Leeds United F.C. History
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1919-29 - The Twenties
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1939-46 - The War Years
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Nimmo: William Brown (Willie)

1956-1958 (Player Details)


Born: Forth, Lanarkshire: 11-01-1934

Debut: v Bolton Wanderers (a): 01-02-1958

5’11” 11st (1957)

Nimmo kept a clean sheet in his only senior appearance for Leeds after signing from Alloa Athletic in February 1956. After starting with Partick Thistle and Airdrieonians, he looked set for the top when he was playing for the Hearts ‘A’ team in the East of Scotland League when he was only sixteen. However, a serious injury prompted Hearts to release him and he teamed up with Stirling Albion and Edinburgh Thistle before joining Alloa in the summer of 1955. He went to Leeds for £1,250, but was understudy to the consistant and fit Royden Wood, who was in the middle of playing one hundred and thirty-eight consecutive League games for United, when Nimmo came to Elland Road. After Nimmo’s sole game Wood continued with forty more consecutive League games before Nimmo’s successor got his chance. Nimmo moved to Doncaster Rovers in exchange for Ted Burgin in March 1958. He was a very reliable goalkeeper and was a Rover’s regular for five seasons. He played one hundred and eighty-two League games together with eleven FA Cup and four League Cup games, before going to Mansfield Town in July 1962, although he never appeared in the Stag’s first team. He died at Inveresk East Lothian in 1991.

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