Leeds United F.C. History
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1919-29 - The Twenties
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1939-46 - The War Years
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2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
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Stephenson: James (Jimmy)

1916-1919 (Leeds City War-time Guest Player Details)

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Born: New Delaval, Co. Durham: 10-02-1895

Debut: v Leicester Fosse (h): 02-09-1916

Height & Weight: Unknown

Stephenson like his elder brother started with New Delaval Villa, joining him at First Division Aston Villa in 1914, when he scored once in eleven League Games. The first World War interrupted his progress at Villa Park, but followed his brother to guest for Leeds City in 1916. He joined the RFA in May 1917 as a Gunner, and saw considerable service in France, taking part in several actions, fortunately without sustaining any serious mishap. Gunner Stephenson was with the Army of Occupation on the Rhine. He returned to Villa Park in 1919 and had scored once in twenty League games and also played in one F.A. Cup tie on his return, before he was transferred to First Division Sunderland for 3,000 in May 1921. He had played thirty-one League games and scored twice in the League and in the F.A. Cup he made one appearance in his full career at Villa Park. He only stayed one season at Roker Park, where he played one F.A. Cup tie and scored twice in twenty-one League games. He joined Third Division South Watford and enjoyed five seasons there scoring eighteen goals in one hundred and ninety-five League games as well as scoring twice, one being a penalty, in fourteen F.A. Cup ties. He joined Third Division South Queens Park Rangers in 1927, making eighteen appearances before having a spell at Non-League Boston Town and then returning to the North East to play with New Delaval Villa, Ashington, and finally New Delaval Villa before retiring. He died in February 1958 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

War-time Guest AppearancesGoals
Principal Tournament 283
Subsidiary Tournament 81
Total 364