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Brian Pilkington 1933 - 2020

By Burnley FC
February 8 2020

Burnley Football Club is deeply saddened to hear of the death of club legend Brian Pilkington, aged 86.

 Brian, a key member of the Clarets side that was crowned Football League champions in 1960, and a full England international, died peacefully in a care home in Adlington on Friday, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.

 The winger was initially recommended to Burnley while playing for his hometown team, Leyland Motors.

 With a strong interest from various north west clubs, Burnley signed him in April 1951, and Brian continued to work at Leyland Motors as an apprentice coach painter, while still playing for the Reserves in the Central League.

 In September, 1952, he made his first team debut against Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor, deputising for Billy Elliott.

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08/02/2020 11:23
RIP Brian

Cracking lttle player, many fond memories of watching his winger skills.

09/02/2020 21:37
RIP Brian ..A superb tricky winger who could beat his man with ease..

kaiapoi claret
10/02/2020 10:49
R.I.P Brian Scored some superb goals

Brian O'Neil
11/02/2020 01:05
Brian is outside of my memory book and I never saw him play but he was a Claret. So very sad he had his remaining years not enjoying his glorious past, may he RIP.

bhurdwaz mungur
13/02/2020 06:45
pilkingto was in the squad that came to Mauritius in 1954 . I remember him as a versatile Clarets played . may his soul rest in peace .

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