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Reg Jenkins

Reg Jenkins
Personal information
Full nameReginald Jenkins
Date of birth(1938-10-07)7 October 1938
Place of birthMillbrook, Cornwall, England
Date of death29 January 2013(2013-01-29) (aged 74)
Place of deathTenerife, Spain
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing positionInside forward
Senior career*
Truro City
1957–1960Plymouth Argyle16(3)
1960–1961Exeter City20(6)
1961–1964Torquay United88(23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Reginald "Reg" Jenkins (7 October 1938 – 29 January 2013) was an English footballer who played as an inside forward in the Football League between the 1950s and 1970s.[1]

Jenkins was born in Millbrook, Cornwall. After short spells with Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City, he joined Torquay United in the 1961–62 season,[2] and went on to make 88 league appearances for the Gulls.[1]

He joined Rochdale in 1964–65 and went on to play for them for nine seasons.[1] He became Rochdale's record goalscorer, scored 119 league goals for the club,[3] and made 305 appearances a then record, surpassed a year later by Graham Smith.[4]

While recuperating from a knee operation in Tenerife, Spain, Jenkins died in January 2013 at the age of 74.[5]


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