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
Players' Profiles
Managers' Profiles
Leeds City F.C. History
Leeds City F.C. Player and Manager Profiles
Leeds United/City Statistics
Leeds United/City Captains
Leeds United/City Friendlies and Other Games
Leeds United/City Reserves and Other Teams

Wilkinson: Charles Edward (Charlie)

1928-1933 (Player Details)

Left Back

Born: Medomsley Co Durham: 07-04-1907

Debut: Preston North End (a): 26-03-1932

5’10” 11st 4lb (1930)

Former Durham miner, Wilkinson played for Wallsend before playing at Consett. He was signed by Leeds from Consett in September 1928 after a month’s trial. He deputised for Bill Menzies twice in consecutive games in March 1932 but had to wait until the second game of the 1933-34 season before Jack Milburn was unjured and he got his third and final game in the Leeds colours. Unable to make much impression at Leeds, with Jack Milburn a virtual ever-present, he moved to Sheffield United in October 1933. He played twenty-five games at Bramall Lane in his first season there in which they were unfortunately relegated from Division One. He went on to make one hundred and twenty League appearances and played in the Blades’ 1936 FA Cup Final side which lost to Arsenal. In June 1938 he went to Southampton but was injured after only three games, underwent a cartiage operation and lost his place. He moved to Bournemouth at the start of the 1939-40 season, but did not play in the Football League which was interrupted by the Second World War, and was a player-coach at Dean Court. He died at Medomsley in late 1985.

League 30