Leeds United Reserve Team Players:
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Joined the Royal Navy at sixteen and was posted to Portsmouth. He impress the local club while playing for the Royal Navy and Ian St John signed him on professional terms in December 1975. He scored seven goals in sixty-three League games, of which seven were as a substitute, before he moved to Swindon Town in August 1977. He created a good impression as he scored twenty-one goals in one hundred and thirty-three starts and fourteen games from the bench before returning to Portsmouth in August 1981. He only stayed two months this time but started eleven League games before Brentford signed him and they became the second club for whom the topped the century of League appearances. He scored twenty-eight goals from one hundred and fifty League starts and two games from the bench before departing for Swindon Town for a second spell in August 1985. He scored six goals in eighty-seven League games including one as a substitute before he moved to Stoke City in July 1988. He scored five goals in sixty starts for the Potters before joining Leeds United as they were on the verge of promotion in January 1990. At Elland Road he scored once in twenty League games, five of which were as a substitute. He made plenty of appearances with the Reserve team before moving to Kenilworth Road and Luton Town in November 1991. He did not find the net in forty-nine League Starts for the Hatters and he was twice loaned out. Firstly to Sheffield United in November 1992, where he made six League starts, and two more from the bench, and then to his home town of Middlesbrough in February 1993, where he managed five League games, two of which were from the bench. He then joined Sheffield United on a permanent basis in July 1993, starting fifteen League games and adding one more from the bench before joining Bradford City in July 1994, as player/coach, where he scored three goals in twenty-two League starts and one more from the bench. He became the Bantam's manager in November 1995 and took them to promotion, but left to manage Stoke City in April 1998, but only lasted until April 1998.(Leeds United Player Details)
5ft 11ins and 11st 6lbs, he started with Rutherglen Rosebank, before joining Celtic. He then joined St. Roch's and he joined Leeds from them on 19th August 1935 as understudy to Jock McDougall and soon featured regularly in the Leeds Reserves, before making his first team debut in February 1936. He was unable to gain a regular first team place because of the form of Tom Holley but he did make over sixty appearances, either side of WW2 before retiring in May 1947. (Leeds United Player Details)
Hohenmolsen, East Germany
He made one appearance for the Germany Under-Twenty-one team in 1991 and as a trialist with the Leeds Reserve team just one appearance also. The six foot tall midfielder started his career as a junior with Medizin Halle-Nietleben, and then BSG Empor Halle until 1982, then Hallescher FC Chemie from 1982 to 1988. He scored twice in thirty-one games for them in the 1987-89 seasons. In July 1989 he moved to FSV Hettstedt on a free transfer but did not stay long and in January 1990 he moved to Borussia Dortmund. He stayed with them until January 1994 when he went on loan to to Manchester City. Prior to being loaned to them he had a game for the Leeds Reserves. He had scored twice in fifty-starts and twenty-two games as a substitute and three times sat unused in the Bundesliga. He also scored twice in six starts and four games from the bench in the European Cup and scored once in four starts and one game from the bench in the DFB-Pokal. His loan at Maine Road was only for March and April 1994, and he scored once in four starts and two games from the bench and was unused on the bench in three games. He joined Swiss Club, FC Sion in July 1994 and spent a season there, scoring five times in twenty-four games, and he was sold to Hertha Berlin for 250,000 euros. He scored one goal in each of the Bundesliga one and two and in the DFB-Pokal and started twenty-six games in the Bundesliga 1 and came off the bench in one game and was unused once, while in Bundesliga 2 he started sixty-two and was a substitute once and in the DFB-Pokal, he started six times. At the beginning of 1999 he was sold to Bundesliga 2 team St Pauli for 125,000 euros. He failed to find the net during his time with them and started thirty and had one substitute appearance in the Bundesliga 2 and was also unused in two games and started one DFB-Pokal game. In July 2000 he joined Berlin Bundesliga 2 team SF Kladow but remained only until January 2001, when he joined Norwegian club Valerenga. He was on on the move again in July 2001, after scoring twice in ten games for Valerenga, when he joined Bulgarian club Lokomotiv Sofia. He stayed there for two years, scoring once in sixteen games, before returning to Germany to the Bundesliga 3 side Chemnitzer FC. He scored twice in fifty-one starts in his two seasons with them. He then played three seasons with Fortuna Chemnitz from 2005 to 2008.
