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
Managers' Profiles
Leeds City F.C. History
Leeds City F.C. Player and Manager Profiles
Leeds United/City Statistics
Leeds United/City Captains
Leeds United/City Friendlies and Other Games
Leeds United/City Reserves and Other Teams

Leeds United Reserve Team Players:

SurnameForename/akaDebut DateLeeds CareerPositionPOBDOBDODDetails

Page

26-04-1983

1983-1983

CF

Nothing is known about this player who made just one appearance for the Leeds Reserves.

Palmer

Carlton Lloyd/Carlton

14-02-1995

1994-1997

RH/CH

Rowley Regis

05-12-1965

A combative midfield player who could play equally well at centre-back. He played for Whiteheath St Michaelís Oldbury, Rowley Regis & District Schools, Newton Albion, Netherton and Dudley Town before joining West Bromwich Albion as an apprentice in the July 1983 and he turned professional in December 1984. He made his debut for Albion against Newcastle United in September 1985 as a substitute. He went on to skipper the England Under-Twenty-ones, and gained four caps for them and five at "B" level and eighteen at full level and scored one goal. He made one hundred and fourteen starts together with seven appearances from the bench in League games and scoring four goals in his time at the Hawthorns before moving to Sheffield Wednesday for £750,000 on 23rd February 1989 where he rejoined his old boss Ron Atkinson. He was always a regular at Hillsborough and he made two hundred and four League appearances for the Owls and another one as a substitute while scoring fourteen goals. He was signed by Leeds United for £2.6 million as a replacement for David Batty, but he never managed to reproduce the form that had merited international recognition. Howard Wilkinson often used him as a central defender, but he was equally effective as a man-marker, however it was in midfield where he played the bulk of his games while at Elland Road and his long striding style saw him score some last-minute winners which helped United to surge to a strong late finish to the season as they clinched a place in Europe in 1994-95. After Wilkinsonís departure he fell out of favour and, after scoring five goals in one hundred League starts and two more from the bench, he was dropped by George Graham, and he moved on to Southampton on 26th September 1997 for £1 million. In the dressing room he was abrasive, awkward and argumentative but on the pitch he was determined, hard-working and persistent and his long legs made him difficult to play against. He stayed on the south coast for sixteen months, scoring three goals from forty-five league appearances, all but one of which were from the start. He moved on to Nottingham Forest on 19th January 1999 for £1.1 million. Forest were relegated at the end of that season and he didnít stay long the following season before he was sold to EPL side Coventry City for £500,000 on 17th September 1999, after scoring once in fourteen League starts and two more from the bench while at the City Ground. He failed to establish himself as a regular at Highfield Road and, in the two years he was there, he only started twenty-seven League games and made three further appearances from the bench, scoring just once. He dropped down the Leagues to Stockport County on 13th November 2001 on a free transfer. Coventry had tried to keep him in the shop window by loaning him to Watford for five League games in December 2000 and two spells with Sheffield Wednesday for three months from February 2001, making twelve League appearances, and a further two months from September 2001, when he played ten League games. He joined Stockport County as Player-Manager, but they were relegated in his first season and embarked on a very poor run of defeats before he was axed. He played forty-three League games, including one as a substitute, scoring four times. He did play briefly for Dublin City in August 2004 and then was invited by Mansfield Town to be their caretaker Manager, which he did without pay. Never one to give up easily, Palmer did enough as acting Mansfield Town manager to convince the club to appoint him on a permanent basis in March 2005. However, after a run of six games in a row without a win, and with the club third from bottom, Palmer resigned as Mansfield manager on September 17, 2005. He only made one League appearance for Mansfield.(Leeds United Player Details)

Parish

S.

14-10-1934

1934-1934

OR

Nothing is known about this player who made just one appearance for the Leeds Reserves.

Parker

20-09-1958

1958-1958

OL

Nothing is known about this player who made just one appearance for the Leeds Reserves.

