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Norman Kirkman

Full name: Norman Kirkman
Birthdate: 06.06.1920
Birthplace: Bolton
Position: Left-back
Joined from: Chesterfield
Signed by: Johnny Duncan
Nationality: England
First game: Hull City, 27.08.1949
Last game: Southampton, 29.04.1950
Games: 12
Goals: 0
Player Profile

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.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1949-50Division Two (old)12---------12-
1949_710_
Total12---------12 -
_710_

Appearances

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

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Chesterfield £8,500 August 1949
OUT  Southampton Unknown July 1950
Player 573 of 1150 ordered a-z
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