29 October 2009

Terry Kingon

Name: Terence Kingon
Born: c.1952
Died: 26 May 2008, Belfast
Height:
Weight:
Position: Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1970), 3 Schoolboy Caps (1967).
Club Honours: (with Portadown) Gold Cup Winner 1971/72; Carlsberg Cup Winner 1972/73; (with Glentoran) Irish League Champion 1980/81; Ulster Cup Winner 1981/82.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA.Cup
FL.Cup
Europe
Other
Portadown
-
-69
Amateur
-
-
-
4(0)/0
-
Ballymena.Utd
76/77-77/78
-76
-
38(-)/5
-
-
-
-
Glenavon
-
-77
-
-
-
-
-
-
Cliftonville
-
-78
-
-
-
-
-
-
Glentoran
80/81-82/83
Oct-80
-
*57(1)/5
-
-
3(0)/0
-
Cliftonville
-
Mar-83
-
-
-
-
-
-
TOTALS
-
£-
-
-
-
7(0)/0
-
* all domestic games.


Biography:
A tigerish, no-nonsense midfielder, Terry Kingon was loved or loathed by Irish League fans, depending on whether he was playing for their team or against them!

Kingon came to the fore with Gibby McKenzie's Portadown side, making his debut in 1969. He claimed Amateur international recognition while still a teenager. Never a prolifc goalscorer, he was actually Ballymena's topscorer during the 1976/77 season with a total of just six.

Part of the Glentoran's "Unbeatables" side that claimed the Irish League in 1981, Kingon is perhaps best remembered for his cracking goal and all-action performance in a 3-3 friendly draw against Spurs to mark The Glens' centenary.

Later Kingon managed Harland & Wolff Welders then Portadown from 1985 until replaced by Ronnie McFall in December 1986. He died in May 2008 following a lengthy illness.


More details to follow.

Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
10-01-1970 Wales... H W 3-1

Summary: 1/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 0.

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