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
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Roper: Harry

1929-1935 (Player Details)

Inside Forward

Born: Romiley Nr Stockport: 13-04-1910

Debut v Blackpool (a): 29-08-1932

5’10” 10st 0lb (1930)

Roper, a former warehouse clerk, was signed by United from New Mills in August 1929. He had to wait three years for his debut and marked it with a goal. It was only the second game of the season but he did not feature in the first team again that season. He claimed the inside-right spot at the beginning of the 1933-34 campaign and held it for the first ten games before giving way to Joe Firth in what proved to be Roper’s most successful season at Elland Road. He was bedevilled by cartilage problems and in May 1935 he moved to Cardiff City, where he scored twice in thirty-one League appearaces before joining Stockport County in October 1937, but he failed to reach their first team. He died on 16th April 1983, three days after his seventy-third birthday.

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