William Lawrence "Billy" Bingham - International Matches as Coach


The outstanding Northern Irish coach coached the Northern Irish national team for 118 international matches and the Greek national team for 12 international matches, and thereby belongs to the select company of coaches with 100 or more international matches. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.


Born: 5- 8-1931
Country: Northern Ireland
Matches as Coach:			130   (W42-D37-L51 - GF126-GA152 - %46.54)
Matches as Coach for Northern Ireland:  118   (W40-D34-L44 - GF115-GA129 - %48.30)
Matches as Coach for Greece:  	         12   (W 2-D 3-L 7 - GF 11-GA 23 - %29.17)
Age First Match: 36 yr  77 d	   21-10-1967 vs. Scotland 1-0
Age Last Match:  62 yr 104 d	   17-11-1993 vs. Ireland 1-1
National Team Career: 26 yr  27 d

Coach for Northern Ireland
Caps    Date  	Venue   	Opponent       Score 	Competition
first tenure
  1   21-10-67 	Belfast         Scotland        1-0   	European Ch. Qual.
  2   22-11-67 	London         	England         0-2   	European Ch. Qual.
  3   28- 2-68	Wrexham         Wales           0-2  	European Ch. Qual.
  4   10- 9-68 	Tel-Aviv        Israel          3-2  
  5   23-10-68 	Belfast         Turkey          4-1  	World Cup Qualifier
  6   11-12-68 	Istanbul        Turkey          3-0   	World Cup Qualifier
  7    3- 5-69 	Belfast         England         1-3  	British Championship
  8    6- 5-69 	Glasgow         Scotland        1-1	British Championship
  9   10- 5-69 	Belfast         Wales           0-0   	British Championship
 10   19- 9-69 	Belfast         Soviet Union    0-0   	World Cup Qualifier
 11   22-10-69 	Moskva          Soviet Union    0-2   	World Cup Qualifier
 12   18- 4-70 	Belfast        	Scotland        0-1   	British Championship
 13   21- 4-70 	London         	England         1-3	British Championship
 14   25- 4-70 	Swansea         Wales           0-1  	British Championship
 15   11-11-70 	Sevilla         Spain           0-3   	European Ch. Qual.
 16    3- 2-71 	Nicosia         Cyprus          3-0   	European Ch. Qual.
 17   21- 4-71 	Belfast         Cyprus          5-0   	European Ch. Qual.
 18   15- 5-71 	Belfast         England         0-1  	British Championship
 19   18- 5-71 	Glasgow         Scotland        1-0   	British Championship
 20   22- 5-71 	Belfast         Wales           1-0   	British Championship
second tenure
 21   26- 3-80 	Tel-Aviv        Israel          0-0   	World Cup Qualifier
 22   17- 5-80 	Belfast         Scotland        1-0   	British Championship
 23   20- 5-80 	London         	England         1-1   	British Championship
 24   23- 5-80 	Cardiff         Wales           1-0   	British Championship
 25   11- 6-80 	Sydney          Australia       2-1   
 26   15- 6-80 	Melbourne       Australia       1-1   
 27   18- 6-80 	Adelaide        Australia       2-1   
 28   15-10-80 	Belfast         Sweden          3-0   	World Cup Qualifier
 29   19-11-80 	Lisboa         	Portugal        0-1   	World Cup Qualifier
 30   25- 3-81 	Glasgow         Scotland        1-1   	World Cup Qualifier
 31   29- 4-81 	Belfast         Portugal        1-0  	World Cup Qualifier
 32   19- 5-81 	Glasgow         Scotland        0-2	British Championship
 33    3- 6-81 	Stockholm       Sweden          0-1  	World Cup Qualifier
 34   14-10-81 	Belfast         Scotland        0-0   	World Cup Qualifier
