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Wilf Kirkham

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Full nameWilfred Thomas Kirkham
Date of birth26 November 1901
Place of birthCobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Date of death20 October 1974(age 72)
Place of deathBournemouth, England
Playing positionCentre-forward

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Wilfred Thomas "Wilf" Kirkham (26 November 1901 20 October 1974) was a Port Vale football player who scored a record 164 goals in 276 Vale appearances, including a record 38 goals in one season. A cousin of Tom Holford, he was noted for his "Kirkham Special" hook shots, intelligent football and prolific scoring record.

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