Parker

Neil

19-10-1974

1974-1981

LB

Blackburn

19-10-1957

5ft 5ins 10st 8lb Lancashire Schoolboy representative, joined United direct from school as an apprentice in June 1974 and signed professional in October 1975. While he became a fairly regular player in the Reserves, he managed just one substitute appearance in March 1978 and left to join Scarborough in 1981. (Leeds United Player Details)

Parkinson

Keith James/Keith

19-03-1938

1971-1981

CH

Preston

28-01-1956

Originally a centre-forward , the 5ft 11ins 10st 6lb was the Lancashire and North of England triallist who became apprenticed on leaving school and signed professional in February1973. He made his reserve debut as a centre forward , but by the time he had made his first team debut in February 1976 he had been converted to a centre-half. He went on to start thirty-two and come off the bench in six games in all competitions while at Elland Road. He was loaned to Hull City in November 1981 but made just one substitute appearance in the League and he was transferred to Doncaster Rovers in January 1982 as a non-contract player but made just five League starts before retiring. (Leeds United Player Details)

Parlane

Derek James/Derek

23-08-1980

1980-1983

F

Helensburgh

05-05-1953

After starting as a Junior with Queens Park, he then had a long career with Glasgow Rangers in which he scored eighty League goals in one hundred and sixty-eight starts and and thirty-four from the bench, he joined Leeds in March 1980 and in a little over three years he scored ten goals in fifty appearances, of which five were from the bench. He did suffer from injuries but spent much time in the Reserves and then spent nine months on loan with Hong Kong club, Bulova, which ended in June 1983. He moved to Manchester City in August 1983 and immediately found fitness and form, scoring twenty-goals in forty-seven starts and one game from the bench. In January 1985 he joined Swansea City and scored three times in twenty-one starts, before leaving, four months later, to play in New Zealand, and then Belgium, before joining Eddie Gray at Rochdale in December 1986 and scored ten times in forty-two League starts. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, Rochdale had to let him go and in January 1988 he returned to Scotland with Airdrie and later played Non-League with Curzon Ashton, for a month, and then Macclesfield Town, before retiring.(Leeds United Player Details)

Parr

28-03-1984

1984-1984

CF

Nothing is known about this player, other than he was a trialist from Bradford, who made just one appearance for the Leeds Reserves.

Parry

William/Bill

29-04-1972

1937-1939

WH

Denaby

00-00-1917

00-00-1964

After starting with Mexborough and Denaby United, Parry joined Leeds from Frickley Colliery on 28th October 1937. He was given his chance in the Leeds Reserves, before making his League debut in December 1938, at the age of twenty-one when he was 5ft 8 1/2ins and weighed 11st 7lbs, making eight appearances before leaving for Chelmsford City in 1939. (Leeds United Player Details)

Parsley

Neil Robert/Neil

07-11-1988

1988-1990

RB

Liverpool

25-04-1966

He started with Witton Albion in 1985 and he and Mike Whitlow became Howard Wilkinson's first signings for Leeds United when he paid £30,000 for them both, supposedly £20,000 for Parsley. Both debuted for the Reserves in the same game, but, surprisingly, it was Whitlow that progressed to the Leeds team, in the problem left-back spot, while Parsley had to be content with the right back spot for the reserves. He was loaned to Chester City on 13th December 1989 and started six League games for them before returning on 31st May 1990. Huddersfield Town signing him on a free transfer on 25th July 1990 and he made fifty-five starts and two games from the bench in the League for them. He had a short loan spell with Doncaster Rovers from 20th February 1991 to 31st May 1991, where he made two starts and one as a substitute before West Bromwich Albion paid £25,000 to take him to the Hawthorns on 9th September 1993. There he made thirty-eight starts in the League together with five more as a substitute before joining Exeter City on 1st August 1995. He started twenty-nine League games and was a substitute for a further three in the 1995-96 season before finishing his playing career with Witton Albion, Guiseley and Witton Albion for a third spell which ended in 2001 and since then has managed Guiseley and Farsley Celtic.

Partridge

Cyril

22-08-1953

1953-1954

OL

York

12-10-1931

Similar to Jack Overfield, he started with Ashley Road Methodists and then Yorkshire Amateurs before joining Leeds in the close season of 1953. Similarly he showed promise in the "A" and Reserve teams but at the end of that season he was allowed to join Queens Park Rangers in August 1954. Just as at Leeds, he failed to make the first team and three years later he joined Rotherham United in August 1957. He scored twice in seven League games while at Millmoor. He is probably more famous as one of Don Revie's backroom staff when he was deputy to Les Cocker and was in charge of the Reserve team training.

Pashley

06-01-1993

1993-1993

Nothing is known about this player, other than he was possibly a trialist as no trace can be found of him in Juniors data. He never actually made an appearance for the Leeds Reserves, but was an unused substitute..

