesworthy The Sportsmans Book Club 1965
  2. ^ a b Wash, Roger (2008). Hatters Heroes. Roger Wash. ISBN 978-0-9560832-0-3. 
  3. ^ "Ronald Baynham". englandstats. Retrieved 2007-08-14.