Leeds United F.C. History
Leeds United F.C. History : Foreword
1919-29 - The Twenties
1930-39 - The Thirties
1939-46 - The War Years
1947-49 - Post War Depression
1949-57 - The Reign of King John
1957-63 - From Charles to Revie
1961-75 - The Revie Years
1975-82 - The Downward Spiral
1982-88 - The Dark Years
1988-96 - The Wilko Years
1996-04 - The Rollercoaster Ride
2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
100 Greatest LUFC Players Ever
Greatest Leeds United Games
Players' Profiles
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Leeds United Reserve Team Players:

SurnameForename/akaDebut DateLeeds CareerPositionPOBDOBDODDetails






He joined Leeds as an amateur in the 1959 close season from Yorkshire Amateurs. Played with the "A" team before promotion to the Reserves, where he had several games. He left at the end of the season and rejoined Yorkshire Amateurs and a few seasons later joined Swillington Welfare.








England Youth International, who started with Huddersfield Town Juniors in June 1957 and made four League appearances for them before joining Leeds on 3rd December 1959. Although basically a Reserve team player, he did make his first team debut in December 1959 on joining the club and went on to make twenty League appearances before moving to Carlisle United in July 1961. There he became an automatic choice at right back, scoring once in three hundred and forty-four League games of which four were as a substitute. He left for Barrow in July 1970 and had made twenty-nine starts and one game from the bench, before the club lost their League status. (Leeds United Player Details)






Trialist striker who only played his debut game but managed to score on that occasion.






A trialist from Scotland, he started only in his debut game, being replaced after seventy-three minutes.








A Scottish schoolboy international, he started with Port Glasgow before signing for Queens Park Rangers in June 1950. He had a long career with them, scoring fifty-nine goals in two hundred and fifty-nine League games. before joining Leeds in July 1959. In a notoriously inconsistent Leeds team he scored eleven goals in sixty-four games, intially as an inside forward but later as a wing half, before leaving for Non-League Gravesend and Northfleet, along with Alan Humphreys, in July 1962 before returning to League football with Southend United in October 1963, where he played just three League games before emigrating to Australia. (Leeds United Player Details)







He joined United from junior football in his hometown of Scunthorpe in August 1950 and soon made the Leeds Reserve team. He did not make the first team and had to be content with Reserve football before he left to join Bradford City on 9th September 1952. He later joined Farsley Celtic, as a player and becoming their Manager in the 1968-69 season, a position he held until 1971.


Shane Lewis/Shane




Sydney, Australia


He signed for Leeds in August 2000. A product of the Westfields Sports High School, which produced Harry Kewell, Jason Culina, Jamie McMaster and Jacob Burns along with many other world renowned Australian Football and Sports personalities, he was tipped to be one of the next stars of an emerging Socceroo’s youth set-up. He was capped at Youth and Under-Twenty-Three level by Australia. Originally a left-sided midfielder, the young star had excelled after being tried out in a defensive role. He was handed a squad number by Leeds at the start of the 2001-02 season despite still being only eighteen-years-old but injuries meant he could not make an impact. He held onto his squad number for the following term. Unable to break into the first team squad, he was loaned out to Third Division side Rochdale, in November 2002, and played three League games and one F.A. Cup game. His contract was not renewed at the end of the season and he joined Danish club AGF Aarhus in June 2003, not having played for the first team but being several times an unused substitute. He was a member of the Australian squad for the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 and played every minute of the four games. At Aarhus he scored seven times in eighty-two games, five of which were as a substitute, and after three years with them he signed a two year contract with Tranmere Rovers and shortened his name to Shane Sherriff in June 2006. He quickly established himself and became an almost an ever-present for the Prenton Park Club. In his two seasons there he scored five goals in the League from eighty-three starts and four games from the bench, while in eight Cup games he scored twice. There was talk of him returning to Australia to play for Sydney FC but he signed for Shrewsbury Town on a two year deal in June 2008. He scored a goal on his debut, in the 4-0 win over Macclesfield Town on 9th August 2008. At the end of his third season with Shrewsbury he had scored six times in one hundred and nine starts and six games from the bench in the League and started two F.A. Cup and scored once in three League Cup ties as well as having scored once in seven other games. He signed a further two year contract with Shrewsbury in June 2010. He moved to Preston North End on 16th May 2014 after scoring nine goals in one hundred and fifty League games for Shrewsbury, of which eight were as a substitute, he also scored once in five League Cup starts and once in six starts in the Football League Trophy, while he started five F.A. Cup ties and two Play-offs without scoring. His two year stay at Preston was not a happy one as he scored once in fifteen games, one of which was as a substitute and there were three starts in the F.A. Cup, two in the League Cup and two in the Football League Trophy, which produced no goals. He spent much of his time at Deepdale on loan, firstly with Rochdale where he had seventeen League games, without scoring, one of which was from the bench in the period from 30th January to 28th April 2013. He went to Burton Albion on 25th September 2013 and remained for the whole of the 2013-14 starting thirty-two League games, two F.A. Cup ties and two starts in the Division Two play-offs as Burton were defeated by Fleetwood Town at Wembley by a single goal. He signed for Burton on a permanent basis on 28th May 2014. They finished Champions of League Two in 2014-15 and were again promoted, as runners up, in League One as the advanced into the Championship. He scored twice in sixty-six League starts and also started one F.A. Cup, three in the League Cup, as well as another from the bench, and one in the Football League Trophy without scoring. He was released by Burton at the end of the 2015-16 season and he returned to Australia. He may have had "A" League aspirations but he spent a season with Manly United, after joining them in July 2016, before joining Maitland FC in February 2017.(Leeds United Player Details)