Patison

15-04-1922

1922-1922

IR

Nothing is know about this player who only play his debut game for the Leeds Reserves.

Paton

Robert/Bertie

03-04-1961

1960-1961

IF

Fife

At 5ft 9ins and 10stone, he joined Leeds from Tulliallan Thistle in July 1960. Apart from a couple of games in the Reserves he spent most of his time in the "A" team and was released in July 1961 and joined Dunfermline Athletic. There he had a long career and scored sixty-two goals in one hundred and forty-three Scottish League Division One appearances. He joined Berwick Rangers in the 1972-73 season and made five appearances before becoming their manager.

Pearson

J.

11-11-1922

1922-1922

IL

He joined on a one month trial from Blyth Spartans in November 1922 but his debut was his only game for the Leeds Reserves.

Pearson

John Stuart/John

03-09-1987

1987-1991

CF/IF

Sheffield

01-09-1963

An England Youth International, he joined Sheffield Wednesday as an Apprentice, signing professional in May 1981. He made his debut on 13th September 1980 and scored twenty-four goals in sixty-four starts and another forty-one League games as a substitute before Charlton Athletic took him to the Valley for £100,000 on 31st May 1985. At 6ft 3ins and 13st 1lb he was ideally built for a target man and he scored fifteen League goals in sixty-one games, nine of which were as a substitute before Leeds paid £72,000 on 20th January 1987. He had a long spell in the first team squad, but many were as a substitute and his twelve League goals came from fifty-one starts and forty-eight games from the bench. He was loaned to Rotherham United in March 1991 scoring five goals in eleven League starts but in July 1991 he left on a free transfer to Barnsley. There he scored four goals in twenty-nine starts and three from the bench. He went on loan to Hull City in January 1992 but failed to find the net in fifteen starts and in August 1993 he joined Carlisle United on a free transfer. Once again he failed to find the net in five League starts and three games as a substitute and joined Mansfield Town on a non-contract basis in November 1994 and failed to score in two substitute appearances. He joined Cardiff City on a free transfer in January 1995 starting twelve League games but failing to score and he was released in June 1995.(Leeds United Player Details)

Pedder

15-01-1921

1921-1921

Gk

A trialist who played four consecutive games for the Leeds United Reserves before being released.

Peel

19-02-1921

1921-1921

OR

Nothing is known about this player other than he only played in his debut game for Leeds Reserves.

Peel

Robert/Bob

22-10-1980

1980-1983

F

Allerton Bywater

5ft 11ins and 12st 9lb he was born in Allerton Bywater, near Castleford, and attended Brigshaw School. A clever midfield player with good skills, who played with the Leeds Juniors and later the Reserves, sometimes in the striker's role, he made nineteen appearances for the Reserve team in 1981-82 but was released by the club at the end of that season. Eddie Gray reversed that decision and he featured regularly in 1982-83 but was released at the end of that season. Despite once sitting on the bench for the first team on 22nd November 1980 at Southampton, he never played at first-team level.

