George Jenkins (soccer)

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George Jenkins
Personal information
Full name George Edward Jenkins
Date of birth September 1904
Place of birth Stockton-on-Tees, England
Date of death January 1985 (age 80)
Place of death Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Center Forward / Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Montreal CPR
Montreal Maroons
1926-1927 Indiana Flooring 9 (5)
1929 Rosemount Rangers
1931 Iberville
1932 Montreal CPR
1933 Montreal Carsteel
1933-1945 Rangers 25 (0)
1945-1946 Kilmarnock
1946-1947 Hamilton Academical 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

George Jenkins (born September 1904, date of death January 1985, in Glasgow, Scotland) was a Canadian soccer player who began his career in Canada, spent a single season in the American Soccer League and ended it in Scotland.

Jenkins was born in Stockton-on-Tees, England, but his family moved to Canada when he was two. They settled in Montreal and he began his senior career with Montreal CPR of the Canadian National Soccer League. At some point he also played for the Montreal Maroons. In 1926, he moved south and signed with Indiana Flooring in the American Soccer League. He played only nine league games, but scored five goals, adding another goal in two National Challenge Cup games.[1] He then returned to Montreal, rejoining the Maroons.[2] Although he had played as a center forward up to this time, he now moved into the nets as a result of a serious knee injury and where he remained for the rest of his career. After recovery from injury he first played for Rosemount Rangers in Montreal in 1929, then Iberville in the Montreal and District League in 1931, and then on to Montreal CPR in 1932 and Montreal Carsteel in 1933.[3] In 1933, Jenkins moved to Scotland and signed with Rangers. He then moved to Kilmarnock F.C. for a season before ending his career with the Hamilton Academical during the 1946-1947 season.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4). 
  2. ^ National Soccer League finals
  3. ^ Quebec: The Early Years
  4. ^ Hamilton Academicals