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  • Scottish Youth FA Cup 2016/17 - semi final results

  • Live Debate Show - Girls & women's football (13th March)

  • YFS Sports Media Internships - Now recruiting

  • Scottish Youth FA suspend clubs for PVG failure

  • Live Debate Show - Grassroots & pro-youth club relationships (6th March 2017)


 
Bio:

Bingham began his career at St Johnstone in 1991 before moving to Scottish Second Division side Forfar Athletic in 1992. He played in just under 100 matches for the club, helping the side to win the first Scottish Third Division in 1995. His performances attracted the attention of Dunfermline Athletic and he was soon signed by then manager Bert Paton for £100,000. After 3 years with the Pars, Bingham moved to up-and-coming side Livingston in 1998. He scored 50 goals in 148 first team appearances for the Livi Lions, enjoying a great 2001-02 season, when he scored a hatful of goals. 
 
In 2003 he moved to Inverness Caledonian Thistle where he won the First Division Championship in his first season. Instead of staying in the Scottish Premier League with Caley Thistle, he decided to drop down to the Scottish Third Division, with Gretna, scoring a whopping 30 goals in 54 league games helping his side to race up the divisions in consecutive seasons. Bingham then joined Queen of the South on a six month loan deal in the July 2007 and returned to Gretna in December 2007, before being loaned out to Cowdenbeath in January 2008. Due to Gretna's financial difficulties towards the end of the 2007-08 season, Bingham was released from his contract along with all other staff members at the club. 
 
In August 2008, he became player/coach at East of Scotland League First Division side Tynecastle F.C. Now he answers five questions on his youth career for YFS...
 


1. Which clubs did you play for in your youth career?
My youth career was all with boys clubs as back then there was no pro youth. U12s Oakley Utd B.C. (Fife) U13-14 Salveson B.C.(Edinburgh) U15-16 Crossford B.C (Fife) U18-21 Inverkeithing B.C (Fife).
 
2. Who were the best players you played with during your youth career?
I honestly can't remember! I will get back to you.
 
3. Who were your role models as a young player?
Paul McStay and Charlie Nicholas.
 
4. Who was your favourite coach at youth level?
I learned a lot from all of them, it'd be impossible to pick out one.
 
5. If you had one piece of advice to today’s generation of youth football players, what would it be?
Two pieces of advice - Listen to your coaches and work hard.