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
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Leeds United/City Statistics
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Leeds United/City Friendlies and Other Games
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Dark: Alfred James (Alf)

1920-1923 (Player Details)

Half Back/Centre Half

Born: Keynsham: 21-08-1893

Debut v Leicester City (a): 28-10-1922

6’0” 12st (1922)

He joined Newcastle United from Wallsend United in 1920. Originally an Inside Right, Dark was among United’s earliest signings, when he was signed from Newcastle in May 1921 before he had figured in their first team. He did not get a chance at Leeds until 1922-23 at a relatively old age of twenty-nine in a 2-1 defeat at Leicester City. With Jim Baker and Ernie Hart around there were few chances at Leeds and he made just three appearances in the first team. He was transferred to Port Vale in June 1923, where he scored once in twenty-five League games, but he returned to Yorkshire in June 1924 when Halifax Town pipped Chesterfield for his signature. After scoring once in one hundred and twenty-nine League appearances, he left Halifax, in June 1928, for a spell with Barrow, making fifteen League appearances, before going into Non-League with Sittingbourne and North Shields. He died at St George’s Bristol on 3rd August 1964

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