Eric Daniel Pierre/Eric




Marsaille, France


French International, who played a couple of games for the Reserves before making his mark as Leeds won the Football League Championship and the the Charity Shield, but he did not stay to allow Leeds to take advantage of his undoubted skills as, in November 1992, he crossed the Pennines to pilot Manchester United to four EPL titles, three F.A. Cups and three Charity Shields in four and a half years before retiring prematurely at the age of thirty-one. Capped forty-five times fror France he scored twenty goals for them and was also Captain. In France he played with Auxerre, Marsaille, Montpelier and Nimes, before scoring nine goals in eighteen starts and ten games from the bench in the League when at Elland Road, while at Manchester United he scored sixty-four goals in one hundred and forty-two starts and one game as a substitute. "L'enfant terrible" of French football continued to pursue his antics with similar disregard for authority and spent spells on the sidelines for his indiscretions. In many eyes this misbeheaviour was outweighed by the skills he showed on the field of play, something that remained as he pioneered beach football before going into acting. (Leeds United Player Details)


Terence Patrick/Terry






He joined Leeds from local club, Dawson Payne and Elliott of Otley, as an amateur in April 1956, turning professional in November 1956. He had a six year career at Leeds but was understudy to several fine keepers in that time. It was not until November 1960 that he was given his first team debut, but he managed only six games in all competitions. The emergence of Gary Sprake saw him join Lincon City in July 1962. There he soon became first choice and played eighty-four League games before joining Walsall in June 1964. He played one hundred and one League games for the Saddlers before moving to Chester City in December 1966. Once more he was a regular and made one hundred and ninety-nine League appearances before going into Non-League football with Macclesfield Town in June 1971.(Leeds United Player Details)


James Proctor/Jimmy






Carr started with Spennymoor United and Ferryhill United before he was taken on by Arsenal and he played with Margate, the Arsenal Nursery, before returning to Spennymoor United in 1933. He joined Leeds on 23rd September 1935 and soon showed promise in the Leeds Reserves, making his first team debut in March 1936. However the 5ft 8ins 11st 6lbs striker made just two League appearances before moving to York City on 5th January 1938, where he scored two goals in two League games before returning to Spennymoor United. (Leeds United Player Details)






The Irish Winger had a short spell with United on trial. He only appeared to play the one game before returning to the Emerald Isle.


Terence David/Terry






It seemed as though Casey had a bright future at Leeds, having joined them as a Junior, he signed professional in October 1960. After moving through the Leeds lower teams, he had already made his first team debut in a League Cup game in December 1961 and made three League appearances in the following month. Still only eighteen he was involved in a car crash that ended his career in April 1962.(Leeds United Player Details)






Comber, N. Ireland



Casey started with Bangor and had won Irish Youth Caps before joining Leeds in July 1949. He made his first team debut in August 1949, going on to make four League appearances, but spent most of his time at Left Half with the Reserves. He stayed for just one season before leaving for Bournemouth on 4th August 1950. He had two seasons at Bournemouth, scoring once in sixty-six League games, before Newcastle United paid £7,000 for him in August 1952. While not always a regular at Gallowgate, he did score eight goals in one hundred and sixteen League games and won an F.A. Cup winners medal in 1955 when he also gained the first of his twelve full international caps for Northern Ireland. He joined Portsmouth in July 1958, where he scored once in twenty-four League games, before moving to Bristol City in March 1959. He scored nine goals in one hundred and twenty-two League games at Ashton Gate, before going into Non-League as player manager of Gloucester City in June 1963. (Leeds United Player Details)


Brian Leonard/Brian




Wednesbury, near Birmingham


Educated at Wood Green School, Walsall, Caswell began as an apprentice with Walsall in June 1971, turning professional in September 1973. After making four hundred League appearances, of which twelve were as a substitute, and scoring seventeen goals he was signed by Billy Bremner for Doncaster Rovers in August 1985 for £20,000. He had just started to settle into his new club and had scored twice in fifteen League appearances, when Bremner moved to Leeds. Bremner went back to his old club and bought Caswell for £30,000 in November 1985. He arrived at Leeds with a reputation as one of the best full-backs in the lower divisions, but a string of injuries prevented him from reaching his best form. He was loaned to Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 1987 but his appearances there were restricted to just one. More injury problems kept him out of the first team and he returned to Leeds. After more injury problems he was forced to retire in March 1988. after starting just nine games at Elland Road. (Leeds United Player Details)


Gordon William/Gordon






5ft 7ins 9st 9lb, English Schoolboy International who joined Leeds straight from Usworth Secondary School in Washington, County Durham on a two year apprenticeship. He signed professional forms in January 1972, but he had already featured in the Reserve team on a fairly regular basis. He moved to Darlington in August 1973 and had more than two seasons there, scoring five goals in ninety-six starts and six games from the bench in the League.