Pemberton

John Matthew/John

19-01-1994

1993-1997

CH/FB

Oldham

18-11-1964

From 1st August 1983, Pemberton was playing for Manchester area side Chadderton and Oldham Boys with David Platt before turning professional, on a no contract agreement, with Rochdale in September 1984, after being realeased by Manchester United, as a junior, in June 1983, but after only one game was given a free transfer. Crewe manager Dario Gradi, the master moulder of future stars, gave him a chance to restart his career at Gresty Road. Like teammates David Platt and Geoff Thomas, both future England Internationals, Pemberton went on to better things, joining Crystal Palace in March 1988 for £80,000, after scoring once in one hundred and sixteen League starts and five games from the bench. He helped Palace win promotion to Division One the following season and figured in their side that was beaten by Manchester United in the 1990 FA Cup Final after drawing 3-3 before losing the replay 1-0. Within three months of those Wembley games he left Selhurst Park, after scoring twice in seventy-six starts in the League and two substitute appearances, to join Dave Bassettís Sheffield United for £300,000. With the Blades he got to play in the top flight, after the Bramall Lane side had been pipped by Leeds for the Second Division Championship but still managed to get promoted as runners-up in 1989-90. He was a regular in his time at Bramall Lane and was made skipper. He started sixty-eight League games for the Blades. He did get to Wembley where again he was on the losing side in the 1993 Semi-Final as they were beaten by their City rivals, the Owls. He was also in the Sheffield United team for one of Leedsí finest hours, as they clinched the 1991-92 Championship at Bramall Lane, with Pemberton doing his best to spoil their day as Lee Chapman turned one of his crosses into his own net. The Bladesí skipper left Bramall Lane on, 15th November 1993 at a fee of £250,000, plus £1,000 for each of his first fifty games. An aggressive and pacey defender Pemberton was brought in to bolster Leedsí squad midway through the 1993-94 season. He proved to be a crowd favourite as they admired his fully committed attitude and 100% effort. He was mainly used as a central defender but he was also used as left-back cover and even scored a hat-trick for the Reserves against Middlesbrough as an emergency centre-forward. This was a strange feat as throughout his career he was a goal-stopper rather than a goal-scorer. He only managed one at Crewe Alexandra, two at Crystal Palace and none at either Sheffield or Leeds. He also continued his abysmal Wembley record being in the Leeds team which crashed to a 3-0 humiliation to Aston Villa in the League Cup in 1995-96. He suffered knee ligament damage at Chelsea in the latter days of that season and after sitting out the entire 1996-97 season he gave up the game, after fifty-three League appearances at Elland Road of which nine were as a substitute. He was given one chance to resurrect his career when Dario Gradi called him back to Gresty Road in August 1997 but he broke down after one game and decided not to try again. After becoming the holder of an UEFA ĎAí coaching licence, he was coach of the Nottingham Forest Reserve team in the company of Youth coach Chris Fairclough and First team coach David Kerslake, all former Leeds players, and led his charges to the Pontins Central League Championship. He was Manager of Forest for a short while in late December 2008, after the departure of Coilin Calderwood, until the appointment of Billy Davies in January 2009. He took charge of the team for a 3-2 win at Norwich City and for the upset 3-0 win over Manchester City in the F.A. Cup Third Round at Eastlands the following week. At the end of the 2008-09 season Davies reorganized his coaching staff and Pemberton left by mutual consent after ten years with Forest's backroom team. He was brought in by Crystal Palace for two months as Assistant Manager to Paul Hart in an attempt to avoid relegation from the CCCL. This was achieved on the last day of the season, but he was not retained when his contract ran out on that day. In May 2010 he was appointed Manager of the Sheffield United Academy, taking his young charges to the final of the F.A. Youth Cup in the 2010-11 beating Cheltenham Town 4-1 away in the Third Round, Millwall 3-0 at home in the Fourth Round, Blackpool 3-1 at home after extra time in the Fifth Round, Leicester City 2-1 away in the Quarter Finals, before eliminating Aston Villa in the Semi-Finals by winning 1-0 away and 2-0 at home, only to lose the two legged final to Manchester United as the home leg at Bramall Lane ended 2-2 on 17th May 2011 but the return leg at Old Trafford saw them go down 1-4. On 7th September 2012 he announced he had left Sheffield United but on 25th October 2012 it was announced that he had re-joined the Nottingham Forest coaching staff as their "Professional Development Coach" with the responsibility for helping bridge the gap between Academy football and the first team for the Clubís up-and-coming young stars. In mid-February 2013 he was one of several managerial and coaching staff personel that were culled at Forest. On 13th May 2013 he joined Bristol City as Assistant head coach to Sean Driscoll. Pemberton was appointed caretaker manager at Bristol City on 28th November 2013 after the sacking of Sean Driscoll. Steve Cotterill was appointed Manager on 3rd December 2013 on a three-and-a-half year contract and Pemberton reverted to his previous role. (Leeds United Player Details)

Percival

Duane

22-10-1980

1980-1982

IR

Askrigg

From Askrigg in North Yorkshire he represented Richmond Schools and the North Yorkshire County side. He was a right hand striker who had good pace and a useful shot. He featured prominently in the Juniors and made one start for the Reserves early in the 1981-82 season but never progressed further.

Peters

Thomas/Tom

01-09-1948

1948-1949

IF

Droylsden

22-12-1920

Started with Doncaster Rovers in May 1944, but did not make the first team before moving to Bury in December 1946. He scored once in ten League games while at Gigg Lane before joining Leeds on 19th August 1948, when he was 25yo, 5ft 6ins and 10st. He did not make the first team and left for Mansfield Town on 15th March 1949 in part-exchange for Harold Searson. He scored twice in six League appearances before joining Accrington Stanley in October 1949, where after scoring twice in four League games he moved into Non-League football with Ramsgate.

