311 Jack Wilkinson

Biography

Experienced winger Wilkinson spent the 1936/37 season with City, bought in by the directors immediately following the sacking of David Menzies. The new manager Ernest Blackburn used Wilkinson sparingly and he moved on to his final club, Scunthorpe United, during the 1937 close season.

Wilkinson came from Wath-on-Dearne, in South Yorkshire coal mining country, and made his name as a young player for non-league side Dearne Valley Old Boys where he scored over 100 goals in five years. He joined Sheffield Wednesday in 1925 after a short spell at Wath Athletic, and in five years Wilkinson made 72 league starts for the Owls, scoring 16 times. In 1930 he signed for Newcastle United, then two seasons later he dropped down to Lincoln City where he was a first team regular for three seasons. He spent 1935/36 season at Sunderland, where he was a contemporary of the young Raich Carter, but made no first team appearances for the Rokerites.

Wilkinson died in April 1979.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 13 June 1902, Wath-on-Dearne
Hull City First Game: 10 October 1936, Gateshead H (Division Three North), 34 years, 119 days old
Hull City Final Game: 3 April 1937, Carlisle United H (Division Three North), 34 years, 294 days old

Clubs

Dearne Valley Old Boys (1920-1925), Wath Athletic (1925), Sheffield Wednesday (1925-1930), Newcastle United (1930-1932), Lincoln City (1932-1935), Sunderland (1935-1936), Hull City (1936-1937), Scunthorpe & Lindsey United (1937-1938)

Hull City Record

Career: 18 apps, 2 goals

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