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Ernie Winchester (18 May 1944 – 8 May 2013) was a Scottish professional football striker who played for Aberdeen, Chicago Spurs, Kansas City Spurs, Heart of Midlothian and Arbroath.

Ernie Winchester
Personal information
Full name Ernest Winchester
Date of birth (1944-05-18)18 May 1944
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Date of death 8 May 2013(2013-05-08) (aged 68)
Place of death Watford, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Torry School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1967 Aberdeen 124 (70)
1967 Chicago Spurs 13 (13)
1968 Kansas City Spurs 27 (10)
1968–1972 Heart of Midlothian 47 (6)
1972–1973 Arbroath 33 (0)
Total 243 (101)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Football careerEdit

He signed for his local professional club, Aberdeen FC, in 1959.[1] He finished as the club's top scorer in 1964 and 1966. After 169 appearances and 91 goals in all competitions, he moved to the United States to play in the NASL in 1967. In his first season, he played for Chicago Spurs and scored 13 goals in 13 games. The franchise moved to become the Kansas City Spurs, where he played in 1968 and scored 10 goals in 27 games.[2]

In 1968, he moved back to Scotland to play for Heart of Midlothian and Arbroath. He retired in 1973.

Personal lifeEdit

Winchester was born in Aberdeen in 1944. He died on 8 May 2013, aged 68, 10 days shy of his 69th birthday.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ernie Winchester profile". AFC Heritage Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Ernie Winchester NASL profile". AFC Heritage Trust. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Sad news as a star of the 60s dies". Aberdeen FC. 9 May 2013. Archived from the original on 22 June 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.