Peterson

Paul Wayne/Paul

07-05-1966

1966-1971

FB

Luton

22-12-1949

Joined Leeds as a schoolboy and signed professional forms in December 1966, after making his first team debut in March 1970 he started three and came off the bench in one more in League games. He moved to Swindon Town in June 1971 but made just one League appearance there before going into Non-League football with Stevenage Borough. (Leeds United Player Details)

Pettinger

Paul Allen/Paul

16-09-1992

1992-1995

GK

Sheffield

01-10-1975

Pettinger was capped at both Schoolboy and Youth level by England. He was initially on the books of Barnsley in the 1991-92 season but did not feature in the first team. He signed for Leeds on 16th October 1992 and played mostly at Junior Level and was the goalkeeper for the highly successful team that lifted the FA Youth Cup in May 1993 at the expense of the much-vaunted Manchester United squad which contained so many players who were to find fame at the international level in their future careers. In the 1992-93 season he started twenty-one League games, on League Cup tie and eight Youth Cup ties. The following season of 1993-94 saw him again the main Junior keeper and he started twenty League and one Youth Cup games and was also given nine starts for the Leeds Reserves in the Pontin's League. His Junior days ended with five League games in 1994-95 and he passed on the gloves to the emerging Paul Robinson and he also played one game for the Reserves as he was loaned to other clubs for first team experience. He was loaned out to Torquay United to get some first team experience from 23rd December 1994 and featured in three League games while at Plainmoor. He then dropped into Non-League football with Dagenham and Redbridge, Halifax Town, where he played seven games, and Kettering Town, where he played in six League games, all being teams in the Conference League, before being loaned to Rotherham United from 11th August 1995 but played only one game as a substitute and that was as an outfield player for twelve minutes. Pettinger was an unused substitute for three consecutive games gor the Leeds first team in the 1995-96 season, on 16th September 1995 at home to Queens Park Rangers in the EPL, followed by Notts County at home in the League Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg three days later and the away EPL game at Wimbledon the following Saturday on 23rd September 1995. He joined Gillingham on 28th March 1996 but failed to make the first team, before departing for Carlisle United on 2nd August 1996. Again he didn't make the first team and on 1st August 1997 he returned to Rotherham United where he played sixteen League games and three Cup games. Ironically he finished Rotherham's 2000-01 promotion season as first choice by making thirteen consecutive appearances. Pettinger, who got his chance to play for the Millers mainly due to an injury to regular choice Ian Gray, grabbed his chance well and kept his place in the side from Gray. However, with the return of Mike Pollitt, Pettinger did not feature in Ronnie Moore's plans of First Division football, and wasn't offered another contract with the Millmoor side. It was slightly surprising when Rotherham decided to release him in June 2001 on a free transfer. Lincoln City's then manager Alan Buckley was in desperate need of cover for Alan Marriott and quickly persuaded Pettinger to move to Sincil Bank on 11th July 2001 beating off opposition from Chesterfield. When Marriott had a poor spell, Pettinger was given his opportunity making his debut in the 1-1 draw with Darlington at Sincil Bank on 1st September 2001, after sitting unused on the bench on the three previous games, but he failed to grasp his chance and Marriott soon returned to the side. He was somewhat injury prone at Lincoln and his various niggling injuries meant that Buckley was forced to name youth team player Darren Horrigan as substitute goalkeeper on several occasions during the 2001-02 season. Pettinger managed just five starts, two of which were in the LDV Vans Trophy and it was in that competition that he made his final appearance for the Imps on 12th November 2002 in a 1-2 home defeat by Shrewsbury Town in the Second Round. Pettinger joined Kettering Town on a month's loan in March 2002, after their keeper, Ian Bowling, had received an horrific head injury and he stayed until the end of the season, making fifteen League appearances. He returned to Lincoln for the 2002-03 season but did not make the first team as Alan Marriott's superb form during that season saw Pettinger sitting on the bench for nine games before being loaned to Non-League side Yeovil Town, where he did not make the team, and then Telford United on 1st January 2003. There he filled in for the injured Paul Edwards for three games, and then moved to Gainsborough Trinity so he could get first team football. In February 2003, he joined Gainsborough on a permanent basis when his contract was severed by Lincoln City and he made fourteen appearances for them. He rejoined Kettering Town in May 2003 and made twenty-six starts in 2003-04 and was then was transferred to Hucknall Town in February 2004 and, after helping them win the UniBond League title, playing sixteen games, he then moved on to Conference National club Harrogate Town in the summer of 2004, where he joined a long list of ex-Leeds United players and made forty-one starts in the League. He then had a spell with Stalybridge Celtic starting at the beginning of the 2005-06 season and making forty-one League appearances in that season followed by twenty-three in the League and one as an unused substitute and four starts in the F.A. Trophy in 2006-07, before he joined Worksop Town on 2nd March 2007 and made an impressive debut in a 0-0 draw with Nuneaton Borough and made eleven starts before the end of the season. He then had a short spell with Ilkeston Town, playing twenty-seven games, before joining Frickley Athletic in January 2008 for an even shorter stay when Manager Billy Heath brought him in as cover for teenager Adam Nicklin, who was away with the England College squad in Italy. He quickly joined Belper Town in January 2008, before moving to Matlock Town in December 2008, where he was first choice but sustained a knee injury in August 2009 which kept him out for the rest of the season and restricted his appearances to seven. He then joined Sheffield F.C. in September 2010 and made his debut in a 0-2 defeat at Carlton Town on 18th September 2010 in a Northern Premier League Division One South fixture.(Leeds United Player Details)

