Norman Brunskill

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Norman Brunskill
Personal information
Date of birth (1912-06-14)14 June 1912
Place of birth Dipton, County Durham, England
Date of death 28 February 1988(1988-02-28) (aged 75)
Place of death Boston, England
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Lintz Colliery
1930–1932 Huddersfield Town 0 (0)
1932–1936 Oldham Athletic 143 (10)
1936–1938 Birmingham 63 (2)
1938–1946 Barnsley 31 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Norman H. Brunskill (14 June 1912 – 28 February 1988) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half. He made nearly 250 appearances in the Football League playing for Oldham Athletic, Birmingham and Barnsley.[1]

Born in Dipton, near Stanley, County Durham, Brunskill worked as a coal miner and began his football career with works team Lintz Colliery F.C. A trial with Newcastle United came to nothing, but in October 1930 he signed for Huddersfield Town as an amateur, signing professional forms at the end of the 1930–31 season.[2] The following season produced no first-team appearances[1] so he moved on to Oldham Athletic, where he spent four seasons before Birmingham paid £1,300 for his services. After two years and 65 appearances in all competitions, he joined Barnsley, with whom he won the championship of the Third Division (North) in 1938–39. During the Second World War he made guest appearances for Middlesbrough and Hartlepools United, and was released from his contract with Barnsley at the end of the war. He died in Boston, Lincolnshire, aged 75.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 41. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 76. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.