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
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Greatest Leeds United Games
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Copeland: Charles William (Charlie)

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

Right Back

Born: Grangetown Nr Middlesbrough: 1892

Debut: v Glossop (h): 09-11-1912

58 1/2 12st 11lb (1912)

Charlie Copeland will forever be associated with the part he played in demise of Leeds City, but he did give the club good loyal service for many years in peace-time and war-time both as first choice or as a reliable back up in the right back position, but would also fill in any defensive position as required. He started his career in his native Tees-side with the famous South Bank Football Club in August 1912. He soon emerged at Right Back after George Law was moved into the Right Half position and he held that position for most of the next two seasons until Fred Blackman was bought. He bided his time until given the chance to replace Jock McQuillan at left-back almost a year later and held the position until the outbreak of WW1. He regained his Right-Back spot for the first season of the War-time games but volunteered for duty and did not play for City until the final War-time season when he played a couple of games. His involvement in the reporting of City for irregular payments to players during the War resulted in him being given a free transfer to Second Division Coventry City in September 1919. He stayed at Highfield Road for one season, making thirty-two League appearances before joining Third Division Merthyr Town. He played eight games for the Welsh club before retiring.

AppearancesGoals
League 440
F.A. Cup 10
War-time Guest Appearances:
Principal Tournament 430
Subsidiary Tournament 100
Total 530