George Kinnell

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George Kinnell
Personal information
Full name George Kinnell[1]
Date of birth (1937-12-22) 22 December 1937 (age 79)[1]
Place of birth Cowdenbeath, Scotland[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Crossgates Primrose
1959–1963 Aberdeen 130 (20)
1963–1966 Stoke City 91 (6)
1966–1967 Oldham Athletic 12 (8)
1966–1968 Sunderland 69 (3)
1967 Vancouver Royal Canadians (loan) 12 (2)
1968–1969 Middlesbrough 13 (1)
Juventus Melbourne
Total 327 (40)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Kinnell (born 22 December 1937) was a Scottish footballer who played in the Football League for Middlesbrough, Oldham Athletic, Sunderland and Stoke City.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Born in Cowdenbeath Kinnell started his career in Scotland firstly playing for junior club Crossgates Primrose before joining Aberdeen in 1959 for £200.[2] After serving four years with the "Dons" Kinnell earned a move to English Football League side Stoke City in 1963 for a fee of £35,000.[2]

Although he was a Midfielder by trade manager Tony Waddington played him in forward position during the 1965–66 season due his physical strength.[2] He never managed to adapt to his new role and quickly returned to the midfield.[2] He later joined Oldham Athletic, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and he finished his career in Australia with Juventus Melbourne.[2]

Personal life[edit]

His cousin was former Scotland international Jim Baxter.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

  • sourced from George Kinnell profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aberdeen 1959–60 Scottish Division One 21 1 3 0 0 0 24 1
1960–61 Scottish Division One 31 3 1 0 6 0 38 3
1961–62 Scottish Division One 33 3 5 2 6 1 42 6
1962–63 Scottish Division One 34 10 3 2 5 0 42 12
1963–64 Scottish Division One 11 3 0 0 6 0 15 3
Total 130 20 12 4 23 1 165 25
Stoke City 1963–64 First Division 24 3 5 0 5 2 34 5
1964–65 First Division 40 1 3 0 3 0 46 1
1965–66 First Division 27 2 0 0 4 0 31 2
Total 91 6 8 0 12 2 111 8
Oldham Athletic 1966–67 Third Division 12 8 1 0 0 0 13 8
Total 12 8 1 0 0 0 13 8
Sunderland 1966–67 First Division 29 0 5 0 0 0 34 0
1967–68 First Division 37 3 2 0 3 3 42 6
1968–69 First Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 69 3 7 0 3 3 79 6
Middlesbrough 1968–69 Second Division 13 1 1 0 0 0 14 1
Total 13 1 1 0 0 0 14 1
Career Total 315 38 29 4 38 6 382 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Yaskin, Puskas, Matthews and Kinnell?". AFCHeritage. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 

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