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John Reames
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Full name Keith John Reames
Date of birth 19 February 1942(1942-02-19)
Place of birth    Lincoln, England
Date of death    6 May 2008 (aged 66)
Place of death    Lincoln, England
Teams managed
1998–2000 Lincoln City

* Appearances (Goals)

Keith John Reames (19 February 1942 – 6 May 2008) was an English football manager and administrator who was chairman of Lincoln City from 1985 to 2000, and remains to date their longest serving chairman; he also managed the club from 1998 to 2000. He died on 6 May 2008 from cancer.[1][2][3][4]

Reames also held high positions within the FA and Football League during the 1990s (Chairman of the Referees Committee and Director of the Football League).

His achievements include winning the October 1999 Manager of the Month Award, the Conference and Third Division Championship, the complete rebuilding of Sincil Bank, and securing ownership of the ground from Lincoln City Council to ensure the existence and continuity of Lincoln City as a viable professional football club and business.[5][6]




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