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Whipp: Percy Leonard (Percy)

1922-1927 (Player Details)

Inside Forward

Born: Glasgow: 28-06-1897

Debut: West Ham United (a): 04-11-1922

5’9 1/2” 11st 12lb (1927)

Although born in the Gorbals, the son of a Master Mariner and having served in the Royal Field Artillery in World War One, Whipp started in junior football with West London Old Boys and first drew attention when he gave a star performance for an Hammersmith League XI against Fulham Reserves. His first professional club was the Welsh side, Ton Pentre, in the 1920 close season, who stepped in to secure his services from under the noses of the London clubs. The following summer he joined Second Division Clapton Orient, where he scored eight goals in twenty League appearances. Iin June 1922 he signed for First Division Sunderland, where he was understudy to Charlie Buchan and made just one League appearance. He signed for Second Division Leeds on 3rd November 1922 for £750 and soon made himself at home by scoring a hat-trick on debut after admitting that he had never been to Leeds before. He was a leading light in United’s Second Division championship team of 1923-24 scoring eleven goals in thirty-nine Leage games. Dubbed “The Arch General” by Leeds supporters, Whipp was a player of rare cunning and was used as an inside right by United and proved an excellent servant at Elland Road for five seasons before returning to Second Division Clapton Orient in June 1927. After seventeen goals in sixty-eight League games, in May 1929, he went to Brentford of the Third Division South, but he injured his right wrist and was sidelined, after scoring two goals in just seven League games, and he was given a free transfer. He then joined Swindon Town, also in the Third Division South, in May 1930 and scored five times in nine League games. He left for Non-League Bath City in August 1931 and later played for Worcester City.

League 14544
F.A. Cup 92