Sligo, Republic of Ireland


6ft 1ins 10st 2lb, Cawley was educated in his hometown and attended Summerhill College. He joined Leeds as a Trainee straight from school in 1998 and represented his country at Under-Seventeen and Youth levels. He played for Leeds at Junior level and, after being unused on the bench, he made his debut for the reserves. The following season he continued with the Juniors and made several appearances with the Reserves but mainly as a substitute. The competition was fierce and he was released without signing full professional terms. Sheffield Wednesday could see his promise and he signed a two year contract with them prior to the start of the 2000-2001 season. He did not make the Wednesday first team and at the end of the 2001-2002 season he went back to Ireland, and joined University College Dublin. Although the University College were relegated at the end of his first season, he had scored three goals in forty-five appearances and impressed champions Shelbourne enough to warrant their signing him. He gained a championship medal in the 2004 season, as he played twenty-four games without scoring, as his club retained their title. He found it hard to maintain his first-team place in the 2005 season and he was loaned to Longford Town, where he scored once in nine appearances, before returning to University College in the early part of the 2006 season. After scoring once in fifteen games he moved once more when he switched to Waterford United, but it was another short spell and, after two goals in nine appearances, he began the 2007 season at Bray Wanderers. He remained with Bray for two seasons, netting eight times in thirty-four games. Once more impressive games had brought him to the attention of other clubs and St Patrick's Athletic signed him at the start of 2009. During this one season at St Patrick's his two goals in twenty-five appearances helped the Saints to seventh position. On Christmas Eve 2009 he moved once more, this time to Dundalk, but his time there was plagued by injury he moved north of the border to Portadown in February 2011, after not finding the net in ten games, where he stayed until he retired in May 2011, after scoring once in seven games.









Initially with Bury, Nelson and Rossendale United, he scored fifty goals in one hundred and two League games for Everton before moved to Leeds on 17th November 1925. standing 5ft 10 ins and weighing 12st, he score three times in sixteen League appearance for the Leeds first team before leaving for Wolverhampton Wanderers on 23rd September 1926. (Leeds United Player Details)


Jeffrey George/Jeff






Started as an apprentice with Blackpool and signed professional with them in August 1976. He scored seven League goals in thirty-one starts and six more from the bench before signing for Leeds in September 1979. He had one Reserve game before making his first team debut as a substitute a week later on 29th September against Manchester City. He went on to represent Ireland at Under Twenty-One level and twice at full level. He did not stay long at Elland Road, scoring twice in twenty-six League games of which five were from the bench. He moved to Bolton Wanderers in October 1981, where he stayed for almost four seasons. scoring thirty-six League goals in one hundred and fifty-seven games, including five as a substitute before joining Derby County in July 1985. He remained with the Rams for just over a season, scoring nine League goals in forty-five starts and another from the bench. In that time he played six League games for Mansfield Town, while on loan in November 1986. He then returned to Bolton in July 1987 and scored four goals in eighteen starts and six games from the bench in the League. In November 1989 he made his final move to Cardiff City, scoring once in twenty-five League games, four being from the bench, before retiring during the 1989-90 season, due to a knee injury.(Leeds United Player Details)


