John WILE

West Bromwich Albion FC

John Wile - West Bromwich Albion FC - League appearances for WBA.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 26 February 1983

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    • POSITION
      Central Defender
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Sunday, 09 March 1947
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Sherburn, England.
  • CLUBS
  • West Bromwich Albion FC
    • Club Career Dates
      1970-1983
    • League Debut
      Saturday, 19th December 1970 in a 1-1 draw at home to Blackpool (Aged: 23)
    • Club Career
      499 League apps (+1 as sub), 24 goals
PROSTATE CANCER SPONSORSHIP BLOOD TRANSFUSION SPONSORSHIP. PARKINSON'S

John WILE - West Bromwich Albion FC - League appearances for WBA.

John Wile is pictured above playing for W.B.A. during their 0-0 draw with Arsenal.

 

 

John Wile joined WBA in December 1970 from Peterborough. He spent more than 12 years at Albion and was club captain during and after Ron Atkinsons spell as manager.

Wile made a total of 619 senior appearances for Albion. (500 in the league)
After leaving Albion in June 1983, Wile returned to Peterborough as player-manager after missing out on a similar post at Bolton Wanderers a year earlier.

In 2004 he was named as one of West Bromwich Albion's 16 greatest players, in a poll organised as part of the club's 125th. anniversary celebrations.

 

Peterborough Utd.:   1967-1969     Played   52     Scored   1   goal   (Divisions 3/4)
     1969-1970     Played   46     Scored   4   goals   (Division 4)
     1970-1971     Played   20     Scored   2   goals   (Division 4)
 
Transferred in December 1970
 
West Brom:   1970-1971     Played   21     Scored   2   goals   (Division 1)
     1971-1972     Played   42     Scored   3   goals   (Division 1)
     1972-1973     Played   40     Scored   1   goal   (Division 1)
     1973-1974     Played   42     Scored   3   goals   (Division 2)
     1974-1975     Played   38     Scored   1   goal   (Division 2)
     1975-1976     Played   37     Scored   2   goals   (Division 2)
     1976-1977     Played   42     Scored   4   goals   (Division 1)
     1977-1978     Played   39     Scored   4   goals   (Division 1)
     1978-1979     Played   42     Scored   2   goals   (Division 1)
     1979-1980     Played   42     Scored   1   goal   (Division 1)
     1980-1981     Played   42     Scored   1   goal   (Division 1)
     1981-1982     Played   42     Scored   0   goals   (Division 1)
     1982-1983     Played   31     Scored   0   goals   (Division 1)
 
Transferred to Peterborough in August 1983
 

 

 

1982 Vancouver Whitecaps (loan) 23 (0)

1983–1986 Peterborough United.

 

Teams managed.

1977–1978 West Bromwich Albion (caretaker)

1983–1986 Peterborough United.

 

He later returned to West Bromwich as managing director, a position he held from 1997 to 2002.