Keane started his football career with South Dublin schoolboy side Crumlin United where his talent was recognised at an early age, and he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers and progressed through their youth ranks and made his professional debut aged seventeen on 9th August 1997, scoring twice on debut. He went on to be the club's leading scorer in the following season as his profile rose. Just weeks into the 1999-2000, he was sold to EPL team Coventry City for £6m, a then-British record for a teenager. He scored twenty-nine times in eighty-seven appearances for Wolves. After a successful season at Coventry, where he scored twelve goals in thirty-four games, he had become one of the hottest properties in English football. He was signed by Marcello Lippi of Inter-Milan for £13 million, where he teamed
up with the likes of Ronaldo and Christian Viera. He had scored twelve times in thirty-four games for the Sky Blues. However, his dream move to Italy soured when Lippi was sacked soon after Keane arrived, and Lippi's successor, Marco Tardelli, deemed Keane surplus to requirements. He failed to score in the six games he had with Milan. In December 2000, he was loaned out to Leeds United. His Leeds career got off to an impressive start, scoring nine goals in fourteen starts before the Leeds manager, David OíLeary, made his loan deal permanent in May 2001 at a cost of £12 million. However, he only managed ten goals in thirty-six appearances in his second season. Leeds's financial troubles were forcing the club to sell many of its players, and, after turning down a move to Sunderland, Keane joined the exodus when he was sold to Tottenham Hotspur just before the 2002-03 transfer deadline for a fee of £7 million. At Elland Road he had scored thirteen League goals in twenty-eight starts and eigteen games from the
bench and three goals in two starts in the League Cup but failed to find the net in two F.A. Cup ties, while in European games he scored three in six starts. He was the Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year in his first two seasons there. He bagged thirteen and sixteen goals respectively in those first two seasons for Spurs. His third season, 2004-05, was more frustrating. Despite scoring seventeen goals, his highest return of goals in a season for Tottenham, he played second-fiddle to Jermain Defoe for much of the season. The frustration culminated in Keane storming from the dugout towards the end of a game against Birmingham City in April 2005 after all the substitutes had been used, meaning he would not get a chance to appear. He was fined £10,000 and forced to train with the reserves after the outburst and his future at the club was thrown into doubt. He knuckled down after this incident but the 2005-06 season started as the previous one had ended, with Defoe being preferred to partner Mido in Tottenham's strikeforce. However, Defoe's strike-rate continued to disappoint and Keane's persistence paid off in November when manager Martin Jol eventually gave Keane a chance to replace Defoe and stake his claim. He grabbed the chance with both hands, and finished the season with sixteen League goals, as he became the EPL's joint fourth top goalscorer that season. A firm fans' favourite, Keane signed a new four year contract in March 2006, keeping him at the club until 2010. Keane had a slow start to the 2006-07 season which was further set back by a knee ligament injury that Keane suffered against Middlesbrough on 5th December 2006. His return from injury marked the beginning of a return to form and a lethal partnership with Dimitar Berbatov. Keane and Berbatov were jointly awarded the FA Premier League's Player of the Month Award for April 2007. Keane finished the season with a total of twenty-two goals in all competitions, the highest ever season tally of his career, scoring fifteen goals in his last fifteen
appearances of the season. Keane started in his two hundredth appearance for Tottenham in the final game of the 2006-07 season against Manchester City scoring the first goal in a 2-1 victory that saw Tottenham secure fifth place in the League. He signed a new five year contract with Tottenham on 28th May 2007 that would potentially keep him at the club until 2012. On 26th December 2007, he became only the thirteenth player in the history of the League to score one hundred EPL goals. 2007 proved to be a remarkable year for the striker with a total of thirty-one goals and thirteen assists from just forty starts. His tally of nineteen League goals in the calendar year was the highest of any player in the EPL throughout 2007. He scored his one hundredth competitive goal for Tottenham in the 2-0 win against Sunderland on 19th January 2008. He is the fifteenth Tottenham player to achieve this feat. He also won his first senior honour, the Football League Cup. The 2007Ė08 season was the most fruitful of his career
as he set a career record of twenty-three goals in a season. His consistency and strike-rate attracted the attention of Premier League rivals Liverpool. Despite accusations of misconduct, Tottenham agreed to a £20.3 million deal for the player, allowing Keane to join the team he supported as a child, although he had pledged his career and love to Spurs just one month earlier. In his first six year stay at White Hart Lane, Keane scored eighty League goals in one hundred and ninety-seven games of which thirty-nine were as a substitute. He also scored eleven goals in nineteen F.A. Cup games, of which four were from the bench, seven goals in fourteen starts and five games from the bench in the League Cup and nine goals in nineteen other games, in European and other Competitions, of which four were as a substitute. He moved to Liverpool in July 2008 but he spent only six months at the club and soon returned to Tottenham, where he was made first team captain. In his time at Anfield he scored five League goals from nineteen appearances, of which three were as a substitute. He started one F.A. Cup game but failed to score, but netted twice in other games in Europe and other competitions from six starts and one game from the bench. Keane rejoined Tottenham on 2nd February 2009, signing a four-year contract for a basic fee of £12 million, potentially rising to £19 million with add-ons. The deal meant that the cumulative transfer fees paid for Keane over his career amounted to around £75 million. He was also made Tottenham vice-captain a week later, often deputising for Ledley King. On 26th September 2009, Keane scored four goals in a 5-0 win over Burnley. Despite his good form he lost his place in the Spurs team and was confined to the bench as Crouch and Defoe were given a chance to forge a partnership. Harry Redknapp was conscious of the need for Keane to have as many games as possible to maintain his edge and so he allowed Keane to fulfill a dream by joining his boyhood favourite team. He was loaned to Celtic from 1st
February 2010 until the end of the season and scored twelve goals in sixteen League games, one of which was as a substitute. He also scored four times in two starts and one game as a substitute in the Scottish Cup. He was chosen as Celtic's "Player of the Year" by the Celtic fans. He went on loan to West Ham United from 31st January 2011 to the end of the season where he scored twice in five starts and four games from the bench in the League and made one substitute appearance in the F.A. Cup, without scoring. In his second stint with Tottenham Hotspur he scored eleven times in thirty-one starts in the League, and ten games from the bench, and once in one start and one substitute appearance in the F.A. Cup and three in two starts and two games from the bench in the League Cup, and made five substitute appearances in European games without scoring, before leaving to join L.A. Galaxy on 15th August 2011 for £3.5 million. He made his debut on 20th August 2011, scoring in the twenty-first minute against San Jose