Lee Roy/Lee






Chapman began his professional career with Stoke City in June 1978. He was loaned to Plymouth Argyle as a youngster in December 1978, where he gained experience by making three starts and one game from the bench during his one month loan spell from 5th December 1978 to 31st December 1978, but failed to open his goal account. Returning to Stoke he broke into the first team in 1979, making ninety-five starts and four games from the bench in League games and scoring thirty-four goals. He had showed enough early promise to win an England Under-Twenty-One cap at Anfield in a 1-0 win over Ireland on 25th February 1981. However, after establishing himself at Stoke his career faltered with two big money moves to Arsenal for £500,000 in August 1982 and Sunderland for £100,000 in December 1983. At Highbury he played twenty-three times, of which eight were as a substitute, and scored just four goals in League games in his sixteen month stay with the Gunners, before moving to Sunderland.At Roker Park, he scored just three goals in playing fifteen League games, including one as a substitute. He had to be thankful to Howard Wilkinson, who got the best out of Chapman when he signed him for Sheffield Wednesday on 24th August 1984. He rediscovered his goalscoring prowess, netting sixty-three times in one hundred and forty-seven starts and two games from the bench in the League. He stayed with the Owls for four years but after Howard Wilkinson had left, he too departed Hillsbrough for pastures new in France, where he tried his luck with Chamois Nortais, who paid £350,000 for his services on 1st June 1988. The move was a disater as the troubled French side threatened to succumb to their financial problems. Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest paid £300,000 to bring him back to England on 17th October 1988, after Chapman had scored three times in ten games for the Niort based French club. He stayed at the City Ground for fifteen months and experienced the high of being part of the Forest team that won the League Cup and the Zenith Data Systems Cup in 1989, scoring twice at the old Wembley in the final of the latter, but also the experiencing the dreadful low of being a Forest player on the day of the Hillsborough Disaster. He did not need to be asked twice to rejoin his former mentor and £400,000 was the price Leeds United paid to bring Chapman back to the scene of his former triumph and to link up again with Howard Wilkinson on 11th January 1990. He was an immediate success, helping United win the Second Division title in 1990. A powerful man in the air, he joined the large ex-Sheffield Wednesday contingent at Elland Road. He scored the goal at Bournemouth which sealed the Second Division Championship for Leeds in May 1990. Mel Sterland was one former colleague who kept an endless supply of crosses heading in his direction, and with two goals against his former club Nottingham Forest in the final game of 1990-91 he took his tally for the season to thirty-one, the best by any striker in the First Division and pushed his career tally to two hundred. He was an integral part of the Leeds team that won the last ever First Division title, prior to the formation of the Premier League. During his spell at Leeds, where he scored sixty-two League goals from one hundred and thirty-five starts and four games from the bench, his form was rewarded with a single England "B" on 27th October 1991 at Vicarage Road, Watford, in a 1-0 win over Iceland, when the England goal was scored by Nigel Clough, his replacement at Forest, and he was replaced in the sixty-ninth minute by Brian Deane, who would be the player to replace him at Leeds as Wilkinson began rebuilding his team. A transfer to Portsmouth followed on 11th August 1993, for £250,000, where he started five League matches, scoring twice and failing to score in one other game. Just four months later he was back in the top flight with West Ham United for a similar fee, on 16th September 1993, going on to score seven times in thirty-three League starts and seven games from the bench. Now past his prime, he was loaned out to Southend United, scoring on his sole appearance. He was hastily recalled by West Ham to be sold for a cut-price £70,000 to Ipswich Town on 19th January 1996. He failed to capture the fan’s hearts at Portman Road, but rejoined Leeds on loan on 11th January 1996, as Wilkinson found his attack badly affected by injuries, suspensions and international calls. He lined up against his old club West Ham United and played a big part in the opening goal of a 2-0 win, but minutes later he was sent off. The following week he played in the 5-0 thrashing at Liverpool, was substituted and, after serving his suspension, returned to Ipswich. At Portman Road he scored one single League goal in eleven starts and eleven games from the bench in League games and he also started one League Cup game and two other games without scoring. On 28th Match 1996 he moved to his last Football League club, Swansea City, where he scored four times in seven League starts before winding down his career with a five game spell with Stromsgodset in Norway, to finish with an impressive career total of one hundred and ninety-seven goals from five hundred and fifty-two Football League appearances. (Leeds United Player Details)


William John/John







World-Class International footballer at both Centre-Half and Centre-Forward, joined Leeds from Swansea Town Juniors, as an amateur on 19th July 1948 before signing professional on 8th January 1949. Made his League debut in April 1949 and was capped by Wales in March 1950. (Leeds United Player Details)






He played one Reserve game in 1944-45 and then made one appearance for the first team in April 1945 at Left-Half. He made one Reserve appearance at Outside-Left in October 1945.(Leeds United Player Details)


Trevor John/Trevor






Started with Huddersfield Town Juniors and signed professional with them in July 1965. He scored twelve goals in one hundred and sixty-eight League appearances as a defensive wing half, of which three were as a substitute, before Don Revie signed him as defensive cover in June 1972. He made his debut in August 1972 and made the left back spot his own in the absence of Terry Cooper with a broken leg and remained in that position for several seasons until displaced by Frank Gray, when he moved to a more defensive midfield role and became club captain. He went on to gain twenty-seven England caps and scored thirty-two goals in four hundred and seventy-eight starts and eight games from the bench in all competitions for Leeds. He left for Bradfird City in December 1982 and started ninety-two League games for them.(Leeds United Player Details)






Joined Leeds in the 1945-46 season, played spasmodically for the Reserves in the next two seasons before leaving at the end of the 1947-48 season.


R. L.






5ft 10ins and 11st 8lb, the former Leeds City Schoolboy and Yorkshire Amateurs goalkeeper joined Leeds from Seacroft Albion before the 1935-36 season. He did not make the first team and had to be content with the odd Reserve game before he left at the end of the season.


James Robinson/Jimmy







5ft 9ins tall and weighing 11st, he started his career with Annfield Plain and Jarrow before joining Newcastle United in 1922. He scored twice in eleven League appearances for the Magpies, before moving to Leeds on 14th May 1924. He made three appearances for the first team without scoring. He left for Swindon Town at the end of the 1924-25 season, where he scored seven goals in eighteen League games. He then moved north of the border with Greenock Morton before returning to the North-East in 1926 where he played five League games with Ashington and finished his career in Dublin with Shelbourne, who he joined in the 1927-28 season. (Leeds United Player Details)









After starting with Durham City he joined Middlesbrough in May 1919 and from there he joined Leeds on 3rd May 1921. He left on 8th March 1923 to join Birmingham. (Leeds United Player Details)







Alan Clarke started his career with Leeds in 1978. A clever midfield player from Dublin he suffered a broken bone in his ankle which hindered his progress.


