Don Triner

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Don Triner
Personal information
Full name Donald Arthur Triner[1]
Date of birth (1919-08-21)21 August 1919[1]
Place of birth Sandford Hill, Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Date of death 2002 (aged 82–83)
Playing position Right-winger
Youth career
Downing's Tileries
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1938–1948 Port Vale 25 (7)
Witton Albion
Biggleswade Town
Leek Town
Total 25+ (7+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Donald Arthur Triner (21 August 1919 – 2002) was an English footballer who played for Port Vale either side of World War II.

Playing career[edit]

Triner played for Downing's Tileries before joining Port Vale in December 1938.[1] In only his second game, a 1–0 home win at Bristol Rovers on 7 January 1939, he broke his leg.[1] He managed to make guest appearances for Stafford Rangers from January to April 1940 before returning to guest for the Port Vale "A" team (the first team were in abeyance due to the war).[1] He was conscripted in 1941 and guested for Morecambe when he was stationed in the area.[1] He was demobbed in the spring of 1946 and with the threat of Nazism vanquished he returned to The Old Recreation Ground, breaking into the first team by December that year.[1] He scored seven goals in 22 games in 1946–47.[1] However he once again broke his leg in May 1947, and failed to win back his place upon his recovery.[1] He was released at the end of the 1947–48 season, at which point he moved on to Witton Albion, Buxton, Biggleswade Town and Leek Town.[1]


  • Sourced from Don Triner profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1938–39 Third Division South 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
1946–47 Third Division South 20 6 2 1 0 0 22 7
1947–48 Third Division South 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
Total 25 7 2 1 1 0 28 8


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 292. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.