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Joe Payne (footballer)

Joe Payne
Personal information
Full name Joseph Payne
Date of birth (1914-01-17)17 January 1914
Place of birth Brimington Common, Chesterfield, England
Date of death 22 April 1975(1975-04-22) (aged 61)
Playing position Centre-forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Bolsover Colliery
1934–1938 Luton Town 72 (83)
Biggleswade Town (loan)
1938–1945 Chelsea 36 (21)
1946 West Ham United 10 (6)
National team
1937 England 1 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Joseph "Joe" Payne (17 January 1914 – 22 April 1975) was an English international footballer, best known as the scorer of 10 goals in a match for Luton Town against Bristol Rovers on 13 April 1936. This is still a record in The Football League. Payne later played for Chelsea and, after missing six years of his career to the Second World War, West Ham United.


  • Playing career 1
  • Legacy 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Playing career

1936: Payne (white shirt, left) scores one of his record-breaking 10 goals in one match

Payne, born in Brimington Common near Chesterfield, England, was spotted playing as a centre-forward for Bolsover Colliery and signed by Luton Town where he was loaned out to Biggleswade Town as a wing-half. Due to injuries to other team members, Payne was played at centre-forward for Luton Town on 13 April 1936 in a match against Bristol Rovers and scored 10 goals in that game (a 12–0 Luton win), still a Football League record.

The following season he scored a record 55 goals as the Hatters won the Third Division South championship. In 1937 he made his only appearance for England, scoring two goals in the 8–0 victory over Finland.

A year later he was bought by Chelsea for a large fee, but his career was then interrupted by the Second World War. Following the war, Payne spent a short spell at West Ham United before retiring.


A plaque commemorating Payne, who died on 22 April 1975, aged 61, is affixed to the outside of the Miner's Arms public house in Brimington Common, adjacent to the site of the house, now demolished, where he used to live. The plaque, dated 2005, was unveiled by Geoff Thompson, the then president of the Football Association, on 13 April 2006, the 70th anniversary of Joe's achievement, attended by two of Joe's nephews. A lounge at Kenilworth Road stadium is named in honour of Joe Payne.


  • Joe Payne England profile at Englandstats

External links

  • 'Brimington Footballer Played For England'
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