|Full name||Kenneth William Horne|
|Date of birth||25 June 1926|
|Place of birth||Burton-upon-Trent, England|
|Date of death||3 September 2015(aged 89)|
|Place of death||London, England|
|Playing position(s)||Right half, full back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Kenneth William Horne (25 June 1926 – 3 September 2015) was an English professional footballer and coach, best remembered for his 11 years in the Football League with Brentford, for whom he made over 220 appearances. He was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame in 2015.
A right half, Horne began his career as an amateur with First Division club Wolverhampton Wanderers, failing to make a first team appearance and moving to fellow top-flight club Blackpool in 1947. Despite being described as "a player of great promise", an abundance of right halves at the club saw Horne right down the pecking order and he failed to make a first team appearance for the Tangerines. He departed the club in 1950.
Horne signed for Second Division club Brentford in 1950 and made his debut in a 0–0 draw with Leicester City at Griffin Park on 18 November 1950. He made 20 appearances during the second half of the 1950–51 season and was converted into a full back. He established himself in the team during the 1951–52 season and made 38 appearances. Horne scored his only league goal for the club in a 3–3 draw with Luton Town on 1 March 1952, after being named in the team as a centre forward.
Horne made just 10 appearances in each of the 1952–53 and 1953–54 seasons, before the Bees' relegation to the Third Division South saw him regain a regular place in the team and he made 41 appearances during the 1954–55 season. Horne and teammates Billy Sperrin, George Bristow and Reg Newton were rewarded for their loyalty to the Bees with a testimonial against an International Managers XI in 1956.
Horne switched to the left back position during the 1958–59 season and made a career-high 48 appearances. Horne moved to across to right back during the 1959–60 season (making way for Ken Coote) and made 22 appearances in what was to be his penultimate season at Griffin Park. Horne failed to appear at all during the 1960–61 season and departed the club at the end of the campaign, having made 239 appearances and scored one goal during his 11 years with Brentford.
Horne was married to Joyce and during his early years with Brentford, he worked in the town's market. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at age 65 and underwent surgery which prolonged his life. Horne died on 3 September 2015, aged 89.
|1954–55||Third Division South||35||0||6||0||41||0|
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