Earthquakes. He scored twice in three starts and one game from the bench in the 2011 season in the MLS then scored once in three in the Play-offs and once in two starts in the CONCACAF Champions League. He was loaned to Aston Villa on 12th January 2012 until 26th February 2012 and scored three goals in five League starts and one from the bench and also started one F.A. Cup tie without scoring. In 2012 he had scored four goals in twelve starts in the MLS. In November, Keane stated that he would be leaving LA Galaxy after his contract expired at the end of the season, but that he would not be retiring. In total, he scored one hundred and four goals in one hundred and sixty-five appearances during his six seasons with the club with his last game being the MLS Cup Playoff penalty-shootout defeat to Colorado Rapids on 6 November 2016. A proven goalscorer, Keane has scored more than two hundred and fifty goals for club and country in a career that began in 1997 at the age of just Seventeen and has seen him become
one of the most lethal forwards of his time. Since joining the LA Galaxy in 2011, Keane has been one of the most prolific and dangerous strikers in the league, with seventy-three goals in one hundred and eight regular-season appearances. He also netted nine goals in eighteen playoff appearances, helping the Galaxy to MLS Cup wins in 2011, 2012 and 2014. He was the league and MLS Cup MVP in 2014 and was also selected four times in the annual selection of best players in each position. Keane had already achieved much in the international arena. He was part of the "Golden Generation" of Republic of Ireland youth football of the late 1990s. Under the guidance of Brian Kerr, the unfancied Republic won the UEFA Under-Sixteen and Under-Eighteen European championships in 1998, and he was part of the victorious Under-Eighteen side. In 1999, he played at the World Youth Cup in Nigeria, where the Republic reached the quarter-finals before going out on penalties to the hosts. He made his first senior appearance for the Republic of Ireland against the Czech Republic in Olomouc in March 1998, scoring his first senior goal against Malta in October that year. He won his seventieth Cap in the Republic's 5-0 defeat of San Marino, scoring a ďHat-trickĒ along the way. Keane became the Republic's top goalscorer at international level; when his twenty-three goals in fifty-six games easily surpassed Niall Quinn's previous record of twenty-one in ninety-two games, when he scored twice against the Faroe Isles on 13th October 2004. He was part of the 2002 World Cup campaign in South Korea and Japan, scoring three goals in the Republic of Ireland's four games. His most famous goal to date is arguably the injury-time equalizer against Germany in the 2002 World Cup (the only goal to be scored against Germany in the competition until the final), although his last-minute equaliser against Spain from the penalty spot was equally as dramatic. Although the Republic of Ireland failed to qualify for the 2006 World Cup, Keane scored four goals in the Republic's eight matches and remains their most prolific goalscorer. Following Steve Staunton's appointment as the manager of the Republic of Ireland, Keane was appointed Captain. In their first game under Staunton, Keane scored the second goal in the 3-0 victory against Sweden at Lansdowne Road, and celebrated the final match at the Lansdowne Road stadium, against San Marino, with a hat-trick. As captain Keane led Ireland to the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa by finishing second in their qualifying Group to Italy. He scored his fortieth goal for Ireland on 5th September 2009 in a 2-1 win over Cyprus in Nicosia. He gained his one hundredth Irish cap on 11th August 2010 in a 1-1 draw with Argentina in the first game played at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. He scored his fiftieth goal for the Republic on 4th June 2011, with the first of two goals he scored against Macedonia in the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers. He had scored sixty-eight goals in one hundred and forty-five starts and one game as substitute at the end of October 2016. (Leeds United Player Details)
Not much is known, other than he played at inside-right in the first game of the 1946-47 season, and never made the first team.
The 5ft 11ins, 11st 11lb Keegan started with Home Farm and joined Leeds in August 2000 signing professional forms on 6th July 2001. Keegan played with the Leeds Juniors and sometimes the Reserve team and did make the bench for the first team at Birmingham City on 27th March 2004, but he remained unused as United, after dominating the game early, were finally sunk without trace and another nail was put into the relegation coffin. In October 2003 he was loaned to Scunthorpe United for a month but he returned after making only two substitute appearances. Loaned on 21st October he took part in a 4-1 win at Carlisle United on the same day and then came on during the 6-2 win over Huddersfield Town on 1st November before returning to Elland Road when his loan expired on 21st November 2003. Capped by Ireland at Youth level, he gained Under-Nineteen recognition while at Leeds, playing a full game as England won 0-1 in Dublin on 19th May 2003 and then two days later he was substituted by Leeds Juniors teammate Henry McStay with five minutes left in a 3-2 home win over Switzerland. On 19th August 2003 he was capped for the Under-Twenty-three team that won 5-1 in Poland and there was another full game while on loan to Scunthorpe as the Republic won 2-0 in Switzerland on 10th October 2003. It seemed as though Keegan might break into the Leeds first team, but with finances getting ever tighter he had trials with Hull City in May 2005 before returning to Ireland to join Drogheda United in August 2005. He soon picked up a medal when he came on as a substitute in their 2-0 win over Cork City in the Irish Cup Final. Keegan was a contender for Player of the Year in 2006-07 after a highly impressive campaign. He received rave reviews for his Ireland Under-Twenty-one performances and attracted interest from abroad as a strong midfielder, working box-to-box for ninety minutes. He picked up another medal when Drogheda won the Irish League in 2007. After being called up for the Ireland Under-Twenty-Three squad on 13th November 2007 against Slovakia, he was in the starting eleven and on 13th May 2008 he was in the run-on side against Northern Ireland. He got his third Under-Twenty-Three cap against Belgium on 21st October 2008, when he was also Captain. After a successful time at Drogheda, and after he had scored twice in twenty-eight appearances in his final season with Drogheda, he signed for Bohemians in January 2009 and slotted seamlessly into the middle of their midfield. He also captained the side when Owen Heary was been absent. After winning an Irish League Championship medal for the second consecutive year, this time with Bohemians, he also picked up an FAI League Cup winners' medal when Bohemians defeated Waterford 3-1 on 26th September 2009. Bohemians ran into financial troubles and in January 2011 he had trials with Reading and Doncaster Rovers and he signed with Doncaster on 17th January 2011 on a contract until the end of the season. He had scored six goals in sixty-four starts and three substitute appearances in the League and made four more starts in the UEFA European Championship League. He played seventy-seven minutes in a 5-2 beating at Elland Road by Leeds United on 3rd March 2011. His contract with Doncaster was extended for a further year at the end of the 2010-11 season. He made ten starts and two substitute appearances for Doncaster in the League and one substitute appearance in the League Cup, before he was released at the end of his contract in May 2012. But that was reversed and he signed a further one year contract. He led Rovers to the League One Championship in the 2012Ė13 season. He is presently halfway through a three year contract and has remained a regular unless injured and with a few games left in the 2016-17 season he had scored twice in the League, with goals against Notts County in 2012 and Burton Albion in 2015, and had started one hundred and seven League games and also came off the bench in seventeen more and he also had seven starts and two from the bench in the F.A. Cup, four starts and two from the bench in the League Cup and six starts in the Football League Trophy. (Leeds United Player Details)
Charles Frederick/ Charlie
