Who Is Billy Bingham?
Billy Bingham whose real name is William Laurence Bingham is a known Northern Ireland international footballer as well as football manager who died recently at the age of 90 years old on June 9 2022 yesterday. Billy Bingham as is well known was born on August 5, 1931, in Belfast, United Kingdom. His first appearance as a professional footballer was when he played for Glentoran between 1948 and 1950. He is also known to have spent eight years with Sunderland.
Billy Bingham also was known to have been with the English Premier League side Everton where he made a close number of 100 League appearances with them. He was known to have finished his career after breaking his leg in a match for the football team Port Vale in the year 1964 at the age of 33. According to the reports, he has about 133 goals in 525 appearances as a footballer in all domestic competitions. He is known to have won 56 caps for Northern Ireland.
Bingham became a manager after his playing days in the year June 1965 at Southport. He was appointed as a manager at the end of the year at the expense of one Willie Cunningham. After assuming the role, he was able to lead the team to a tenth-place finish in the Fourth Division in the year 1965 to 1966.
Billy Bingham currently before his death was in Northern Ireland for a second time in the year March 1980. According to the reports he was able to lead the country to victory in the British championship in the year 1980.
Why Is Billy Bingham Popular?
The reason behind his popularity was that Northern Ireland defeated hosts Spain in the 1982 World Cup, captained by Billy Bingham (PA). He orchestrated the country’s most famous outcome, the 1982 World Cup victory over hosts Spain, and accomplished more for cross-community reconciliation than any politician could at the time during the Troubles.