Pinkney, Alan

Birth Date

1st January 1947


Battersea, England



Biographical Text

An England Schools international, who played for Corinthian Casuals, Pinkney was studying at St Lukes College in Exeter and playing for their Western League side, when he got a call up into the Exeter City first team to make his debut in a 1-0 victory at Darlington in February 1968.

Pinkney had made one earlier outing for the Grecians when he featured as guest player in Cecil Smyth’s benefit match earlier in the season.

He was to net his first and only league goal two months later for the Grecians in a 1-1 draw at Lincoln City.
He famously played in an FA Cup 3rd round tie against European Champions, Manchester United in January 1969.

After completing his studies at College and moving back to the London area, he signed for Crystal Palace in July 1969.

His first team chances were limited at Palace, nevertheless, he did make 19 full appearances and a further five as substitute in league matches.

Pinkney signed for Fulham in January 1973, featuring in 12 league matches. Returning to Palace, he then moved to Wimbledon where played 6 games in 1974.

Alan moved to South Africa after Wimbledon where he played for Cape Town City.






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