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Norman Kirkman

    Full name:Norman Kirkman
    Joined from:Chesterfield
    Signed by:Johnny Duncan

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An RAF navigator during the war, the full-back was released by first club Burnley and made a name for himself at Lancashire neighbours Rochdale before Chesterfield snapped him up.

Leicester were impressed by his performances and forked out £8,500 of cup-run profits for his services. Luck was not on the Burnley-born defender's side, however, and he suffered a broken nose in his City debut, against Hull City in August 1949.

It thwarted his progress from the off and Kirkman failed to hold down a regular starting birth, eventually seeing him request a move away from the club in search of more first-team action. That move took him to Southampton but he failed to continue the promise showed during his days at Chesterfield.

A spell in football management at Exeter City as player-manager followed, and eventually brought his time in football to a close.
League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotals
Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
From/To Fee Date
IN  Chesterfield £8,500 August 1949
OUT  Southampton Unknown July 1950


1 27.08.1949 Division Two (old) H Hull City 1 - 2 leicester city
2 17.09.1949 Division Two (old) A Cardiff City 4 - 2 leicester city
3 19.09.1949 Division Two (old) H Chesterfield 0 - 1 leicester city
4 24.09.1949 Division Two (old) H Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2 leicester city
5 01.10.1949 Division Two (old) A Bury 0 - 3 leicester city
6 25.03.1950 Division Two (old) H Grimsby Town 1 - 0 leicester city
7 01.04.1950 Division Two (old) A Swansea City 0 - 0 leicester city
8 08.04.1950 Division Two (old) H Leeds United 1 - 1 leicester city
9 10.04.1950 Division Two (old) A Plymouth Argyle 1 - 2 leicester city
10 15.04.1950 Division Two (old) A Queens Park Rangers 0 - 2 leicester city
11 22.04.1950 Division Two (old) H Preston North End 1 - 0 leicester city
12 29.04.1950 Division Two (old) A Southampton 3 - 5 leicester city

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