Allan John/Allan






Allan Clarke started his career with Walsall as an apprentice and signed professional forms in August 1963. He scored forty-one goals in seventy-two League games for the Saddlers before moving to Fulham in March 1966, where he continued his progress to become the outstanding young striker in England by adding forty-five more League goals in eighty-five starts and one game from the bench. He then had one season with Leicester City from June 1968, which saw him score twelve goals in thirty-eight League games, before, in July 1969, Don Revie saw him as the final piece in the jigsaw to help Leeds defend their newly won League Championship. He soon formed an outstanding strike partnership with Mick Jones and went on to become one of Leeds' best ever strikers and gained nineteen England caps. "Sniffer" scored one hundred and fifty-one goals in three hundred and sixty-one starts and five games from the bench in all competitions for Leeds. He joined Barnsley in June 1978, scoring fifteen goals in forty-seven League starts and continued on to fill several Managerial positions. (Leeds United Player Details)


James Henry/Harry




Broomhill, Sheffield



After starting with Mexborough, Bradford City and Goole Town, he joined Rotherham United in May 1937 he stayed with the Millers through the War Years before joining Darlington in April 1946. His goalscoring attracted Leeds and they paid £4,000 for him in February 1947. He returned to Darlington in November 1947 and later played for Hartlepools United and Stockton. He was also a cricketer with Durham.(Leeds United Player Details)


Jeffrey O. /Jeff






5ft 7ins 10st 4lb in 1984, he was educated at Stainbeck High School and represented Leeds City Boys at Under-Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen and Fifteen levels and West Yorkshire Schoolboys at Under-Fourteen. He was called to the England Under-Seventeen squad in November 1984. He signed scholboy forms in December 1983 and as an Apprentice in July 1984. After making his Junior debut in November 1983, he went on to become a regular and then progressed to the Reserve team in October 1984 but never made the first team.


William Wilson/Bill






He joined Leeds from West Stanley in the closed season of 1927 as a centre-half and made his debut as a goalkeeper. He played his other games as a centre-half and moved to Torquay United on 17th January 1929 and made six League appearances before the end of the season.


Dennis Brian/Brian







An England Youth International against Scotland at Pittodrie in October 1948 he was also a fine all round sportsman who represented Yorkshire and England at cricket, making his debut for his country at 18 and captained both. He joined Leeds as an amateur and turned professional on 24th February 1949 and left Leeds on 4th May 1950, he had trials with Arsenal and later played with Bradford City.


Walter Albert/Walter






He joined Leeds on 3rd June 1921 from Leadgate Park and left at the end of the 1924-25 season to join Newport County in July 1925. (Leeds United Player Details)


David Andrew/Davy







He joined Leeds from Portadown as a seventeen-year-old on 18th November 1937 for £2,000 and although only a diminutive 5ft7ins and 10st he was always destined for greatness and was capped many times by Ireland. At first he was used sparingly due to the rigours of the First Division and after making his first team in March 1938 he returned to the Reserves to build up his strength in the Central League. He returned to Ireland for the duration of WW2 and only played a handful of Wartime games for Leeds. However, he went on to score thirty-two goals in one hundred and eighty-six games for Leeds before retiring in 1950, after starring in United's Cup-run and long unbeaten League run in the 1949-50 season. (Leeds United Player Details)









The 5ft 8 1/2ins 11st 7lb Outside-Left had trials with several clubs before he joined Leeds from St. Peter's Albion on 21st August 1927. He eventually displaced the immensely populst Tom Mitchell and went on to score almost thirty goals in over two hundred and fifty appearances for United, before leaving for Middlesbrough on 3rd October 1936, where he scored sixteen goals in eighty League games before finishing his career with Bradford Park Avenue with three League games in 1939. (Leeds United Player Details)








He joined Leeds as an amateur from Hull City in May 1952 and although he showed promise in the Reserve and other teams, he never made the first team and left for York City in May 1955. He carved out a good professional career after leaving Leeds, scoring fourteen goals in thirty-seven League games at Bootham Crescent, leaving for Workington in September 1957, where he scored eight goals in forty-six League games. A year later, in October 1958, he moved to Crewe Alexandra, scoring eight times in twenty-nine League games before joining Manchester City in May 1959. He stayed two seasons at Maine Road, scoring twelve goals in sixty-two League appearances, before moving to his final club, Wrexham, where he scored thirty-three goals in one hundred and eight League games before retiring three years later.


Victor Leo




A trialist signed as an amateur from Dulwich Hamlet on 17th November 1921. His debut was his only appearance for the Leeds Reserves. He was the brother of E.H. Coleman, the Dulwich Hamlet and England Amateur International goalkeeper.





Nothing is known about the player, other than he was a trialist and only played his debut with the Leeds Reserves.





Nothing is known about the player, other than he played left back and only played his debut with the Leeds Reserves.








A Trainee with United, joining straight from school, he progressed through the Juniors and into the Reserves but was never a regular at either level and he never signed professional forms.






A junior with United, he played as a substitute for the Reserves at home to Everton in the 1987-88 season and was thought to have been from the North East.


