Henry Pinkerton

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Henry Pinkerton
Personal information
Full name Henry Pinkerton[1]
Date of birth (1915-05-07)7 May 1915[1]
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland[1]
Date of death 1986 (aged 70–71)[1]
Place of death Toronto, Canada[1]
Playing position Inside-forward
Youth career
Hull City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1936 Port Vale 3 (0)
1936–1938 Burnley 3 (0)
Bo'ness United
Total 6+ (0+)
National team
1939 Scotland (wartime) 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Henry Pinkerton (7 May 1915 – 1986) was a Scottish footballer.

Playing career[edit]

Pinkerton played for Hull City before joining Port Vale in May 1935.[1] After just two games he was released at the end of the 1935–36 season, at which point he moved on to Burnley.[1] He made his Burnley debut on 26 September 1936 in the goalless draw with Swansea Town at Turf Moor.[2] Pinkerton made two further league appearances for Burnley in the 1937–38 campaign, before leaving to play for Falkirk and later Bo'ness United. After quitting professional football, he emigrated to Canada to work as a coach.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 231. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Simpson, Ray (2007). The Clarets Chronicles: The Definitive History of Burnley Football Club. Burnley: Burnley Football Club. p. 217. ISBN 978-0-9557468-0-2. 

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