Players List 1967-82, C-D

These lists have been compiled in a similar format to the Best Years Player Lists (see Players Lists for the Best Years 1950-67)


Links: Players List 1967-82, A-B Players List 1967-82, E-G Players List 1967-82, H-K Players List 1967-82, L-N Player List 1967-82, O-R Player List 1967-82, S-Z

CAINE Brian

Born Nelson, 20 June 36

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 67

BTFC appearances 24 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Cambridge City

From BTFC to Kettering

Other clubs before/after BTFC Accrington, Blackpool, Coventry, Northampton, Barrow/?

Notes Signed on month's trial 9/67 but then permanently until end of season. Father James played for Nelson (then a Football League club) in 1920s

CAMPBELL Clifford (Cliff)

Born 23 in 8/81

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 79-81

BTFC appearances 122 BTFC goals 61

To BTFC from Nuneaton

From BTFC to AP Leamington

Other clubs before/after BTFC Banbury/Aylesbury, Barton Rovers, Shillington

Notes Signed mid Feb 80 for £1500, worked as salesman for aluminium company. To Leamington March 82. Player coach at Barton

CAMPBELL James (Jimmy)

Born 20 in 4/75

Position F

Seasons for BTFC (1) 71-72, (2) 74-76

BTFC appearances (1) 13, (2) 53 BTFC goals (1) 3, (2) 9

To BTFC from (1) Westfield YC, (2) Chelmsford

From BTFC to (1) Oxford Utd, (2) [Australia]

Other clubs before/after BTFC [after first spell]Cambridge City [loan]; [after 2nd spell] Sydney Olympic

Notes Son of Joe [BTFC player 51-53, later trainer]. England youth international. Two spells -amateur in first spell, in UCL side at start of 71/2, 1st team debut Jan 73, signed pro for Oxford 3/73. Re-signed from Chelmsford 3/75, having been on loan to Cambridge C earlier that season. Played in Melbourne (club n/k) after second spell, emigrating 3/77. Thought to have emigrated permanently to Australia and coached there. Played (under management of Andy Easton) for Sydney Olympic in friendly v BTFC 11/81.

CASTIELLO Tony

Born 18 in 6/73

Position CH

Seasons for BTFC 73

BTFC appearances 16 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Luton

From BTFC to Bedford Avenue

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Welwyn, Wootton BC

Notes Signed 6/73. Lived in Raleigh Street. Released end 73/4 to Avenue. Welwyn 10/76. At Wootton 2/78.

CHOW CHEE KEONG

Born Malaysia, 18 in 8/67

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 67

BTFC appearances 2 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from ?

From BTFC to Jardines [Hong Kong]

Other clubs before/after BTFC / South China AA, Tung Sing, HK Rangers [all in Hong Kong]

Notes Malaysian international (first capped at 15), was studying in London. Later became pro golfer and coach [according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chow_Chee_Keong.] ?Wrongly referred to as KUONG while at BTFC; sometimes written SAU Chee Keong.

CHURCHILL Laurence (Laurie)

Born?

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 67-68

BTFC appearances 99 BTFC goals 28

To BTFC from Enfield

From BTFC to Slough

Other clubs before/after BTFC Barnet, Hendon/?

Notes England Amateur international triallist, won Amateur Cup winner’s medal at Hendon, turned pro on joining BTFC summer 67. Sacked by BTFC after (allegedly) breaking leg in unauthorised Sunday match. Trainer at Enfield by end 69/70; managed Slough 80/1, and Carshalton from Nov 81 (succeeded Brian Greenhalgh). London cabbie.

CLEARY George

See Best Years Players C-E

COLLIER Alan

See Best Years Players C-E

CONROY Leo

Born Bedford, 17 in 3/79

Position D

Seasons for BTFC 78

BTFC appearances 4 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to MK City

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Kempston, St Neots, Wootton BC

Notes In youth squad start 78/9, debut later in season. At Kempston by 82/3

COOLEY Norman

COUGHLIN Denis Michael (Denis)

Born Durham, 26 Nov 37

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 70

BTFC appearances 19 BTFC goals 5

To BTFC from King’s Lynn

From BTFC to South Shields

Other clubs before/after BTFC Durham C, Barnsley, Yeovil, Bournemouth, Swansea, Exeter, Chelmsford/?

Notes Signed summer 70. Released 2/71 "to return north"

CRANE------

Born ?

