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Reg Jenkins
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Full name Reginald Jenkins
Date of birth 7 October 1938(1938-10-07)
Place of birth    Millbrook, Cornwall, England
Playing position Centre Forward
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
 ???–???
???–???
???–???
1961–1964
1964–1973
Truro
Plymouth Argyle
Exeter
Torquay
Rochdale
Total
0? 0(?)
0? 0(?)
0? 0(?)
0? 0(?)
0305 0(119)
305 (119)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Reginald 'Reg' Jenkins born Millbrook, Cornwall on the 7th October 1938. Probably the most acclaimed and talked about footballer to ever to have appeared in a Rochdale shirt. Signed from Torquay United in the summer of 1964 by manager Tony Collins, for the then princely sum of £3,000. A barrel-chested forward Reg soon became a favourite with the Spotland faithful, scoring an impressive 25 goals in his first season, a post-war record and appearing in all the league games. His contribution helped Dale up to the dizzy heights of 6th place after years of obscurity.[1]

Jenkins was part of the promotion winning team of 1968/69 and scored a brace in the promotion clinching final match of the season against Southend United. He scored 119 goals for Rochdale a club record and made 305 appearances a then record, surpasssed a year later by Graham Smith.[2]

Jenkins was voted Rochdales best ever player by the clubs fans.[3]

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