William Laurence "Billy" Bingham
Name:William Laurence "Billy" Bingham
Place of birth:Belfast, Northern Ireland

William Laurence "Billy" Bingham

Is a former international footballer and football manager. He is currently a scout for English Football League Championship side Burnley.

As a player, his first professional club was Glentoran, who he played for between 1948 and 1950. Making the move to England, he then spent eight years with Sunderland, making 227 league appearances. In 1958 he switched to Luton Town, making close to 100 league appearances in a three years spell. This was followed by a two year association with Everton, where he again went close to 100 league appearances. He finished his career after breaking his leg in a match for Port Vale in 1964, at the age of 33. Between 1951 and 1963 he won 56 caps for Northern Ireland, scoring 10 international goals.

His management career would be as notable as his playing career. After taking charge at Southport in 1965, he was appointed manager of Northern Ireland two years later. During his time as an international manager he also took charge at Plymouth Argyle, and later Linfield. In 1971, he was appointed as the head coach of the Greece national side. Two years later he returned to the domestic game with Everton of England. He returned to Greece for a brief spell in 1977, taking the reins at PAOK Salonika. The following year he went back to England to take charge of Mansfield Town for one season. In 1980 he was re-appointed as Northern Ireland manager, his final position, and a post he would hold for the next thirteen years

In his playing career, Bingham was a small elusive right winger who provided fine deliveries from the flank. He joined Sunderland in 1950 for £8,000 making 227 appearances and scoring 47 goals
before his departure in 1958 for Luton Town where he played in the 1959 FA Cup Final. At the start of the 1960–61 season after Luton's relegation, he joined Everton for a fee of £15,000
During his time at Everton, he made 98 appearances and scored 26 goals
Bingham left Everton after being in the 1963 First Division winning team and joined Port Vale for a then joint-club record of £15,000 in August 1963. He retired from playing after breaking his leg in a 4–0 defeat at Brentford on 5 September 1964.
He left for Southport on a free transfer in April 1965 to become their trainer-coach

Club career


International career
He was a Northern Ireland international and played for his country in the World Cup finals 1958.
 He was awarded 56 full caps, a record at the time, and also scored 10 goals, half of which were scored in British Home Championship matches against Scotland


(He achieved with Al Nassr
Saudi king's cup 1987)


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