Position ?

Seasons for BTFC 81

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from ?

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Named in lineup for match at Alvechurch, Jan 82, by Birmingham Sports Argus. Nothing else known. Was he a misprint?

CURRY-------

Born?

Position

Seasons for BTFC 80

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Youth player, appeared v Sandy in BSC when weakened team had to be fielded. Nothing else known

DADHRIA Sukinder (Suki)

Born India, 18 in 1/79

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 78-81

BTFC appearances 35 BTFC goals 7

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to Kempston

Other clubs before/after BTFC /?

Notes In youth team start 77/8, debut 78/9. Broke leg late in 81/2. At Kempston by early 83

DAVIDSON Keith

Born?

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 68

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Biggleswade

From BTFC to Biggleswade

Other clubs before/after BTFC Sandy/Potton

Notes Guested, and scored, in friendly v Oxford City pre-start of 68/9, also played a few reserve matches, but not signed permanently. Played for Sandy, Biggleswade and Potton for many years, prolific UCL scorer.

DAVIES Alan

Born High Wycombe, 19 May 48

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 68-71

BTFC appearances 187 BTFC goals 62

To BTFC from Guildford

From BTFC to Barnet

Other clubs before/after BTFC QPR, Hastings/Dunstable, Hillingdon, Slough

Notes Signed summer 68, refused terms end of 71/2. Later managed Slough (late 80s) and Aylesbury (1992-4). Brother-in-law of Mike Keen (QPR, Luton, Watford, later managed Watford and Northampton) to whom he was assistant manager at Wycombe, early 80s. Worked as aircraft engineer.

DEAN Norman

Born Corby, 13 Sept 44

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 73

BTFC appearances 18 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Barnsley

From BTFC to [?retired]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Corby, Southampton, Cardiff/

Notes Signed 6/73. Contract cancelled by mutual consent 12/73 after fitness problems. Later worked for BSC in Corby and on Southampton staff. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Dean.

DENTON Mike

DIXON Michael (Mike)

Born Willesden, 14 March 37

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 69-70

BTFC appearances 30 BTFC goals 12

To BTFC from Dunstable

From BTFC to Bletchley Town

Other clubs before/after BTFC Arsenal, Brighton, Hitchin, Luton, Coventry, Cambridge Utd, Stevenage, Weymouth/Biggleswade

Notes Signed 12/69. To Bletchley end Feb 71. Son Kerry played for Reading, Chelsea, Southampton, Luton, Millwall, Watford, Doncaster and England, 80s-90s

DOUGAN Maxwell Spalding (Max)

Born Stonyburn, 23 May 38

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 70-71

BTFC appearances 76 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Dunstable

From BTFC to Ampthill

Other clubs before/after BTFC Queens Park (Scotland), Leicester, Luton/?

Notes Scottish amateur international while with Queen's Park. From Dunstable w/e 7/11/70. Released end 71/2


DOVE Kevin

(Photo by kind permission of Nigel Biddlecombe)

Born Northampton, 17 Oct 53

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 73-75

BTFC appearances 214 BTFC goals 21

To BTFC from Northampton

From BTFC to Weymouth

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Dorchester

Notes To Weymouth summer 77 (with Peter Hawkins) for £1500, Dorchester 82-86. Later youth team manager and director of Dorchester. Was also business partner with Hawkins in decorating business in Weymouth.

DRIVER Philip Anthony (Phil)

Born Huddersfield, 10 Aug 59

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 78

BTFC appearances 23 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Luton

From BTFC to Wimbledon

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Chelsea, Wimbledon, Maidstone, St Albans

Notes Signed from Luton summer 78 on terms that gave them first refusal if he left. To Wimbledon Xmas 1978 for £4000 plus £2000 after 15 appearances. To Chelsea 80/1 for £20,000. Two spells at Wimbledon, retiring from full time football owing to serious injury after the second . See http://www.sporting-heroes.net/football/chelsea-fc/phil-driver-9735/biography-1980-81-1982-83_a11352/.

DUNKLEY Christopher (Chris)

Born?

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 72-73

BTFC appearances 19 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Wootton BC

From BTFC to Potton

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Graduate, started playing seriously after university. Signed from Wootton as pro 2/73, 1st team debut 4/73. Announced wanted to leave game 11/73 but at Potton by 8/74. Played tennis for Beds, now professional tennis coach.