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Brian Pilkington

Burnley FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 2: A 0
100% successful

1954-58

captain: none
minutes played:
90

Timeline

  Brian Pilkington
Birth 12 February 1933 in Farington, Leyland, Lancashire [registered in Chorley, March 1933].
Death 7 February 2020 in an Adlington nursing home, aged 86 years 360 days, suffering with both Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease.
Living at 4 Vicarsfields Road, then 20 Chestnut Court, in Leyland before entering the nursing home.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &
Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) A part-time professional at Burnley FC until he was called up for National Service. Represented the RAF.
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x
Height/Weight x' x", xst. xlbs [x].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 734th players (740) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
Only match No. 291, 2 October 1954, Northern Ireland 0 England 2, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 21 years 232 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1958 (provisional squad); British Championship 1954-55;
Team honours British Championship winners 1954-55;
Individual honours England B (two appearances, one goal, 1954-57)
Distinctions x

Beyond England

Brian continued to live in Leyland and became a successful businessman and magistrate. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
1 1 1 90 0 none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

Match Record

Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away venue
White uniform
British Championship
1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1954-55 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

Match History
 
Age 21 B  
one appearance - Scotland March 1954
 
 Club: Burnley F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) manager: Walter Winterbottom - one full appearance (90 min)x

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt
 
286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd tour AL withdrawn
party member
B  
withdrawn party member - Yugoslavia 16 May 1954
287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest   AL  
B  
withdrawn party member  - Switzerland 23 May 1954
  
 
1 291 2 October 1954 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2
Windsor Park, Belfast
BC AW   11
  

one of seven who became the 734th player (740) to appear for England.
the sixteenth Burnley player to represent England

Age 24
312 8 May 1957 - England 5 Republic of Ireland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley WCP HW standby
party member
   

Age 25  
England's selectors announced their forty-man squad from whom the final 22 would be selected, on April 22 1958. Of the 18 players who were cut from the squad on 28 May, they included Brian Pilkington.
  


  

 
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