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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Jefferson: Robert William (Bob)

1906-1908 (Leeds City Player Details)

Outside Right

Born: Sunderland: 1882

Debut: v Leicester Fosse (h): 15-09-1906

5’6 1/2” 11st 0lb (19083)

After leaving school Jefferson joined the Royal Navy but was not comfortable there and deserted and eventually bought himself out of the service and became an apprentice moulder at a foundry. He started his football career with Sunderland Royal Rovers and signed with Bradford City in November 1904. He stayed at Valley Parade for two seasons scoring six goals in thirty League appearances and also made one appearance in the F.A. Cup. He moved to Leeds City in May 1906, scoring on his debut and, while a useful team player, he never established himself at Elland Road. He left to join Southern League club Swindon Town, with team-mates Harry Kay and Jack Lavery, two years later in September 1908 after scoring five goals in seventeen League games and playing in one F.A. Cup-tie. At Swindon he really fulfilled his potential. His speed and powerful shooting were one of the features of Swindon’s run to the F.A. Cup Semi-Final in 1912. He scored sixty-seven goals in two hundred and seventy-four League games, eight goals in twenty-five F.A. Cup ties and six goals in thirteen other games before Swindon were elected to the Third Division of the Football League in 1920. He represented the Southern League on eleven occasions. After Swindon were elected to the Football League he scored seven goals, one from the penalty spot, in fifty-four League games and also played twice in the F.A. Cup. He played in Swindon’s first-ever Football League game, scoring in the 9-1 thrashing of Luton Town in 1920. He joined Non-League Bath City in May 1922, where he finished his football career.

AppearancesGoals
League 175
F.A. Cup 10