Leeds United F.C. History
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1919-29 - The Twenties
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1939-46 - The War Years
1947-49 - Post War Depression
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1982-88 - The Dark Years
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2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
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Sissons: Albert Edward (Albert)

1925-1928 (Leeds Player Details)

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Born: Kiveton Park, Sheffield: 05-07-1903

Debut v Bury (h): 31-10-1925

5’11” 11st 12lb (1926)

Sissons made a name for himself in Sheffield junior football before arriving at Elland Road in October 1925. He began with Kiveton Park, where several clubs took an interest in his progress and Arsenal took him on trial. Doncaster Rovers signed him in July 1923 but after eighty League appearances and scoring two goals in the Third Division North he became a Leeds player a couple of years later for a fee of £1,000. After making several useful contributions as understudy to Bobby Turnbull, he saw no way to replace him on a permanent basis and moved to Southport in July 1928. He scored three goals in thirty League games, and another in a 4-1 win over Annfield Plain in the F.A. Cup, with the Third Division North side before he went to Northampton Town in July 1929 for a season, where he scored four times in nineteen League appearances. He then returned to his native Sheffield area and went into Non-League Football with Worksop Town who were then playing in the Sheffield Association League. After retiring from professional football he worked as a male Nurse at Winson Green Hospital in Birmingham and died at Erdlington in that City on 4th October 1975, aged seventy-two after an overdose of asprin when suffering from pneumonia and an inquest recorded a verdict of misadventure. His son, Graham, played for Birmingham City, Peterborough United and Walsall after World War Two and a cousin Bill Sissons was Lincoln City’s goalkeeper in the 1920s.

League 301
F.A. Cup 10