15 October 2006

Managers - Billy Bingham

Bertie Peacock
1967-1971
Danny Blanchflower
1980-1993

Northern Ireland's most successful manager, Billy Bingham had two goes at the job, bringing British Championship successes and World Cup qualification...

Name: William Laurence Bingham

See Playing Career

Coaching Career:
Southport (coach) Jun/65-Dec/65
_________(manager) Dec/65-Oct/67
Northern Ireland (manager) Oct/67-May/71
Plymouth Argyle (manager) Feb/68-Mar/70
Linfield (manager) Aug/70-Aug/71
Greece (manager) Sep/71-Feb/73
Everton (manager) May/73-Jan/77
PAOL Salonika (manager) Apr/77-Oct/77
Mansfield Town (manager) Feb/78-Jul/79
Northern Ireland (manager) Mar/80-Nov/93
Al Nassr (manager) 87-88
Blackpool (director of football) Mid-90s
Burnley (Irish scout) May/08-??

Honours:
Football League Division Four Runner-Up & Promoted 1966/67 (Southport)
Irish League Champion 1970/71
Gold Cup Winner 1970/71
Ulster Cup Winner 1970/71
All-Ireland Cup Winner 1970/71 (all Linfield)
British Championship Winner 1980, 1984 (Northern Ireland)

Biography:
Employed as assistant managers by Bingham were Martin Harvey (at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups) and Jimmy Nicholl (from 1990). Bertie Peacock was also among the coaching staff who went to Spain in 1982. In 1987 Jim Platt took charge of a team selected by Bingham (who was on 'club' duty in Saudi Arabia) for a friendly match against Israel.

More to follow.

Northern Ireland record:
(First Spell)
21/10/1967 Scotland....... H W 1-0 ECQ
22/11/1967 England........ A L 0-2 ECQ
28/02/1968 Wales.......... A L 0-2 ECQ
10/09/1968 Israel......... A W 3-2 FR
23/10/1968 Turkey......... H W 4-1 WCQ
11/12/1968 Turkey......... A W 3-0 WCQ
03/05/1969 England........ H L 1-3 BC
06/05/1969 Scotland....... A D 1-1 BC
10/05/1969 Wales.......... H D 0-0 BC
10/09/1969 USSR........... H D 0-0 WCQ
22/10/1969 USSR........... A L 0-2 WCQ
18/04/1970 Scotland....... H L 0-1 BC
21/04/1970 England........ A L 1-3 BC
25/04/1970 Wales.......... A L 0-1 BC
11/11/1970 Spain.......... A L 0-3 ECQ
03/02/1971 Cyprus......... A W 3-0 ECQ
21/04/1971 Cyprus......... H W 5-0 ECQ
15/05/1971 England........ H L 0-1 BC
18/05/1971 Scotland....... A W 1-0 BC
22/05/1971 Wales.......... H W 1-0 BC
Summary:
Comp..Pl...W...D...L....F:A....Success
WCQ... 4.. 2.. 1.. 1... 7: 3... 58.3%
ECQ... 6.. 3.. 0.. 3... 9: 7... 50.0%
FR.... 1.. 1.. 0.. 0... 3: 2...100.0%
BIC... 9.. 2.. 2.. 5... 5:10... 29.6%
Tot...20.. 8.. 3.. 9...24:22... 45.0%

