Ray Hankin

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Ray Hankin
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Personal information
Full name Raymond Hankin
Date of birth (1956-02-21) 21 February 1956 (age 59)
Place of birth Wallsend, England
Playing position Centre-Forward
Youth career
Wallsend Boys Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973-76 Burnley 112 (37)
1976-80 Leeds United 83 (32)
1980 Vancouver Whitecaps 24 (8)
1981 Arsenal 0 (0)
1981-82 Vancouver Whitecaps 49 (23)
1981-82 Shamrock Rovers 3 (1)
1982-83 Middlesbrough 21 (1)
1983-85 Peterborough United 33 (8)
1985 Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 (1)
National team
England U23 3 (0)
Teams managed
1989 Northallerton Town F.C.
1992 Darlington
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Raymond 'Ray' Hankin (born February 21, 1956 in Wallsend, Tyneside) is a former English footballer.


A powerful and burly centre-forward, Hankin started his career at Burnley, where he scored 37 goals in 112 games and won three caps for the England U23 side. He moved to Leeds United in 1976 and after missing most of his first season through injury, he became top scorer in 1977/78 with 20 goals. He moved across the Atlantic to join the Vancouver Whitecaps of the NASL.

In November 1981 he briefly moved back to England to join Arsenal for £400,000, with the fee dependent on Hankin's performances. After making just two League Cup appearances, Arsenal reversed their decision and let Hankin return to Vancouver.

Johnny Giles signed him in January 1982 for Shamrock Rovers for a short spell and he scored on his debut in Sligo on the 24th. He made a total of 5 appearances for the Hoops scoring twice.

He briefly returned to Vancouver before finally returning to join Middlesbrough. He saw out his career at Peterborough United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. He also had a brief spell as Darlington manager in 1992.

Hankin's career was blighted by his disciplinary record with a large number[specify] of red cards to his name which came to overshadow his goalscoring record.[citation needed]


As a player[edit]


Shamrock Rovers

England youth team: 1973 European Championships Final,in Italy; 3-2 win versus East Germany. Three England under 23 caps. 1974 Texaco Cup runner up, for Burnley. NASL North-West Division winner’s medal in 1981, while with Vancouver Whitecaps.

Managerial stats[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Darlington England February 1992 May 1992 18 1 14 3 5.56

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