Stan King Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Stanley William King
  • Born: June 19th, 1938
  • Position: Inside Forward
  • Signed: May 19th, 1967
  • First Manager: Jack Steedman
  • Career Totals: 43 appearances, 3 goals
  • Also Played For: Queen of the South, Stranraer


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1967-68 43 3 3 1 37.2% 25.6% 37.2%
1966-67 - - - - - - -
Totals: 43 (0) 3


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 20/04/68 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H) 5 - 5
 13/04/68 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 1 - 2
 10/04/68 Division 2 vs. East Fife (A) 0 - 6
 06/04/68 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H) 2 - 3
 03/04/68 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (H) 3 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 09/03/68 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (H) 2 - 2
 09/09/67 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (A) 4 - 5

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 09/03/68 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 2
 09/03/68 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 2
 09/09/67 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (A)  4 - 5

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 20/04/68 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  5 - 5
 13/04/68 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 2
 10/04/68 Division 2 vs. East Fife (A)  0 - 6
 06/04/68 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  2 - 3
 03/04/68 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  3 - 2
 30/03/68 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (A)  1 - 1
 20/03/68 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  2 - 4
 16/03/68 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 3
 09/03/68 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 2
 02/03/68 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 0
 23/02/68 Division 2 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 2
 17/02/68 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  1 - 0
 10/02/68 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 4
 03/02/68 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 4
 27/01/68 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 0
 20/01/68 Division 2 vs. Montrose (H)  0 - 2
 18/01/68 2nd Preliminary Round 2nd Replay vs. Queen of South (N)  0 - 1
 17/01/68 2nd Preliminary Round Replay vs. Queen of South (H)  2 - 2
 13/01/68 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 0
 06/01/68 2nd Preliminary Round vs. Queen of South (A)  2 - 2
 02/01/68 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 0
 01/01/68 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 23/12/67 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  2 - 0
 16/12/67 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 2
 02/12/67 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (H)  5 - 1
 25/11/67 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  0 - 1
 18/11/67 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 2
 11/11/67 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A)  4 - 2
 04/11/67 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 1
 28/10/67 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 14/10/67 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 0
 07/10/67 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 3
 30/09/67 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 2
 27/09/67 Division 2 vs. East Fife (H)  3 - 1
 23/09/67 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A)  0 - 5
 16/09/67 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 0
 09/09/67 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (A)  4 - 5
 06/09/67 Supp Round 2nd Leg vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 4
 04/09/67 Supp Round 1st Leg vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 23/08/67 Division 2 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 3
 19/08/67 Group 9 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 1
 16/08/67 Group 9 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  1 - 0
 12/08/67 Group 9 vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 0


Biography

Stan King had been signed from Stranraer in 1967, he had previously been with Queen of the South and made his debut for them as far back as 1956. He was a small stocky muscular man and operated as a competitive inside forward. By the time he joined Clydebank and made his debut he was reaching the veteran stage of his career at 29 years of age.

The strange thing was that in the one season he spent at Clydebank he played almost as many games as he had in his seven seasons with the Palmerston club. Claudio Ranieri was called the “tinkerman” but Clydebank had their own “ tinkerman “ back in the 1960’s. Mr Steedman loved tinkering and Stan King was a player moved about the park, right back, right half and inside right were all positions occupied by Stan.

Stan made his debut, and what a game to make your debut, against Chelsea on 4 August 1967, in a 2-2 draw at Kilbowie. As stated Stan only had one season at Kilbowie but a lot was packed into that season. He scored in the 5-4 derby loss at Boghead against Dumbarton, Clydebank coming out 2-1 winners against the Sons in the Ne’erday game on 1 January 1968. He was sent off in the Battle of Bayview against East Fife when Clydebank went down 6-0 and finished with only eight players and an outfield player in goal (John Baxter). Stan also finished with a bang, his last game was a 5-5 home draw with East Stirling in which Mr “Tinkerman” Steedman had moved Stan to left half, had one of his trialist goalkeepers on display, played a trialist left back, moved a centre forward to centre half, left half Tommy McGhee who had been converted to centre forward was playing outside right and big John Baxter another left half was playing outside left, yes Mr Ranieri would have seen a real tinkerman in action in the 1960’s.

Stan left at the end of the season and returned to Stranraer were he played on for a further four years, hanging up his boots in 1971.

Stan passed away in 2012. R.I.P.

Debut

August 12th, 1967
Clydebank FC 2 - 0 Brechin City

League Cup (Group 9)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Stan was born on this date


  • Signed For Clydebank FC


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Morton 4 - 0 Clydebank FC
    Friendly

    Bankies faced a harsh defeat against newly promoted Morton at Cappielow on Saturday in their final game of the season.Although dubbed a "friendly," both teams played with intensity, leaving no


  • First Team Debut

    Clydebank FC 2 - 0 Brechin City
    League Cup (Group 9)

    Following their impressive draw against Chelsea the previous week, Clydebank continued their good form with a convincing victory over Brechin City at Kilbowie on Saturday.Newly-signed striker


  • League Debut

    Ayr Utd 3 - 1 Clydebank FC
    League (Division 2)

    A change of scenery from the high-octane world of top-flight football brought us to Somerset Park in Ayr. Here, newly relegated Ayr United began their quest for promotion, while Clydebank, in just the


  • First Goal

    Dumbarton 5 - 4 Clydebank FC
    League (Division 2)

    Clydebank's winless streak against Dumbarton continued after a disappointing 5-4 defeat at Boghead. A strong first-half showing with four goals was ultimately overshadowed by a lacklustre second-half


  • Last Goal

    Clydebank FC 2 - 2 Brechin City
    League (Division 2)

    Clydebank squandered a golden opportunity to climb to sixth in the league table after letting a two-goal lead slip against Brechin City at Kilbowie Park.Brechin started brightly, nearly snatch


  • Last Appearance

    Clydebank FC 5 - 5 East Stirlingshire
    League (Division 2)

    A ten-goal thriller unfolded at Kilbowie Park as Clydebank and East Stirlingshire played out a pulsating 5-5 draw. The game was a chaotic affair, with both defences struggling to cope with the attacki


  • Left the Club


    Stan was released on a free transfer and returned to former club Stranraer