Ken Charlery

Born 28th November 1964 in Stepney, London

Still known as King Kenny at London Road, it’s not just Ken’s two goals at Wembley in the 1992 play-off final against Stockport County that gained him his status as a cult hero but also his prolific goal scoring record for the Posh.

Having played for Basildon Utd, Billericay Town, Fisher Athletic and Maidstone Utd, Posh signed him along with Gary Cooper in March 1991 from the then Football League side Maidstone Utd.

Making little impact at the club in the 1990/91 season in which Posh were promoted back to the 3rd Division, Ken became a regular in the first team mid September 1991 and scored 26 first team goals during the 1991/92 season.

In October 1992 Ken was sold to Watford for a then club record fee of £350,000. After just a year at Watford Ken was back at the Posh in December 1993 scoring 9 goals in 28 appearances in the season Posh were relegated back to the 3rd tier of the Football League.

In July 1995 Ken was sold to Birmingham City once again for £350,000 and once again returned to the Posh in March 1996. In total Ken made 177 appearances for the Posh in the Football League (as well as being an unused substitute 4 times) scoring 55 goals.

Did you know: Ken returned to the Posh for a 4th time during the 2005/06 season as an assistant coach.