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Johnny Byrne

Crystal Palace FC, West Ham United FC

11 appearances, 8 goals

P 11 W 5 D 3 L 3 F 24: A 18
59% successful

1961-65

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
990

Profile

Full name John Joseph Byrne
Born 13 May 1939 in West Horsley, Surrey [registered in Surrey South Western, September 1939].
Attended Howard of Effingham School, Horsley
Married to Margot [registeration not found].
Died 27 October 1999 in Cape Town, South Africa, aged 60 years 167 days [not registered in England].
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 11st. 7lbs [1964].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies The Strategy of Soccer - Johnny Byrne (Pelham, London 1965)
 

The England international centre-forward is most closely associated with Crystal Palace and West Ham in the fifties and sixties. This is both autobiographical and instructional. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with Epsom Town FC and also Guildford City Youth FC. Joined Crystal Palace FC as an amateur in 1955, turning professional in May 1956. He played 220 league appearances, scoring 95 goals. West Ham United FC paid £58,000 and Ron Brett for Byrne, breaking the transfer record. After 156 league appearances and 79 goals, he re-signed for Crystal Palace FC in February 1967 for a £45,000 transfer fee, making another 39 league appearances, scoring six times. Fulham FC paid £18,000 for Byrne in March 1968 and he made nineteen league appearances, scoring twice. He ended his career making 69 appearances with Durban City FC in South Africa from May 1969 unti 1971.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1963-64; Football League runners-up 1965-66;
Individual honours Football League (seven appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 800th players (800) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right, centre-forward.
First match No. 354, 22 November 1961, England 1 Northern Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 22 years 193 days.
Last match No. 387, 10 April 1965, England 2 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 25 years 332 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1961-62, 1963-64, 1964-65;
Team honours British Championships shared 1963-64, winners 1964-65;
Individual honours England U23 (seven appearances), England Youth
Distinctions None

Beyond England

When he retired from playing in South Africa, Byrne returned to England to manage Durham City FC, at the same time, employed as a tyre company representative. He returned to South Africa to coach Hellenic FC, even playing for them as a fifty year old in an injury crisis. He also coached Michau Warriors and Cape Town Spurs, until 1998. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.56.

 

Johnny Byrne - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
18 11 4 11 0 0 990 8 124 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Johnny Byrne - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 2 2 0 7 5 +2 0 0 1.75 1.25 75.0 +2
Away 5 3 0 2 16 11 +5 1 0 3.20 2.20 60.0 +1
Neutral 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 0 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1
All 11 5 3 3 24 18 +6 2 0 2.182 1.636 59.1 +2

 

Johnny Byrne - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 8 4 2 2 19 13 +6 1 0 2.375 1.625 62.5 +2
Red 3 1 1 1 5 5 =0 1 0 1.667 1.667 50.0 =0
All 11 5 3 3 24 18 +6 2 0 2.182 1.636 59.1 +2

 

Johnny Byrne - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 4 1 2 1 5 5 =0 1 0 1.25 1.25 50.0 =0
Minor Tournament 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5 1 0 0.667 2.333 16.7 -2
Friendly 4 4 0 0 17 6 +11 0 0 4.25 1.50 100.0 +4
All 11 5 3 3 24 18 +6 2 0 2.182 1.636 59.1 +2

 

Johnny Byrne - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1961-62 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1963-64 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC 1964-65 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 0 0 2.00 1.50 75.0 +1
BC All 4 1 2 1 5 5 =0 1 0 1.25 1.25 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 1 2 1 5 5 =0 1 0 1.25 1.25 50.0 =0
All 4 1 2 1 5 5 =0 1 0 1.25 1.25 50.0 =0

 

Johnny Byrne - Match History
 Club: Crystal Palace F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 1 full capx

Age 21
1 u23 8 February 1961 - England U23 2 Wales U23 0, Goodison Park, Liverpool Fr HW Start 9
2 u23 1 March 1961 - England U23 1 Scotland U23 1, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough Fr HD Start 9
3 u23 15 March 1961 - England U23 4 West Germany U23 1, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start 9
Age 22
- 348 21 May 1961 - Portugal 1 England 1, Estádio Nacional, Lisboa WCP AD squad member
- 349 24 May 1961 - Italy 2 England 3, Stadio Olimpico, Roma tour AW
- 350 27 May 1961 - Austria 3 England 1, Praterstadion, Wien AL
4 u23 9 November 1961 - England U23 7 Israel U23 1, Elland Road, Leeds Fr HW Start 9
1 354 22 November 1961 - England 1 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start 9
5 u23 29 November 1961 - Netherlands U23 2 England U23 5, Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam Fr AW Start 9
6 u23 28 February 1962 - Scotland U23 2 England U23 4, Pittodrie, Aberdeen Fr AW Start 10
7 u23 22 March 1962 - England U23 4 Turkey U23 2, The Dell, Southampton Fr HW Start 9
 Club: West Ham United F.C. - 10 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 10 full capsx

- 367 6 April 1963 - England 1 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HL withdrawn squad member
Age 23
- 369 29 May 1963 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 4, Štadión Tehelné pole, Bratislava tour AW squad member
- 370 2 June 1963 - GDR 1 England 2, Zentralstadion, Leipzig AW
2 371 5 June 1963 - Switzerland 1 England 8, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel AW Start
35, 46
9
3 375 11 April 1964 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start 9
4 376 6 May 1964 - England 2 Uruguay 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start
41, 52
9
Age 24
5 377 17 May 1964 - Portugal 3 England 4, Estádio Nacional, Lisboa Fr AW Start

30, 60, 88
9
6 378 24 May 1964 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 3, Dalymount Park, Dublin Fr AW Start 22 9
- 379 27 May 1964 - USA 0 England 10, Downing Stadium, New York City Fr AW squad member
7 380 30 May 1964 - Brazil 5 England 1, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio de Janeiro TC AL Start 9
8 381 4 June 1964 - England 1 Portugal 1, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio de Janeiro ND Start 9
9 382 6 June 1964 - Argentina 1 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio de Janeiro NL Start 9
10 385 18 November 1964 - England 2 Wales 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 9
11 387 10 April 1965 - England 2 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start 9

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