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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Cansdell-Sherriff: Shane Lewis (Shane)

2000-2003 (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)

Central Defender

Born: Sydney, Australia: 10-11-1982

Debut: Nil

6’1” 12st 0lb (2007)

He signed for Leeds in August 2001, after the club spotted him on their tour of Australia. A product of the Westfields Sports High School, which produced Harry Kewell, Jason Culina, Jamie McMaster and Jacob Burns along with many other world renowned Australian Football and Sports personalities, he was tipped to be one of the next stars of an emerging Socceroo’s youth set-up. He was capped at Youth and Under-Twenty-Three level by Australia. Originally a left-sided midfielder, the young star had excelled after being tried out in a defensive role. He was handed a squad number by Leeds at the start of the 2001-02 season despite still being only eighteen-years-old but injuries meant he could not make an impact. He held onto his squad number for the following term. Unable to break into the first team squad, he was loaned out to Third Division side Rochdale, in November 2002, and played three League games and one F.A. Cup game. His contract was not renewed at the end of the season and he joined Danish club AGF Aarhus in June 2003, not having played for the first team but being several times an unused substitute. He was a member of the Australian squad for the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. At Aarhus he scored seven times in eighty-two games, five of which were as a substitute, and after three years with them he signed a two year contract with Tranmere Rovers and shortened his name to Shane Sherriff in June 2006. He quickly established himself and became an almost an ever-present for the Prenton Park Club. In his two seasons there he scored five goals in the League from eighty-three starts and four games from the bench, while in eight Cup games he scored twice. There was talk of him returning to Australia to play for Sydney FC but he signed for Shrewsbury Town on a two year deal in June 2008. He scored a goal on his debut, in the 4-0 win over Macclesfield Town on 9th August 2008. At the end of his third season with Shrewsbury he had scored six times in one hundred and nine starts and six games from the bench in the League and started two F.A. Cup and scored once in three League Cup ties as well as having scored once in seven other games. He signed a further two year contract with Shrewsbury in June 2010.