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Longden: Eric

1929-1930 (Player Details)

Inside Right

Born: Goldthorpe, Nr Barnsley: 18-05-1904

Debut: v Sheffield United (a): 01-04-1929

511 1/2 12st 4lb (1930)

Longden began with Goldthorpe United in South Yorkshire before joining Doncaster Rovers in March 1926. He played thirty-two times and scored nine goals for Doncaster. Amongst the most powerful tacklers of his day and a player who could occupy several positions, he signed for Leeds in January 1929. However, the emergence of Billy Furness saw him move to Hull City in October 1930, where he scored seven times in his fourteen league appearances. He left for Blackpool in January 1931, scoring seven times in sixty-one League appearances, but returned to Hull for a nominal transfer fee in December 1932 and won a Third Division North Championship medal that season. In his second spell at Anlaby Road he scored five goals in seventy-four League appearances. He retired from League football in April 1935, but played for Non-League Scarborough. He was a skilled ukulele player. He died at the age of seventy-nine in Blackpool on 7th September 1983.

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