 35   18-11-81 	Belfast         Israel          1-0   	World Cup Qualifier
 36   23- 2-82 	London         	England         0-4	British Championship
 37   24- 3-82 	Paris           France          0-4   
 38   28- 4-82 	Belfast         Scotland        1-1  	British Championship
 39   27- 5-82 	Wrexham         Wales           0-3   	British Championship
 40   17- 6-82 	Zaragoza        Yugoslavia      0-0   	World Cup
 41   21- 6-82 	Zaragoza        Honduras        1-1   	World Cup
 42   25- 6-82 	Valencia        Spain           1-0  	World Cup
 43    1- 7-82 	Madrid          Austria         2-2   	World Cup
 44    4- 7-82 	Madrid          France          1-4   	World Cup
 45   13-10-82 	Wien          	Austria        	0-2   	European Ch. Qual.
 46   17-11-82 	Belfast         West Germany    1-0   	European Ch. Qual.
 47   15-12-82 	TiranŽ         	Albania         0-0   	European Ch. Qual.
 48   30- 3-83 	Belfast         Turkey          2-1   	European Ch. Qual.
 49   27- 4-83 	Belfast         Albania         1-0   	European Ch. Qual.
 50   24- 5-83 	Glasgow         Scotland        0-0  	British Championship
 51   28- 5-83 	Belfast         England         0-0   	British Championship
 52   31- 5-83 	Belfast        	Wales           0-1   	British Championship
 53   21- 9-83 	Belfast         Austria         3-1   	European Ch. Qual.
 54   12-10-83 	Ankara          Turkey          0-1  	European Ch. Qual.
 55   16-11-83 	Hamburg        	West Germany    1-0   	European Ch. Qual.
 56   13-12-83 	Belfast         Scotland        2-0   	British Championship
 57   24- 4-84 	London         	England         0-1   	British Championship
 58   22- 5-84 	Swansea         Wales           1-1	British Championship
 59   27- 5-84 	Pori            Finland         0-1   	World Cup Qualifier
 60   12- 9-84 	Belfast         Romania         3-2   	World Cup Qualifier
 61   16-10-84 	Belfast         Israel          3-0   
 62   14-11-84 	Belfast         Finland         2-1   	World Cup Qualifier
 63   27- 2-85 	Belfast         England         0-1   	World Cup Qualifier
 64   27- 3-85 	Palma           Spain           0-0   
 65    1- 5-85 	Belfast         Turkey          2-0   	World Cup Qualifier
 66   11- 9-85 	Izmir           Turkey          0-0   	World Cup Qualifier
 67   16-10-85 	Bucuresti       Romania         1-0   	World Cup Qualifier
 68   13-11-85 	London         	England         0-0   	World Cup Qualifier
 69   26- 2-86 	Paris           France          0-0   
 70   26- 3-86 	Belfast         Denmark         1-1   
 71   23- 4-86 	Belfast         Morocco         2-1
 72    3- 6-86 	Guadalajara     Algeria         1-1   	World Cup 
 73    7- 6-86 	Guadalajara     Spain           1-2   	World Cup
 74   12- 6-86 	Guadalajara     Brazil          0-3  	World Cup
 75   15-10-86 	London         	England         0-3   	European Ch. Qual.
 76   12-11-86 	Izmir           Turkey          0-0   	European Ch. Qual.
 77   18- 2-87 	Tel-Aviv        Israel          1-1   
 78    1- 4-87 	Belfast         England         0-2   	European Ch. Qual.
 79   29- 4-87 	Belfast         Yugoslavia      1-2   	European Ch. Qual.
 80   14-10-87 	Sarajevo        Yugoslavia      0-3   	European Ch. Qual.
 81   11-11-87 	Belfast         Turkey          1-0   	European Ch. Qual.
 82   17- 2-88 	Athinai         Greece          2-3   
 83   23- 3-88 	Belfast         Poland          1-1
