Jenkins, Brian

Birth Date

1st August 1935


Treherbert, Glamorgan



Biographical Text

Winger Brian Jenkins made around seventy league appearances for Exeter City during the early 1960s having signed from Cardiff City. He later played for Bristol Rovers before scoring many goals for King’s Lynn. 

Having played for Cwmparc, and having had a trial with Exeter City, Brian signed for Cardiff City in April 1956 and went on to net seven goals in 29 league starts for the Bluebirds.

Eventually joining Exeter City in June 1961, Brian arrived as part of a £5,000 package with Cardiff teammate Derrick Sullivan and made his debut in the opening fixture of the 1961/62 season at Mansfield Town. Making the left-wing position his own, Brian made 39 league starts during his first season at St James’ Park and scored on eight occasions including twice against Carlisle United in April 1962. 

Although missing half-a-dozen games in succession during November and December, Brian added a further three goals in 34 league outings during 1962/63 before being transfer-listed for a fee of £1,500.

Signing Bristol Rovers in July 1963 after City waived the fee, Brian never reproduced the same form for Rovers and made just seven appearances before being released on a free transfer. He then signed for Merthyr Tydfil before heading to King’s Lynn where he scored 110 goals in 174 games between 1967 and 1971. Initially playing in the North West Norfolk League for Hunstanton Town, Brian later moved back to Treorchy. 







Gareth jenkins

My dad my hero love you be strong xxx

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