17 August 2007

Vic McKinney

Name: Victor J. McKinney
Born: c.1945, Lurgan
Died: 1987, South Africa (age 42)
Position: Left-Winger

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1966), 1 Under-23 Cap / 2 Goals (1967), Amateur, Youth, 3 Schoolboy (1961).

Club Career:

Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Other
Glenavon
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Falkirk
64/65-66/67
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61(1)/ 8
4(0)/0
7/1
8/2
Addington
1968
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-
-
(South Africa)
Durban Spurs
1969
-
-
-
(South Africa)
Durban United
1970-1971
-
-
-
(South Africa)
Cape Town City
1972-1975
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-
-
(South Africa)
TOTALS
£-
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Biography:
Vic McKinney, a skilful winger, broke into the successful Glenavon side of the early-1960s and won Amateur international honours. Transferred to Falkirk, he played a total of 62 Scottish League games in three seasons with the Bairns, all in the old Scottish First Division.

A member of the Northern Ireland Youth team that reached the final of the 1963 "Little World Cup" in England, McKinney won his only senior cap in a 2-0 defeat by West Germany as the eventual finalists warmed up for the 1966 World Cup. The following February he played in an Under-23 match against Wales, scoring twice. With the scoreline at 2-1 the match was abandoned.

Later McKinney played in South Africa, settling there with his family. He died there in 1987 when the car he was driving was struck by a tree during a storm. His son, also Victor, was also in the car and as a result of his injuries was paralysed from the neck down. He has since become an artist and disability campaigner.

If you can provide any further information on Victor McKinney please get in touch.

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
07-05-1966 West Germany H L 0-2 FR

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.


Northern Ireland Under-23 Cap Details:
22-02-1967 Wales....... H W 2-1 FR 2 goals

Summary: 1/2. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 0.


Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
29-09-1962 England..... A L 2-3

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.


With thanks to Odd Espen for his below comment

1 comment:

Odd Espen said...

Vic McKinney's career in South Africa was spent with Addington/Durban Spurs (1968-69), Durban United (1970-71) and Cape Town City (1972 until at least September 1975)

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