 84   27- 4-88 	Belfast         France          0-0   
 85   21- 5-88 	Belfast         Malta           3-0   	World Cup Qualifier
 86   14- 9-88 	Belfast         Ireland  	0-0   	World Cup Qualifier
 87   19-10-88 	Budapest       	Hungary         0-1   	World Cup Qualifier
 88   21-12-88 	Sevilla         Spain           0-4   	World Cup Qualifier
 89    8- 2-89 	Belfast         Spain           0-2   	World Cup Qualifier
 90   26- 4-89 	La Valletta     Malta           2-0   	World Cup Qualifier
 91   26- 5-89 	Belfast         Chile           0-1   
 92    6- 9-89 	Belfast         Hungary         1-2   	World Cup Qualifier
 93   11-10-89 	Dublin          Ireland  	0-3   	World Cup Qualifier
 94   27- 3-90 	Belfast         Norway          2-3   
 95   18- 5-90 	Belfast         Uruguay         1-0   
 96   12-10-90 	Belfast         Yugoslavia      0-2   	European Ch. Qual.
 97   17-10-90 	Belfast         Denmark         1-1   	European Ch. Qual.
 98   14-11-90 	Wien          	Austria         0-0   	European Ch. Qual.
 99    5- 2-91 	Belfast         Poland          3-1   
100   27- 3-91 	Beograd        	Yugoslavia      1-4   	European Ch. Qual.
101    1- 5-91 	Belfast         Faroe Islands   1-1   	European Ch. Qual.
102   11- 9-91 	Landskrona      Faroe Islands   5-0   	European Ch. Qual.
103   16-10-91 	Belfast         Austria         2-1   	European Ch. Qual.
104   13-11-91 	Odense          Denmark         1-2   	European Ch. Qual.
105   19- 2-92 	Glasgow         Scotland        0-1   
106   28- 4-92 	Belfast         Lithuania       2-2   	World Cup Qualifier
107    2- 6-92 	Bremen          Germany         1-1   
108    9- 9-92 	Belfast        	Albania         3-0   	World Cup Qualifier
109   14-10-92 	Belfast         Spain           0-0   	World Cup Qualifier
110   18-11-92 	Belfast         Denmark         0-1   	World Cup Qualifier
111   17- 2-93 	TiranŽ          Albania         2-1   	World Cup Qualifier
112   31- 3-93 	Dublin          Ireland  	0-3  	World Cup Qualifier
113   28- 4-93 	Sevilla        	Spain           1-3   	World Cup Qualifier
114   25- 5-93 	Vilnius         Lithuania       1-0   	World Cup Qualifier
115    2- 6-93	Riga            Latvia          2-1   	World Cup Qualifier
116    8- 9-93 	Belfast         Latvia          2-0   	World Cup Qualifier
117   13-10-93 	KÝbenhavn      	Denmark         0-1   	World Cup Qualifier	
118   17-11-93 	Belfast         Ireland  	1-1   	World Cup Qualifier

Coach for Greece
Caps    Date  	Venue   	Opponent       Score 	Competition
  1   30- 9-71	Thessaloniki	Mexico  	0-1	
  2   17-11-71	Sofia   	Bulgaria	2-2	
  3    1-12-71	Piraeus  	England 	0-2	European Ch. Qual.
  4   16- 2-72	Piraeus 	Netherlands	0-5	
  5    4- 3-72	Piraeus 	Italy   	2-1	
  6   12- 4-72	Thessaloniki	Spain   	0-0	
  7    7- 5-72	Addis Ababa	Ethiopia	1-0	
  8    2- 9-72	Piraeus 	France  	1-3	
  9   19-11-72	Beograd 	Yugoslavia	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
 10   17- 1-73	Athinai 	Spain   	2-3	World Cup Qualifier
 11   31- 1-73	Athinai 	Bulgaria	2-2	
 12   21- 2-73	MŠlaga  	Spain   	1-3	World Cup Qualifier


Total Record

Matches	Won Draw Lost	For-Against     Points	Percentage

    130  42  37  51	126-152 	121	46.54

Types of Matches
World Cup Qualifier	 43
European Ch. Qualifier	 29
Friendlies		 28
British Championship	 22
World Cup		  8

Total matches:  	130

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