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Leigh Jenkinson

Personal information
Date of birth9 July 1969(age 47)
Place of birthThorne, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft in)
Playing positionMidfielder

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Leigh Jenkinson (born 9 July 1969 in Thorne, South Yorkshire) is an English-born Welsh former professional footballer.

Jenkinson, who played on the left wing, began his career with Hull City in 1987 and remained at Boothferry Park for six years, making over 130 league appearances for the Yorkshire club. Whilst at Hull, Jenkinson was reputed to be the fastest winger in the Football League and ran in the final 8 of an ITV organised sprint competition that was organised to test just who was the fastest.

In 1993, the midfielder moved to Premier League side Coventry City, then under the guidance of Phil Neal. After just two years at Highfield Road, which included a short loan spell at Birmingham City, Jenkinson tried his hand at Scottish football with St. Johnstone. He won the First Division championship with the Perth club in 1996-97 before leaving McDiarmid Park in 1998 to return to England with Wigan Athletic. His stay at the JJB Stadium was short, and he left again for Scotland later the same year to sign for Hearts.

In 2000, Jenkinson was reunited with former St. Johnstone manager Paul Sturrock when he joined Tayside rivals Dundee United. It was while he was at Tannadice that Jenkinson retired from the professional game.

He finished out his playing career in non-league football with Barrow and Goole.

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