Jack Badham

Defender, Football player

1919 – 1992


Who was Jack Badham?

John "Jack" Badham was an English professional footballer who played as a full-back or left-half. He played 175 games in the Football League for Birmingham City in the top two divisions.

Badham was born in Birmingham. He began his football career as an amateur with Birmingham City in 1934 but his career was seriously disrupted by the Second World War. He turned professional in 1946 after his Army service. He helped the club to the Second Division championship in 1947–48 and to promotion from the Second Division in 1954–55. He played in the semifinal of the 1956 FA Cup in place of the injured Roy Warhurst, but Johnny Newman was preferred for the final. He was an adaptable, two-footed player, whose position of choice was full-back but who was used in a variety of positions by the club. He had a spell at Stourbridge before returning to Birmingham on the coaching staff, later becoming manager of Moor Green. He died in Birmingham aged 72.

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Jan 31, 1919
  • England
Lived in
  • Birmingham
Jan 1, 1992

on July 23, 2013


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