Billy Bingham


Billy Bingham: 'He did something that was impossible'

BBC Sport looks back at the career of legendary former Northern Ireland manager Billy Bingham, who has passed away aged 90. Gerry Armstrong and Jimmy Nicholl, who played under Bingham at the World Cups in 1982 and 1986, lead the tributes.
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Billy Bingham: Tributes paid to Northern Ireland's 'greatest manager'

Gerry Armstrong and Jimmy Nicholl have led tributes to legendary Northern Ireland manager Billy Bingham, who passed away aged 90. After playing at the 1958 World Cup, Bingham guided Northern Ireland to back-to-back tournaments in 1982 and again four years later. Armstrong netted a famous winner against Spain at the...

Steven Davis: ‘Hero’ Billy Bingham showed Northern Ireland what was possible

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis has paid tribute to Billy Bingham, saying his achievements as a player and manager gave the nation belief they could regularly qualify for major tournaments.Bingham, who played at the 1958 World Cup and later guided Northern Ireland to both the 1982 and 1986 editions as manager, died on Thursday night at the age of 90.Though Davis, 37, is too young to remember those feats first hand, he grew up in a country where the footballing landscape had changed as a result.“First of all, my condolences go to the family,” Davis said. “I was never fortunate...

Billy Bingham, former Northern Ireland manager and player, dies aged 90

Billy Bingham, who led Northern Ireland to successive World Cups in 1982 and 1986, has died at the age of 90. He had lived with dementia for 16 years. Bingham made 227 appearances for Sunderland and won the league championship with Everton in 1963 but it was with Northern Ireland, for whom he won 56 caps and managed for 17 years in total, that he enjoyed his most celebrated successes.

Billy Bingham: Former Northern Ireland manager dies at the age of 90

Billy Bingham, the most successful manager of Northern Ireland's football team, has died at the age of 90. The former Northern Ireland manager was diagnosed with dementia in 2006 and he died peacefully in a nursing home in Southport on Thursday evening. Renowned as a master tactician, the wily Bingham...

Northern Ireland, Billy Bingham and a life less ordinary

Norn Iron went two goals down within 20 minutes against Kosovo yesterday, and, well, they weren’t going to turn that around, were they. This latest fiasco led to the 500-strong travelling Green and White Army chanting “cheerio” at manager Ian Baraclough, who has won just three of 19 competitive games in charge. “Let’s not be negative,” retorted Baraclough, who went on to make the claim that Paddy McNair, injured on the morning of the match, would have made some sort of difference, before adding gnomically: “I understand the fans’ frustration but there are ways to losing a game of football and that’s it.” No, we’re none the wiser either, and we’ve even held it up to the light and looked at it from various angles.