(Second Spell)
26/03/1980 Israel......... A D 0-0 WCQ
16/05/1980 Scotland....... H W 1-0 BC
20/05/1980 England........ A D 1-1 BC
23/05/1980 Wales.......... A W 1-0 BC
11/06/1980 Australia...... A W 2-1 FR
15/06/1980 Australia...... A D 1-1 FR
18/06/1980 Australia...... A W 2-1 FR
15/10/1980 Sweden......... H W 3-0 WCQ
19/11/1980 Portugal....... A L 0-1 WCQ
25/03/1981 Scotland....... A D 1-1 WCQ
29/04/1981 Portugal....... H W 1-0 WCQ
19/05/1981 Scotland....... A L 0-2 BC
03/06/1981 Sweden......... A L 0-1 WCQ
14/10/1981 Scotland....... H D 0-0 WCQ
18/11/1981 Israel......... H W 1-0 WCQ
23/02/1982 England........ A L 0-4 BC
24/03/1982 France......... A L 0-4 FR
28/04/1982 Scotland....... H D 1-1 BC
27/05/1982 Wales.......... A L 0-3 BC
17/06/1982 Yugoslavia..... N D 0-0 WCF
21/06/1982 Honduras....... N D 1-1 WCF
25/06/1982 Spain.......... N W 1-0 WCF
01/07/1982 Austria........ N D 2-2 WCF
04/07/1982 France......... N L 1-4 WCF
13/10/1982 Austria........ A L 0-2 ECQ
17/11/1982 West Germany... H W 1-0 ECQ
15/12/1982 Albania........ A D 0-0 ECQ
30/03/1983 Turkey......... H W 2-1 ECQ
27/04/1983 Albania........ H W 1-0 ECQ
24/05/1983 Scotland....... A D 0-0 BC
28/05/1983 England........ H D 0-0 BC
31/05/1983 Wales.......... H L 0-1 BC
21/09/1983 Austria........ H W 3-1 ECQ
12/10/1983 Turkey......... A L 0-1 ECQ
16/11/1983 West Germany... A W 1-0 ECQ
13/12/1983 Scotland....... H W 2-0 BC
04/04/1984 England........ A L 0-1 BC
22/05/1984 Wales.......... A D 1-1 BC
27/05/1984 Finland........ A L 0-1 WCQ
12/09/1984 Romania........ H W 3-2 WCQ
16/10/1984 Israel......... H W 3-0 FR
14/11/1984 Finland........ H W 2-1 WCQ
27/02/1985 England........ H L 0-1 WCQ
27/03/1985 Spain.......... A D 0-0 FR
01/05/1985 Turkey......... H W 2-0 WCQ
11/09/1985 Turkey......... A D 0-0 WCQ
16/10/1985 Romania........ A W 1-0 WCQ
13/11/1985 England........ A D 0-0 WCQ
26/02/1986 France......... A D 0-0 FR
26/03/1986 Denmark........ H D 1-1 FR
(courtesy of Colin Beattie)
23/04/1986 Morocco........ H W 2-1 FR
03/06/1986 Algeria........ N D 1-1 WCF
07/06/1986 Spain.......... N L 1-2 WCF
12/06/1986 Brazil......... N L 0-3 WCF
15/10/1986 England........ A L 0-3 ECQ
12/11/1986 Turkey......... A D 0-0 ECQ
18/02/1987 Israel......... A D 1-1 FR
01/04/1987 England........ H L 0-2 ECQ
29/04/1987 Yugoslavia..... H L 1-2 ECQ
14/10/1987 Yugoslavia..... A L 0-3 ECQ
11/11/1987 Turkey......... H W 1-0 ECQ
17/02/1988 Greece......... A L 2-3 FR
23/03/1988 Poland......... H D 1-1 FR
27/04/1988 France......... H D 0-0 FR
21/05/1988 Malta.......... H W 3-0 WCQ
14/09/1988 Rep. of Ireland H D 0-0 WCQ
19/10/1988 Hungary........ A L 0-1 WCQ
21/12/1988 Spain.......... A L 0-4 WCQ
08/02/1989 Spain.......... H L 0-2 WCQ
26/04/1989 Malta.......... A W 2-0 WCQ
26/05/1989 Chile.......... H L 0-1 FR
06/09/1989 Hungary........ H L 1-2 WCQ
11/10/1989 Rep. of Ireland A L 0-3 WCQ
27/03/1990 Norway......... H L 2-3 FR
18/05/1990 Uruguay........ H W 1-0 FR
12/09/1990 Yugoslavia..... H L 0-2 ECQ
17/10/1990 Denmark........ H D 1-1 ECQ
14/11/1990 Austria........ A D 0-0 ECQ
05/02/1991 Poland......... H W 3-1 FR
27/03/1991 Yugoslavia..... A L 1-4 ECQ
01/05/1991 Faroe Islands.. H D 1-1 ECQ
11/09/1991 Faroe Islands.. A W 5-0 ECQ
16/10/1991 Austria........ H W 2-1 ECQ
13/11/1991 Denmark........ A L 1-2 ECQ
19/02/1992 Scotland....... A L 0-1 FR
28/04/1992 Lithuania...... H D 2-2 WCQ
02/06/1992 Germany........ A D 1-1 FR
09/09/1992 Albania........ H W 3-0 WCQ
14/10/1992 Spain.......... H D 0-0 WCQ
18/11/1992 Denmark........ H L 0-1 WCQ
17/02/1993 Albania........ A W 2-1 WCQ
31/03/1993 Rep. of Ireland A L 0-3 WCQ
28/04/1993 Spain.......... A L 1-3 WCQ
25/05/1993 Lithuania...... A W 1-0 WCQ
02/06/1993 Latvia......... A W 2-1 WCQ
08/09/1993 Latvia......... H W 2-0 WCQ
13/10/1993 Denmark........ A L 0-1 WCQ
17/11/1993 Rep. of Ireland H D 1-1 WCQ
Summary:
Comp..Pl...W...D...L....F:A....Success
WCQ...36..14.. 9..13...34: 33.. 47.2%
WCF... 8.. 1.. 4.. 3... 7: 13.. 29.2%
ECQ...22.. 8.. 5.. 9...21: 26.. 43.9%
FR....19.. 6.. 8.. 5...22: 21.. 45.6%
BIC...13.. 3.. 5.. 5... 7: 14.. 35.9%
Tot...98..32..31..35...91:107.. 43.2%
Combined Summary (both Spells):
Comp..Pl...W...D...L....F:A....Success
WCQ.. 40..16..10..14.. 41: 36.. 48.3%
WCF... 8.. 1.. 4.. 3... 7: 13.. 29.2%
ECQ.. 28..11.. 5..12.. 30: 33.. 45.2%
FR... 20.. 7.. 8.. 5.. 25: 23.. 48.3%
BIC.. 22.. 5.. 7..10.. 12: 24.. 33.3%
Tot..118..40..34..44..115:129.. 43.5%

2 comments:

hnisc said...

I remember reading that on the morning prior to managing Northern Ireland against England (Wembley 1986), Billy married his second wife Rebecca in St Albans. Gerry Armstrong was best man & Malcolm Brodie a witness.

killultagh said...

This is true he was getting married as he was about to head to Saudi Arabia to coach Al-Nassr and his partner would not have been able to enter the country because they were not a married couple!

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