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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1957-63 - From Charles to Revie
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2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
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Abel: Christopher Robert (Robert)

1931-1936 (Player Details)

Right Back

Born: Chorlton, Manchester: 28-04-1912

Debut: v Aston Villa (h): 20-04-1935

Height & Weight: Unknown

Robert Abel was recruited from Manchester Junior Football in September 1931, but was basically a Reserve player and was unable to dislodge Jack Milburn. He only played one game for United, at home to Aston Villa on 20th April 1935, and left for Bradford City in July 1936. However, he soon found that Laurie Scott was established at Valley Parade before moving on to Arsenal and England fame. He played just fourteen League games before he moved on to Stalybridge Celtic in May 1937. He played just one season at Stalybridge Celtic before to another Cheshire League Manchester club, Hurst, who later changed their name to Ashton United. By coincidence he made his debut for them on 27th August 1938 in an away game against his former club, Stalybridge Celtic, and soon established himself as the club's first choice right-back for the 1938-39 season. He played war-time football until 1940 when he joined the forces. After the War ended he rejoined the club and made eight further appearances before retiring. He played his final game on 16th March 1946 at South Liverpool and during his time with Hurst he scored twice in ninety-two appearances. He died in Manchester in September 1986.

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