|Full name||Donald Close|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||14 st 12 lb (94 kg)|
|Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk|
Donald "Don" Close is a former Coal miner, and professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Huddersfield, as a Hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums.
Challenge Cup Final appearances
Don Close played Hooker in Huddersfield's 6-12 defeat by Wakefield Trinity in the 1962 Challenge Cup Final during the 1961–62 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 12 May 1962, in front of a crowd of 81,263.
County Cup Final appearances
Don Close played Hooker in Huddersfield's 10-16 defeat by Wakefield Trinity in the 1960 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1960–61 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 29 October 1960.
- "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Briggs, Cyril & Edwards, Barry (12 May 1962). The Rugby League Challenge Cup Competition - Final Tie - Huddersfield v Wakefield Trinity - Match Programme. Wembley Stadium Ltd. ISBN n/a