Bunny Larkin Professional Association Football Player
Bernard Patrick "Bunny" Larkin (born 11 January 1936) is an English former professional footballer who played at inside forward or wing half. He played in the First Division of the Football League and in European competition for Birmingham City, and in the Football League for Norwich City, Doncaster Rovers, Watford and Lincoln City. Larkin was born in Digbeth, Birmingham. He joined local club Birmingham City as a 16-year-old wing half, signing professional forms at 18. He made his debut at inside left in October 1956, when he was nearly 21; the club had a big squad in those days, and it was not unusual for a player to be well into his twenties before getting into the first team on a regular basis. He scored on debut, but still only played another six games that season. He played more frequently the following season, filling in at right-half for Johnny Watts. He took part in both legs of the semi-final of the 1955-58 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup against Barcelona, though he missed the replay. His career changed in November 1958, when he was selected at inside left in place of the ageing Peter Murphy.