Ray Pointer

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Ray Pointer
Personal information
Full name Raymond Pointer
Date of birth (1936-10-10)10 October 1936
Place of birth Cramlington, Northumberland, England
Date of death 26 January 2016(2016-01-26) (aged 79)
Place of death Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Height 5 ft 8 12 in (1.74 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1964 Burnley 223 (118)
1965 Bury 19 (17)
1965–1966 Coventry City 26 (13)
1966–1972 Portsmouth 152 (31)
1972–1975 Waterlooville ? (?)
National team
1961 England 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Raymond "Ray" Pointer (10 October 1936 – 26 January 2016) was a professional association footballer and England international who played as a striker.

He had a long and successful playing career, totalling over 400 league appearances whilst playing for Burnley, Bury, Coventry City, Portsmouth and Waterlooville. He won 3 England caps overall whilst at Burnley, scoring 2 goals for his country. He won his first cap on 28 September 1961 in a 4–1 win against Luxembourg. He scored in that match. His other England goal was against Portugal. He died in a nursing home in Blackpool, Lancashire in 2016.[1]

Honours[edit]

Burnley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Champion Claret Ray Pointer dies aged 79", Pendle Today, 26 January 2016

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