Peyton

Noel

15-04-1958

1958-1963

IF

Dublin

04-12-1935

He started with Shamrock Rovers in Dublin and had won just about all the honours available, including being capped at several Levels for the Republic of Ireland, when he signed for Leeds on 27th January 1958 and made his first team debut the following weekend. He went on to take his International caps to six and scored seventeen goals in one hundred and five League games at Elland Road before moving to York City in July 1963. He scored four goals in thirty-seven League games in his one season stay before going into Non-League football.(Leeds United Player Details)

Phelan

Terence Michael/Terry

06-04-1983

1983-1986

FB

Manchester

16-03-1967

Phelan was educated at Cathedral High School, Manchester and represented Salford and Greater Manchester Schools. He joined Leeds from school in 1983 and won Eire Youth International honours before turning professional on 3rd August 1984. He started in the Juniors bur soon made it to the Reserves and played several games in his first season. His consistent form in the Reserves saw him included in the first team squad in April 1985 before making his debut in September 1985. He had started to establish himself but injury saw him out of the team and after that he was one of the players that new manager Billy Bremner sold as his plan was to replace the young players by more experienced ones. He was given a free transfer in May 1986 and he signed for Swansea City in July 1985 after twelve League starts and two games from the bench for Leeds. He was an instant success making forty five starts in his first season and First Division Wimbledon bought him for £100,000 on 29th July 1987. He had already been capped at Youth level and on 17th February 1987 he got one Under-Twenty-One level Cap, before going on to make thirty-five appearances at full international and one at "B" level. With Wimbledon he scored once in one hundred and fifty-five League starts and four more from the bench. He was selected as FAI Young International Player of the Year for 1992. Manchester City paid £2.5million on 25th August 1992, a world record for a full-back. He was a regular in the City side for several seasons scoring twice in one hundred and two starts and one as a substitute. Chelsea paid £900,000 to take him to Stamford Bridge on 15th November 1995. His stay at Stamford Bridge was plagued by injury plagued and managed just thirteen starts and two off the bench in his almost fourteen month stay. He left Chelsea for Everton on 30th December 1996 for a fee of £850,000. Once more he was plagued by injury and made only twenty-three starts and one more as a substitute, before being given a free transfer to Fulham on 2nd February 2000. He was part of the Fulham team which won promotion to the EPL in 2001. However, Phelan was released by Fulham following promotion having played eighteen League games, including one as a substitute and getting two goals. He moved to Sheffield United on 10th August 2001 and started eight League games and one League Cup game, before deciding to try football in the USA with Charleston Battery and managed thirty-nine games in his spell there. He moved to New Zealand as Player-Manager of Otago United but his appearances on the pitch diminished as the years progressed and he started a career in coaching. (Leeds United Player Details)

Pitts

Thomas

28-03-1921

1921-1923

IR

Bradford

Joined Leeds from Loftus Albion on 21st March 1921, scored on debut and played three further games before the end of the season. There was another game early in the following season. He left for Bradford City on 15th November 1923.

