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
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1996-04 - The Rollercoaster Ride
2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
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Bainbridge: Simpson

1912-1919 (Leeds City Player Details) (Leeds City War-time Guest Player Details)

Outside Right/Left

Born: Silksworth, Co. Durham: 03-04-1895

Debut: v Bristol City (h): 07-12-1912

59 10st 2lb (1913)

He first played for Seaton Delaval in Northumberland, a club which produced several fine players. An England International Schoolboy, he joined Leeds in November 1912 and soon made his debut. Initially he featured as an Outside Right, after being signed to take over from the departed Hugh Roberts, but later in his career he played almost exclusively as an Outside Left. Like many players his career was interrupted by war service. He returned to Leeds City after the War and was a regular in their final season. A tricky winger, he also scored his fair share of goals. He was one of the players in the infamous Hotel Metropole auction and was sold to Preston North End for 1,000, one of the highest bids at that auction. He made fourteen League appearances at Deepdale and scored one goal, before moving to South Shields in 1920. There he scored three times in thirteen games before moving to Scotland, where he joined Aberdeen. He spent a season at Pittodrie and appeared in the 1922 Scottish Cup Semi-Final, which the Dons lost 3-1 to Morton. He later played Non-League football in the North Eastern League with Wheatley Hill Alliance and Shildon Athletic, in his native County Durham. He died on 12th November 1988 in Sunderland.

AppearancesGoals
League 6415
F.A. Cup 50
War-time Guest Appearances:
Principal Tournament 73
Subsidiary Tournament 42
Total 115