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Menzies: William John (Bill)

1922-1934 (Player Details)

Left Back

Born: Bucksburn, Nr Aberdeen: 10-07-1901

Debut: v Oldham Athletic (a): 25-12-1923

5’8” 11st (1925)

Menzies was one of the most unlikely looking footballers to play for Leeds, but was certainly one of the most effective. He was physically frail but used brain rather than brawn to establish himself in United’s first team. He joined Leeds from Mugiemoss in March 1922, after a month’s trial, and, after a fine display on debut, went on to help United into Division One for the first time in their history. He was virtually unchallenged at left-back for six years. He was one of the unsung heroes of United’s early days, relying on skill and remarkable sense of positioning rather than ‘big foot’ tactics. His last senior game for Leeds came in the final match of 1931-32, after which George and Jack Milburn became United’s established full back pairing. He joined Goole Town in September 1933 and retired in 1934. Menzies became a coach with the West Riding FA. He died on 3rd January 1970, aged sixty-nine.

League 2481
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