Dan Kirkwood

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Dan Kirkwood
Personal information
Full name Daniel Kirkwood
Date of birth (1900-12-24)24 December 1900
Place of birth Dalserf, Scotland
Date of death 20 October 1977(1977-10-20) (aged 76)
Place of death Stonehouse, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Inside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Ashgill YMCA
1923–1924 Airdrieonians
1924–1926 Rangers 1 (0)
1925–1926 St. Johnstone (loan)
1926–1928 Sheffield Wednesday 18 (1)
1928–1933 Brighton & Hove Albion 168 (74)
1933 Luton Town 2 (1)
1933–1934 Swindon Town 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Daniel "Dan" Kirkwood (24 December 1900 – 20 October 1977)[1] was a Scottish professional footballer who played in the Scottish League for Rangers[2] and scored 76 goals from 205 appearances in the Football League playing for Sheffield Wednesday, Brighton & Hove Albion, Luton Town and Swindon Town. He played as an inside right.[3]

Kirkwood was born in Dalserf, South Lanarkshire. He turned professional with Airdrieonians in 1923, and in August of the following year moved to Rangers.[1] Unable to dislodge Scotland international Andy Cunningham from the starting eleven, Kirkwood spent two spells on loan at St. Johnstone,[1] and played only once for Rangers in the Scottish League,[2] in a 2–1 defeat of Partick Thistle on 28 August 1926.[4] In November of that year, he joined Sheffield Wednesday, where he made 18 appearances in as many months before moving on to Brighton & Hove Albion at the end of the 1927–28 season for a £500 fee. Described as slow but constructive, Kirkwood scored 74 goals from 168 League appearances for the club[1] and was their top scorer in the 1928–29 season with 21 goals in all competitions.[5] His career was affected by injury, and he was allowed to leave on a free transfer in October 1933, spending a few weeks with Luton Town before finishing the season and his professional career with Swindon Town. Kirkwood returned to Scotland where he worked as a miner. He died in Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire in 1977 at the age of 76.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Carder, Tim & Harris, Roger (1997). Albion A–Z: A Who's Who of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Hove: Goldstone Books. p. 135. ISBN 0-9521337-1-7. 
  2. ^ a b "Player History – I/J/K". The Rangers Archive. Gersnet Online. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 149. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  4. ^ "Sat 28 August 1926". rangersfchistory.co.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Carder & Harris, Albion A–Z, p. 338.