Terence Fitroy/Terry






A Leeds City Boys product who signed as an apprentice straight from school in 1977, turning professional in November 1979. He soon progressed through the Juniors and into the Reserves and made his first-team debut as a substitute, scoring the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on 17th November 1979. He went on to gain England Youth honours and represented the England Under-Twenty-Ones. After scoring nineteen goals in eighty-three starts and seventeen games as a substitute in League games, he moved to Brighton & Hove Albion in exchange for Andy Ritchie in March 1983. He was a success on the South Coast, scoring fifty-one League goals in one hundred and fifty-three starts and three games from the bench with Brighton, moving to Portsmouth in June 1987 and scoring fourteen League goals in forty-two starts and six games from the bench. He then moved to Wales, joining Swansea City in August 1990. He stayed just one season, scoring six goals in thirty-nine League starts, before moving to Bristol City scoring just once in sixteen League games, five of which were from the bench as a broken leg virtually finished his career. He was loaned back to Swansea City in November 1992, but failed to score in three League starts. He had a successful coaching and management career, starting as coach at Bristol Rovers and the Bristil City, and in 1999 he followed John Ward to Wolverhampton Wanderers where he started as firstly Youth, then Reserve and ultimately first team coach, becoming assistant manager to Mick McCarthy in August 2008. When McCarthy was sacked in February 2012 he took over as Manager, but it was a hopeless task trying to avoid relegation and inevitably Stale Solbakken was appointed manager for the following season with Connor as his assistant, but he decided to leave after just four games. He rejoined Mick McCarthy as his assistant Manager at Ipswich in November 2012. Both are presently contracted to Ipswich Town until June 2017.(Leeds United Player Details)


Stephen Harold/Steve






When Leeds had a goalkeeping crisis, they loaned Conroy for a month from Sheffield United, but his only service in that time was five starts for the Reserves. He started his career as an apprentice with the Blades, signing professional in June 1974. He went on to make one hundred and four League starts, before joining Rotherham United as a non-contract player in February 1983. He would hardly look back at his brief Rotherham United career with any great memories because he came into the team for the last five games of the 1982-83 season when they were staring relegation from Division Two in the face. His debut was in a 0-4 defeat at Newcastle United, whose team included Kevin Keegan and Chris Waddle, but at least he had the consolation of being in the team on 7th May 1983, when they recorded their first home win of the season by beating Blackburn Rovers before the inevitable drop came after a last game of the season draw at Leeds United. He had made five League starts for them before moving to Rochdale in June 1983 and made forty-nine starts for them before returning to Rotherham in January 1985 but he never subsequently made the first team.








Signed from Laisterdyke in July 1920 he left at the end of the 1920-21 season, when he joined Denaby United. He later joined Frickley Colliery before the start of the 1924-25 season. (Leeds United Player Details)






Signed from Kimberworth Old Boys on 20th August 1920 he left at the end of the 1920-21 season. (Leeds United Player Details)








After being with the Wolves Nursery at Wath, Cooper joined Leeds as a Junior, becoming an apprentice in May 1961. He signed professional in July 1962 and progressed through the Juniors and Reserves to make his first team debut in April 1964. He went on to be capped twenty-times for England and was United's regular Left-Back for many years, until he broke his leg in April 1972, and, unfortunately, he was never the same player again. He made three hundred and fifty appearances for Leeds in all competitions before moving to Middlesbrough in March 1975. He played one hundred and five League games there before moving to Bristol City in July 1978 but made just eleven appearances before crossing the City to join Rovers as player-coach in August 1979. He played fifty-nine League games for them, including six games from the bench, before returning to Yorkshire to become Billy Bremner's assistant with Doncaster Rovers in November 1981. He made only twenty League appearances before returning to Bristol City in August 1982 as Player-Manager. He later was Manager at Exeter and Birmingham City. (Leeds United Player Details)







Joined Leeds on 2nd August 1948, after a trial. He never made the first team and was loaned to Brighton & Hove Albion for a month on 12th December 1949 before leaving for Hereford United on 8th February 1950.







Had a big reputation as a schoolboy defender in Scotland and represented Scotland Schoolboys and captained the team, before Leeds signed him as an apprentice, straight from school. In his first season with the club in 1979-80 he made good progress, being a regular with the Juniors and making a few Reserve side appearances, but he did not progress to the first team.







A trialist, who joined Leeds on 18th March 1926 from Whitburn FC and stayed until the end of the 1926-27 season making a handful of appearances for the Leeds Reserves.






Birtley, Co. Durham



He started his career with Saltwell Villa before making forty-five League appearances for Ashington in two seasons from 1923 to 1925 before joining Dunston Atlas Villa. He then joined Leeds on 18th January 1927. He made just one first team League appearance in October 1927 before leaving or Southampton in August 1928. He did not make the League side with the Saints and finished career with Newport, Isle of Wight. (Leeds United Player Details)








He became a trainee direct from school in 1991 and worked his way through the Juniors, where he played in the 1993 Youth Cup winning side, and into the Reserve side. He signed professional forms in March 1993, gained three England Under-Twenty-One Caps and made his first team debut in March 1995. He went on to score once in seventeen starts and eleven games from the bench in League games, before he joined Carlisle United in July 1997 for £100,000. He had joined a sinking ship as the Third Division side soon became a Fourth Division side and in the second season they were lucky to maintain their League status. He had scored twice in twenty-eight League starts and fifteen more as a substitute, when he was loaned to Second Division Blackpool on 4th March 1999 and, after four games, the Bloomfield Road club made the move permanent on 24th March 1999. Blackpool were to be relegated at the end of the 1999-2000 season and after fourteen starts and three substitute appearances he was freed. He later played Non-League with Harrogate Town and Stevenage Borough before injuries brought his career to an end.(Leeds United Player Details)





Nothing is known about the player, other than he was a triallist from Sheffield and made his debut with the Leeds Reserves and was replaced after sixty-eight minutes. It is possible that his name was Ian Coe.




