Ex Footballer, Helicopter Pilot
A former professional footballer in the UK and the US, renowned striker Godfrey Ingram embarked on his lengthy athletic career in his hometown of Luton, England. He secured his first professional position with Luton Town Football Club at the age of 16, ultimately making 27 appearances and scoring 6 goals from 1977 to 1982; he subsequently served on loan for Northampton Town Football Club and the New York Cosmos. As a player with the latter team, Godfrey Ingram turned heads during a match against Argentina, the 1978 World Cup champions. Ingram continued to garner acclaim when he joined the San Jose Earthquakes, earning the nickname of “Mr. Excitement” and bringing the team 17 goals in 1982 alone. In the following years, Godfrey Ingram brought his talents to a string of indoor and outdoor league football teams: Cardiff City Football Club, the Golden Bay Earthquakes, Minnesota Strikers, Las Vegas Americans, and Pittsburgh Spirit. His skills on the field continued to flourish, and from 1986 to 1987 with the Tacoma Stars, Ingram delighted audiences and delivered 59 goals in 59 appearances. Prior to retiring in 2001, Godfrey Ingram appeared with the St. Louis Steamers, the Dallas Sidekicks, the St. Louis Storm, and Peterborough United. After his retirement ten years ago, Godfrey Ingram transitioned into the financial services industry and ultimately founded several venture capital firms. In this regard, Godfrey Ingram assists other entrepreneurs and continues to expand his portfolio. He also oversees a commercial lending entity that assists start-ups in realizing their professional goals by providing them with necessary resources. A resident of Southern California, Godfrey Ingram enjoys flying helicopters in his spare time.