Pogson

Donald

23-02-46

1945-1946

FB

A Leeds Junior during the War years he progressed through the Reserves and he made one wartime appearance for the first team in April 1946. He started the 1946-47 season as the regular Reserve full-back but lost his position an played mainly in the Yorkshire League team and left at the end of the 1946-47 season. (Leeds United Player Details)

Pope

Alfred Leslie/Alf

09-04-1932

1930-1935

FB/CF

Lofthouse

08-01-1913

00-08-1987

A trialist with Leeds in February 1930, he rejoined Leeds from Harrogate Town as a twenty-one year-old, when he stood 5ft 9 1/2ins and weighed 13st. He was released by Leeds on 7th May 1935 and joined Halifax Town where he made fifty-three League appearances before moving to Heart of Midlothian. During WW2 he was stationed at Blackpool and guested for them and played one game for Leeds as a guest, against Blackpool, when they were a man short! (Leeds United Player Details)

Popovic

Tony

24-01-1996

1996-1996

CH

Sydney, Australia

04-07-1973

Australian International who scored nine goals in his fifty-nine appearances for his country. He also represented Australia as an Under-Seventeen in the 1989 World Youth Finals, the Under-Twenties in the 1991 World Youth Cup and at Under-Twenty-three in the 1992 Olympic Games. He started his career as a Junior with Sydney United, playing his first senior game, at the age of sixteen, for them in 1989. He scored six goals in ninety-three starts and eight games from the bench in the NSL before being loaned to Canberra Deakin in the NSWSL in 1994 and after one goal in five starts he returned to Sydney United and scored seven goals in fifty-four starts in the next two seasons. He then moved to England and he was taken on by Wolverhampton Wanderers for six months from April 1995 but did not make the first team and after his one appearance for the Leeds reserves he returned to Australia to rejoin Sydney United in early 1996 and scored twice in seven starts in the 1996-97 season. He then had five seasons with Sanfreccr Hiroshima in Japan scoring thirteen goals in ninety-four starts before signing for Crystal Palace in the 2001-02 season and scoring six goals in one hundred and twenty-one starts and two games off the bench. He joined Al Arabi in Qatar and scored twice in seventeen games before returning to Australia with Sydney F.C. in the A-League in 2007-08 where he scored once in twenty-five starts and two as a substitute. He retired on 11th November 2008 and became a sucessful coach in the A-League.

Porter

Graeme

10-05-1999

1998-2000

CF

Liverpool

24-11-1981

Was joint leading goalscorer in the 1998-99 Under-Seventeen team with twelve goals and was given a chance with the Reserves in the final fixture of the season when he was a seventieth minute substitute for Paul Donnelly. He was not signed after his Traineeship concluded.

Porthouse

Phillip/Phil

25-03-1978

1977-1978

CH

Jarrow

A strong powerfully built central defender from the North-East, who played at full-back and centre-half in the Juniors and Reserves after gaining county honours as a schoolboy. He joined Leeds in May 1977.

Potts

James Forster/Jimmy

03-03-1926

1926-1934

Gk

Ashington

25-02-1899

01-10-1986

He joined Leeds from Blyth Spartans on 26th February 1926 and had a long and successful career with Leeds, being the first choice goalkeeper for many seasons and making over two hundred and fifty appearances for the first team before finishing his career at Port Vale with eighty-two League games from May 1934. (Leeds United Player Details)

Potts

Joseph F. /Joe

03-09-1921

1921-1923

LB

Newcastle

25-02-1891

He joined Leeds from Portsmouth in June 1921. A reliable deputy, he made ten appearances for the first team in his two years at Elland Road, but otherwise was a regular with the Reserves before leaving to join Chesterfield in June 1923. There he was an ever-present in his first season before one final season as first choice at Bradford Park Avenue. (Leeds United Player Details)

Powell

Alf (or H.)

05-02-1921

1921-1921

IF

Possibly the brother of Sam Powell, he only played in his debut appearance for the Leeds United Reserves.

Powell

Aubrey

30-04-1938

1935-1948

IF

Cwmtwrch

19-04-1918

27-01-2009

Capped eight times in peacetime and four times in the war years by Wales, he started with Cwm Wanderers and the Swansea Town as an amateur before Leeds signed him as a professional in November 1935., making his first team debut in December 1936. He broke his leg after just a dozen games for Leeds, in March 1937 and it looked almost career ending and it took eighteen months for him to recover. He and David Cochrane formed a fine right wing partnership until WW2, brought it to an end. He was one of United's regular performers in the war years, scoring thirty-eight goals in one hundred and twenty-six games. After the war he renewed his partnership with Cochrane until Leeds were forced to sell him to Everton for £10,000 in June 1948 to rebuild the team. He had scored twenty-five goals in one hundred and twenty-one games in peacetime, either side of the war. (Leeds United Player Details)

Powell

Derek

19-11-1955

1955-1957

LH

Joined United as a Junior in 1955 and progressed through the Juniors and into the Reserves. He did not make the first team and after two years he left in the 1957 close season for Mansfield but did not play at first team level.

