Former Claret Honoured By Lancashire FA

Lancashire FA Name Stand After Brian Pilkington

Former Clarets hero Brian Pilkington was honoured by Lancashire Football Association this week after a stand at the County Ground in Leyland was named after the 85 year old.


Pilkington, who made 340 appearances for the Clarets between 1951-61 scored more than 70 goals. He was on target in the title-clinching game against Manchester City, whilst also playing a key role in the club’s run to the last eight of the European Cup in 1961.

Members of his family and more than 50 guests including former Clarets Jimmy Robson and Trevor Meredith attended the unveiling on Tuesday. The Brian Pilkington stand was officially unveiled at a ground where the attacker saw out his career playing for the now defunct Leyland Motors.

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