Burnley Football Club is saddened to learn of the death, aged 83, of former junior Neville Dodding, who played for the Clarets during the early fifties.
Neville was born in Burnley in 1931 and came to Turf Moor during the 1950-51 season. Aged 19, he pulled on a Clarets’ shirt for the first time in February 1951, representing the “A” team in a West Lancashire League Richardson Cup game against Bolton Wanderers “A”.
He went on to appear in a number of games at that level and collected a winners medal when the Burnley ”A” team lifted the Richardson Cup at the end of the season. He was released in May 1951.
During Neville’s time at Turf Moor, his team mates included future first teamers Jock Winton, Tommy Henderson and Tony Hapgood, as well as 1960 League Championship winner Bobby Seith.
Neville was a Burnley supporter all his life and all of us at Turf Moor would like to pass on our sympathies to his family and friends at this difficult time.