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Kit Napier

Scottish association football player

Christopher Robin Anthony "Kit" Napier[1] (26 September 1943 – 31 March 2019) was a Scottish professional footballer. He played as a forward. He scored 119 goals from 379 appearances in the Football League. He played for the Football League clubs Blackpool, Preston North End, Workington, Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Blackburn Rovers.

Kit Napier
Personal information
Full name Christopher Robin Anthony Napier[1]
Date of birth (1943-09-26)26 September 1943[1]
Place of birth Dunblane, Scotland
Date of death 31 March 2019(2019-03-31) (aged 75)
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Blackpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1963 Blackpool 2 (0)
1963–1964 Preston North End 1 (0)
1964–1965 Workington 58 (25)
1965–1966 Newcastle United 8 (0)
1966–1972 Brighton & Hove Albion 256 (84)
1972–1974 Blackburn Rovers 54 (10)
Durban United
Total 379 (119)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Napier was born in Dunblane, Perthshire. He died in 2019, at the age of 75.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Kit Napier". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  2. "Former Brighton & Hove Albion fans' favourite Kit Napier dies aged 75". Brighton & Hove Independent. 1 April 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2019.

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