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Kilford: John Douglas (John)

1959-1961 (Player Details)

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Born: Derby: 18-11-1938

Debut: v Portsmouth (h): 28-02-1959

510 1/2 12st 6lb (1961)

Educated at Stainsby House School, Smalley, near Derby, he worked at a Burton Brewery and played for Derby Corinthians. He was signed as an amateur by Notts County, turning professional in July 1957 and playing twenty-six games for them. He joined Leeds in February 1959 and captained the Reserves. United were well served for Full-backs at that time with Jimmy Dunn/Jimmy Ashall and Grenville Hair regulars at the time of his arrival. After Dunn and Ashall had left Grenville Hair remained a regular and Alf Jones and sometimes Terry Caldwell vied for the vacant full-back spot. In 1962 he moved to Southern League Tonbridge, joining ex-Leeds players Gerry Francis and Alan Shackleton. After working as a wages clerk in an estate agency he went to Oak Hill Theology College in 1973 and was ordained into the church. His last known parish was in Penge, South London near Selhurst Park.

AppearancesGoals
League 210
League Cup 20