He started his career with Alvaston & Bolton, joining Leeds from that club in July 1927. Injuries and illness took their toll on his career but he still managed one hundred and ten goals from just short of one hundred and seventy appearances for United before leaving for Bradford City in October 1934. There he scored four goals in twenty-two League games before getting three goals in nine games for Reading as he finished his League career. He joined Stalybridge Celtic on 23rd September 1936, where he finished his playing days. (Leeds United Player Details)
He joined Leeds from Sandbach Ramblers in September 1935 and played mostly in the the Leeds Reserves, but did make his first team debut in April 1938 and went on to play four times for them. He was Twenty-one and 6ft and 13st when he was sold to Newcastle United on 1st November 1938 but he only played once for the Magpies. (Leeds United Player Details)
Drogheda, Republic of Ireland
He was signed in July 1991 from Home Farm, the Dublin club that had produced so many Irish Stars over the years. He was a striker in the juniors when he was pitched into first-team action as a seventeen-year-old substitute winger in a League Cup-tie against Scunthorpe United, having had only fifteen minutes of reserve-team football under his belt. Apart from brief substitute appearances, he did not re-emerge until the start of the 1993-94 season when Howard Wilkinson, recognizing his potential as a wing back, fielded him at right-back on the opening day at Manchester City. He made the transition from struggling Reserve-team front man to World Cup Full-Back. That was the remarkable rise of Gary Kelly in 1993-94. With Mel Sterland out of the picture Kelly made the Number Two shirt his own with a series of superb displays, his blinding speed and tenacity making him a daunting opponent for any winger. He had, however, been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-Twenty-One side and made his debut for them, firstly as a substitute in a 1-2 defeat by Spain at Jerez on 17th November 1992 in a European Championship Qualifier, and then made his full debut in Dublin in a 0-1 defeat by Germany in the same competition on 9th March 1993. These were quickly followed by three more games in the same competition as he quickly took his total to five. He matured so rapidly that Jack Charlton awarded him his first full Eire Cap against Russia in March 1994 and within months was on his way to the World Cup Finals in the United States. Ever-present for two successive seasons he amassed one hundred and eighteen consecutive games, before an International call-up caused him to miss a game. The season of 1998-99 was a bad one for Kelly as he never featured in a game after shin splint problems occurred in the pre-season games. Having overcome the shin problem, at the start of 1999-2000, he found that there was no place for him in the starting line-up, as the newly-arrived Danny Mills was being given his chance. Mills started well, but then had a couple of poor games, and so Kelly was finally given the chance to restart his career. He gave his usual solid performance, but had lost some of the pace he used to have. Eventually he silenced his critics by once again making the right back role his own. Another injury in 2000-01 gave Danny Mills the chance to reclaim a place in the starting line-up with the result that Kelly was back on the bench or only taking up the right-back slot when Mills was switched to the centre of the defence. In 2001-02, Danny Mills was clearly the first choice right back, and the Irishman found himself on the bench once more. However, Leeds suffered yet another injury crisis and that gave him the chance to come back into the side in midfield, where he played well and improved his crossing ability. Mills' temperament was such that he ran into suspension problems and Kelly re-establish himself in the first team while Mills sat on the sidelines, and his performances did enough to convince Mick McCarthy to pick him for the World Cup where he performanced well. He was awarded a testimonial in 2001-02. Summer 2002 saw him linked with several clubs, Celtic and Sunderland among them, but he remained at Elland Road and fought to get back into the starting line-up. He played his fiftieth game for the Republic on 16th June 2002, and his final cap came on 16th October 2002. Kelly had won fifty-two international caps playing for the Republic of Ireland, from forty-three starts and nine games as a substitute, before his retirement from international football. With the injuries and player sales in 2002-03, Danny Mills was forced to fill in at centre back on occasion, so Kelly operated at right back once more, as well as sometimes playing on the right side of midfield. He was also only the tenth player to ever make over five hundred appearances for Leeds United in all games. He still is the only player from the non-Revie era to reach that milestone. Kelly played regularly in the first half of his sixteenth season at Elland Road, but with his high wage contract expiring at the end of the season, this became a point for argument. On 26th October 2006, new Leeds manager Dennis Wise revealed Shaun Derry was replacing Kelly as vice captain, ending Kelly's long reign in that position. After sixteen years of loyal service to the club, a presentation of a crystal cut vase was made to Kelly at the last home game of the 2006-07 season. He retired at the end of the season, aged thirty-two. He had scored twice in four hundred and thirty League games, only eleven of those being as a substitute.(Leeds United Player Details)
He started his career with Hetton Juniors and joined Burnley before the 1930-31 season and scored twelve goals in thirty League gamesin the next two seasons, before joining Newcastle United, where he scored once in five games before moving to Leeds in February 1935. At Elland Road he scored seventeen times in fifty-nine League games before leaving for Birmingham in January 1938. There he scored once in twelve games before joining Bury and scoring once in three games in the aborted 1939-40 season. (Leeds United Player Details)
Brother of Dominic and called Mick to avoid confusion with "Jack" Kelly, he started with Accrington Stanley but had not made their first team when he joined Leedsbefore the start of the 1934-35 season. He made four appearances for the first team, but was a regular scorer for the Reserves in the 1934-35 season. He left for Barnsley on 23rd October 1935, where he played three games before moving to Bradford City where he had five games before joining Bedford Town. (Leeds United Player Details)
Not much is known, other than he played at inside forward for the Reserves and "A" team intermittantly and never reached first team level.
Starting with Duntocher Hibernians, he played for Clyde, scoring three times in thirteen games, before joining Leeds on 16th December 1957 at the age of twenty-two. He played mostly with the Reserve team but made his first team debut in February 1959. It was his only game for Leeds as he was sold to Barrow on 16th March 1959. He stayed there for over four years scoring forty-six goals in one hundred and seventy League appearances before moving to Crewe Alexandra in December 1963. He scored seven goals in forty-seven League games before retiring in July 1966. (Leeds United Player Details)
Not much is known, other than he played at right back for the Reserves and never reached first team level.
The 6ft 0 1/2ins and 13st 7 1/2lb North-Eastern-born centre half joined Leeds from school in Doncaster, where he had captained the Yorkshire Schoolboys. He served his apprenticeship before signing professional forms in May 1968. He progressed through the Juniors and to the Reserves, and after making his first team debut in March 1970, went on to start three competitive games before joining Lincoln City in July 1971, but after one goal in eight League games at Sincil Bank, two of which were from the bench, he ceased playing in July 1972.(Leeds United Player Details)
Starting with Mossley Common, he joined Leeds as an amateur from Bolton Wanderers in December 1950. He featured spasmodically with the Reserves and had a good strike rate in the 1953-54 season. He left Leeds for Worcester City in 1954 but was soon back in the Fotball League joining Southport in September 1954. He there made his only League appearance before joining Chorley.
