ken hancock - fact file

1969 - 1971            goalkeeper

Born on 25th November 1937 in Hanley, England.

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Starting his career at Stoke City, he was at the Victoria Ground for five years as an amateur player, but failed to gain a contract, so switched his allegiance to the other Potteries side Port Vale, playing over 250 times for the Valiants in six years there.

In 1964, he transferred to Ipswich Town, where he won the Second Division Championship with them in 1968. 

Signed for 7,000 as an experienced deputy for Pat Jennings, Ken Hancock gave his experience to the fledgling keeper Barry Daines as he worked his way up to the second choice goalkeeping position.

Hancock made only six appearances for Tottenham, but was always competent and let in only five goals in his six matches before he moved on to Bury in 1971, as Daines became the England Under-21 keeper and was ready to step up to be Jennings' full-time understudy.


Career Record
Stoke City (amateur)
Signed : - 1953
Port Vale
Signed :  - December 1958
241 League appearances
Ipswich Town
Signed : - December 1964
Tottenham Hotspur
Signed : - March 1969
Debut :  17.01.1970  v  Sunderland (Away)  1-2 
3 League appearances
1 FA Cup appearance
2 Texaco Cup appearances
Signed : - July 1971

Fourth Division winners medal 1958-59 (Port Vale)
Fourth Division winners medal 1967-68 (Ipswich Town)


Season League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Cup
1970-1971 - - - -
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