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Norman Brunskill

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Full nameNorman H. Brunskill
Date of birth14 June 1912
Place of birthDipton, County Durham, England
Date of death28 February 1988(age 75)
Place of deathBoston, England
Playing positionWing half

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Norman H. Brunskill (14 June 1912 28 February 1988) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half. He made nearly 250 appearances in the Football League playing for Oldham Athletic, Birmingham and Barnsley.

Born in Dipton, near Stanley, County Durham, Brunskill worked as a coal miner and began his football career with works team Lintz Colliery F.C. A trial with Newcastle United came to nothing, but in October 1930 he signed for Huddersfield Town as an amateur, singing professional forms at the end of the 1930 31 season. The following season produced no first-team appearances so he moved on to Oldham Athletic, where he spent four seasons before Birmingham paid £1,300 for his services. After two years and 65 appearances in all competitions, he joined Barnsley, with whom he won the championship of the Third Division (North) in 1938 39. During the Second World War he made guest appearances for Middlesbrough and Hartlepools United, and was released from his contract with Barnsley at the end of the war. He died in Boston, Lincolnshire, aged 75.

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