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
Leeds City F.C. History
Leeds City F.C. Player and Manager Profiles
Leeds United/City Statistics
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Leeds United/City Friendlies and Other Games
Leeds United/City Reserves and Other Teams

Martin: John (Jack)

1924-1926 (Player Details)

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Born: Bishop Auckland: 10-12-1904

Debut: v West Ham United (a): 07-03-1925

5’9 1/2” 11st 7lb (1924)

Jack Martin, as he was always known, made his name in north-Eastern Non-League soccer with Hebburn Colliery, before joining Darlington in the summer of 1920, where he played just six League games. Leeds signed him in July 1924 for £250. He played twice for Leeds in two days at West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur in March 1925, filling in for Joe Harris, who had temporarily switched to the right wing. However, he was never a regular and went to Accrington Stanley in June 1926, where he scored eight goals in forty-four League games. He had a spell at Connah’s Quay and Shotton in August 1928 before joining Bury in May 1929. At Gigg Lane he scored in his only League appearance. He later signed for Reading in June 1930, but did not play a League game and joined Non-League Guildford City before finishing his career at Doncaster Rovers from August 1931 to May 1934 with five goals in twenty-six League appearances. He died in Gateshead in March 1984.

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