An outstanding Cheshire County League player with Stalybridge Celtic, he was already 24 years old and stood 5ft 9ins and weighed 11st 6lb, when he signed for Leeds on 6th December 1949. He made his first team debut within a fortnight, but did not cement a regular place until the following season. However, he went on to become one of United's most consistent and reliable players Captaining the club on many occasions. He went on to make almost three hundred and fifty first team appearances before leaving for Chesterfield on 1st May 1959, where he made nine League appearances before retiring.(Leeds United Player Details)
He started his football with Sheffield Wednesday as part of their Youth Training Scheme before signing professional in September 1984. He stayed with them for four years but never made the first team. He took off for South Africa, where he played for Arcadia Shepherds until he went for a trial at Leeds United. This turned out to be his debut game for the Leeds Reserves and he went on to play all but four games to the end of the season and he made his first team debut as a substitute in April 1989. He twice went on loan while at Leeds scoring once in seven starts with Doncaster Rovers from 22nd August to 30th December 1991 and scoring once in twelve League starts with Blackpool where he stayed from 31st December 1991 to 31st May 1992. He stayed at Leeds until 13th July 1993 starting six and coming from the bench on another seven League games before he signed for Reading for £75,000. He had a good stay with Reading, scoring five times in eighty-four League starts and five more from the bench, before leaving on a free transfer to Carlisle United on 16th September 1996. One substitute appearance was his only exposure before going north of the border on a free transfer when he joined Kilmarnock on 1st October 1996. He stayed there for almost four years starting sixty-one Scottish League games but the next three years were just a procession of short stays at clubs throughout England and Scotland. After moving to Kidderminster Harriers on a free transfer on 9th September 2000, where he had one substitute appearance before departing on 21st September 2000, he was at Clydebank from 24th November 2000 to 20th January 2001 when he joined Hamilton Academical, scoring three goals in seventeen starts before leaving on 11th August 2001 for Exeter City. He scored once in five starts there before going north of the border again to Morton on 29th September 2001 where he scored twice in twenty-one starts and another from the bench before departing on 22nd June 2002. His next stop was at Harrogate Town where he did not make a League appearance before departing on 30th November 2002. He then returned for another spell at Hamilton Academical on 31st January 2003 and he made sixteen starts before being released on 1st June 2003. (Leeds United Player Details)
An Edinburgh Schoolboy representative who joined Leeds in May 1967 and signed professional on 10th October 1967, he did not progress to the first team and left on 22nd March 1969 to join Stirling Albion.
Kerslake played for East London, Inner London, London District and England Schoolboys at Under-Fifteen and Under-Sixteen level, when a winger. Then started his career with Queens Park Rangers, firstly as an amateur, signing schoolboy forms in June 1982 and turning professional in June 1983. Youth and England under-Nineteen internationals soon followed before he gained his England Under-Twenty-one cap against Turkey in 1985. He scored six goals in fifty-eight League games, of which twenty were as substitute, while at at Loftus Road. A £110,000 move to Swindon Town on 24th November 1989 saw him play under future England boss Glenn Hoddle, but he gave up the chance to feature in the Division One promotion play-offs to join Leeds United for £500,000 on 11th March 1993. In his first spell with Swindon he had played one hundred-and-thirty-five League games, of which only two were off the bench, and scored once, to become acknowledged as the best right-back in the Division. With right-back Mel Sterland facing a lengthy lay-off because of injury, Leeds him to fill the vacancy. However, an injury at Anfield in only his eighth appearance, curtailed his season. Gary Kelly seized the opportunity offered and started his long unbroken run at right back and Kerslake was released after only six months at Elland Road, in which he started only eoght League games, United taking a £50,000 loss as he joined Tottenham Hotspur for £450,000. He was signed by his former Swindon boss, Ossie Ardiles, but after the Argentinian had left Spurs, his successor, Gerry Francis, found very little use for him and he spent much of his last two seasons at White Hart Lane on the sidelines. He finished up making only thirty-four starts and three substitute appearances in his four years at White Hart Lane. However, he did return to Swindon Town for a second spell on two month's loan from 23rd November 1996, making eight League starts. He had a fortnight's loan to Charlton Athletic in August 1997, but did not play in the first team. On 14th August 1997 he went to Ipswich Town on a free-transfer, where he made two starts and five substitute appearances in the League. On 11th December 1997 he went on loan to Wycombe Wanderers, where he had nine starts and one game off the bench in the League, before returning to Portman Road on 9th March 1998 to immediately join Swindon Town for a third time and made twenty-three starts and two games as substitute in the League before he joined Non-League Canvey Island on 14th May 1999. He won twenty-nine England Youth caps, a record at the time and great things were expected of him which perhaps never materialised. After retiring, he spent five years working with the youth team at Spurs before joining Colin Calderwood at Northampton Town as reserve team coach. He followed him to Nottingham Forest in a similar capacity. On 26th December 2008 Kerslake left Forest along with Calderwood before being selected by Malky Mackay as First Team Coach at Watford in the summer of 2009. He followed MacKay to Cardiff City in the summer of 2011, and became his Assistant Manager and helped Cardiff to a losing semi-final play-off and a losing League Cup Final in 2011-12.(Leeds United Player Details)
