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Club saddened to learn of Noel Kinsey's passing

24 May 2017

NORWICH City Football Club are saddened to hear of the passing of former player Noel Kinsey, who represented the Canaries between 1946 and 1953.

Born in Glamorgan on Christmas Eve, 1925, Noel joined City following the conclusion of the Second World War and played a key role in an upturn in the team’s fortunes on the pitch.

They finished in the top four of Division Three South for three consecutive seasons, with Kinsey a strong influence from his inside right position.

A Canaries Hall of Fame member, he made a total of 243 appearances for the Club, scoring 65 times, before seeing out his league career at Birmingham City and Port Vale.

Kinsey, who won seven caps for Wales, then returned to East Anglia, turning out for King’s Lynn before taking on the player-manager role at Lowestoft Town.

He later worked for Norwich Union, spending his retirement in the city.

Our thoughts are with Noel’s wife Lorna and the rest of his family and friends at this sad time.


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