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Goodwin: Ernest William (Ernie)

1914-1919 (Leeds City Player Details) (Leeds City War-time Guest Player Details)

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Born: Chester-le-Street: 20-07-1894

Debut: v Blackpool (h): 19-09-1914

5’7” 10st 5lb (1914)

His first club was Spennymoor United and it was from there that Herbert Chapman signed him in May 1914. United were well served on the flanks and although Fred Croot had given way to Ivan Sharpe, he still could be counted on to turn on a good game on the left flank. They had, in Sharpe and Simpson Bainbridge, two wingers capable of playing on either flank and with Ernie Goodwin being equally adept; there was plenty of choice for the two wing spots. After scoring on debut, Goodwin played nine games on the left and ten on the right as he, Sharpe and Bainbridge occupied the two wing spots almost exclusively. However with the outbreak of the war Goodwin remained on City’s books but rarely played for them, playing for Spennymoor United on occasions. He was still with City when they were forced out of the Football League and played in their final game against Wolverhampton Wanderers before being one of the players to be auctioned at the Metropole Hotel. He joined First Division Manchester City for £250 and got off to a flying start scoring on debut and, although not a regular, he scored three goals in twenty games in his two seasons there. He left Maine Road for Third Division North Rochedale in May 1921 but did not feature in the first team.

League 203
War-time Guest Appearances:
Principal Tournament 113
Subsidiary Tournament 00
Play-off Finals 20
Total 133