Starting his career with Smithfield Hotspurs, a feeder club for Marconi, he left Westfield Sports High School and went for a four week trial with Leeds United along with Brett Emerton. Both were taken on, but Visa restrictions stopped Emerton being signed. However, Kewell had an English father and that gave him a positive visa outcome. He signed professional forms on 23rd December 1995. In the 1995-96 season he started four and came off the bench four times for the reserves and was a regular with the Youth team, scoring nine goals in twenty games, one of which was from the bench. The following season saw him score once in six starts and two games from the bench for the reserves, while he excelled for the youth team as they topped the Northern Intermediate League and won the F.A. Youth Cup, as he scored nine goals from from twenty-one starts and one game from the bench in the League and one goal from eight starts in the Cup. He made his Leeds debut at the age of seventeen on 30th March 1996. Despite several periods in which he was out due to injury, he went on to score forty-five League goals in one hundred and sixty-nine starts and twelve games from the bench before he moved to Liverpool on 9th July 2003 for £5 million, a fee far below his true worth, but Leeds Chairman, Professor John McKenzie, was remiss in his handling of negotiations and the club also failed in its handling of negotiations with the player. Injuries again marred his stay at Anfield but he did gain, a EUFA Champions League medal in 2004-05, EUFA Super Cup and a Club World Cup runners up medals and scored twelve goals in ninety-three League appearances, of which twelve were from the bench before he joined Galatasaray on 5th July 2008 on a two year contract. He became a firm fan favourite and stayed with them until 1st December 2011, scoring twenty-two goals in sixty-three appearances. He returned to Australia to join Melbourne Victory on 20th August 2011, where he scored eight goals in twenty-five appearances in the 2011-12 season and did not renew his contract as he returned to England to look after his mother-in-law who had cancer. He then joined Al-Gharafa in Qatar on 6th April 2013, but after scoring once in three games he returned to Australia with Melbourne Heart, scoring twice in sixteen games before retiring on 26th March 2014. On the International stage he scored once in ten appearances for the Australian Under-Seventeens and three games without scoring for the Under-Twenties, while at full international level he was capped fifty-six times and scored seventeen goals.(Leeds United Player Details)
Educated at Colaiste Choilm,Swords, he twice played with the Irish Under-Fifteen team while with Belvedere in 2000-01, before joining Leeds as a trainee. He continued to represent the Republic further as an Under-Sixteen in July 2001 and three starts with Under-Seventeens in the 2001-02 season. The 5ft 9ins 10st 12lb, left back progressed through the Leeds Under-Seventeen team and then the Under-Nineteens, but while he was often unused on the bench, he never made his debut for the reserves. He did however continue to represent Ireland playing three times for the Under-Eighteens in August 2002 and at Under-Nineteen in February 2003. However, there was extreme competition for the left back spot as the club pressed for European and EPL honours, but later, as the club struggled to cope after relegation and financial ruin, he was one of several young Irishmen that were released by the club. He returned to his native country and joined Kildare County and later, in February 2006 he joined Monaghan United where he spent two seasons in 2006 and 2007.
He started with Derby Corries before joining Notts County in July 1957. He had played twenty-six League games for them before he went to Leeds in part-exchange for Bob Forrest on 6th February 1959, when he was nineteen, 5ft 11ins and 12 1/2 st. He soon made his first team debut and made twenty-one League appearances, but much of his time was spent in the Reserves where he became Captain. He left Leeds at the end of the 1961-62 season to join Non-League Tonbridge (Leeds United Player Details)
A product of the youth set-up at Leeds, Kilgallon had already played for England at Under-Eighteen and Under-Nineteen level before he made his debut in Unitedís UEFA Cup game in Florence for their away game with Hapoel Tel-Aviv, coming on for Lucas Radebe after sixty-two minutes, followed four minutes later by Frazer Richardson, who also made his debut as a substitute for Gary Kelly. He had made his England Under-Eighteen debut as a Substitute on 4th March 2002 and went on to gain five caps. He was twice capped for the Under-Nineteens, both as substitutes. After being loaned out to West Ham United for three months from 21st August 2003, for whom he made one League start and two games from the bench and one start in the League Cup in his stay which ended on 27th November 2003, he next made the first
team in the Boxing Day game home game with Aston Villa in 2003 and on 17th January 2004 he scored his first goal for United at Southampton. He made seven League starts in 2003-04, scoring two goals that season, which saw him gain four caps for the England Under-Twenties, working his way into the England Under-Twenty-one set-up. He played his first game at that level on 30th March 2004 in a 2-2 draw against Sweden in Kristiansund when he came on as a sixty-third minute substitute for Steven Taylor. He had made five appearances after playing on 14th November 2006 in a 1-0 win in the Netherlands at the DSB Stadion Alkmaar, when he played the full game. Once Leeds had dropped to the CCCL, Killa (his nick-name from his team mates) began to make more appearances and held down a more regular place in the first eleven. He played a major role in the club's run through to the 2006 play-offs, helping them make the final. Kilgallon played most of Leeds's matches of the first half of the 2006-07 season in new Manager,
Dennis Wise's new look Leeds team, keeping experienced centre-backs Sean Gregan and Hayden Foxe out of the team. Having been the subject of a failed £1 million bid from EPL side Reading at the start of the 2006-07 season he was finally transferred to Sheffield United during that seasonís January transfer window. Kilgallon signed for Sheffield United on 8th January 2007 for £1.75 million rising to £2 million and with a twenty per cent sell on clause. At Elland Road he had scored three goals in eighty League games, seven of which had been as a substitute. He had also started four F.A. Cup games, and made six starts and come off the bench once in the League Cup, made one substitute appearance in European competition and started three play-off final games, without scoring. Despite recovering from an early injury he found it difficult to force himself into Neil Warnockís plans and did not make his first team debut until the 1-0 loss at Bolton Wanderers on 31st March 2007. He did not score a competitive goal for
the Blades until 15th December 2007 when he netted the winner in a 1-0 home victory over local rivals Barnsley. A vital cog in the Blades team, he was the club's "Player of the Year" in the 2008-09 season. While playing regularly he rejected the clubs further offers of a new contract as it was inadequate. He did commit himself to the club until the end of his contract which was due to expire at the end of the season. Kilgallon's record at Bramall Lane was four League goals in one hundred and five starts and two games from the bench but had failed to score in seven F.A. Cup, seven League Cup and three starts in the play-off Finals. The club decided to cash in while they could and he signed for Sunderland for £2 million on a three and a half year contract on 21st February 2010. In the 2009-10 season he had started six League games and played one from the bench for Sunderland, but signed a season-long loan deal with Npower Championship side Middlesbrough in August 2010, making his debut against former club
