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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2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
100 Greatest LUFC Players Ever
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Wainscoat: William Russell (Russell)

1925-1931 (Player Details)

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Born: East Retford: 28-07-1898

Debut: Newcastle United (a): 21-03-1925

510 1/2 12st (1922)

#88 in 100 Greatest LUFC Players Ever

He began with his local side Maltby Main Colliery Welfare, before joining Barnsley in March 1920. He made a dream debut in the Football League, scoring a hat-trick for Barnsley against Fulham on 6th March 1920. He left Oakwell in December 1923 when Middlesbrough paid 4,000 to sign him. He scored fifty-four goals in one hundred and forty-four League games for Barnsley. After scoring five goals in thirty-four League games for Boro, Leeds paid 2,000 for him in March 1925 and he displayed his sharp-shooting touch with Leeds United over a six-year period. He was selected for the FA Tour of Canada in 1926 and in a game against Thunder Bay he scored five goals. Despite sustaining a broken nose and a triple fracture of his arm, he maintained a high standard of performance with Leeds and was rewarded with an England cap against Scotland in April 1929. He left Leeds for Hull City in October 1931 and won a Third Division North championship medal in 1932-33. After scoring forty-two goals in seventy-nine League games for the Tigers he retired in 1934 and afterwards he held a variety of jobs including that of railway clerk, licensee, a shoe shop, a confectioners and a drapery store. Wainscoat was a fine cricketer and played for Barnsley in the Yorkshire Council. He died in July 1967 in Worthing.

AppearancesGoals
League 21587
F.A. Cup 116