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Binns: Clifford Herman (Cliff)

WW2 Guest: 1942-1943 (Leeds United War-time Guest Player Details)


Born: Cowling, West Yorkshire: 09-03-1907

Debut: v Bradford Park Avenue (h): 03-04-1943

Height & Weight: Unknown

Binns started his career with Knott United and then Portsmouth Rovers before having unsuccessful trials, in 1927, with First Division Burnley and then Second Division Preston North End. He signed for Third Division North Halifax Town and played one game in the 1927-28 season. He made thirty-four League appearances and had one game in the F.A. Cup before being transferred to First Division Blackburn Rovers towards the end of the 1929-30 season. He made nine appearances for them before that season closed. He was the regular keeper at Ewood Park for the next two seasons before losing his place to Bill Gormlie in the 1932-33 season. He then spent some time with Workington before re-establishing himself as the Roversí Number One, until they were relegated at the end of the 1935-36 season. He had played one hundred and eighty-three League games for Rovers and another thirteen in the F.A. Cup. He joined Second Division Barnsley and had three successful seasons at Oakwell playing ninety-five League games and six F.A. Cup ties before World War Two brought League football to a temporary closure and effectively ended his time there. During the Second World War he made two guest appearances with Leeds United in the final two games of the Football Northern Section (Second Championship) in April 1943, in the home and away fixtures against Bradford Park Avenue. He played once for Halifax Town in 1940-41 and once for Lincoln City in 1943-44, but he spent most of the War Years with Barnsley, making twenty-three appearances in 1939-40, twenty-nine in 1940-41, twenty-six in 1941-42, thirty-one in 1942-43, twenty-seven in 1943-44, thirty-seven in 1944-45 and ten in 1945-46. He also made nine appearances for Carlisle United in the 1945-46 season. On cessation of hostilities he joined Third Division North Carlisle United but did not play a League game and finished his career with Non-League Gainsborough Trinity. He died in 1977.

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