Sheffield United at the Riverside in a 1-0 win on 22nd August 2010. However, his loan spell was cut short by an injury and Kilgallon returned to Wearside having made just three starts for Boro, two in the League and one in the League Cup. He joined Doncaster Rovers on loan until the end of the season in January 2011, playing twelve League games, five of which were as a substitute. Kilgallon won a recall to the Sunderland first-team squad under Martin O'Neill and made his first senior appearance since May 2010 in the 1-0 win over Manchester City on New Year's Day 2012, when he came on as a substitute for Wes Brown after twenty-six minutes. On 13th July 2013 he was signed on a free transfer by Blackburn Rovers. He had started twenty-one and come on twice as a substitute in League games and started two F.A. Cup ties and one League Cup game without scoring. He stayed at Ewood Park for three seasons scoring twice in fifty-seven League games of which five were as a substitute and also started six F.A. Cup and one
League Cup games without scoring. He moved to Bradford City on a free transfer on 1st August 2016 and by the end of the 2016-17 season he had started six League games and made one substitute appearance, three starts in the F.A. Cup and three starts and one appearance as a substitute in the Football League Trophy, but had not scored in any competition. (Leeds United Player Details)
A Schoolboy International, he joined the Leeds groundstaff in September 1942. He made his first team debut in October 1942 and went on to play nine games during the War-time League. He made his peace-time debut in October 1947 and went on to make eight League appearances. He joined Shrewsbury Town on 4th August 1948 and then went to Scarborough on 3rd November 1948 and later joined Halifax Town. He retired on 22nd January 1951, when only 26yo due to arthritis. (Leeds United Player Details)
He started with Chesterfield Juniors and signed for Leeds from Bolsover Colliery on 6th October 1948, when he was 19yo and 5ft 8 1/2 ins and 11st. He played in a variety of positions for Leeds but it was as a central defender that he made his first team debut in February 1951. He went on to make thirty nine appearances for Leeds before leaving for Coventry City for £10,000 in March 1952. There he showed his true worth scoring six goals in three hundred and thirty League appearances. (Leeds United Player Details)
Signed from Workington on 2nd May 1924, he played regularly for the Reserve team and during his three years of service he managed ten League appearances as Bill Menzies' deputy. He left for Watford in June 1927. (Leeds United Player Details)
Knarvik played junior football in his native Norway for IL Skjegard from 1992 until 1st June 1997, when he joined Leeds United. He was part of the wonderful young Leeds team that took out the FA Youth Cup in 1996-97 and also a member of the 1997-98 Pontinís League winning team and that provided so many future stars and internationals for the club. He made his Leeds first-team debut, as a substitute in a fine Leeds performance, in a 5-1 thrashing of Portsmouth at Fratton Park in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup in January 1999. Knarvik came on as an eighty-sixth minute substitute for Gunnar Halle so his United first team career lasted just four minutes. Knarvik performed well at Youth and reserve level but found himself well down the pecking order as Leeds bought players to further strengthen their team and supplement their emerging young stars. He was selected as the United Young Player of theYear and considering he was up against Harry Kewell and Jonathan Woodgate and the other galaxy of stars it was no mean feat. He also suffered from an injury which side-lined him for a while and, in May 2000, he had his contract cancelled and he moved back to Norway. He signed for top Norwegian side SK Brann from his hometown of Bergen and was converted to a striker. After a few good seasons at SK Brann his performance dropped and he was loaned out to Bryne FK but they would not offer a regular contract and after six games he returned to Brann who released him after he had scored twelve League goals in eighty-four appearances for them. He scored a further ten goals in twenty-one Cup and European games. Adeccoliga club Sogndal gave him a chance but his performance was not up to standard and they let him go after just one season in 2005 in which he scored once in sixteen appearances. He joined Sandefjord and scored twelve times in fifty League games for them. On 14th November 2007 Tromso IL announced they had signed Knarvik on a four year contract. He scored nine League in sixty-eight starts and seven games from the bench before, on 14th March 2011, he signed for Viking FK Stavanger. He played thirteen times for them in midfield, of which seven were as a substitute, without scoring. In January 2012 Knarvik moved to FK BodÝ/Glimt where he scored five goals in thirteen League starts. In 2001 Knarvik played three times for the Norwegian Under-Twenty-one team.(Leeds United Player Details)
Joined Tottenham Hotspur in the 1936-37 season but did not make the first team and moved to Leeds in October 1937. He played in the Leeds Reserves prior to WW2 and made the first team for Leeds during the war when he scored twelve goals in eighty-two appearances. He could not make the Leeds first team after the war and left for Plymouth Argyle in July 1947 where he made seven appearances without scoring and he left for Bradford City in February 1948, where he played seven League games without scoring, before retiring at the end of the season.(Leeds United Player Details)
Not much is known, other than he played at left half in the 1945-46 season, and never made the first team. Possibly Arnold Knight?
Not much is known, other than he scored when playing at Centre-Half in his debut game, which also proved to be his final one.
Represented Mid-Cheshire Schools and Northwich and District Schools before joining Leeds as an Apprentice. He became a regular in the Juniors but only played the odd game for the Reserves and was not signed as a professional.
An English Schoolboy and Youth International, he was brought through the Leeds United Juniors system, starting with the Stormcocks as an amateur before signing professional forms on 16th May 1951. He then played with the "A" and Reserves. He did not make the first team and left for Walsall on 2nd February 1955. He made just one League appearance for them. He returned to Yorkshire and played with Frickley Colliery, Bradford City, and then as an amateur with East End Park in January 1957.
