Harry Penk is confirmed dead at the age of 85.
Harry was best known as a English footballer .
Harry Penk
Personal information
Full nameHenry Penk
Date of birth19 July 1934
Place of birthWigan, England
Date of death22 June 2020 (aged 85)
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position(s)Winger
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1953–1955Wigan Athletic55(6)
1955–1957Portsmouth9(2)
1957–1960Plymouth Argyle104(14)
1960–1964Southampton52(6)
Total165(22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Henry Penk (19 July 1934 - 22 June 2020) was an English footballer who played as a winger.
Having grown up during the Second World War, he began his career in non-league football with Wigan Athletic, making 55 appearances in the Lancashire Combination before joining Portsmouth in September 1955 for a fee of £2,500. Despite limited first team opportunities, Penk scored two goals in nine league appearances before joining Plymouth Argyle in 1957. He was a key player in the Argyle side that were crowned champions of the re-unified Third Division in 1959, scoring nine goals in 37 league games. He was allowed to join Southampton in the summer of 1960, and spent four years there (making 60 first team appearances and scoring 7 goals) before moving to Salisbury. and Cowes. He also played local league cricket for Hursley Park Cricket Club. He lived in the Hampshire area.
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