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
100 Greatest LUFC Players Ever
Greatest Leeds United Games
Players' Profiles
Managers' Profiles
Leeds City F.C. History
Leeds City F.C. Player and Manager Profiles
Leeds United/City Statistics
Leeds United/City Captains
Leeds United/City Friendlies and Other Games
Leeds United/City Reserves and Other Teams

Atkinson: Joshua Whitehead (Josh)

1924-1928 (Player Details)

Wing Half

Born: Blackpool: 28-03-1902

Debut v Huddersfield Town (a): 31-01-1925

5’11” 11st 4lb (1925)

Atkinson started at Blackpool before joining United in May 1924, not having played for his hometown in any League games. Bill Norman was the Leeds Assistant Manager and had been his boss at Blackpool. He was Jim Baker and Willis Edwards’ understudy and found it hard to cement a spot, especially with George Reed also in contention. He left for Second Division Barnsley in July 1928 where he made sixty-three League appearances and scored twice and also made two F.A. Cup appearances. He then moved on to Third Division North side, Chester City, in June 1930 for £250 and made seven League appearances before disappearing into Non-League football with Fleetwood. He died in Manchester in 1983.

League 520
F.A. Cup 10