Nothing is known about the player, other than he was named as a substitute on his possible debut with the Leeds Reserves.






Coleraine, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


He had represented Northern Ireland at Under-Fifteen level when he joined Leeds in 2001, as a Trainee and made his way through the Juniors and to the Reserves in the next two seasons, often being the unused substitute before finally making his debut. In that time Leeds had many fine goalkeepers who went on to represent England at full international level. Nigel Martyn, Paul Robinson and Scott Carson and Youth and other age internationals, such as Australian Danny Milosevic and England's Shaun Allaway. So it was not surprising that it was not until the 2004-05 season that he managed to establish himself before he was released at the end of the season. He was loaned to Carlisle United from 31st March 2005 until 15th May 2005, and he sat unused seven times on the bench for the first team in the Conference League.









Signed from Barnsley Main in September 1944, he went straight into the first team and went on to score nine goals in fifty-two wartime League appearances, he also made two F.A. Cup appearances before falling out of favour and leaving for Stalybridge Celtic in early 1947, but never played for the first team in peacetime League football. He joined his former clubmate, Gerry Henry, at Halifax in May 1951, when he was 26 and stood 5ft 10 1/2ins and weighed 11st 6lbs, but only played four games for them. (Leeds United Player Details)








Cramer joined Leeds in the 1999-2000 season, as a Trainee and made his way through the Juniors and to the Reserves in the next two seasons before leaving in 2002. It was hard in those times as Leeds had a large first team squad and were riding high. He was released at the end of the 2001-02 season and returned to Dublin to play for Shamrock Rovers where he gained Irish Under Twenty-One caps, when he joined the squad for the Four team tournament with the other three UK Nations at Carmarthen. He then moved to Dublin Bus and then to Crumlin United. In 2014 he was the LSL Player of the year before retiring in 2015. But he then made a comeback with Lucan United in January 2017.








After representing Sunderland Schoolboys and Durham Schoolboys at Under Fifteen level in 1997-98, he joined Leeds straight from school and after he completed his traineeship he signed professional forms. He progressed through the Juniors and played a couple of games for the Reserves. After four years with the club his contract was not renewed at the end of the 2000-01 season and he went for a trial with Berwick Rangers for a fortnight in late July 2001 and early August, which included a Scottish Second Division game against Alloa Athletic on 4th August 2001, and he was given a contract on 6th August 2001. He started two Scottish Second Division games and was a substitute in another, while in the Bells Challenge Cup he started one and was a substitute in another but did not score in any. However, on 22nd September he left for Gateshead. He later played with Blyth Spartans.








After being with Celtic as an Under-Fourteen, he joined Leeds in 2001 at the age of sixteen, becoming a trainee straight from school. Like many other Irishmen he progressed through the Leeds Juniors and made spasmodic appearances for the Reserves. He found it difficult to progress at Leeds due to the high competition for places and an injury did not help matters. It did not stop him for picking up Irish Under-Nineteen caps in March and August 2003. However he was released by Leeds at the end of the 2003-04 season and he returned to Ireland. He went on to be a qualified electrician. He joined Bohemians in March 2005 but could not break into the first team and was released after one substitute appearance in his three month stay. He then spent time with Kildare County before joining Monaghan United and moved to Bray Wanderers in January 2007. He then returned to Monaghan United in January 2008 and was there until October 2008, when he joined Longford Town. He had two seasons with them scoring one goal in twenty appearances in 2009 and seventeen without scoring in 2010, before joining Mount Merrion Youths at the beginning of 2011. He joined Malahide United in August 2014.






Stanley, Wakefield



He was an amateur with United's feeder club Outwood Stormcocks and just sixteen, when he made his United debut in Wartime football in April 1945, going on to make four such appearances. He signed for United after the war on 13th June 1946 but played mostly at Reserve or lower levels as he was on National Service with the RAF from February 1947 to April 1949. He joined Bolton Wanderers in May 1948, but did not play with them or Leeds at first team level.(Leeds United Player Details)


Andrew Keith/Andy






Joined Leeds straight from school signing as a Youth Trainee on 3rd July 1989, but did not later sign professional forms at Elland Road. He had been a regular with the Juniors and had also played several times for the reserves in the 1990-91 season. He signed for Doncaster Rovers in July 1991 and went on to start forty-one League games and come on as a substitute another ten times in two and a half seasons before moving to Darlington in December 1993. There he scored three times in one hundred and seventy-nine League starts and two more from the bench in five seasons before leaving for Chester City in July 1998. He only stayed one season but was almost an ever-present with four goals in forty-one League starts. It was good business for Chester, as they obtained him on a free transfer, and Brighton and Hove Albion paid £10,000 to obtain his services in July 1999. He was there for a season and a half, scoring five goals in sixty-four League starts and another nine from the bench. He went to Oxford United on 11th December 2001 on a free transfer and gave them excellent service scoring twelve goals in one hundred and nine League starts and two more as a substitute. He moved, on a free transfer, to Scunthorpe United on 3rd June 2004. He scored sixteen goals in one hundred and sixty starts and nine more from the bench before retiring on 31st May 2010, when he became assistant manager at Scunthorpe and carved out a good career in that position as Assistant to Neil Adkins.









