Kevin Wilson

Banbury United

Kevin Wilson is a 62-year old football coach serving as the Manager of Banbury United Football Club.

He has previously been associated with Bedford Town, Aylesbury United, Kettering Town, Hucknall Town, Corby Town and Ilkeston Town during his career.


Kevin Wilson was appointed as the manager of Banbury United in January 2024, returning to the club where he once played as a striker. During his tenure as a player at Banbury United in the late 1970s, he made 61 appearances and scored 19 goals before being transferred to Derby County in December 1979 for a record fee of £20,000—a sum that remains the highest Banbury has ever received for a player. Following his time at Banbury, Kevin enjoyed a prolific career in the Football League, amassing 602 appearances and 149 goals across several clubs, including Derby County, Ipswich Town, Chelsea, Notts County, Bradford City, Walsall, and Northampton Town, and also earned 42 caps for Northern Ireland.

Transitioning into management after his playing days, Kevin achieved significant success, most notably leading Northampton Town to a promotion to the Second Division in the 1999/2000 season. His managerial career has also seen him take the helm at a variety of lower-league clubs, including Bedford Town, Aylesbury United, Kettering Town, Hucknall Town, Corby Town, Ilkeston, and Nuneaton Town, bringing a wealth of experience and leadership to his latest role at Banbury United.



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