William Laurence Bingham, professionally called Billy Bingham happened to be an international football player and manager. Billy grew up in the United Kingdom where he was born on August 5, 1931. He passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the age of 90.
Billy Bingham Early Life And Career
Billy Bingham had his formal education at Elmgrove Primary School. There, he played football and was the captain of the school’s football team. Billy started professional football with Glentoran football club where he was paid £6 a week.
Billy was with the Glens from 1948 to 1950. He made two appearances for the Irish League representative team before he left the Glentoran club. After he left, he joined the Sunderland Association Football Club and was paid £8,000.
Whiles with the Sunderlands, he learned how to build ships in the Sunderland shipyards. He left Sunderland in 1958 and went to join Luton Town Club. He later joined Everton for an amount of £15,000 in October 1960. Whiles in Everton, he made a total of 98 appearances and scored 26 goals in the club.
After leaving Everton, Billy went to play for Port Vale football club and was paid a fee of £15,000 in August 1963. He played for Port Vale from 1963 to 1965 and then he retired from playing after he broke his leg in a match with Brentford on 5 September 1964. He later became the trainer coach for Southport.
Who Is Billy Bingham’s Father?
Who Billy Bingham’s father was is currently unknown. Although the former footballer used to talk about him, he never revealed his identity.