Although born in England he spent much of his childhood in Edinburgh and became a Scottish Schoolboy International. Immensely talented he was taken on to the Leeds staff as a fifteen year-old on 11th October 1954 and immediately shone in the Junior and Reserve teams and represented England at Youth level. He was quickly promoted to the first team, making his debut in October 1956, when still just seventeen, and despite being called up for National Service, became a regular in the First Division and was capped by the England Under-Twenty-three team when still hardly twenty. He attracted the attention of the big clubs and the hard-up United sold him to Blackburn Rovers on 11th March 1960 for a fee thought to be in the £25-30,000 region. He had scored twenty-seven goals in just under one hundred appearances for United. He never really fulfilled his promise at Blackburn and after scoring six goals in fifty-one League games he moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers in February 1962 and there gained his first and only England cap in October 1962. He scored twenty-four goals in eighty-three League games at Molineux but left them to join Nottingham Forest in August 1964 and managed twelve goals in seventy-three League games before moving to Bristol City in January 1967. He scored thirteen goals in sixty-six starts and one game from the bench in League while at Ashton Gate, and finished his career with Walsall, who he joined in September 1969, and in one season scored just once in ten starts and three from the bench in League games. (Leeds United Player Details)






Joined Leeds in the 1946-47 season, played spasmodically for the Reserves in the next two seasons before leaving in May 1948. He later played with Goole Town and Selby Town.


Michael Steven/Steve






He played as a trialist with Leeds for one game in the 1990-91 season. He started with Blyth Spartans and, in June 1991, he joined Maidstone United, scoring once in thirteen appearances, twelve of which were as a substitute in the club's only season in the Football League. He later joined Dover Athletic in Non-League football. He even later Managed Blyth Spartans.


Anthony William/Tony






Started with Watford as an apprentice, before turning professional in May 1967, he scored nine goas in seventeen starts and one game as a substitute in the League before moving to Sheffield United in February 1968. There he established himself as a classical midfield player, who went on to gain caps for England at Youth and Under-Twenty-Three level, represented the English Football League thirteen times, and was capped seventeen times for England in the top flight. His stay at Bramall Lane lasted until June 1976, when he signed for Leeds for £240,000, after scoring fifty-five goals in three hundred and thirteen games in the League. His only game in the Leeds Reserves came in a trial run after injury, as he was a permanent member of the first team and went on to score eleven goals in one hundred and two starts in the League. It came as a huge surprise when the immensely popular crowd favourite and United skipper left for Queens Park Rangers in August 1979 for £400,000, where he scored five goals in seventy-nine League starts and two games from the bench. He had a spell in the U. S. A and then with Chesham United before playing as a non-contract player with Torquay United in February 1982, scoring once in fourteen League games before retiring due to injury at the close of the 1984-85 season.(Leeds United Player Details)


Alan Thomas/Alan






He started with Swansea City as a Junior first signing for them as a professional in July 1972. He scored seventy-two goals in two hundred and forty-eight appearances, of which just four were from the bench, before joining Leeds in June 1979. At Elland Road he suffered from injuries and was never seen at his best, scoring five goals in twenty-eight starts before returning to the Vetch Field in December 1980. His second spell at Swansea lasted almost three years and he scored twenty-one goals in ninety games, eight of which were from the bench, before leaving for Southampton in November 1983. He was loaned to Stoke City for three starts in March 1986 and had scored five goals in fifty games, of which seven were as a substitute while at the Dell before joining Cardiff City in July 1986. There he scored ten goals in one hundred and twenty-five games, of which three were off the bench, before he returned for his third spell at Swansea City in October 1989, scoring three goals in in twenty-six games, including five off the bench before retiring in 1990. He was capped once each, at Under-Twenty-One and Under-Twenty-Three levels, and thirty-five times at full international level for Wales.(Leeds United Player Details)








He came over fro Dublin with Gary Kelly, and was a regular in the Juniors in the 1989-90 season before turning professional on 23rd July 1990 and starting five and coming off the bench once for the Reserves. He started another eight games for them in the 1991-92 season, before he left for Rotherham United, without having made the first team, but he was twice capped by the Irish Under-Twenty-One team. He did not make the first team at Millmoor either and returned to Ireland to join Shamrock Rovers. But his roots were now in Sheffield and he returned to play for them, before he joined Stalybridge Celtic on 1st September 1997. He started four games before leaving on 30th September 1997 to join Gainsborough Trinity. He later joined Boston United from Gateshead in November 1997. He stayed four seasons with Boston United between 1997 and 2001 scoring four goals in sixty-nine starts and four games from the bench. He then had a succession of clubs including KetteringTown, Harrogate Town, and Wakefield and Emley.









After a long career with Glenavon in Northern Ireland, he joined Leeds on 12th November 1957 and went straight into the first team and became a regular. After g made captain he went on to score nine goals in eighty-seven League games and it was only late in his Leeds career that he played in the Reserves. Capped twenty-six times for Northern Ireland, including in the 1958 World Cup, he managed five goals. He left Leeds to return to Northern Ireland with Portadown in June 1960.(Leeds United Player Details)