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Ken STROUD

Stroud was a ball-boy at Wembley on the day Swindon Town lifted the League Cup in 1969, and his first goal at the County Ground came that same year, when he netted for the South of England's schools team against the North in a 3-1 win. He went on to become a schoolboy international.

His Town career started on 4th September 1971, when he made his first team debut in a televised 0-0 home draw with Queens Park Rangers. He made just two more appearances that season, and just five the next, as he gradually broke into the first team ranks.

It wasn't really until the 1974/1975 season that Stroud became a first team regular, and his first goal for the Town came at the end of that season, when he scored in a 3-1 home win over Exeter in April.

An accomplished and loyal defender, Stroud stayed at the County Ground for eleven years, his most memorable moment coming in January 1977, when he scored a 30 yard screamer of a goal in an FA Cup tie against Everton at the County Ground. The goal earned the Town a replay, and also won the Central Television Goal of the Season award.

Stroud went on to make over 300 appearances for Swindon, before being released at the end of the 1981/1982 season. With the club in financial difficulty, the board were unable to match his wages from the previous season, and he left to join Newport County.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'81/'82 30 - 2 - - - - - 32 -
'80/'81 29 1 2 - - - - - 31 1
'79/'80 43 1 6 - 11 - - - 60 1
'78/'79 44 - 3 - 5 - - - 52 -
'77/'78 36 (+1) 3 4 - 6 - - - 46 (+1) 3
'76/'77 42 5 7 1 2 1 - - 51 7
'75/'76 39 (+3) 5 5 - 4 1 - - 48 (+3) 6
'74/'75 16 (+3) 1 - - - - - - 16 (+3) 1
'73/'74 16 (+1) - 2 - 2 (+1) - - - 20 (+2) -
'72/'73 5 - - - - - - - 5 -
'71/'72 2 (+1) - - - - - - - 2 (+1) -
TOTAL 302 (+9) 16 31 1 30 (+1) 2 - - 363 (+10) 19


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
6 JUN 1970 IN (signed youth contract)
MAR 1971 IN (signed professional contract)
MAY 1982 OUT (released)
Newport County


full name

Kenneth Allan Stroud


 ENGLAND
youth international apps



date of birth
1 December 1953


             
             
           
             
           
             

usual positions
central defence
central midfield

youth career
SWINDON TOWN

senior career
SWINDON TOWN
Newport County 
Bristol City
Bath City
Trowbridge Town
Newport AFC