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Norwich City top 100 appearances: Noel Kinsey (44)

Noel Kinsey in action during his Norwich City days.  Picture: Archant

Noel Kinsey in action during his Norwich City days. Picture: Archant

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44 Noel Kinsey

243 appearances/65 goals

Former Norwich City frontman Noel Kinsey scored 65 goals for the Canaries in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Born in South Wales, Kinsey joined City from Cardiff at the start of the 1947-8 season and went on to become a regular scorer for the club. His goals helped City become competitive in Division Three South, after they had struggled badly in the immediate post-war years.

The Canaries finished second, third and fourth in consecutive seasons, with Kinsey playing a key role from his position of inside right.

He went on to make 243 appearances for the Canaries, with his impressive goal tally placing him 13th in the club’s all-time scorers’ list.

His best season in front of goal was the 1949-50 campaign, when he netted 17 goals in 42 appearances.

Kinsey left Norwich at the end of the 1952-53 season to join Birmingham City, helping the Blues to the Second Division title.

Kinsey died in May 2017, aged 91.


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