Powell

Samuel/Sam

01-01-1921

1921-1925

IF

Rotherham

25-05-899

21-06-1961

He joined Leeds from Thornhill United in January 1921 and while playing almost thirty times for the first team, it was with the Reserve side that he spent much of his time at Elland Road, in a career that lasted more than four years. Standing 5ft 9ins and weighing 11st, he was sold to Sheffield Wednesday on 16th March 1925, where once more he he played for almost five years, predominently with the Reserves, before joining Non-League, Stafford Rangers, before returning to Hillsborough to take on the role of trainer, firstly with the second team and then the first team, a position he kept until he retired in 1959. (Leeds United Player Details)

Poyntz

William Ivor/Bill

24-09-1921

1921-1923

IF

Tylerstown

18-03-1894

05-04-1966

He joined United from Llanelli on 10th May 1921 and stayed for two years, alternating between the first and Reserve teams. He left for Doncaster Rovers in November 1923. He later featured regularly with Northampton Town, Bradford Park Avenue, Crewe Alexander and finally Hartlepools United in the 1927-28 season. He returned to Leeds as trainer-coach of the Leeds third team and remained until he took up a position on the Bury staff in August 1936.(Leeds United Player Details)

Preston

Mark

16-10-1990

1989-1991

IR

Wakefield

15-09-1972

Joined United on 3rd July 1989 as a Trainee Professional and was a regular with the Juniors for both seasons he was at the club and made one substitute appearance for the Reserves but he was released at the end of the 1990-91 season. He joined Goole Town and then signed as a non-contract player with Chesterfield in 1991 but never made the first team and joined Glasshoughton Welfare in 1994 and stayed until 1995.

Price

Arthur

27-10-1945

1945-1946

WH

Rowlands Gill, Co. Durham

12-01-1921

00-06-1995

An amateur with Newcastle United he was signed by Leeds from Consett in September 1945 turning professional in May 1946. He made his first team debut in the wartime League in November 1945 and went on to score once in twenty-one in the 1945-46 season, in which he also played with the Reserves. He also played once in the F.A. Cup and started the 1946-47 season but after making six appearances he lost his place to Gerry Henry and left the club at the end of the season. (Leeds United Player Details)

Price

John

06-11-1965

1965-1966

OR

Consett

14-04-1947

5ft 6 3/4ins and 10st 10lb joined Leeds as an apprentice, before signing professional in May 1965. He progressed to the Reserves but never made the first team. He left for Southport in July 1966, where he scored twice in sixteen starts and two games from the bench in the League.

Pulling

27-10-1945

1945-1946

CF

Nothing is known of this player who appears to have played once for the Reserves in October 1945.

Punton

William/Billy

02-09-1981

1981-1981

Gk

Morpeth

18-12-1957

In a goalkeeper crisis Leeds called upon the Yorkshire League Champions, Ashley Road, for the loan of their goalkeeper. It was to be his only appearance for Leeds. He had earlier played with Gainsborough Trinity and made seven appearances for Bradford City after joining them as a non-contract player in August 1975.

Quinn

27-10-1945

1945-1946

IL

Nothing is known of this player who appears to have played once for the Reserves in October 1945.

Quinn

Andrew

11-05-1997

1996-1999

RH

Halifax

01-09-1979

He was on the books of Sheffield Wednesday, as a schoolboy and when Howard Wilkinson joined Leeds he brought him to Leeds as a trainee at the start of the 1996-97 season. An F.A. tribunal ordered Leeds to pay a record compensation to Wednesday. It started with an immediate payment of £75,000, but included clauses regarding first-team appearances and international honours. It could have gone as high as £490,000, plus Wednesday would get 20% of any future sell-on fee. He scored three goals in eleven starts and nine from the bench in 1996-97 for the Juniors and scored in his one substitute appearance for the reserves. He turned professional and was given the #34 shirt for 1998-99. He was released from his contract by mutual consent on 29th January 1999 and failed to break into the first team.