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
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Duffield: Albert (Bert)

1920-1925 (Player Details)

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Born: Owston Ferry, Lincolnshire: 03-03-1894

Debut v Port Vale (a): 28-08-1920

571/2 11st 10lb (1922)

He spent two seasons with Gainsborough Trinity before World War One and served as a bombardier in France during the war and was wounded. He joined Midland League side Castleford Town and caught the eye when he scored four goals as a stand-in centre forward against Notts County Reserves. However, it was for his defensive work that Leeds wanted him for, when they signed him in July 1920. He was ever-present in the clubs first League season and was one of the unsung heroes of the early years. He struck up a fine partnership with Jimmy Frew and, after helping United win promotion to Division One, he joined Bradford Park Avenue in November 1925. After fifty-one games for Park Avenue he retired in June 1929 to go into the licensed trade. He worked as a greengrocer at the Elland Road Greyhound Stadium and ran a poultry farm at Rawcliffe, near Goole, where he coached the village team. He died in Beeston, Leeds on 27th September 1981, at the age of eighty-seven.

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