Bill Jenkinson

William Jenkinson (11 April 1874 – 1960)[1] was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Burnley, and in the Southern League for West Ham United.

Bill Jenkinson
Personal information
Full name William Jenkinson
Date of birth (1874-04-11)11 April 1874
Place of birth Chesterfield, England
Date of death Q2 1960 (aged 85–86)
Position(s) Centre-forward, inside-left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1898–1901 Burnley 33 (11)
1901–1903 West Ham United 19 (2)
1903–1904 Burnley 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jenkinson featured for Antwerp before joining Burnley in 1898. There, he played mainly as a centre-forward but also featured at left-back.[2]

He scored 11 goals in 33 appearances over two seasons for Burnley before joining West Ham United of the Southern League First Division. He made his debut in a 0–2 loss to rivals Millwall on 26 October 1901, and saw defeat in his next two appearances, against Reading and Southampton, playing different positions in each of the three games. After settling at inside-left, he was part of the team that ended the season with an unbeaten run of 11 matches.[3][4]

Jenkinson returned to Burnley for the 1903–04 season, making 17 appearances and scoring once. He later played for Colne.[2]


  1. ^ Marsh, Steve. "William Jenkinson ... (1901 - 1902)". theyflysohigh. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2012) [2002]. Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 153. ISBN 978-1-905891-61-0.
  3. ^ Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 110. ISBN 1-903135-50-8.
  4. ^ Northcutt, John; Marsh, Steve (2015). West Ham United: The Complete Record. deCoubertin Books. pp. 28–31, 508–509. ISBN 978-1-909245-27-3.