Korsten played in the Netherlands for NEC Nijmegen and Vitesse Arnhem where he gained Dutch under-twenty-one honours in a career that was always disturbed by injury. He was at NEC Nijmegen until joining Vitesse Arnhem in August 1993, and scored four goals in twenty-three games. He stayed with the Arnhem club until May 1999, when he went on loan to Leeds United and he scored twelve goals in seventy-five appearances for them. He was well known to the Dutch selectors and was thought to be a star of the future but suffered several long spells of injuries which stunted his career. Leeds were aware of the potential of the speedy and elusive winger and took a chance by taking him on loan. In a short amount of time Korsten showed he had the pace, skill and strength to cope with English football and Leeds decided to pursue a permanent transfer. In his debut he came on for the last six minutes in place of Alan Smith. He was in the starting eleven for the FA Cup tie at Portsmouth, playing sixty-four minutes before giving way to fellow countryman, Clyde Wijnhard, but he was not at his best as an attacking left winger. He missed the next game at Southampton, but came on for the last thirty-four minutes as he replaced Clyde Wijnhard in the wide left striking role. He was on for the last five minutes in the 1-1 FA Cup draw at home to Tottenham. He was on for a full game as United won at Aston Villa 2-1, and he gave an impressive performance and almost scored with a fine solo effort. He played the full ninety minutes and scored the winner at home to Everton, he played with control and pace. He was unlucky not to add to his tally and scared their defence like Kewell normally did. He was retained for the 2-0 F.A. Cup loss at Tottenham being replaced by Alan Smith after seventy-one minutes. There was a full ninety minutes for Korsten as United won 2-1 at Leicester City, but he was not at his best. He missed the 2-0 victory over Tottenham and managed the last two minutes in Unitedís 2-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday. On 3rd April, he was back for an eighty-eight minute stint and scored the third goal in a 4-1 victory over Derby County at Elland Road, being outstanding in the first half but fading in the second. It was Korstenís final game for United as he returned to Holland to think about his future. On 14th April, it was reported that Willem Korsten had turned down a permanent move to Leeds, despite the club agreeing to his personal terms. However, Tottenham Hotspur also made a bid for the Dutch midfielder which was accepted. Korsten chose to join Tottenham Hotspur permanently instead for a fee in the region of £1.5 million. Korsten arrived at Spurs in the summer as Grahamís replacement for Ginola after scoring twice in seven appearances on loan from Vitesse Arnhem at Leeds. Unfortunately, like the previous player Spurs took from under Leeds noses, John Scales, Korsten spent much of his time injured and failed to convince when given the opportunity in the first team. After some impressive pre-season matches, Korsten picked up an injury before the start of the season and did not get back into first team contention for six months, making his debut in a dreadful 1-0 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday in Jan 2000. He went on to make a further eight appearances that season but did not impress, suffering from a loss of confidence and not being played in his preferred position. Korstenís form and morale never recovered while the George Graham was manager, and while he demonstrated a powerful shot, his overall contributions, admittedly often out of position, were very weak. For many of the Spurs fans, Korstenís career was a bit of a joke, and another stick to beat Graham with as he had purchased him to replace Ginola, who was player of the year at the time of the transfer. Injuries soon after Hoddle's arrival meant that Korsten got a decent run in the first team, and he showed his first real signs of ability in the brilliant second half comeback against Sunderland which saw Spurs comeback from 2-0 down to win 3-2. His first Spurs goal, away at Anfield soon followed, but a mad sending off against Chelsea in between seemed to sum up his luck in Spurs colours. He returned from suspension to have his finest moment for Tottenham, when scoring the first and third goals in a 3-1 win over Manchester United. Even with his improved form, people were sceptical about whether he would ever scale the heights at White Hart Lane, but thought that he had shown good character to come through a difficult period and at last showed something like his best form. No one knew where Korsten was over the pre-season as the rest of the squad assembled and only in August was it revealed that he would be out for at least four months. The game against Manchester proved to be his last, as due to injuries, his career was cut short at the age of twenty-six. He started twelve League games for Tottenham and made another eleven appearances as a substitute, scoring three goals. He also made three substitute appearances in the F.A. Cup and one start in the League Cup, without scoring. He retired in October 2001 and in 2002 he returned to his hometown club of Nijmegen as a coach at the Nec Academy. He subsequently, carved out a career as a TV football commentator back in his homeland, and also made tentative comebacks in amateur football for Achilles '29, with whom he won a KNVB Amateur Cup winners medal 2010-2011. He joined the Achilles staff for the 2011/12 campaign as their Assistant Manager.
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He represented Hungary fifty-six times at full international level, scoring nineteen goals, but started his career with Honved in Budapest in 1983, scoring thirty-nine goals in one hundred and forty-two appearances before moving to France to play for AJ Auxerre. He scored thirty-six goals in eighty-three games for them before leaving in 1991. It was at that time that he had trials with Leeds which amounted to just one game. It was in that season also that he returned to Honved in Budapest, scoring ten goals in ten games. He joined French First Division Team Union Sportive de Valenciennes Anzin at the start of the 1992-93 season, scoring eight goals in thirty-two games as they finished eighteenth. 1994-95 saw him with Belgian First Division side Royal Antwerp FC but only scored once in four appearances. He was back at Honved for the 1995-96 season, scoring nineteen goals in twenty-eight appearances as they finished fourth. 1995-96 saw him at Apoel FC of Nicosia in Cyprus, there he scored seven goals in twenty-four appearances as they won the League and the Cup. He joined Swiss side SR Delemont for the 1996-97 season, scoring four goals in thirteen appearances, before returning to Honved to finish his career in the 1997-98 season in which he scored once in four games.
A trialist who played just one game for the Leeds Reserve team and was substituted with nine minutes left on the clock. He had an extensive football career firstly in Poland and later in England. He represented Poland forty-six times in full internationals and scored one goal during his time in Poland. He started in Poland with Junior sides Meblarz Nowe Miasteczko and Lechia Zielona Gora. His first senior side was Stal Mielec in 1981, where he scored twice in twenty-four appearances in two seasons before moving to Legia Warsaw in July 1983. He had eight years with them scoring four times in one hundred and ninety appearances. He then moved to England on 28th August 1991 for £200,000 when he joined Aston Villa, just months after his trial at Leeds. He made twenty-five appearances at Villa Park before going, initially on loan to Sunderland in January 1994, but signing for them on 4th March 1994 for £100,000 and continued on to make one hundred and thirty-five League starts and one game from the bench. His next move took him to Molineux in August 1997 and with Wolverhampton Wanderers he started twelve League games and, when he was loaned to Tranmere Rovers in March 1998, he also played a dozen League games for them. He joined Carlisle United in July 1998 and started seven League games for them and finished his career at Darlington, who he signed for in October 1998, with three appearances in 1998-99. He then returned to Poland to manage Legia Warsaw and started his career as a Manager which proved to be as eventful as his playing career.