Derek Parkin

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Derek Parkin
Personal information
Full name Derek Parkin[1]
Date of birth (1948-01-02) 2 January 1948 (age 67)[1]
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England[1]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Full-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1968 Huddersfield Town 61 (1)
1968–1982 Wolverhampton Wanderers 501 (6)
1982–1983 Stoke City 40 (0)
Total 602 (7)
National team
1969–1971 England under-23 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Derek Parkin (born 2 January 1948) is an English former football player who made a record number of appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers (609). He also played for Huddersfield Town and Stoke City as well as the England under-23 national side

Career[edit]

Parkin made his Football League debut on 7 November 1964 for Huddersfield Town against Bury, aged 16. In February 1968, he became at the time the most expensive full-back in Britain when he joined First Division side Wolves for £80,000. He made his club debut on 24 February 1968 against his hometown side Newcastle United.[2]

Over 14 years at Molineux, he made a record amount of senior appearances – 609, including 501 league games, also a club record. He played 50 or more competitive matches in a season for Wolves no fewer than five times – another record – and in seasons 1968–69 and 1969–70, he took part in every single league and cup match played by the club. His long service saw him receive a testimonial match in 1979 and become one of the initial inductees into the club's Hall of Fame.[2] He appeared in two Wembley Cup Finals, collecting a winner's medal each time as Wolves won the League Cup in both 1974 and 1980, and also earned a Second Division championship medal in 1976–77.[2]

Parkin ended his 15 season spell at Wolves by joining Stoke City on a free transfer in March 1982.[1] He played ten matches for Stoke in 1981–82 and the played in 35 matches in 1982–83 before retiring from playing football.[1] After his footballing career ended in May 1983, he moved into landscape gardening. He has also been involved in charity work in Wolverhampton.[3]

International career[edit]

The full-back made five appearances for the England Under-23 side between 1969 and 1971. He was called up to the full team in 1971 for a European Championship qualifier in Malta, but did not appear in the match.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Huddersfield Town 1964–65 Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1965–66 Second Division 33 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 34 1
1966–67 Second Division 27 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 35 0
Total 61 1 2 0 7 0 0 0 70 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1967–68 First Division 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
1968–69 First Division 42 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 47 0
1969–70 First Division 42 1 1 0 3 0 4 0 50 1
1970–71 First Division 39 0 2 0 1 0 7 1 49 1
1971–72 First Division 32 2 2 0 1 1 7 0 42 3
1972–73 First Division 18 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 23 0
1973–74 First Division 39 0 2 0 6 0 4 0 51 0
1974–75 First Division 41 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 45 2
1975–76 First Division 30 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 39 0
1976–77 Second Division 42 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 48 0
1977–78 First Division 38 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 42 0
1978–79 First Division 42 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 50 0
1979–80 First Division 40 0 3 0 11 0 0 0 54 0
1980–81 First Division 20 0 7 1 1 0 2 0 30 1
1981–82 First Division 21 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 24 0
Total 501 6 46 1 35 2 27 1 609 10
Stoke City 1981–82 First Division 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1982–83 First Division 30 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 35 0
Total 40 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 45 0
Career Total 602 7 51 1 44 2 27 1 724 11
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Anglo-Italian Cup, Texaco Cup, UEFA Cup and Watney Cup.

Honours[edit]

Wolverhampton Wanderers

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (2008). Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record. Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-632-3. 
  3. ^ "Wolves' Wembley winners kick off for charity". Express and Star. Retrieved 7 March 2013.